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Snow trek to Auli & Gurson Meadows

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 don’t 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 (India’s 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 your 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 Dehradun airport/Haridwar/Rishikesh which are very well connected from all parts of the country by rail, road and air transport

 

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TRIP VITALS
LOCATION: GARHWAL HIMALAYAS, UTTARAKHAND
DURATION: 05 DAYS
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: GURSON MEADOWS (3350M)
GRADE: MODERATE+
SEASON: DEC - MAR
ACCOMODATION: STANDARD OR DELUXE ROOMS – 4 NIGHTS
GROUP SIZE: MAXIMUM OF 12 PEOPLE IN A GROUP

Activities : Trekking

Eligibility : 18 years above

Please Carry:

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

-    T-shirts (full) – 2/3
-    Trekking Pants or Lower - 2
-    Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
-    Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
-    Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
-    Woollen cap
-    Woollen gloves
-    Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
-    Scarf/muffler (optional)
-    Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
-    Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
-    Raincoat / Poncho
-    Small light weight towel
-    Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
-    Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
-    Sun glasses
-    Walking stick / Trekking pole
-    Sunscreen Lotion
-    Lip Balm
-    Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
-    Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
-    Personal toiletries
-    Books, 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. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek.

NOTE: In case you are planning to put your bag on a mule or taking a porter please get a duffel bag or rucksack and keep it in mind that there is a possibility that the bag at times might brush against a rock or a tree and get slightly damaged so don't get very expensive bags. Also in case of damage we shall not be held accountable.

All the items : 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 trip.

Equipment Rental/Purchase :
EQUIPMENT                                                                         RENT
Windproof, Water resistant Warm jacket (with hood)     250
Down jacket (for additional warmth)                                  300
Lightweight & Warm Fleece pullover                                   75
Warm Gloves                                                                            50
Waterproof Trekking boots                                                   300
Balaclava                                                                                   50
Rucksack (60 ltrs)                                                                 150
Waterproof gaiters                                                                   50
Warm high-length woollen socks                                         50
Poncho/Raincoat                                                                     50
Trekking poles                                                                         60

*Cost in INR per day     
extra
    

Registration : Please fill up the registration form and pay an advance of Rs.7500/- to confirm your booking. The balance payment should reach our office at least 30 days before the commencement of the journey. Reservation is done on first come first served basis. Cheques, NEFT/RTGS should be in favour of ANALA OUTDOORS PVT.LTD., payable at Ahmedabad only.

Medical Facilities:  First aid would be available throughout the programme. All emergences would be treated by the nearest available doctor/medical facility.

Disclaimer : Anala Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Anala 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 Ahmedabad 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.

ANALA OUTDOORS PVT.LTD. reserves  the unconditional right to refuse a booking/terminate a participant during the camp/eco-tour in event of unreasonable behaviour in such cases no refund will be given.

Dates: Any date in the month of December to March. Make your own safe group in your convinient date.

We will pick up the participant on the first day of Trek from Dehradun/Haridwar/Rishikesh and drop them on the last day.

Rates: (Per person)

Standard Package 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pax 11 Pax 12 Pax
Pax Pax Pax Pax Pax Pax Pax Pax Pax
Rates 21000 14000 13300 12700 12300 11900 11500 11200 10900 10600 10400 10200
                         
Deluxe package 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pax 11 Pax 12 Pax
Pax Pax Pax Pax Pax Pax Pax Pax Pax
Rates 27800 17200 16400 15700 15300 14900 14500 14200 14000 13700 13500 13400

Transport Cost from Dehradun/Haridwar& back

Non Ac Bolero    17500
Non Ac Innova    21500
Non Ac Tempo Traveller    23000

Registration: Please fill up the registration form and pay an advance of Rs.7500/- to confirm your booking. The balance payment should reach our office at least 30 days before the commencement of the journey. Reservation is done on first come first served basis. Cheques, NEFT/RTGS should be in favour of ANALA OUTDOORS PVT.LTD., payable at Ahmedabad only.

PRICE INCLUDES:
Accommodation: On double sharing. In case of odd numbers, that person will share the base hotel/guesthouse/lodge on triple sharing.

