Auli

Skiing Paradise!

Auli, India’s leading ski resort destination, is a small but picture-perfect village in Uttarakhand. Because of its gleaming slopes and clean environment, it is popular among tourists and professionals. It is surrounded by apple orchards, oaks, and deodar trees and has numerous resorts nestled in the Himalayan range. Besides skiing, there are multiple jungle treks in the hills of the Garhwal Himalayas that offer the stunning scenery of the snow-draped mountains.

The ideal time to travel for snowboarders is from January to March. While for nature enthusiasts, October and March will be the best time.

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Auli Artificial Chenab Lake

1. Auli Lake – The Auli Artificial Lake is one of the best and top places to visit in Auli. It is the only man-made lake across Joshimath. It is located near the Clifftop Club resort. The Uttarakhand government created this lake to fill the ski slopes with artificial snow so that people could enjoy skiing in monsoons too. It would be best if you did not miss visiting this beautiful destination on your Auli trip. 

Distance: 12km from bus stand

Chattrakund in Laga Salude, Chattrakund Trek, Chattrakund Uttarakhand

2. Chattrakund: Chattrakund is a beautiful lake in Joshimath. It comes under one of the best tourist places in Auli. It is located at 3300 meters above sea level. You must trek around 4 km from Auli to enjoy this beautiful place. The beautiful thick tall trees around this lake will give you a stunning view. This is a comfortable and peaceful place to visit with family, friends, or even alone.

Distance: 1 km from Gurson Bugyal

Gurson Bugyal - Laga Salude Gorson Bugyal Trekking Guide Information

Gurson Bugyal: Gurson Bugyal is a mesmerizing bugyal near Auli and a beautiful skiing destination. It is a very famous tourist spot in Auli. After reaching the top, one can also catch sight of the Nanda devi, Trishul, and Drona mountain ranges. It is just a 3 km trek from  Gmvn Ski resort. 

Best Time to visit – March to October

Things to do – Trekking

Narsingh Devta Temple Joshimath Uttarakhand - Nar singh Devta Mandir Joshimath

4. Narsingh Temple: Narsingh Temple is a very popular place in Joshimath. It is a beautiful and sacred place to explore on your Auli trip. This temple is also famously known as the Narsingh Badri temple. It is a famous destination because the Badrivishal idol is rested here during winters.

Location: Joshimath

Badrinath Temple Darshan In Uttarakhand

5. Badrinath Temple: Badrinath is one of the dhams of the Char Dhams in India. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple is also famously known as Badrinarayan Temple. Badrinath temple, located in the Garhwal Himalayas, serves beautiful and mesmerizing scenic views. 

Best Time to visit: May to November

Gaumukh Tapovan Valley Trek Uttarakhand

6. Tapovan: Tapovan is a very famous tourist destination near Auli. This is a worth visiting spot near Joshimath. You can have a great time at the Tapovan hot springs too. This place is a natural wonder you should not miss visiting while exploring Auli. 

Best Time to Visit – October to February (Summer) & May to July (Winter)

Skiing | Best Things to do in Laga Salude

1. Skiing on the slopes of Mountain: Auli is the best skiing destination across India. This destination is a snow paradise to visit in winter. Skiing in Auli is one of the best things to do in December. Auli attracts a massive crowd of tourists who come here to enjoy Skiing.

Best time: December to February

Trek to Valley of Flowers near by Laga Salude

2. Valley of Flower Trek: Valley of flowers is a must-visit place in Auli. It is located in the Nanda Devi National Park, the second-highest peak of India – Nanda Devi. You have to complete a trek of 10 km to reach here.

Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days

Difficulty : Moderate

Chair Lift In laga salude Joshimath

Chair Lift: You should not miss the exciting and thrilling experience of enjoying a chair lift ride on your Auli Trip. You can enjoy Auli chair lift services for reaching the Skiing Slopes of Laga salude from the main Joshimath. 

Entry: INR 500 (two-way ticket)

Distance: 800 m

Trekking to Kuari Pass Trek

4. Kuari Pass Trek: Kuari Pass Trek is a very famous trail that starts from Gurson Bugyal in Auli. It is a trek at the altitude of 12,516 feet and offers magnificent views of Nanda Devi & Kedarnath Peak along with breathtaking Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, Tali, and Chitrakantha top. Kuari Pass is a 4-day moderate trek ideal for beginners starting their trekking journey. 

Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days

Difficulty : Moderate

Gurson Bugyal - Gorson Bugyal Trekking

Trek to Gurson Bugyal: Trek to Gurson Bugyal from Auli is an exciting and adventurous experience. Adventure enthusiasts should not miss this enthralling experience on their Auli trip. If you’re coming in January, Gurson Bugyal trek is the best thing to do in Auli. You will be mesmerized by the scenery and clear views of Nanda Devi, Dron, and Trishul Peak.

Distance: 4.7 km

Best Time: March to June 

Camping in Auli - a must thing to do

6. Camping in Auli: Camping is one of the most famous and adventurous activities you can experience in Auli. You should not miss spending a night in the lap of nature. Sleep under the stars, enjoy a bonfire night, relish the local food, play fun games, and more while you camp under the beautiful skies of Auli. 

Recommended Campsites – Laga Salude woods & Nanda View

Price – 3500 – 4500 rupees per person

Best Time To Visit:

In Summers: April to June is the perfect season for you to explore Auli if you are someone not fond of snow. The weather is quite pleasant in this season. The temperature mostly ranges from 7–20 degrees C. The Badri Kedar Festival is the main reason for tourists visiting Auli in June.

In Winters: October to February is the best season for exploring Auli if you want to enjoy a snowy vacation. This season faces huge snowfall, which makes Auli a heaven on Earth. On the other hand, the temperature usually falls as low as -2 degrees C. January is the best month to enjoy major skiing festivals and championships here.

How To Reach:

By Bus: To travel to Auli by bus, you first need to reach Rishikesh. From there, you can take a bus or private cab to reach Joshimath. This would be an 8-10 hour journey. From Joshimath you can take a cable car (ropeway) to reach Auli. 

By Air: The nearest airport is Dehradun Jollygrant Airport. From here, one can take a state-operated bus to reach Rishikesh. From Rishikesh, you can hire a private cab or take a bus to reach Joshimath. In the summer, the cab can easily go to Auli. In winter, the ropeway is the only mode of transport to reach Auli from Joshimath.

By Train: Yog Nagri Railway station, Rishikesh, is the nearest railway station for Auli. From here, cabs and buses to Joshimath are the means of travel. And from Joshimath, take the ropeway to reach Auli.

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