DAY#3 : 26th Feb
Morning are the best part in Himalayas. View from joshimath is just amazing.
I woke up at 7:00 am.
I took my breakfast at inside restaurant of gmvn and took my rucksack and checked out at around 9.
There is ropeway from joshimath to Auli which costs 1000/- per person for double trip(return included). It starts at around 9:30-10:00 AM in the morning till 3:30 PM. You can also take a taxi from joshimath to Auli, it costs 500 rs round trip.
*If you are planning to stay in auli, do tell the ropeway tocket counter to schedule the return ticket after your stay, they automat set return date of that day itself, of you don't tell them *
I reached auli at 12:00 noon.
There are total 10 towers of ropeway, but they drop only at tower 8 and 10, if you plan to stay in auli, you should get down at Tower 8,from there you can go to respective stay options.
Stay in auli is limited, total 3 stay options (2 by gmvn and cliff top), they are costly, around 3500/-pee night.
If you can afford, then they are the best, and if you are budget traveller like me, you can do camping.
From Tower 8, I trekked down on snow for about an hour, then I reached gmvn stay, there I contacted some guys for camping, there are 2 people who provide camping at auli, and there are lots of home stays available, you can stay there also.
* I stayed for 3N in camp, including today night. It cost me 750/- per night. *
I reached at camp at around 3 pm, I took my lunch and today I wanted to relax a bit, so I roamed there around a bit, talking to locals, listening their stories, etc. It was fun.
Camp owner, sonu Bhai and sanjay bhai are one of the bestest people I met, they are so jolly by heart.
I took my dinner at 8 and then i did campfire with those guys, we talked till 11, then I had to sleep, so I get in my camp, and slept inside my sleeping bag.