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Uttarakhand, the land of Gods, is also home to several amazing and scenic destinations apart from pilgrimage and sacred places. This 4 nights 5 days Auli tour package covers three famous destinations of Uttarakhand viz, Auli, Chopta & Rishikesh. Auli is a famous ski destination situated at a decent height of 2900 meters above sea level. It is considered one of the best places to do Skiing as the place receives an ample amount of snow in the winter season. Chopta, another destination that is included in this plan, is also a scenic and popular place in Uttarakhand. Famous for its alluring meadows and mesmerizing views of Chaukhamba and Kedarnath peaks.
The third and the last destination that is included in this Auli Tour Package itinerary is Rishikesh. Also called as the Yoga Capital of India, Rishikesh hosts one of the best rafting tours in India and also houses several places that can be explored. The main attraction of this tour is Auli and hence it can be customized to make different types of Auli packages. The place is also ideal for honeymoon and that’s why there are a few Auli honeymoon packages as well.
Dehradun airport or railway station (however the tour can be planned from Delhi or any other place in India)
Should be in the morning
As you start your journey from Dehradun, the mountains greet you in just 2 hours of traveling and then accompany you all the five days. The lush green mountains and the roaring rivers of Alaknanda and Mandakini catch your attention throughout the journey. Once you reach Chopta, get mesmerized by the views of Kedarnath and Chaukhamba peaks. Chopta is also famous for breathtaking sunset, especially during winters. The meadow of Chopta is also a sight to behold and it looks more beautiful when covered with snow. Auli and Chandrashila, both offer panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas. Some of the peaks that can be spotted are Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Nanda Devi, Trisul, Dronagiri, Nilkanth, Hathi Godha, etc.
Starting from Chopta, which is also famous by the name of “Mini Switzerland”, the place is mainly known for the treks to Tungnath & Chandrashila. The trek is moderate and 3.5 km long up to the Tungnath temple. Although, the trail is completely paved but it might get tough because of snow. While traveling from Chopta to Auli, one can also explore Gopeshwar Mahadev temple, which comes on the way. Joshimath is a renowned town and is famed for several things like its the same town where the Badrinath shrine is kept when the main temple remains closed. It is also the gateway to Nanda Devi National Park. Auli is located on the outskirts of Joshimath and is an 11 km uphill drive from here. While returning, there are several places that one can explore and take a pit stop like, Karnaprayag (confluence of Alaknanda and Pindar rivers), Rudraprayag (confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers), and Devprayag (confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers).
The roads of Uttarakhand has become quite better and broad by the time. One can easily enjoy the journey as it keeps offering scenic views of mountains, rivers, and valleys. The best drive is from Chopta to Auli as you drive through the dense forests of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary.
Arrive at Dehradun as it is the starting point of your journey. Our driver picks you up either from the airport (Jolly Grant Airport) or railway station and then you start your journey towards the mountains. Chopta is around 250 km from Dehradun and it takes around 8 hours to reach there. Don’t forget to take a pit stop at Devprayag, a sacred and scenic site where the confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi happens. The entire journey is through mountains and is scenic as you get some beautiful views along the way. After reaching Chopta, check-in in the swiss camps and relax.
Chopta is famous for its clear and majestic views of Kedarnath and Chaukhamba peaks and is also the starting point of the Tungnath temple trek and Chandrashila peak. Tungnath is considered the highest Lord Shiva temple in the world situated at an altitude of 3680 m from the mean sea level. Enjoy the bonfire with music in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay in swiss camps at Chopta.
Wake up to a cold and fresh morning and get ready for the morning hike to Tungnath temple. The hike is around 3.5 km from Chopta and the trail is well paved all the way to the temple. It takes around 3-4 hours to complete the hike. One can also hike to Chandrashila, which is further 1.5 km from Tungnath temple. The summit of Chandrashila offers mesmerizing panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. Some of the Himalayan peaks that one can spot from Chandrashila are Nanda Devi (2nd Highest Peak in India), Trisul, Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Janhukut, Mandani, Hathi Ghoda, and a few more. Enjoy the views and descend down to Chopta. Pack your bags and get ready to leave for Auli.
