Area: Garhwal Himalayas
Duration: 07 Days (4 day traveling/3 days trekking)
Best Season: April - Mid June & September - December
Altitude: 3500 mts
Total Trekking: 25 K.M
Riding on Asia's longest and highest ropeway, savouring the view of some of the largest peaks in the world, and skiing on the longest ropeway in India -these are some of the salient features of the Auli Gorson Bugyal Trek. Trek to Auli Gorson Bugyal is an easy one, even the amateurs who have a prolonged dream to trek for the first time can go go for it. The trek has even inspired many people to start taking baby steps in this cool adventure.
It is one of the most enthralling yet exciting trekking trails in Garhwal and will take one through the confluence of various books, alpine forest verdant meadows or 'Bugyals' and rhododendrons forests.
Trek starts from Rishikesh; after that trekkers will ride on a ropeway till Auli. Once trekkers reach Auli, they will start trekking to Gorson Bugyal. Most amazing part of the trek is a beautiful view of the Himalayan mountains like Nanda Devi (7817m), Kamet (7756m), the Mana Parvat (7273m) and the Dunagiri (7066m) that will accompany trekkers throughout the trail. A large number of visitors visit this delightful destination in both summers and winters. But the summer season remains as this is when the lush green meadows sprinkled with beautiful wildflowers and blooms into a massive oasis of flowers after the spring thaw.
A trek to Auli Gorson Bugyal can be an exciting experience, even if trekkers are going with their family. The trek gives one an opportunity witness a variety of flora and fauna along with the chance to understand the village life.
Best time to travel to Auli Gorson Bugyal Trek is summers (April – Mid June) and Winters (October – December)
In Summers: The weather of Auli Gorson Bugyal remains pleasant and salubrious during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible, and the fresh breeze adds charm to the ambience. Don't forget to carry woollens.
In Monsoons: The rainfall enhances the beauty of the trek. The forest and meadows become lush green, and the flowers outgrow in number. The weather remains moderate and pleasant. Not a good time to go for trekking, roads remain blocked due to landslides.
In Winters: Auli receives heavy snowfall during the winter season. During the winter months, the landscapes look scenic, mountains remain covered with a blanket of snow, making the places look like mini Switzerland. Winters are freezing at Auli Gorson Bugyal so do carry heavy woollens.
One of the most scenic places in the Uttrakhand region, Auli Gorson Bugyal, is a highland pastures, lying at an elevation from 2,500–3,500m. It is a popular hub for trekkers and during the spring, one can see here a wide range of wildflowers carpeted over the surrounding meadows. From the stunning fields, one can see the view of the mighty mountains like Nanda Devi (7817 metres), Kamet (7756 metres), Mana Parvat (7273 metres), Dunagiri mountain (7066 metres), Hathi Parvat (6727 metres), Bethartoli (6353 metres) and Ghora Parvat. The thick forest of coniferous, Oak and Deodar, sprinkled on the other side of the meadows, add further charm to this place.
By Air: The nearest airport for Auli Gorson Bugyal airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun. The airport is 275 kms away from Auli.
By Rail: Haridwar is the nearest railway stations for Kalindi Khal Trek. From here taxi/cabs are available for Auli and further destination.
By Road: Auli can be reached from Haridwar (273 km), Rishikesh (250 km), Chopta (363.5) and Dehradun (293 km) by direct buses or shared jeeps. Buses are available from early morning, and it is advised you leave early to reach early or to give yourself.
At 06:50 AM, you will take AC train for Haridwar. Upon arrival, our guides will meet you at the Haridwar railway station and will help to transfer to Rishikesh hotel/guest house.
Today, on the first day, indulge in an early breakfast and drive through Devprayag, Rudraprayag & Karnprayag to reach Joshimath. Evening time is free for leisure activities. Dinner & overnight stay at Joshimath.
This balmy day, you will be transferred to Auli by Ropeway. A longest and highest ropeway in India, the Auli ropeway covers the distance of 3.96 km. Throughout the ropeway journey, you will be rewarded with the scintillating view of the Himalayan mountains like Mt. Nanda Devi (7,816 meters), Doonagiri (2,400 meters), Bithartoli, Neelkanth (6,596 meters), Hathi Parbat, Gori Parbat (6,708 meters), Nar Parvat (5855 meters) and Kamet. Dinner and overnight stay in Auli hotel.
Dig into early morning breakfast and start trekking uphill till Bugyal. It is a breathtaking trek altitude ranging from 2591 meters to 3049 meters, and we can see whole ranges of Himalayan's peaks on the way to trek. Evening time is free for leisure activities. Dinner and overnight stay in Auli.
Embark on a journey to Joshimath via ropeway. Upon arrival in Joshimath, you will drive for 8 hours till Rishikesh. Check in Rishikesh Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Early in the morning transfer to Haridwar railway station and from here catch AC Train to Delhi at 06:05 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 11:45 hrs.
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You should book Auli Gorson Bugyal trek two months in advance for the trek so that there is ample preparation time.
There shall be pony/porter that will carry your backpack while on the trek; you only need to carry a small knapsack.
OTotal weight of the backpack should not exceed 12 kg. You should carry all those things, listed in the itinerary given by TMI.
Our pick up and drop point for Auli Gorson Bugyal Trek is New Delhi train station at platform no. 16. We will hand over the tickets to you and then pick you up at Haridwar Railway Station from there your tour will start.
From start till the end, every turn of the trek will be lead by experienced guides, who are also expert mountaineers.
2-18 people, including both men and women.
Auli Gorson Bugyal Trek is an easy trek with a maximum altitude of 3049 mts/12628 ft, so the minimum age required is 12 years.
In a day, we intend to travel for 5-6 hours around lunch time, covering a distance of 8-10 km.
If we have to extend the trek due to reasons that are beyond our control then additional charge may apply, which includes hotel stay and food.
Diamox is indeed helpful when you have little time for acclimatization but we strongly advise to consult the doctor before taking Diamox.
Safety is of prime importance for us that is why the tours are managed by us personally and not by a third party. Thus, we assure that the trek is absolutely safe even for solo female trekkers, who can join us for fixed departure treks.
Trekking shoes with ankle support are a must for any trek in the Himalayas. Quechua, Hi-Tec, Colman and Salomon are good shoes with value for money.
While trekking, we serve vegetarian food rich in protein, carbohydrates and highly nutritious. Sometimes, we surprise our trekkers with tasty treats like pakora, local food, etc.
Himalayan stream water is safe to drink as well as for cooking but we also have water filters, and chlorine tablets in case of an emergency.
Most of the Himalayan roads towards the trek are in bad shape, so vehicle with high ground clearance like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, Tempo Traveller etc are used for transportation.
We guarantee that even if that there will be only one trekker, we will head out on that particular date.
Trekking on high Himalayan altitudes is always a rewarding experience. However, it is important that you should keep your safety in mind. Emergencies, like illness, AMS, storms, missteps, landslides and even avalanches, are rare but can happen anytime during the trekking, so be prepared for any random goof-ups. To deal with any emergencies your guides, who are an expert mountaineers will be there for your rescue. Your tour guide will always carry a first aid kit to deal with any medical emergencies. In the case of some rescue operation, extra charges will be borne by the trekkers.
Register for the trek on the website and we shall send the details about the booking procedure.