12 Things to do in Auli

Skiing | Best Things to do in Laga Salude

If you are looking for a beautiful destination to explore in the country, then Auli is the place for you. It is considered to be a heaven on earth, especially in winters. There are multiple things to do in Auli, starting from Skiing to trekking Gurson Bugyal to visiting the beautiful Valley of Flowers. Auli is home to many nature experiences one would admire.

Here are some of the top things to do in Auli:

1. Skiing on the slopes of Auli

Skiing in Auli

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 Auli in December. Auli attracts a massive crowd of tourists who come here to enjoy Skiing. You will need 3-4 hours to enjoy this beautiful and memorable skiing experience here. You can try this exciting activity with your family, friends, partner, or solo. 

Best time: December to February

Price – 1000 – 1500 rupees

2. Camping in Auli

Camping in Auli - a must thing to do

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. March to June is the best time for this activity in Auli. 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 – Auli woods & Nanda View

Price – 3500 – 4500 rupees per person

3. Trek to Gurson Bugyal

Gurson Bugyal - Gorson Bugyal Trekking

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. You can enjoy camping once reaching Gorson Bugyal after a 3km trek. 

Distance: 4.7 km

Best Time: March to June & December to February

4. Ropeway Ride

Ropeway In Auli - Rope Way Ride Guide In Auli

Enjoying a thrilling experience of a ropeway ride to Auli in Cable Car is another fun thing to do on your Auli Trip. The 270-degree views of the beautiful surroundings and the mesmerizing snow-capped mountains will leave you stunned. This Gondola ride can be enjoyed from Joshimath to Auli. The ropeway ride is an experience you would not love to miss in Auli. 

Entry Fees : 1000 rupees(to & fro) 

Best Time : December

5. Chair Lift:

Chair Lift In laga salude Joshimath

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 Auli from the main Auli. 

Entry: INR 500 (two-way ticket)

Distance: 800 m

6. Kuari Pass Trek

Trekking to 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

7. Valley of Flowers Trek

Trek to Valley of Flowers near by Laga Salude

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 the valley of flowers. This trek would be a memorable experience for you, owing to its scenic views and the beautiful Pushpawati River flowing by your side throughout the trek.

Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days

Difficulty : Moderate

8. Watch Famous Snow-covered peaks

Nanda Devi Higgest Peak In India

Catch sight of the beautiful peaks of Nanda Devi, Hathi, Palki, and Trishul. You’ll be mesmerized after watching these snow-covered peaks. These would be heavenly views to behold. You can have a close look at these peaks while enjoying trekking to Kwani Bugyal, Kuari Pass, and Gorson Bugyal.

Best time: December to February

9. Trek to Kwani Bugyal

Kwani Bugyal Trek - Adventure thing to do in Auli

Kwani Bugyal is a beautiful location 13 km away from Auli. You can only cover this distance by trekking. This is one of the favourite destinations for trek lovers across the country. You can also enjoy camping here while looking at the snow-capped peaks of Nanda Devi and Dunagiri.

Distance: 13 km

Best time: June to September

10. Visit Shri Hemkund Sahib

Shri Hemkund Sahib - Gurudwara in himalayan Shri Hemkund Sahib

Shri Hemkund Sahib is the highest Sikh shrine in the world, located at 15,200 ft. This beautiful shrine is surrounded by 7 mountain peaks. You should not miss visiting this peaceful place on your Auli trip by completing a one-day trek. 

Distance: 7km (Village Ghangharia to Hemkund Sahib)

Best Time: June to October

11. Shopping at the local market

Local Market Shopping in Joshimath

To experience the true essence of a place, you should not miss exploring its local markets. The Joshimath Market is the nearest to Auli, where you can shop for souvenirs. Woollen clothes, caps, artefacts, shawls, and wooden items are some things you can shop for here. It is a must thing to do in Auli on your trip.

12. Visit Pandukeshwar Temple

Visit Pandukeshwar Temple

Pandukeshwar is the birthplace of Pandavas. One should pay a visit to the Pandukeshwar Temple on your Auli trip. It is one of the best and most popular divine places to explore in Auli. Yogdhyan Badri Temple, Tapt Kund, and Badrinath Temple are nearby places you can also explore.

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