Area: Garhwal Himalayas
Duration: 07 Days (4 day traveling/3 days trekking)
Best Season: Mid November – Mid March
Altitude: 3400 mts
Total Trekking: 20 K.M
Winter trek to Auli is probably one of the best ways to explore the beauty of Garhwal Himalayas. Auli, which is reckoned to be the wintersport destination in India, is indeed a land full of adventures. It’s not only fine powder skiing that has made Auli popular but it’s also the varied treks that pass through this mesmeric place. The Auli Snow View Trek is one such trek though being an easy one helps adventurists and nature lovers enjoy the unmatched beauty and thrill of this place. Relish the picturesque drive through the winding roads Devprayag, which is the confluence of two prominent rivers of Uttarakhand, Bhagirathu and Alaknanda. Witness some of the most magnificent views of Himalayan Peaks like Nanda Devi, Hathi-Ghoda, Dronagiri and Chaukhamba. Enjoy the cable car ride between Joshimath and Auli and pass through the narrow trails in Rhododendron and Oak Forests. Walk freely by the lush alpine meadows in Auli and Gorson (3kms from Auli) that in winter season become the gradients for good sessions of skiing. The trek also ensures that one gets the opportunity to interact with the locals who with their simple and conventional living can influence city-dwellers. Here is the detailed itinerary for you.
The best time to for Auli is between Mid Nov – Mid March. It is in these months that Auli receives heavy snowfall and one has good opportunity to enjoy skiing and other winter sports here. The beauty of the place also increases during the winter, while everything is covered in snow, the monochrome does have its own charm. Carrying of heavy woolens is advisable.
Auli is in Chamoli district of Garhwal Region of the state of Uttarakhand. It is a highland pasture and lies at an elevation ranging between 2500 and 3500 metres. The ski slopes in Auli are located at an altitude of 3,048 mts. This beautiful town is situated 16kms from the famed Joshimath. One can either drive to Auli or take a cable car ride.