Auden's Col Trekking Expedition Photos

Auden's Col Trekking Expedition

13 Days / 12 Nights
Dehradun to Gaurikund

Auden’s Col is a high altitude mountain pass connecting Rudugaira valley and Bhilangna valley. It is situated at an altitude of 5490 metres and connects the ridge coming from Gangotri III (6580 m) peak on the north-west and the ridge coming from Jogin I (6465 m) on the east, and also binds a glacier coming from Jogin I on the north side of Rudugaira valley, and deadly Khatling glacier on the south side of Bhilangna valley.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Rishikesh/Dehradun - Harsil

Drive230 kms

Arrive at Rishikesh/Dehradun. There we will receive you and the journey will start from here from Rishikesh / Dehradun to Harsil, home of the famous Apple orchards by Bhairon Ghati, the course of the Bhairav Ganga River on which a steel girder overpass overlooking a captivating deep gorge, 

You will check-in to the hotel in Harsil and visit the local attraction. Back to your hotel and stay there overnight.

Day 2 : Harsil - Gangotri

Drive20 kms

In the morning after you wake up, we will provide you breakfast. After breakfast, We will head toward Gangotri. It will take about a 1-hour drive to reach Gangotri. upon arrival at Gangotri, you will check in to the hotel and stay there overnight. 

You also visit Gangotri temple if you want to take some blessings from one of the four temple which comes in Chota Char Dham.

Day 3 : Gangotri - Nala Camp

Trek8 kms

On this morning, after you have breakfast, the walking trail begins from the left side of the valley and head towards the Nala Camp. Your walking trail goes through the Birch and pine forest and soon you will reach the pictorial spot from where you can have spectacular views of the Jogin and kedartal range.  

You will stay there for overnight in the tents beside the Rudragaira River.

Day 4 : Nala Camp - Rudra Gaira Base Camp

Trek8 kms

After you have breakfast, you will trek for the Rudragaira. upon your arrival at the base camp at Rudragaira, get some rest in the tents. As you know the climatic condition of this region is certainly altered, it is better for all the trekkers to take some rest.

If you are not exhausted and ready to move on the hike, then you can join the trail that heads towards the Rudragaira Peak. You will stay there overnight in the tent.

Day 5 : Rudugaira Base Camp - Gangotri Group Base Camp

Trek7 kms

After having breakfast in the morning. You start trekking to the Gangotri group base camp. This trek will be quite challenging for you and also it gradually becomes tougher at times. After we reached our destination for the day you can see the picturesque views of the beautiful Gangotri 1,2 & 3 peaks.  You will stay there overnight at Gangotri in a tent.

Day 6 : Gangotri Group Base Camp - Auden Col Base Camp

Trek6 kms

This day is the most challenging and demanding day of the trek and you need to maintain your energy level strong. After having breakfast you will start your tough trek for Auden Col base camp your way is full of the moraine. After reaching the Auden Col base camp you have to stay there overnight in tents.

Day 7 : Auden Col Base Camp – Audens Col - Khatling Glacier

Trek11 kms

On this day you have to wake up early in the morning because we will start the trek early in the morning. The hikes involve technical aspects on this part of the trek on the glacier which will continue till we reach the pass. It will take about 4-5 hours to cross about 5 km trek. 

There is a rope which is fixed on both sides to cross the pass safely. After we reach the campsite set up your tents and have some rest and food to gain some energy for another challenging day of the trekking. You will stay there overnight in tents.

Day 8 : Khatling Glacier - Waterfall Camp/Zero Point

Trek12 kms

The trek on this day is a challenging and technical one, therefore, for this part of the trekking, technical gears will be supplied. We will pass through the glacier stretch and the trail leads to the moraine, from where the trail moves downwards to the campsite located beside the river. 

You will stay there overnight in a tent.

Day 9 : Waterfall Camp/Zero Point - Chowki

Trek8 kms

On this day you will trek about 3 km along the river-side and reach an extensive meadow. afterward, you will trek for another 4 km that will take you to Chowki a verdant and beautiful spot ultimate for camping. You will stay there overnight in tents.

Day 10 : Chowki - Masar Tal

Trek8 kms

On this day trek is a switchback journey that heads towards a ridge located in a scenic valley. The trail is definite with astonishing natural surroundings en route. then heads towards the Masar Tal. After your arrival at the Masar Tal transfer to the campsite that is located nearby the captivating lake. You will stay there overnight in the tent.

Day 11 : Masar Tal - Vasuki Tal

Trek12 kms

On this day of the trek, You will climb for about 3 km to reach the ridge. Your way further leads with Ups and downs and finally head toward the striking, pristine lake, Vasukital. You will stay there overnight in the tents set up near the lake.

Day 12 : Vasuki Tal - Kedarnath

Trek5 kms

On this day you will trek towards one of the well-known and sacred pilgrimage in India, Kedarnath. It will take about 3 hours to descent only 5 km of trail. Upon arrival, visit the Kedarnath Temple. You will stay overnight at the hotel in Kedarnath.

Day 13 : Kedarnath - Gaurikund

Trek16 kms

On this last day of trekking, you wake up early in the morning and start trekking towards a well laid 6 feet wide in the direction of the Gaurikund (14 km). You will move forward to reach the village of Rambara where the makeshift restaurant serves the food to the pilgrims. Further on the trail, you move downward and reach Gaurikund. And our journey will end here.

Package Inclusions

  • Transportation to Gangotri
  • Stay hotels or homestays in Gangotri, Harsil & Kedarnath
  • Stay in camps during trek
  • All Meals during Trek
  • All Technical & Camping Equipment
  • Guide, Porter & Cook Fee
  • Forest Camping Charges

Package Exclusions

  •  Meals in Gangotri & Kedarnath (meals included during camping only)
  • Any meals during road journey
  • Any personal expenses, tips, rescue expenses
  • Transportation beyond Gaurikund
  • Stay in Gaurikund and afterwards
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Important Information

  • The above itinerary is extended version and it includes 01 Buffer Day. 
  • Extra Buffer Day if utilized will cost Rs. 4000/- per person per day.
  • Bag Offloading Charges: Rs 400 per bag per day (will charged for entire trip)

Note: Important Things to Carry during trekking
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Why we prefer private and small groups? We love to trek in smaller private groups as we believe that it gives the best ambience to experience the Himalayan spirituality, serenity, solitude and rawness. Small groups are also eco friendly, less noisy, safe, friendly, easy to manage and more caring towards each other. Most importantly, private groups are more focused towards their objective which is enjoy being in the nature. We specialize in arranging customized private groups catering to the specific needs.

Why Book Your Trek with us?

  • Smaller Groups with customized and quality services
  • Stay in better tents/hotels and homestays
  • Upgraded and quality meals
  • Local, Experienced and Certified Guides
  • Transparent, Flexible and Customer Friendly team
  • No compromise on safety standards
  • We organize eco-friendly and responsible treks

Cancellation Policy

  • Within 15 days of Arrival Date/ No Show: No Refund
  • 15 Days to 30 Days prior to Arrival: 50% of the total package cost.
  • 30 Days & More: 10% of package cost (and taxes are not refunded in any case)
  • Note: No refunds in case of Road Blocks, Accidents, etc
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