6 Things to Do in Auli That You Shouldn't Miss

September 22, 2017 Janette Largent

Auli is a ski destination in Chamoli district in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India. Auli, also known as Auli Bugyal, in Garhwali, which means "meadow", is located at an elevation of 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) to 3,050 metres (10,010 ft) above sea level. After the creation of the state of Uttarakhand, formerly part of Uttar Pradesh, Auli was marketed as a tourist destination. Auli lies on the way to the Hindu pilgrimage destination of Badrinath. It is surrounded by coniferous and oak forests, with a panoramic view of the peaks of the Himalayas. The slopes are intended for both professional skiers and novices. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (GMVNL) a state govt agency which takes care of this resort, and Uttarakhand Tourism Department conduct winter sports competitions at Auli to encourage skiing in India. It has a 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) cable car, a chairlift and a ski lift, along with a maintained trek route. There is a training facility of Indo-Tibetan Border Police. A small Hindu temple connected with the Hindu epic the Ramayana is also present.

1. Gorson Bugyal

Auli, India +91 1389 222 609
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Gorson Bugyal

Reviewed By dkg2000 - delhi

Did this trek on 1st Feb 2018.
Started From GMVN at 9 am , reached the plateau at around 1 Pm .
Return Trip started at 1 30 Pm and reached the base at around 3 30 Pm.
Must do trek, count it as easy trek, Beatiful panoramic view of the himalayas from the top. With snow all around it looked Heaven, It was the highlight of our trip as there was little to do in main auli because of less snowfall around that time.
Don't worry, its' a mild trek , if an occasional morning walker like me can do it anybody can.

2. Trishul Peak

Garhwal Region | Auli Joshimath, Auli 246443, India +91 1389 222 446
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Trishul Peak

Reviewed By VinniJ - New Delhi, India

This was my second visit to this place and it is really worth to visit. What a beauty, Just snow clad Great Himalayan peaks everywhere. Perfect for photography. If you're a trekking lover then you can go for the day trek to Gurso Bugyal and if have several days then up to Kuari Pass. Reaching here is also nice through ropeway ride (2nd highest of Asia).
Accommodation & food is also good, There're plenty of guest houses & hotels in Joshimath and Auli. We came here in peak season and due to the last moment plan we couldn't get the booking in Auli so have to stay in Joshimath. So if you're planning to stay in Auli then better do the bookings in advance as it is worth to stay there to enjoy the place and snow activities.
Picturesque destination, We really enjoyed our time here. A must visit place.

3. Auli Ski & Snowboard School

Joshimath, Chamoli, Auli 246443, India +91 97568 13236
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Auli Ski & Snowboard School

Auli Ski & Snowboard School (Registered) offers ski and snowboarding lessons for all proficiency levels and age groups. Ski & Snowboarding lessons for beginners, intermediate and advance levels, as well as free-style skiing, cross country skiing, ski touring, ski racing and back country skiing lessons. Group or personalized private lessons from 10 am to 4 pm everyday during winters

Reviewed By DicostaAmar - Chennai (Madras), India

Hello Guys!
If u r Reading this review then i am sure you are an adventure and nature freak like me . Well we a group of 6 youngsters visited Auli in the month of Dec 2015. One word that comes to mind first is #Paradise# . Well Auli in itself is a place which can keep you occupied for months if you like skiing or enjoy people skii.... We were beginners and our organizer helped us to learn a few techniques of skiing and then we just a blast skiing and enjoying the slide over snow covered peaks.
The place was almost -20 degrees and temp continuously falling as we were trying to pack up and go to our camp site which was located at the entrance of the Auli skiing resort.
Well i would tell you one thing carry perect clothing and rent a snow vehicle which will cahrge you aroubnd Rs 1000 for the whole to an fro journey and rent your shoes and skiing gear and gloves etc from the same guy. Do not pay the guy at the top . Hold the payments until he leaves u back at the entrance .
We went till tower 10 or 11 may be if i recollect . Then came back to the superb maggy store located near the entrance after getting tired. Fun part of skiing is when u come downhill sliding , but the tough part is when u have to lift all ur gear and go to a height to do the process gain.The maggi store where we had egga nd maggy and tea, provided bon fire which really was needed for us to come back to normal feel for our body. If you look close on those maggy packets they r not original maggy but just some local brand. Any ways we went back to our camp-s using the lift which was real fun ; as they r open lifts and u pass over the snow Mountains and plains to a point. It was fun. Be careful with children on lifts.
It was indeed a very risky and bad idea to camp in peak winter in Auli . The temperature in night was about less than minus 30 degrees; it was teeth biting cold the max that i had taken till date and along with that the chill cool breeze just coming from the Mountains. One more thing is do tell ur guide to arrange for wood for bonfire before u go camping as its tough to go search and get there. Three of us and the guide went hunting for some sticks and tree logs after a short argument with the forest officer. Well finally he allowed it though. The night was a terrific experience for us all . It was so cold that in spite of being so tired we were unable to sleep. We had scotch whisky and spent most of the time near fire just waiting for the night to pass. But i tell u this was and may b will stay as one of the most amazing experiences in our lives. The water all around us in buckets and bottles had frozen , we were shivering even inside sleeping bags and with all our jackets on us. so be ready for some deadly chilling winter exp if u plan to camp.
well if i go on the review will turn into a story . Go and have fun. Contact one person for all of this . Mr Ajay Bhatt from Joshimath . google up he is famous so u wont have troubles finding him. Well we also did Joshimath, near by Joshimath, Rishikesh and chopta - chandrseela trek . so i wll try to find time and write those reviews soon.

4. Chenab Lake

Dang Village | Thang Village, Auli 246443, India +91 94120 18481
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Chenab Lake

Reviewed By Crazzyy_Traveller - Pune, India

It is one of the most romantic lakes I have ever been. The beaury of the nature is at its best. Kids will enjoy here too. A must visit

5. Bhavishya Badri

3 Km From Tapovan | Subhai Village Saldhar, Auli 246443, India 01389 22609
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Bhavishya Badri

Reviewed By KhalidNavigator - Mumbai, India

The place has a lot of religious significance and is worth a visit. The weather can be very cold in Jan and Feb and its advisable to have extra woolens.

6. Auli Ski & Snowboard School

Auli 246443, India +91 94124 39693
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Auli Ski & Snowboard School

Auli Ski & Snowboard School - Destination For all Seasons & For all Reasons..!! The Snow Ski School is a small non-profit organization in the Indian Himalaya. We provide ski equipment and ski instruction to the Local skiers and local people who are not able to pay for the skies and are good skiers and snowboarders. Snow Ski School Helps local and Local kids those who are interested to skie....

Reviewed By dreams4auli - Auli, India

I was there for day ski lesson booked by auliskiing dot in website. We were 9 person and it was great experience with them. My Ski instructor mayank and shaili was one of the best ski instructor in auli. i love to do ski course next year and i hope to return back in 2018 with more friends and incredible Auli. Coming soon Auli
Thanks Auli Skiing Team

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