Destinations: Haridwar, Rishikesh, Auli
Duration: 7 Days
Experience: Trekking (Easy to Moderate; Families can do)
Maximum Altitude: 3,519 m Approx
Ideal time: May to June and August to September
Nearest airport: Jolly Grant, Dehradun
Nearest railway station– Rishikesh
The first stop on the trek trip from Auli to Gorson (Gurson) Bugyal Trek is Haridwar, where where a feeling of spirituality will embrace you. Explore the city before you travel to your next destination, Rishikesh and stay the night.
Rishikesh to Joshimath
Indulge in an early breakfast and prepare to prepare to drive to Joshimath. On the way, you will pass through three of the Panchprayags, Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Karnaprayag. At each of these holy destinations, five different rivers merge into River Alaknanda to ultimately form River Ganga. Enjoy your evening by taking a stroll of the beautiful vistas of Joshimath, which is the gateway to the magnificent Valley of Flowers and Auli.
The distance to be covered is around 245 km and it should take you approximately 8 hours. The journey is smooth and beautiful, snaking through the heart of Uttarakhand.
Joshimath to Auli
Transfer to Auli by taking a ride on the longest and highest ropeway in India. The Auli Ropeway, a man-made marvel covers a distance of 3.96 km. The journey, a once in a life-time experience, offers a dazzling view of the ice-capped mountains of the Himalayas. Some of the peaks that you can spot, include Mt Nanda Devi, Dunagiri (or Dronagiri), Neelkanth, Hathi Parbat, Gori Parbat, Nar Parvat and Kamet. Savour a warm meal enjoying the beautiful starry skies in Auli.
Auli to Gorson Bugyal
Have a hearty breakfast before packing your bags to explore the exalting sights offered by Auli. Continue your adventure with trekking uphill to Gorson Bugyal, at a distance of around 6 km. A remarkable trekking route that passes through dense alpine forests of oak and deodar trees, will take you to the rolling alpine meadow of Gorson Bugyal at an altitude of upto 3,049 m. During your trek, do not miss out the spellbinding sights of the verdant vistas silhouetted against the backdrop of the high mountains of the mighty Himalayas romancing with the clouds. After the day's trek, rest in Auli at night and the next day, spend exploring the natural beauty of the premier skiing destination. In you are there in the skiing season (January to March), you can enjoy a ride down the snowy slopes.
Auli to Rishikesh
After two eventful days in Auli, make your way back to the spiritual town of Joshimath via the ropeway, relishing the stunning views of the majestic Himalayan ranges. From Joshimath avail a transport to arrive at Rishikesh. Take in the sights and sounds of Devbhoomi on this eight-hour-drive. Savour a soul-filling dinner in Rishikesh while reminiscing your adventure before retiring for the night
Rishikesh to Delhi
Pack your bags and tie your shoelaces and head to the Haridwar Railway Station where you can board a Train to Delhi. Or, head to Jolly Grant airport for a flight.
Drive down to Delhi, at a distance of around 250 km, which can be covered in approximately 5 hours.
Rishikesh is connected with the rest of the country by rail.
Rishikesh is around 30 km from Jolly Grant Airport.