Joshimath Auli Nanda Devi Biosphere Tour package6 Night - 7 Days packagePackage Code: HTPC000551
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Joshimath Auli Nanda Devi Biosphere Tour package.
About - Nanda Devi National Park is situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It provides spectacular views Himalayan ranges around the national park. This region is bestowed with beautiful surroundings along with abundant flora and fauna.
Situated high in West Himalayan ranges, Valley of Flowers National Park is renowned for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and outstanding natural beauty. This area is known for its rich diverse nature that is 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. This region is loved and praised by mountaineers, trekkers, adventure seekers, photography enthusiasts and botanists for a long time.
Auli is located near Joshimath from where the trek to Nandadevi and Valley of Flowers national park begins and ends. Auli is a ski resort and a destination for snow lovers. You can reach Auli by a cable car ride from Joshimath or by trekking from opposite side.
Climate – Situated on high altitudes, Nanda Devi National Park has an amazing climate. It is covered in snow for six month while rest of the year the climate is warm and pleasant and most suitable to visit, although it rains heavily in months of July and August and is not recommended to go there.
Different locations of the park like Bhuyandar valley, Gobindghat, Pandukeshwar, Joshimath and Auli are reach with vegetation ranges, birds and animals.
Prefered time to visit
Summer is the preferred time to visit as large part of this biosphere reserve is covered in snow after October.
Joshimath Auli Nanda Devi Biosphere Tour package. – Overview
This 6 night/7 day trip will cover scenic locations in Uttrakhand that is filled with natural beauty and biodiversity. The Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks located in high-altitude West Himalayan landscapes with outstanding biodiversity and are exceptionally beautiful. Nanda Devi National Park is located in the region of Nanda Devi peak which is 7,817 m high and is India’s second highest mountain which is approached through the Rishi Ganga gorge, one of the deepest in the world. The Valley of Flowers National Park on the other hand has gentler landscape with breath-taking beautiful meadows of rare flora and easily accessible.
Auli is one of the best ski slopes in Asia. Another day trek location that goes through excellent meadows and thick forests of oak, and fir (cedar), with extraordinary views of Mt. Nanda Devi along with rich flora and fauna.
We will cover Valley of Flowers, Auli and Kuari Pass by trekking and will get to see the beauty of nature that is bestowed in this area. This 7 day trip covers trekking points, stay and dinner as a part of the package.
About Joshimath Auli Nanda Devi Biosphere tour package – An Overview
Covering 71,210 ha, both Valley of Flowers (N30 43 60.00 E79 37 60.00) and Nandadevi (N30 25 7.00 E79 50 59.00 ) are surrounded by a large buffer zone of 514,857 that is home of rare wildlife and mountain flowers in this region. This area is located within the Western Himalayas Endemic Bird Area (EBA) is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and it inhibits mountain animals like snow leopard and other mountain animals.
Auli (30.52892°N 79.57026°E) is located near Joshimath and attracts millions of ski and snow lovers in the winters. Auli is located on an altitude of nearly 3000 meter from the sea level with a vertical drop of 529 meter on can go for Kuari pass trek that is adjacent to Valley of Flowers and is similar to richness of flora and fauna in that area.
Why you should go for Joshimath Auli Nandadevi Biosphere tour package
If you are looking for a holiday filled with adventure in a place that you have never been before that you want to experience right from the lap of the nature then this package is made especially for you. Nanda Devi, Auli, and Valley of Flowers are some of the picturesque locations in Uttaranchal that is one of its kind. Its exclusiveness attracts millions of adventure seekers here who want to explore this side of nature in the lap of Himalayas.
The stunning landscape of The Valley of Flowers National Park is another of the locations that you’ll be visiting during this trip which is bestowed with natural beauty and is home to more than 300 varieties of flowers.
If you are an adventure lover then Auli is best to visit during the winters when this place is a heaven for skiers. The Kuari pass day trek is open when snow starts melting and this area is surrounded with rich flora and varieties of birds in this area.
How to Reach
Valley of Flowers is a trek of about 17 km (10.5 miles). The nearest major town connected via road Joshimath in Garhwal, and can be reached easily from Haridwar and Dehradun, both about 270 km from Joshimath.
Govindghat is at an hour distance from to Joshimath and is the beginning point of the trek. From Ghangharia is 14 km away from Gobindghat and is the last place where one can stay in the night.
Auli can be reached by a 25 minute cable car ride from Joshimath.
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- All meals (veg), tea and coffee.
- SUV and Volvo charges as per itinerary.
- All forest entry fee.
- Guide fee.
- Still camera charges and all taxes.
- Porter charges.
- Joshimath - Auli - Joshimath cable car ride fee.
- On special request - local naturalist, high altitude birding expert and professional nature & wildlife photographer for the entire tour will be provided.
- Additional meals and beverages/alcohol (although it is not recommended to consume alcohol during the trek.)
- Trip insurance.
- Personal expenses like laundry, phone calls etc.
- Extra Porters.
- Extended stay due to bad weather will not be covered in the itinerary.
- Rescue and medical charges.
- Accommodation in New Delhi is not included in package but will be arranged if requested. Minimum hotel price starts from 2000 rs.
Trekking Gear recommended to carry
- Back pack – 60 liters recommended. (Will be carried by the porter.)
- Waist Pouch for medicines, quick cast etc.
- Clothing – 2 set of trousers, thermal wear, extra underwear, 4 t-shirts max, jacket or sweater, ear bands, raincoat.
