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Snow Trek: Around Auli & Gurson Meadow


Rs.10,500
Product Code: TRAG
Availability: In Stock
Duration: 5 Days
Season: Dec-Mar
Grade: Moderate
Region: Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
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ITINERARY

Day 1: Haridwar - Auli(2450 m) Drive/280 kms/8-9 hrs

Meet our representative in Haridwar and from here drive to Auli. This is a beautiful drive during which you would drive through the holy towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh and later through the four of PanchPrayags of Deoprayag, Rudraparayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag. The drive would be along the Ganges at first and later along the Alaknanda. At each of these prayags you have the confluence of one of the big Himalayan rivers with the Alaknanda which forms the main root river. Arrive in the lodge towards evening and soak in the beautiful views of the Alaknanda valley and the mighty snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas. Depending on the time, you could take a walk in the apple orchards that the lodge is in and relax in the lodge itself. Overnight in the lodge.

Day 2: Auli – Parsari(3000 m) –ITBP - Auli(Trek /4-5 hrs)

After breakfast at the lodge, we set off on our day hike to Parsari village and ITBP. This trek takes us to the beautiful village of Parsari and from here up to the ITBP camp. We continue to trek further and reach Auli towards the afternoon. During the trek you would have wonderful views of the big Himalayan giants, including Nanda Devi (India’s second highest peak), and sweeping views of the ski slopes of Auli, the Joshimath town and the Alaknanda valley with the Alaknanda river meandering through it. In evening sit back and relax at the lodge. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 3: Auli – Gurson Meadows (3350 m) –Auli(Trek /5-6 hrs)

Today we will drive to Auli and from here we will enjoy the thrill of cable car. The ropeway helps to view enchanting and explore the region with unique and unsurpassed experience. We will reach the top most level of the cable car. Here we get off and start our trek towards Gurson top. It’s a superb experience of trekking on the snow covered meadows with great Himalayas just in front of you. We will trek to Gurson top which is a vantage point to view the great Nanda Devi. Spend some time in these serene setting and return to the lodge towards afternoon. On arrival relax and overnight at the lodge.

Day 4: Auli – Dhak Towards Khulara – Auli(Trek / 7-8 hrs)

After breakfast we drive to Dhak village and from here trek towards Khulara. This is an excellent trek which will take you through the beautiful Himalayan settlements. We will trek passing beyond the village of Karchi and reach the meadows above the village. This is an excellent trek in the beautiful settings.  In the afternoon trek back to Dhak village and board the vehicles. Explore the hot springs at Tapovan and later drive back to the lodge. Overnight at the Himalayan ec0 lodge Auli.

Day 5: Auli –Haridwar(Drive/280 kms/8-9 hrs)

After breakfast drive down to Haridwar.The trip ends here.

PRICE 


PRICE INCLUDES

  • Professional guide(s) to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Accommodation in a deluxe mountain lodge & camp in Auli on single/double occupancy basis(www.himalayanecolodges.com/auli.php)This lodge has an absolutely fantastic location and very good quality facilities and services.
  • All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on Day 5. A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly. Tea/coffee will be served throughout.
  • First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)

TRANSPORT TARIFF INCLUDES

Do keep in mind that transport is a very critical component of your trek. This aspect is most often not given proper attention and can result in lot of discomfort especially in the mountains. We provide transfers to get you to the starting point and back as comfortably and in as less time as possible for you to enjoy the trip. We only use quality vehicles like Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra Scorpio, Tempo Traveller, etc. and no local jeeps or similar vehicles are used except where there are short transfers from the lodge to the trek points, etc. The transport tariff includes all driver charges, fuel, parking, toll and taxes.

TRIP PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Porter charges to carry your personal bag on the trekking days
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather,cost incurred due to sickness etc.
  • Insurance
  • Service Tax

PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All payments for the trips, transfers, gears, porterage, etc. should be made in full before the trip starts.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • In the event that you need to cancel your booking due to any avoidable or unavoidable circumstances:
    • We must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive the request in writing.
    • Payment for this trip will not be adjusted towards any future trip(s)
  • Cancellation charges will be as follows
    • >45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • <15 Days: No refund
  • Please Note
    • Written cancellation will be accepted on working days (only). Any cancellation sent on a Sunday or any National Holiday(s), will be considered on the next official working day.
    • In the event of any cancellation(s) after trip commencement, there will be no refunds and any costs incurred due to this cancellation will be borne by you.

* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true

VITAL INFORMATION


Transport Options (Delhi – Haridwar – Delhi)

For travel to Haridwar and back one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport (at Dehradun) and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines & Spice Jet.  Train travel is highly recommended with enough options being there. For train details, you could log on to www.indianrail.gov.in and for online railway ticket bookings you could log on to www.irctc.co.in .

There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Haridwar that cost about Rs. 200-700 per person. These buses depart from Delhi ISBT every 30 mins. or so and take about 7 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.

Weather Details

This trek is organized between end Dec& Mar when the region has had good snowfall. Contrary to popular belief, winters are a good time to be in the mountains if one is equipped properly. Most locals inhabiting higher reaches of the mountains don’t mind the problems associated with snowfall and seem to have a good time during these months. Also there are lots of local festivals in these months. In these months weather is generally clear most of the days. Day time is pleasantly warm with one getting to enjoy sitting out in the sun and temperatures would be around 12-17 °C. Evenings are quite cold and one would need to be inside a tent/room or sitting outside next to fire with proper winter clothes. The evening temperatures will be around 0 to 5 °C. Nights can be very cold with temperatures in the range of -5 to 0 °C.

Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications

ESSENTIALS

Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required.

  • Shirts/T-shirts – 3/4
  • Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt
  • Trekking Pants (water resistant/repellent & having inside lining for extra warmth) - 2
  • Windproof/water resistant outer shell (Jacket) of good quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) with a proper hood
  • Down Jacket (with min 600 fill power rating)
  • Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
  • Woollen cap (Balaclava)
  • Inner fleece gloves
  • Outer waterproof gloves
  • Thick woollen socks & regular socks (4-5 pairs)
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Comfortable waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole and high ankles are recommended)
  • Camp shoes (these can be easy to slip in sneakers/sport shoes)
  • Gaiters
  • Small light weight towel
  • Insulated water bottle & hydration pack (optional)
  • Cap / floppy hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (imp when traversing through snow)
  • Sturdy walking stick / Trekking pole
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  • Personal toiletries
  • Book, if you like reading
  • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
  • Carry rain cover for your bags
  • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

…LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE

Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek.

Disclaimer

Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

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05Days|Dec-Mar|Mod|Max Alt3350m (Gurson)


Sketch Itinerary

Day 1: Haridwar - Auli(2450 m) [drive/280 kms/8-9 hrs]
Day 2: Auli Parsari(3000 m) Itbp - Auli [trek /4-5 hrs]
Day 3: Auli Gurson Meadows (3350 m) Auli [trek /5-6 hrs]
Day 4: Auli Dhak - Khulara Auli [trek / 7-8 hrs]
Day 5: Auli Haridwar [drive/280 kms/8-9 hrs]

Description

This is an exceptional winter trek with lots of great sights & memorable experiences within a short time. It will be of great interest to people who love the idea of being in snow and dont want to rough out a lot by camping on snow on cold nights. As this trek is based out of our beautiful mountain lodge at Auli one will spend the nights in the comfort of warm and inviting rooms while the day time would be spent walking through beautiful trails


Be it summers or winters this region is an absolute gem when it comes to mountain landscapes and trekking trails. There are superlative slights all along the trail. Also one gets to enjoy trekking in snow with spectacular views of great Himalayan peaks. This trek is oriented around Auli in the state of Uttarakhand. Auli is a popular winter as well as summer destination and came into prominence for the beautiful meadows which provide excellent views of the greater Himalayas and also providing ample of opportunity for the sport of skiing. With great slopes and remote countryside all around it is perfect for snow trekking & skiing. The beauty of this place is something which you are going to cherish for long. Very few mountain destinations would have such up close views of some of the highest mountains in the world including the most revered Nanda Devi peak (Indias second highest mountain). Our lodge here is spectacularly set in an apple orchard facing the mountain ranges. As the trip is based around the lodge and does not require one to camp out in the cold and you will be able to focus all energies on activities


This trek can be undertaken by anyone who loves the idea of being in the mountains and is reasonably physically fit. First timers are welcome on this trek. To join the trek you will need to reach Haridwar which is very well connected from all parts of the country by rail, road and air transport

DETAILS
Duration 5 Days
Region Uttarakhand - Garhwal,Uttarakhand

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