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Auli:                            The Skiing Paradise of Garhwal

State:                           Uttarakhand

District:                         Chamoli

Famous for/as:            Skiing, Scenic

Languages:                 Garhwali, Hindi

Best Season:              Nov - Mar Weather


Summer:                     15 to 30°C

Winter:                       -4 to 24°C

Auli Tour PackagesNestled in the lap of the snow-capped peaks of Garhwal HimalayasAuli is a picturesque hill station in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. This serene destination, also known as Auli Bugyal (which translates to “meadow” in Garhwali), offers a blend of natural beauty, adventure, and spirituality. Let’s explore the enchanting world of Auli. Himalayas, Auli offers enlivening views to its visitors. Situated in the Chamoli district of Uttrakhand, its considered as one of the top skiing destination in India.

Auli  is located at an elevation of 2519 to 3050 meters above the sea level.The slopes offers a substantial amount of thrill to the adventurous skiers. 


  • Location: Auli is perched at an elevation of 2,800 meters (9,200 feet) above sea level.
  • Scenic Beauty: Surrounded by acres of oak and coniferous forests, Auli provides panoramic views of some of India’s highest peaks, including the majestic Nanda Devi (7,816 meters), the second-highest peak in the country.
  • Gateway to Adventure: Auli serves as the gateway to several trekking destinations, including the Nanda Devi and the Valley of Flowers National Park. Trekkers can explore scenic trails like Gorson BugyalPangerchulla Summit, and Tapovan from here.

Attractions and Activities

1. Skiing

  • Auli’s pristine slopes are a dream come true for skiing enthusiasts.
  • The 5-kilometer-long ice-covered slopes cater to both professionals and beginners.
  • A unique feature is the 500-meter ski-lift system connecting Joshimath with Gorson, just above Auli. This cable car ride is the longest in India, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains.
  • Ski training schools are available, and equipment can be rented for an exhilarating skiing experience.

2. Trekking

  • Auli is a paradise for trekkers. From here, you can trek to Himalayan peaks such as Nanda DeviKamatMana Parvat, and Dunagiri.
  • The 14-kilometer trail from Joshimath to Auli takes you through snow-laden paths in winter and lush alpine meadows during summer.
  • Don’t miss the Gurson (Gorson) Bugyal, a green expanse just 3 kilometers from Auli. It connects to the trekking trail leading to Kuari Pass.

3. Auli Ropeway

  • Embark on a cable car ride between Joshimath and Gurson (near Auli).
  • This 4-kilometer-long ropeway passes over rolling slopes, dense oak forests, and patches of green.
  • The breathtaking views of the Garhwal mountains make this one of the highest and longest ropeways in India.


Auli experiences varying weather conditions throughout the year:

Month Temperature (°C) Weather
March7°CClear, cloudless sky


Gurso Bugyal:  A 3 km trek from Auli and you reach Gurso Bugyal that offers picturesque views of the majestic peaks of The Himalayas like Nanda Devi, Dron Parvat etc.

Kwani Bugyal: Its an popular destination for trekkers, situated 12 kms from Garso Bugyal.

Joshimath: Its one of the four maths created by Adi Shankracharya and is connected to Auli by the highest cable car service in Asia.

Chattrakund: Its a small lake offering crystal clear waters, situated at a distance of mere 1 km from the Garso Bugyal.

Chenab Lake: This is not a tourist spot,and therefore is still unknown to many people. One must cross the Dang village, Joshimath in order to reach this lake.

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Auli is one destination away from your busy and tedious lives that you can visit all round the year.

Summers (March to June) are very pleasant with moderate climate, with average around 15°C and ideal for sight seeing.

However its advisable that you AVOID visiting Auli during Monsoons (July to October) – as it is rainy  &  average temperature is around 12°C. If you want to enjoy the ice capped mountains and snow clad slopes the Best Time to visit Auli is December – March.. Winters (November to February) are freezing with minimum temperatures below 0°C. Snowfall is very common and this time is ideal for skiing.

Auli Tour Packages 1THINGS TO CARRY

  • Proper woollens (esp. if you are travelling in winters) – you will need layers of clothes
  • Carry good pair of socks,gloves,comforters ,jackets,pullovers,trousers etc.
  • Carry water and wind proof jackets
  • A good pair of gum/snow boots are advised
  • Sunglasses
  • Torch with extra battery
  • Carry your personal first aid kit
  • The tourists who are interested in skiing may bring the equipment of their choice with them. However Ski equipment are also available ON HIRE
  • Carry a SPF 35> sunscreen and moisturiser and other toiletries


Auli proves to be the perfect destination host for the tourists and travellers that visit the place. The nature lovers will be mesmerized by the scenic beauty the place offers, adventure seekers will experience thrill as they slide on the slopes that Auli offers for skiing and other winter sports.

Auli hosted the First South Asian Winter Games in 2011. The conditions for skiing are perfect here in Auli.


The slopes of Auli are considered on of the best in Asia by professional  skiers. Skiers can enjoy almost 20 km slopes, which provide excellent opportunities for cross-country, slalom and down-hill skiing events.

There are mainly 4 types of slopes IN Auli:

10 no. slope -WHITE – 900 m

8 no. track -BLUE – 800 m

Temple track-RED – 400 m (for beginners)

Composite slopes – 3.1 km


There are 2 international ski lifts for skiers that link the upper and lower slopes.

Standing Ski Lift: 500 m, connects Temple Track with Tower no. 10

Chair Ski Lift: 800 m, connects Auli to Clifftop Club


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by Road: Auli is a well connected by motorable roads to major destinations of Uttrakhand.

by Train: The nearest railway station to Auli is Rishikesh 264 km. Rishikesh is well connected with railway network of the major cities of India.

by Air: The nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, 268 km from Auli.


The motorable road from Joshmath to Auli is closed during winters (December – March) due to heavy snowfall.

The most popular way to drop in at Auli during winters is by the cable car service from Joshimath to Auli.

Auli has Asia’s highest and longest cable car that covers a distance of 4 km. It takes around 15-20 mins to reach Auli from Joshimath. The ropeway /Gondola in Auli offers the visitors great views of the exotic surroundings.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. When is the best time to visit Auli?

    • For skiing enthusiasts, January to March offers the best conditions.
    • For nature lovers, October to March is ideal.
  2. What are the major attractions in Auli?

    • Apart from skiing, explore the Gurson Bugyal, take the ropeway, and enjoy the stunning views.
  3. Is Auli suitable for families and groups?

    • Absolutely! Families and groups can enjoy skiing, trekking, and the serene beauty of Auli.


Auli, with its meadows, snow-capped peaks, and adventure opportunities, beckons travelers seeking both thrill and tranquility. Whether you’re gliding down the slopes or trekking amidst nature, Auli promises an unforgettable experience.

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