Standard Package
•    Day 01: Standard room at Auli
•    Day 02: Standard room at Auli
•    Day 03: Standard room at Auli
•    Day 04: Standard room at Auli

Deluxe Package
•    Day 01: Deluxe room at Auli
•    Day 02: Deluxe room at Auli
•    Day 03: Deluxe room at Auli
•    Day 04: Deluxe room at Auli

Meals: We provide simple, hygienic  veg meals on all days of the trek
•    Day 01: Dinner
•    Day 02: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
•    Day 03: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
•    Day 04: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
•    Day 05: Breakfast

  • Professional guide(s): To ensure high safety and personal attention, all our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Forest entry charges only for Indian guest
  • Basic first aid for the group

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Transport of any nature
  • 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, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • GST 5%

Medical Facilities : First aid would be available throughout the programme. All emergences would be treated by the nearest available doctor/medical facility.

Payment terms & Condition

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

    Minimum: 10%
    between 45 to 30 Days: 25%
    between 30 to 15 Days: 50%
    Last 15 Days: No refund

Cancellation charges will be applicable on total programme cost.

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..
 

SKETCH ITINERARY

DAY 01: DEHRADUN AIRPORT/HARIDWAR/RISHIKESH –AULI (2450 M )(DRIVE/8-9 HRS)
DAY 02: AULI – PARSARI( 2400 M) –AULI  (TREK / 3.5 – 4  HRS)
DAY 03: AULI – GURSON MEADOW (3350 M) –AULI (TREK /5-6 HRS)
DAY 04: AULI – DHAK/TUGASI – GULLING – TREK TOWARDS KHULARA – GULLING - DHAK/TUGASI - AULI (DRIVE/45MINS & TREK /6-7 HRS)
DAY 05: AULI – DEHRADUN AIRPORT/HARIDWAR/RISHIKESH (DRIVE/8-9 HRS)

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: DEHRADUN AIRPORT/HARIDWAR/RISHIKESH –AULI (2450 M )(DRIVE/8-9 HRS)
You will start your drive from Haridwar/Rishikesh to reach 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 Panch Prayags 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 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 at Auli.

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 the evening, sit back and relax at the lodge. Overnight at Auli.

DAY 3: AULI – GURSON MEADOWS (3350 M) –AULI (TREK /5-6 HRS)
Today we will drive to Auli main meadows (10 mins) and from here we will enjoy the thrill of travelling by a chair lift. We will reach the top most level of the chair lift and from there, we 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 Auli

DAY 4: AULI – DHAK/TUGASI – GULLING – TREK TOWARDS KHULARA – GULLING - DHAK/TUGASI - AULI (DRIVE/45MINS & TREK /6-7 HRS)
After breakfast we drive to Dhak/Tugasi village and from here trek towards Gulling & further on to 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/Tugasi village and board the vehicles. Explore the hot springs at Tapovan and drive back to the lodge. Overnight at Auli

DAY 5: AULI – DEHRADUN AIRPORT/HARIDWAR/RISHIKESH (DRIVE/8-9 HRS)
After breakfast drive down to Haridwar/Rishikesh. The trip ends here.

 

Reporting : Participants have to report at Dehradun/Haridwar/Rishikesh on the first day at given time and will be dropped back on the last day of the Trek.

Food : Wholesome & Hygienic vegetarian Food will be served, including Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Special Jain / Swaminarayan food is also served at the campsite if mentioned in the application form.

Please Note : If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary is changed on ground the extra charges arising due to it will be borne by the guests. same will be applicable if a guest decide to change the itinerary due to personal reason. Also if days are cut short on the trek/trips for any of the above reasons we will not be liable to make hotel arrangements at the base or any other location for the guests

  •     Guest will be required to fill up an indemnity form before embarking on the trek/trip
  •     We request you to kindly disclose/share information if suffering from any major ailment. We request you to submit your health Certificate.
  •     On our fixed group departures please note that we will follow a fixed schedule & standardised services. In case of individual requirements other than what is offered as part of the package, we might not be able to entertain them so please be aware of this fact
  •     In case of trips/treks with a backup day, where this backup day is not utilised for whatever reasons we will not be liable to make hotel or any other arrangements
  •     In case a departure cancelled due to bad weather conditions guest will receive full refund.

