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Auli Ropeway

If you ever plan a vacation to Auli, there’s no way you can miss out on Auli Ropeway. It is also called Gondola and is a cable car ride that offers you immaculate views of the picturesque Himalayan mountains.

Did you know? Auli Ropeway is the second highest and longest cable car ride in Asia after Gulmarg.

The ropeway is elevated at the height of 3010 m above sea level, so you can imagine the views you will witness during the ride. You must note that there are no chairs in this cable car, so you have to enjoy the view while standing.

Auli Ropeway works with 2 cable cars through 10 towers and has a good capacity. If you are lucky or in Auli Joshimath at the right time, you can witness the skiing competition below.

Here’s the complete information about Auli Ropeway

Starting Point 



25 passengers + 1 attendant

Track Distance

4.15 km 

Travel Time

25 minutes 

Cost of Auli Ropeway 

Auli Ropeway price - you can enjoy Auli Ropeway at just INR 1000 (round trip).

Auli Chair Lift 

Once in Auli, you also have the option to try Auli Chair Lift. Located near GMVN Auli, it is unlike Auli Ropeway and does not have a fixed schedule. Instead, it keeps on running every minute during its operational hours. Also, remote braking and storm warning systems are installed in the chair lift.

Once you are in a chair lift, the views you will witness will be unreal. It takes you to the skiing slopes of Auli near Auli Lake. Thus, skiers use it to get to the upper slopes and enjoy skiing in Auli.

Key Information about Auli Chair Lift

Starting Point 

Near GMVN Auli


4 passengers per chair (total 16 chairs)

Track Distance

800 m

Travel Time

5 minutes 

Cost of Auli Chair Lift

The cost of Auli Chair Lift is INR 300 for a round trip.

Best Time to Visit Auli

Winter is the best season to visit Auli. From December to February, Auli receives maximum snowfall and the views from the ropeway are magical.

How to reach Auli Ropeway

The ropeway starts from Joshimath. So here are ways to reach Joshimath - 

  • By Air - Jolly Grant is the nearest airport to Joshimath. It is located approx. 266 km away and takes about 7.5 hours to reach Joshimath. Taxis and buses are available from the airport to complete the journey.
  • By Train - Rishikesh railway station is approx. 250 km away from Joshimath. You can hire a bus or taxi from outside the railway station, which will take around 7 hours to get to Joshimath.
  • By Road - Joshimath is a popular destination and thus, is connected well with other regions in Uttarakhand by road. You can plan a road trip from nearby states like Himachal, Haryana, or even Delhi and enjoy scenic views en route. 

Once you reach Joshimath, you can opt for Auli Ropeway and get to Joshimath to Auli along with enjoying beautiful views of the valley. To save yourself from the hassle, book Auli tour packages and customize it as per your budget and interests. Get prompt response from our travel experts and 24x7 assistance for a smooth Auli travel experience. Contact today!


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