Himalayan Eco Lodge, Auli

Himalayan Eco lodge, Auli is nestled in the lap of the snow-capped peaks of Garhwal Himalayas in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, near the world famous religious shrine of BADRINATH, the UNESCO HERITAGE SITE OF NANDA DEVI BIOSPHERE RESERVE along with the VALLEY OF FLOWERS NATIONAL PARK.At an altitude of 2,500-3,050 metres above sea level, Auli's lush ski slopes are flanked by coniferous and oak forests and offer a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi, Mana Parbat, Dunagriri, Beethartoli, Nilkanth, Hathi Parbat And Ghori Parbat. Auli skiing is said to be one of the most fascinatingexperiences of skiing in India. While Skiing is what puts Auli in the international tourist map, there is so much more to this unique place. Himalayan Eco lodge, Auli with its classic hill interiors, cozy cottages and camps is one of the best hotels/ camps in Auli. Enjoy skiing in Auli or come for the quintessential Himalayan experience of towering peaks, rich and unique flora and fauna of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary & the Valley of Flowers, spiritual significance of Badrinath&Hemkund Sahib and the untainted pure Himalayan way of life in the small villages and hapomlets of the bhutias, the original inhabitants of this magical place. And of course there is the View! Nestled high in West Himalaya, India's Valley of Flowers National Park & Nanda Devi National park are renowned for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and outstanding natural beauty. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep. The gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park. Together they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and the Great Himalaya, praised by mountaineers and botanists for over a century and in Hindu mythology for much longer. Skiing inAuli is a dream come true for skiing enthusiasts, professionals and first timers alike and French and Australian experts who surveyed the slopes favourably compared the slopes of Auli to the best in the world. A 500 m long ski-lift carries skiers back to the slope top, thus saving them the trouble and time to bridge up wearing long skis. The famous Kuari Pass or Curzon's trail as it was called earlier is one the most spectacular treks in the Indian Himalayas for its views, encounters with High altitude shepherds (Gujjars), Bugyals and stunning views of Nanda Devi and associated peaks.

Himalayan Eco lodgeAuli for its offbeat location, cottages with a "view", and a feeling of home away from home is your best bet when it comes to hotels/camps in Auli and hotel in Joshimath. There's more to the mountains than snowy peaks and fluffy clouds. They are also the perfect spot for some adventure, especially when it comes to skiing in Auli.

Auli Accommodation
The camp offers accommodation in Deluxe and Superior tents.

Deluxe Rooms

  • Deluxe rooms with tasteful interiors for a memorable stay
  • Ensuite washrooms
  • Running Hot & Cold water.
  • Customised furniture including queen-size beds, luggage racks, side tables, etc.
  • Coffee table and chairs
  • Balcony to sip your morning tea with the view of the valley and the Himalayas
Auli Activities, Auli Skiing
 
hiking trips uttarakhand
  • Lodge to Auli Meadows Via Forest
  • Lodge to Parsari Village Kanda Temple
  • Auli to Garsaun Medows
  • Bhavisya Badri Temple
  • Auli to Joshimath Town
Mountain Cycling, Himalayan Eco Lodge
  • Community Program (Under Development)
  • Home Stay in Lata Village
  • Interactions with Local Villagers
  • Cycling Trips for All
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping (Local Food, Craft, Woolend)
  • Bird Watching with Binoculars & Ref. Books
  • Scavenger Hunt (For Groups)
  • Zorbing
  • Cable Car Ride From Joshimath to Auli
  • Chair Lift Rides
  • A T V Ride
  • Cookery Classes on Local Cuisine
  • Yoga & Meditation Sessions (For Groups)
rishikesh rafting
  • Rock Climbing/Bouldering
  • Rappelling
  • Valley Traverse
  • Skiing & Other Snow Activities (Jan - Mid March)
  • Overnight Camping at Various Locations
  • Jumaring
  • Mountain Biking (Cycles)
Activities in Auli
  • Books & Magzines
  • Carrom Board
  • Chess
  • Cards
  • Ludo
  • Scrabble
  • Stargazing
  • Music & Video Library
  • Slide shows on local places of interest
Trekking Uttarakhand
  • Valley of Flowers 2 to 4 Days
  • Kakbhushundi Lake 5-6 Days
  • Kuari Pass 3 to 6 Days
  • Roop Kund 5 to 7 Days
  • Satopanth 5-6 Days
  • Nanda Devi Sanctuary 3 to 9 Days
Hill Stations
  • Narsigh Mandir Winter Seat of Badrinath
  • Tapovan Hot Spring & Lata Village at the Gate of Nanda Devi Sactuary
  • Auli Meadows
  • Badrinath, Mana Village & Pandukeswer
  • Dhyan Badri + Kalpeswer - One of the Paanch (Five) Kedars
  • Ghastoli & Mana Pass (World's New highest Motorable Pass) - Permission Reqd.
Fact Sheet
auli Facts
  • Located 500 kms from Delhi / 300 kms from Haridwar & Dehradun / 275 kms from Rishikesh
  • 15 Deluxe rooms
  • Restaurant with view of the big Himalayan peaks
  • Sightseeing trips to Badrinath, Lata village, Mana village, Vasudhara Falls, Joshimath, etc.
  • Travel on the cable car from Joshimath to the ski slopes of Auli
  • Bonfire, Barbecue & light music
  • 24x7 Electricity
  • Easy train/air connections available between Delhi and Haridwar/Dehradun
  • Hot multi-cuisine meals served buffet style apart morning and evening Tea/Coffee with Cookies
  • Day hikes to the Gurson bugyals (high altitude meadows), Nanda Devi biosphere, etc.
  • Multi day hikes to the Valley of Flowers, Kuari Pass, Satopnath Lake, etc.
  • Enjoy the views as you move on the chair lift up the skiing slopes
  • Surrounded by thick forest and an apple orchard close by
 Auli Tariff, Himalayan Eco Lodge
Tariff
 
