When it comes to skiing, Auli is probably the second most heard name in India after Gulmarg. But, what some of us don’t realize is that Auli is also a heaven for trekkers, regular backpackers and even families to just go chill amidst the mountains. Located at an altitude ranging from 8300 to 10,700 feet, the meadows of Auli and Gorson Bugyal are destined to take your breath away.
Start our journey to Auli from Delhi on board the Kanjoos Traveller bus. The road trip takes us through the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand. We will take a halt at Rishikesh and stretch our legs out.
We will be starting early morning from Rishikesh followed by a Breakfast break and freshen up. The mighty Ganges and her tributaries will accompany us on most of the journey. The ride is long, so we will also be stopping for Lunch on the way and arriving at Joshimath late afternoon. Check in at the hotel here and take some rest. Posts which we will be heading out for a market stroll and visit some temples. Joshimath is an important part of the 4 Dhaam pilgrimage. Dinner will be at the hotel itself.
Wake up early and take the ropeway to Auli and get ready for Skiing. Our instructors here will brief you on the basics of Skiing, post which you will be sliding, swirling and falling in the snow. Once done, w e will trek up to GMVN Auli top restaurant to have some maggi and tea.
We will trek up to Gorson Bugyal after this and be there till evening. Take the rope-way back to Joshimath. Dinner will be at the Hotel followed by a Bonfire.
Start out after breakfast for Rishikesh. Pass on the same high mountain roads to reach Rishikesh by evening. Explore the Cafes and Hippie life of Rishikesh for the next few hours. We will continue our journey to Delhi overnight and reach there next morning around 4:00 am