The distance from Chopta to Auli is around 100 km. Enjoy the scenic drive through Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. It takes around 4 hours to reach Auli, a famous Ski destination near Joshimath. Situated at a height of 2900 m, the place offers amazing views of surroundings and has perfect slopes for skiing. Check-in in the resort/hotel and relax. Dinner and overnight stay at Auli/Joshimath.
Note: Hike to Tungnath and Chandrashila may get inaccessible sometimes due to snow. The hike depends on the weather.
This day is reserved for the sightseeing and activities at Auli. Enjoy the Ropeway, Chair car, and hiking to Gorson Bugyal. Explore the beautiful place and the nearby locations. Try Skiing and get some adrenaline rush. The place looks like a winter wonderland in snow. After the full day sightseeing and exploration, return to the hotel/resort and relax. Dinner and overnight stay.
Have a hearty breakfast and begin your journey towards the Yoga Capital of India. Rishikesh is around 270 km from Auli and it takes around 11 hours to reach. Drive through the famous Karnaprayag and Rudraprayag (confluences) and retrace the same route to reach the town of Rishikesh. Check-in in the hotel and relax. Enjoy the evening Aarti at Triveni Ghat, if time allows. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel at Rishikesh.
Have breakfast and begin your day with sightseeing in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is home to several attractions such as Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Beatles Ashram, Triveni Ghat, and Neer Garh Waterfall. After exploring, its time to bid adieu to the mountains and commence your return journey towards Dehradun. It takes 2 hours to reach Dehradun. Drop can be arranged either at Dehradun airport or railway station. Here we wish you a safe and happy journey.
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Q. Are the destinations on this Auli tour package ideal for a family trip?
Yes, all the destinations included in the itinerary are ideal for a family trip. The itinerary is planned in such a way that almost every kind of traveler enjoys the tour and can have a great experience, be it youngsters, a couple, or a family.
Q. What are the best places to shop at, when on this Chopta Auli Tour?
One can shop at Rishikesh and Joshimath. Both places have good and vibrant markets.
Q. What are the adventure activities to experience on this Auli Tour?
One can do camping, Hiking, Skiing, and Rafting while on this tour.
Q. How much cash should one carry on this Rishikesh Auli tour?
Around INR 5000 per person is enough for the complete tour as you will be having lunch and buying souvenirs. You can find ATMs at Rishikesh, Joshimath, and at several places amidst the way.
Q. Can one opt for tailor-made or customized Spiti Valley packages?
Yes. We offer fully customized tour packages as per the traveler’s requirements and feasibility. You name it and we will do it.
Q. Do we cover Kedarnath and Badrinath in this Rishikesh Chopta Auli Tour?
No, Kedarnath and Badrinath won’t be covered as the temples get closed in winters.
Q. What is the best time to visit Auli?
The best time to visit Auli is from December to March. One can experience a good amount of snow during these months.
Q. Who all go along with us on this Spiti Valley Tour?
An experienced driver accompanies throughout the tour. On special demands, we can also arrange a photographer, tour leader, or videographer.
Q. I am the only woman in the group, is it safe to travel solo?
Yes, it is totally safe. In our group tours, our tour leader accompanies the group throughout the journey. All our staff including drivers and hotel vendors are reliable. Sometimes, we also send a woman tour leader in some of the tours.
Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on this Auli Tour?
We use Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Tempo Traveller, & Swift Dzire, depending upon the group requirements and size.
Q. What will be the type of accommodation on this tour?
The accommodation is a mixture of hotels and swiss camps.
Q. How can I book this tour with you?
One can fill the inquiry form given on the right side of the page and send us all the details. Our travel consultant will reach out to you as soon as possible and plan the best itinerary as per your requirements. One can also call or WhatsApp us at +91-7428710595 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. What type of food is served during the tour?
Food will be veg on the tour. Jain food can also be available. On request, we can also arrange non-veg food at certain places.
Q. How to get safe drinking water on the tour?
We provide mineral water bottles in the vehicle throughout the journey. All the places will have shops so one can easily buy mineral water bottles. We also recommend people carry a 1-liter water bottle with themselves so that if needed one can use it again and again by refilling it.
Q. Can I take my child along on this trip? What is the age limit?
Yes, you can take your child if he/she is above 6 years.