- Footwear – Extra pair of socks (Woolen + Cotton a pair each), sport shoes or trekking shoes (woodland/reebok/Nike)
- Misc. – Torch, Swiss knife/pen knife, sunglasses, water bottle, camera with extra batteries and memory cards,
- Toiletries – Toothpaste, toothbrush, bath soap, paper soap, sunscreen, insect repellent etc.
- Medical – Aspirin, pain relief spray, band air, cotton, antacid tablets, other medicines if recommended by doctor (in such cases you’ll need to bring your medical certificate.)
6 Night/7 Day Itinerary
Delhi – Rishikesh (255 kms/8hrs)
Our representatives will pick you up at New Delhi airport/station and arrange for your transport from ISBT Kashmere Gate on a luxurious AC Volvo or SUV provided by the company from where you’ll proceed to Rishikesh for overnight stay and dinner.
Rishikesh – Joshimath (220 kms/7 hrs)
Leave for Joshimath in the morning after local sightseeing in Rishikesh. On the way to Joshimath we will take a stop at Devprayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet and become to holy River Ganga.
Joshimath was established by Adi Shankaracharya as a religious centre and serves as home of Sri Badrinathji during winters. You can visit temples of Nav Durga and Narsingh in this area. Vistors admire Joshimath for its scenic beauty.
Your overnight stay and dinner will be arranged in a hotel.
Joshimath – Govindghat – Ghangharia (22 kms/1hrs drive) Ghangaria (14 kms/3-4 hrs trek)
After an early breakfast drive to Govindghat from where trek to Valley of Flowers beings. Govindghat is the meeting point of Alaknanda and Laxman Ganga Rivers. Govindghat is named after a Gurudwara dedicated to Guru Govind Singh. Trek for Govindghat starts after crossing River Alaknanda by bridge from where you walk across Bhyundar valley through the forest. Bhyundar valley is an excellent point of birding and you can spend some time clicking pictures of the surroundings. Trek to Ghangharia takes 4-5 hours from where you will transferred to a hotel for overnight stay.
Ghangaria - Valley Of Flowers - Ghangria (6kms one side/4-5 hrs)
After breakfast we leave for trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. The valley is a beautiful landscape with an impressive surrounding located in midst of the Himalayas and serves as a home of rare wild flowers. The beauty of this location is worth enjoying after which we return to Ghangria for overnight stay.
Ghangaria - Govind Ghat – Joshimath (Ghangaria (14 kms/3-4 hrs trek)) +(22 kms/1hrs drive) Govindghat to Joshimath.
After breakfast trek down to reach Govind Ghat and from here drive to Joshimath. Check in to hotel for overnight stay and dinner.
Joshimath - Auli (3-5 hour trek)
After a leisurely breakfast we leave from Joshimath and got for a steep trek to Auli (People not interested in trekking at this point can go to Auli by a 25 min cable car ride.) We’ll be joined by the porters and mules that’ll carry our trekking equipment. In route we will cover villages of Dando and Nog that provide excellent location for birding in the way, this will be followed by one more trek inside the dense forests after which we arrive at Auli which is popular ski resort.
Auli offers beautiful views of Mt. Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat, Doonagiri, Bithartoli, Neelkanth, Hathi Parbat, Gori Parbat, Nar Parbat and Kamet. The snow dressed slopes of Auli are covered with evergreen conifers and oak forests. Stay in Auli will be arranged in camp or hotel depending on your itinerary.
AulI - Gorson : (3 km/5-6 hour trek)
Trek through huge dense forest and walk on snow till last point Gorson which is located on 3600 meter. Gorson Bugyal provides with an excellent spot for birding and photography. You can enjoy the landscapes and the mountains after which we return to base camp at Auli.
Gorso is just three kilometres from Auli that is spread out as a mixed forest kind of area. Gorso is just 1.5 km away from the last tower of the ropeway. Gorso is a peaceful and scenic location away from any commercial or tourist activity.
Auli – Joshimath – Haridwar (270 km/ 30 min by cable car and 6-8 hours by road)
We leave our camps after breakfast and reach Joshimath via cable car. From here we leave for Haridwar by road where upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Haridwar – Delhi (230 kms/6hrs)
You are free to visit Haridwar in the afternoon. You can visit the temples and the ghats of this city starting with Mansa Devi temple, Chandi Devi temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Bilkeshwar Mahadev, Anandmai Ashram, Vaishno Devi Temple, Doodhadhari Temple, Bharat Mata Mandir etc. You can visit the hotels around Har ki pauri and savor awesome lunch along with sweets and snacks in this area.
We will leave for New Delhi in the evening where upon your arrival next morning you’ll be dropped at airport or railway station and your trip will end.
- Rain Forest House – 1840 per person.
- Atali Ganga- 6000 per person
- Hotel Dronagiri – 1500 (Contact - 9410126609)
- Char Dham Camp – 1800 (Contact – 9910384482)
- Himalyan Abode – 1250 (Contact – 9412082247)
3/5 Star Hotels
- Cliff Top Club Resort – 9000 rs
- Garhwal Vikas Mandal tourist bunglow – Rs 600 onwards
- Hotel Bhagat – 1550 (http://www.hotelbhagat.com/)
- GVMN tourist lodge – 600 onwards
- (5 Star) – Aalya on the Ganges: 6000 Approx
- (4 Star) – Hotel Haveli Hari Ganga: Price N/A
- (2 Star) – Hotel Har ki Pauri – 700 approx