Things to do in Auli
India,  Uttarakhand

11 Best Things to do in Auli for an Adventure Trip

Auli is perfect for adventure lovers and the most popular Hill station in Uttarakhand, India which is located near Auli. This place is filled with white slopes and trees like deodars, pines, and oaks. The Best Thing To Do in Auli is Skiing, Camping & Trekking. If you are a beginner or not comfortable for these activities then many certified schools and travel organizations are offering these activities under safety and best guidance just you have to pay some extra amount. If I am talking about timing then January is the preface for skiing as well as for traveling but journey because difficult due to snowfall.

Best Activities to enjoy at Queen of Hill Station – Auli

1. Skiing in Auli


This activity is the dream of many people and there are few places in India where you can enjoy Skiing. Auli is one of the best places for skiing as the slopes are covered with white snow.

If you don’t know anything about skiing, then you can learn skiing under experienced guides. There are several schools where you can learn skiing. If you are planning to stay in ski lodges and rent all ski equipment then your total expenses will range in between INR6000-INR20000.         

Location = Mt. Nanda Devi 

Timings = 9:00AM – 7:00PM

Ideal Duration = Around 1-2 hours ( If you are not Planning to Stay here )

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2. Explore 360 View from Ropeway ride

Ropeway ride
Ropeway ride

During snowfall when roads are covered with a thick layer of snow, the ropeway ride is the only option to reach Auli from Joshimath. Even if roads commutable then you should consider the ropeway ride because of the aerial view you will get 360 views of this beautiful destination. This is Asia’s largest Tramway ride and can have a capacity of 20 people. The ride takes around 25 minutes to cover the distance of 4 km from Joshimath to Auli.   

Location = Joshimath

Ropeway distance = 4 km

Charges = INR 750 per person

Timings = 9:00AM – 4:30PM

3. A visit to Nanda Devi National Park

Nanda Devi National Park
Nanda Devi National Park

At this park, you can find some of the most beautiful flora and fauna. The species that you will find here are completely different from the ground one as these are situated on the second highest peak of India. The place is declared a world heritage site by UNESCO and the place offers the never seen views of mountains. If you want to experience the true beauty of this park, then you should visit from April to June.  

Location = Mt Nanda Devi 

Timings = All-day

Ideal Duration = Around 3-4 hours

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4. Camping in Auli

Camping in Auli
Camping in Auli

In this busy world who won’t like to spend some quality time with their close ones in beautiful mountains and under the stars?

Auli is a perfect place for camping as the mountains are covered with snow and in the surrounding, you will find beautiful trees of oaks and deodars. You can hike to the mountain to find a perfect place for camping. If you are not buying any package from a company, then it may not cost you much but if you do the charges can go around INR9000.        

Best time to visit = Summer season

Charges = Around INR9000

5. Trek to Kuari Pass

Trek to Kuari Pass
Trek to Kuari Pass

Kuari Pass has been a major attraction among trekkers and people from all over the world come for trekking in these snow-capped mountains. The Kuari pass is at height of 12000ft and gives a stunning view of surrounded mountains. The trek starts from Joshimath and ends at Mt Nanda Devi.            

Location = Joshimath to Mt Nanda Devi 

Charges = Trekking cost can go up to INR8000

Ideal Duration = Around 3-4 hours

6. Trekking at Auli Gorson Bugyal

Gorson Bugyal
Gorson Bugyal

The Auli is all about adventure and you can find many peaks where you can trek or hike. Trek to Gorson Bugyal from Auli is the best experience for trekkers because you will be walking in snow and forests for around 6 km. the view of mountains from the Gorson peak is so beautiful that you won’t be leaving the place. As the trek is long so it is advised to have better trekking shoes.                 

Charges = Around INR 9000

Location = Gorson Bugyal

Ideal Duration = Around 3-4 hours

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7. A visit to Trishul peak

Trishul peak
Trishul peak

Trishul peak has been one of the most challenging peaks in India and that’s why attracts the adventure enthusiasts towards it. The Trishul peak is the most famous peak and there are three Himalayan mountain peaks form together with a Trishul Peak. Climbing at the peak is not easy and to be safe you should hire a guide.  

Charges = Guides and Equipment charges only

Best time to visit = July, August, September

Trip Duration = Around 2-3 Hours

8. A visit to Artificial Lake – Auli Lake

Auli Artificial Lake
Auli Artificial Lake

Auli Lake is an artificial lake and on the top of the top peak. It is said that to make snow cover the water of this lake is used. Several snowmaking machines are installed here but these machines do not work in winters. In summer the surrounding of the lake is covered by lush green landscapes and the best you can do here is just sit back and enjoy the sunset with your loved ones.

Location = Near Clifftop Club

Ideal Duration = Around 1-2 hours

Timings = 9:00AM – 5:00PM

9. A visit to Joshimath


The town is popular among visitors because it is the starting point for many trekking. Joshimath offers many places and adventure activities as well. Being on a height, if you stay here you will wake up with the beautiful views of mountains and the best time to visit this place is in the winter season.

Location = Chamoli District 

Best time to visit = Any month

Trip Duration = Around 1-2 Days

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10. Temple in Auli where Lord Hanuman Lived 

Temple in Auli where Lord Hanuman Lived
Temple in Auli where Lord Hanuman Lived

Hanuman Mandir is the holiest place in Auli. According to the legends, it is believed that when the Lord Ram’s brother Laxman got injured while fighting, Lord Hanuman rested here when he was searching for an herb Sanjeevani to cure Laxman. This small temple is must visit and you will mesmerize the view from the top.    

Location = Near Auli 

Trip Duration = Around 1-2 hours

Timings = 7:00AM – 6:00PM

11. Sightseeing at Chattrakund Lake


There have been many mountains and water bodies in Auli and Chattrakund is one of those water bodies which leave visitors stun by its beauty. The place is easy to reach and lies at an altitude of 3000m. the water in the lake is crystal clear and surrounded by beautiful green and snow-capped mountains. The place is a perfect picnic spot for couples and for those who seek peace and want to relax in nature.       

Charges = Free

Duration = Around 1-2 hours 

Opening hours = All Days

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Q. What are the Best Things To Do in Auli?

A. Auli Offers Many places and activities but skiing and trekking is the best part of Auli holidays.

Q. How to reach Auli?

A. There are no direct bus and train services are available for Auli, you need to book your private cab or Car from Dehradun. If you are a budget traveler then you should travel by bus. There are many bus services are available form Deharadun.

Q. Where is Auli in Uttarakhand?

A. Auli is located 151Km away from Dehradun and situated near the Joshimath.

Q. When Snowfall is received in Auli?

A. December – February the season becomes more beautiful due to the Snowfall.

Q. What to See in Auli?

A. There are many places to see in Auli Like Snowfall, Lakes, Temples and many famous valleys.

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