Auli is a snow covered hill station located at an altitude of 2-3 thousand metres above sea level, providing a very beautiful view of Mt Nanda DeviKamet, Mana Parwat, Dunagiri, Beethartoli, Nilkanth, Hathi Parbat, Ghori Parbat and Nar Parbat, is an ideal place for Skiing, covered with evergreen conifers and oak forest. The snow dressed slopes of Auli which once offered the training grounds for the Paramilitary forces was adjudged by the French and Austrian experts who compared it with the best skiing grounds of the world, and rated it as one of the best. In summer season, hikers may find numerous marked walks and there also are mountain bike trails. Gorson Reserve forest which is part of the Nanda Devi National Park is habituated by some of the widely rare Himalayan wildlife in ample. These include snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Cat,Wild Rabbit, Jackal, Fox, Hyena and Bear. Various lovely scenarios are also available around for one to enjoy along with family and friends.
Auli is just 13 kms drive away from Joshimath. Local state transports and Union buses are regularly available between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 kms). Local Transport Union buses and State Transport buses operate between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 km), Haridwar (277 km), Dehradun (298 km) and Delhi (500 km) from Joshimath onwards, both bus and taxi services are available for Auli. Deluxe coaches can also be arranged for great numbers.
Undergoing certain medical tests is suggested. Altitude sickness should be checked for before you embark upon this trip.
Good footwear and ski pants are a must if you plan to go skiing. Find operators that are registered and provide decent equipment and safety harnesses for your ski trip.
Carry medicines for cold and flu. Make sure you carry plenty of warm clothes. Jackets that insulate are suggested. Take your instructor's tips very seriously and pain relievers for casulaties!
Another way which is quite popular in Auli is by the known cable car service which runs for about 3 kms. It is next to impossible to avoid the captive beauty of the snow covered peaks, the alpine forest and the lovely climate.
Base Town : Joshimath
Cost : A typical 6 days package starts at INR 13,500
Highest Altitude : 11000 ft.
Lowest Altitude : 8500 ft.
Nearest Airport : Dehradun
Nearest Railhead : Haridwar
Nearest road city : Joshimath
Number of Days Required : 3-4 days atleast. More recommended.
Region : Chamoli District
Terrain : Snow covered slopes
November to February as there is enough snowfall making it an ideal season for skiing
Well connected through main city via all means of transport. Bus services quite prominent.
Carry camera, torch light and fully covered clothes, proper footwears, munchies, beverages and water along
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