How to reach Auli from Joshimath in winters when road is blocked by snow.

How to reach Auli from Joshimath

How to reach Auli from Joshimath : Joshimath to Auli is 13 km by road. Normally the road to Auli from Joshimath is open throughout the year except in Jan and Feb month when the snowfall may block the road to Auli from Joshimath.

What are the ways to reach Auli in winters.

  • Rope-way
  • Hire a local 4 x4 vehicle
  • Trek

Rope-way

It is most commonly used mean of transport from Auli to Joshimath in winters. You will enjoy the ride as well as reach the hotel in Auli.

There are  two type of people taking the rope-way to Auli.

  • People making day trip to Auli.
  • People staying overnight in a hotel in Auli.

There are lot of people who are making day trip to Auli from Joshimath. Getting a ticket of rope-way is very difficult for them. Rope-way takes approx 25-30 people in one ride, and take approx 30 minutes to reach Auli.

So in the morning everyone is going up for day trip and in the evening all these people are coming down. This means that in the evening people who want to go to Auli and stay there will easily get the ticket. In the same way on the date when they want to come down they will easily get slot to come down in the morning.

People coming to stay in Blue poppy resorts in Auli want to come by rope-way from Joshimath.

You need to get down at tower no 8 at Auli and take chair car to reach down to Lower tower point (LTP) at GMVN Auli. From here Blue poppy resorts is just 100 meter away. You can call the staff for your luggage.

Hire a local 4 x4 vehicle.

You should preferably try to reach Joshimath by 2 pm in winters so as to catch the rope-way. But if you miss the rope-way due to any reason. You may reach Auli by hiring a 4 by 4 vehicle. But that may cost you Rs. 1500 – Rs. 2500 or even sometime Rs. 3000 depending upon the timings and demand and supply.

If there is huge amount of snow on the road this service may not be available.

How to reach Auli from Joshimath : By hiring local 4x4 vehicle. The road condition in Feb 2020
How to reach Auli from Joshimath : By hiring local 4×4 vehicle. The road condition in Feb 2020

Trek to Auli from Joshimath.

You can drive up to the point which is motor able and start walking towards Auli. Normally last 4-5 km is snow covered. This is cheapest way to come to Auli from Joshimath. But carrying your luggage may be a problem.

Trekking between Auli and Joshimath is quite frequent in winters when the road is blocked
Trekking between Auli and Joshimath is quite frequent in winters when the road is blocked

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