Optional Charges :
Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs) per person for the complete trek. If you want us to arrange for portage of your personal luggage you can book the same by selecting the option of Personal Luggage Charges.

Personal trekking Gear
You can save on buying expensive trekking equipment for the trek by hiring the same from our gear store. High quality equipment is provided at reasonable rental/sale and you are assured of clean equipment that has been checked for its efficacy.

Transport Options (DELHI – DEHRADUN – DELHI)

For travel to Dehradun 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 Dehradun that cost about Rs. 200-500 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 Condition
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.

Group size?
Anala Outdoors has a strict policy on Responsible Travel and keeping this in mind we do only small groups on any of our treks(max 12 people). This also means extra safety & personal attention for our guests.

Solo lady trekker?
They are as invited as anybody else and as safe as anybody else, which is absolutely safe. Also single women get to share the tent/room with other women only unless they have opted to take rooms/tents on single basis. If there is no other lady on the trip then they get to stay in the room/tent on single basis. Even if there is a single lady on our trip we will have a separate toilet tent while camping, only for ladies. Every trek is lead by two highly skilled and experienced mountaineering guide with good experience of travelling with groups so they ensure that within the group also a certain decorum is maintained
 
Drinking water?
Natural mineral water is present all over the trail. You have to carry water bottles.

Medical emergencies?
In case of any emergency one of our guides along with the porters and support staff will carry/accompany the guest back to the starting point of the trek from where he/she will be driven to the near hospital for treatment. We carry first aid arrangements and basic medicines with us on the trek.

Fitness level?
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Har Ki Dun Trek. This is an ideal trek for a beginner who wants to familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.To get into  optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.
 
Type of Footwear?
Although we recommend a high quality waterproof hiking shoes with good grips under them.

Loads of Enthusiam!! 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 trip. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trip
Also please note this is a comprehensive list & there might be few items which you might not need depending upon the month of travel. Kindly check with us on the final list with us before travelling

  •     Cheque/Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of ‘ANALA OUTDOORS PVT. LTD.’ Outstation cheques shall not be accepted.
  •     Payment against dishonoured cheque/s shall have to be paid in cash with additional charge of Rs.200/- per cheque.
  •     The balance payment is to be paid atleast 30 days before the departure of the batch. If the balance payment is not made on time, it would automatically be considered cancelled without any prior intimation and no refund would be given in this regard.
  •     Camp may be cancelled if there is not enough strength, actual amount paid by the participant towards the camp will be refunded by A/c payee cheque only. No other claims will be entertained.
  •     No refund shall be given if the participant terminates the camp at any point due to any reason.
  •     Anala outdoors reserves the unconditional right to refuse a booking/terminate a participant on camp in event of unreasonable behavior at any time and no refund will be given in this regard.
  •     The amount paid once is not-transferable to any other programme or to any other person.
  •     Jain food may be served on specific request, subject to availability.
  •     In case the camp duration is extended due to unforeseen circumstances, each participant will have to pay Rs. 400/-per head, per day to the group leader.
  •     It shall be the participant's responsibility to collect the necessary travel documents from our office on time.
  •     The organisers or any individual connected with the camp shall not be held responsible in case of any accident or any unforeseen natural calamity.
  •     In any case of injury or severe illness where upon the participant has to be admitted to the hospital or sent back by flight or any other means of transport, then those charges shall be entirely borne by the participant .
  •     Organisers will not be responsible towards any internal disputes arising with fellow participants.
  •     We are not bound to provide name address or any other personal details of other participants.
  •     The organisers shall not be held responsible for loss/theft of the participant’s luggage and belongings.
  •     Anala outdoors has the right to use the participant's name, information and photographs in promotional materials, brochures and press releases.

Disclaimer:  Anala Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Anala 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 Ahmedabad 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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