Occupancy
Himalayan View Room
Single Occupancy 3,850/-
Double Occupancy 4,500/-
Extra Adult 1,600/-
Child 1,100/-
Orchard Rooms
 
3,150/-  
3,800/-  
1,350/-  
950/-  
  •   14% Taxes Extra
Tariff Includes
Note
  •   Accommodation for 1 night
  •   Breakfast & Dinner
  •   Comlementry for children below 5yrs
  •   Rates not valid for Long Weekends & Public Holidays

Additional Meal Costs**
Activiti Costs
  •   Breakfast - Rs. 200
  •   Lunch (veg) - Rs. 350
  •   Dinner (non-veg) - Rs. 450
  •   **5% VAT extra
  •   Skiing (2 hrs): Rs. 1000 (includes Ski boots, gloves, poles)
  •   Trekking to Gurson: Rs. 500 per person
  •   Trekking (1-2 hrs): Rs. 200 per person
  •   Rafting on Alaknanda (long): Rs. 800 per person
  •   Rafting on Alaknanda (short): Rs. 600 per person
  •   Rafting on Ganga: Rs. 800 per person
  •   Rope activities: Rs. 150 per person per activity
  •   Kayaking: Rs. 250 per person
  •   **5% VAT extra

3 Days / 2 Nights Package [Leisure]
 
Category
Tariff
Himalayan View Room 8,700/-
Orchard Room 7,400/-
Extra Adult
Extra Child (5-12yrs)
3,000/- 2,200/-
2,600/- 1,800/-
Includes
  •   Welcome drink
  •   2 Nights stay
  •   Breakfast & Dinner
4 Days / 3 Nights Package [Leisure]
 
Category
Tariff
Himalayan View Room 13,000/-
Orchard Room 11,000/-
Extra Adult
Extra Child (5-12yrs)
4,500/- 3,200/-
3,800/- 2,700/-
Includes
  •   Welcome drink
  •   3 Nights stay
  •   Breakfast & Dinner

5 Days / 4 Nights Package [Leisure]
 
Category
Tariff
Himalayan View Room 17,100/-
Orchard Room 14,500/-
Extra Adult
Extra Child (5-12yrs)
5,900/- 4,200/-
5,000/- 3,600/-
Includes
  •   Welcome drink
  •   4 Nights stay
  •   Breakfast & Dinner

4 Days / 3 Nights Package [Fun Skiing ]
 
Category
Tariff
Himalayan View Room 19,200/-
Orchard Room 17,200/-
Extra Adult
Extra Child (5-12yrs)
6,700/- 4,800/-
6,000/- 4,300/-
Includes
  •   Welcome drink
  •   3 Nights stay
  •   Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  •   2 skiing sessions (2-3 hrs each)
  •   1 Guided Trek
5 Days / 4 Nights Package [Fun Skiing ]
 
Category
Tariff
Himalayan View Room 23,900/-
Orchard Room 21,300/-
Extra Adult
Extra Child (5-12yrs)
8,300/- 5,900/-
7,400/- 5,300/-
Includes
  •   Welcome drink
  •   4 Nights stay
  •   Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  •   2 skiing sessions (2-3 hrs each)
  •   1 Guided Trek
Extra
  • •   Service tax 14%
  • •   Transport of any nature
  • •   Any meals or services not mentioned above
  • •   Bottled water, beverages etc.
  • •   Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • •   Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance



How to reach auli, Himalayan Eco Lodges
 

For travel to the camp, a combination of train/air and road travel is recommended. The closest railway station to the camp is Haridwar and there are a number of trains that connect to Haridwar from all over the country. 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. 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, etc. If you require assistance in booking, do get in touch with us.

