About Auli Gorson Bugyal Trek
Riding on Asia's longest and highest ropeway, savouring the view of some of the largest peaks in the world, and skiing on the longest ropeway in India -these are some of the salient features of the Auli Gorson Bugyal Trek. Trek to Auli Gorson Bugyal is an easy one, even the amateurs who have a prolonged dream to trek for the first time can go go for it. The trek has even inspired many people to start taking baby steps in this cool adventure.
It is one of the most enthralling yet exciting trekking trails in Garhwal and will take one through the confluence of various books, alpine forest verdant meadows or 'Bugyals' and rhododendrons forests.
Trek starts from Rishikesh; after that trekkers will ride on a ropeway till Auli. Once trekkers reach Auli, they will start trekking to Gorson Bugyal. Most amazing part of the trek is a beautiful view of the Himalayan mountains like Nanda Devi (7817m), Kamet (7756m), the Mana Parvat (7273m) and the Dunagiri (7066m) that will accompany trekkers throughout the trail. A large number of visitors visit this delightful destination in both summers and winters. But the summer season remains as this is when the lush green meadows sprinkled with beautiful wildflowers and blooms into a massive oasis of flowers after the spring thaw.
A trek to Auli Gorson Bugyal can be an exciting experience, even if trekkers are going with their family. The trek gives one an opportunity witness a variety of flora and fauna along with the chance to understand the village life.
Auli Gorson Bugyal Trekking Tour Highlights
- Savour the sight of magnificent peaks like Nanda Devi Peak, Hathi-Ghodi Peak, Dronagiri Peak, Chaukhamba Peak
- Experience the greatness of nature by walking through the lush green Auli Garson bugyal.
- Fell the thrill of riding in Asia's largest and highest ropeway in Auli.
- Take a holy dip in Devprayag, a sacred place known for the confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to travel to Auli Gorson Bugyal Trek is summers (April – Mid June) and Winters (October – December)
In Summers: The weather of Auli Gorson Bugyal remains pleasant and salubrious during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible, and the fresh breeze adds charm to the ambience. Don't forget to carry woollens.
In Monsoons: The rainfall enhances the beauty of the trek. The forest and meadows become lush green, and the flowers outgrow in number. The weather remains moderate and pleasant. Not a good time to go for trekking, roads remain blocked due to landslides.
In Winters: Auli receives heavy snowfall during the winter season. During the winter months, the landscapes look scenic, mountains remain covered with a blanket of snow, making the places look like mini Switzerland. Winters are freezing at Auli Gorson Bugyal so do carry heavy woollens.
Where is the Auli-Gorson Bugyal?
One of the most scenic places in the Uttrakhand region, Auli Gorson Bugyal, is a highland pastures, lying at an elevation from 2,500–3,500m. It is a popular hub for trekkers and during the spring, one can see here a wide range of wildflowers carpeted over the surrounding meadows. From the stunning fields, one can see the view of the mighty mountains like Nanda Devi (7817 metres), Kamet (7756 metres), Mana Parvat (7273 metres), Dunagiri mountain (7066 metres), Hathi Parvat (6727 metres), Bethartoli (6353 metres) and Ghora Parvat. The thick forest of coniferous, Oak and Deodar, sprinkled on the other side of the meadows, add further charm to this place.
How to Reach?
By Air: The nearest airport for Auli Gorson Bugyal airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun. The airport is 275 kms away from Auli.
By Rail: Haridwar is the nearest railway stations for Kalindi Khal Trek. From here taxi/cabs are available for Auli and further destination.
By Road: Auli can be reached from Haridwar (273 km), Rishikesh (250 km), Chopta (363.5) and Dehradun (293 km) by direct buses or shared jeeps. Buses are available from early morning, and it is advised you leave early to reach early or to give yourself.