Duration: 4 nights 5 days
Distance: From Delhi to Auli, via Dehradun 1,160 km
For family & group (activities for kids above 6 years)
Experiences: Skiing, Trekking
Budget: INR 10,000 (approx, per person. Excluding airfare and adventure activities)
DEHRADUN TO JOSHIMATH
Take an early morning flight from Delhi to reach Dehradun. Once in Dehradun, have breakfast and start your journey towards Auli. Have lunch in between at any restaurant. Once you reach Joshimath, check in your accommodation, have dinner and take rest.
Dehradun is connected to other parts of India with a wide network of roads. From Delhi, the distance is around 256 km and takes about 6 hours by road. The road from Dehradun to Joshimath of around 275 km takes about 9 to 10 hours to cover by car and is quite adventurous. You’ll cross rolling meadows, mountain peaks and splash through river beds.
Dehradun railway station is connected with a lot of cities across India.
Jolly Grant Airport is 24 km from Dehradun city. It connects with all major cities in India.
JOSHIMATH TO AULI
Start early from Joshimath. On the way to Auli see the base camp of Ibex Brigade of ITBP (Indo Tibetan Border Police). Once in Auli, check into your accommodation, the you can first go trekking to Gurson Bugyal, a stunning green meadow. It takes about an hour to trek the 3 km route to the green bugyal (meadow) surrounded by coniferous forest and oak trees. Enjoy fresh mountain air and views of snow-covered peaks like Dongiri, Nanda Devi, Kuari Pass etc. You can also visit the nearby Hanuman Temple, which offers stunning views. Go back to your accommodation in Auli and rest for the day with good food, an evening bonfire and music.
Joshimath to Auli is around 16 km and it takes 1-2 hours by road or 30 minute on the ropeway (cable car). You can either hire a cab or take the cable car to reach Auli. The cable car ride is a visual delight, offering grand views of majestic Himalayan peaks and a lush green valley.
After breakfast, you can enjoy skiing (November to March is the best time). Skiing requires practice and perfection. It’s recommended that you hire a professional guide, who will make sure that you enjoy this sport under guidance with all safety precautions. Spend the day enjoying and learning the art of skiing. There are several ski courses on offer here. Have lunch at your accommodation and leave for Joshimath by evening.
JOSHIMATH TO DEHRADUN
Start early so that you reach Dehradun by evening. Stay overnight in a hotel or homestay. Take a cab or a flight to reach Delhi the next day. Your trip ends here.
The distance from Joshimath to Dehradun is 275 km and it takes about 10 hours by road. Stay overnight in Dehradun, if you plan to take the road to Delhi.