  • Distance from nearest Airport: 280km (Dehradun airport jolly grant)
  • Distance from nearest Railway Station: 300km (Haridwar)

From Haridwar/Dehradun/Delhi, we could organise a vehicle for you that would remain with you throughout your trip. The following would be the costs for the same:

Ex-Haridwar/Dehradun

Vehicle 4 Days 5 Days
Tata Indica - -
Chevrolet Tavera (6-seater) - -
Toyota Innova (6-seater) - -
Tempo Traveler(13-seater) - -

Notes :

  • All transport rates inclusive of driver charges, state taxes and all other applicable taxes
  • All transport rates are for the specific itinerary that is listed above including the transfers for activities but do not include any other sightseeing, etc.
  • Transport rates are subject to change

 
Places Of Interest
  • Joshimath
  • Tapovan
  • Gurso Bugyal
  • Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
  • Badrinath
  • Valley of flowers

Joshimath

joshimath Derived from the word 'Jyotirmath', it is the place of the Jyotirlinga of Shiva. Shankracharya founded one of the four piths (centres) for sanyasis here. A resting place for pilgrims going to Badrinath, Joshimath also has a temple dedicated to Narsimha, an incarnation of Vishnu. ( 6 Kms from the Lodge).

Tapovan

Tapovan Meaning a 'forest of meditation' (from the Sanskrit words 'Tapo' = meditation and and 'van' =forest), Tapovan is 15 km. from Joshimath. It has a temple and a natural hot water spring. ( Kms from the Lodge)

Gurso Bugyal

Gurso Bugyal, Auli 3km trek from Auli will lead you to the picturesque Gurso Bugyal. Views of the imposing Himalayas like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Dron parvat are invigorating from Gurso Bugyal. Gurso Bugyal transforms to a green pastureland during spring season and wears sheets of snow during the winters. Perched at an elevation of 3,056mts above sea level Gurso Bugyal has mixed forest of oak and conifer. Gurso bugyal is only 1.5km from the last tower of Gondola ropeway.

Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve

Nanda Devi, Hill Stations india The Nanda Devi National Park is situated around the peak of Nanda Devi at 7,817 m (25,646 ft). Along with the adjoining Valley of Flowers National Park to its north-west, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. The earliest recorded expedition to the Nanda Devi was in 1883 by W W Garden. However the area remained obscure till the mid-1930s, when Tilman and N E Odell explored and scaled the Nanda Devi. Their expedition opened the route to the rest of the world and soon the region turned into a game sanctuary. The 1950s saw organized expeditions for the Nanda Devi. Finally, in 1982, the Indian government declared the region a National Park and, later, granted it the special status of a Biosphere Reserve.

Badrinath

Badrinath Templs, Badrinath The temple at Badrinath, also called the Badrinarayan temple, is widely considered to be one of the holiest of Hindu temples and is dedicated to the god Vishnu. The temple and town are one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites. It is also one of the 108 Divya Desams, the holy shrines for Vaishnavites. The temple is open only six months every year (between the end of April and the beginning of November). Built by Adi Shankaracharaya, the philosopher-saint of the 8th century, the temple has been renovated several times due to damage by avalanches, It was restored in the 19th century, by the royal houses of Scindia & Holkar.

Valley of flowers

Valley of Flowers, Himalayan eco lodges The locals always knew of the existence of the Valley of Flowers, nestled in the western Himalayas, and believed that it was inhabited by fairies. It is home to many celebrated flowers like the Brahmakamal, the Blue Poppy and the Cobra Lily and to several rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic Black Bear, Snow Leopard, Brown Bear and Blue Sheep. Today, this richly diverse alpine shrub and meadow region, located within a transition zone between the Zaskar and Great Himalayas ranges to the north and south, respectively, and between the Eastern Himalaya and Western Himalayas, is an internationally acknowledged ecological sensitive area.