Auden’s Col is one of the most challenging treks; the beauty of Auden’s Col is untouched and quite unexplored. Auden’s Col Trek is a high altitude mountain pass connecting Rudugaira valley and Bhilangna valley. It is situated at 5,490 meters (18,010 ft) elevation. 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. Since the trek is strenuous and dangerous. It is advisable to secure, well in advance, services of a guide who has first-hand knowledge of the trek and possibly has done it several times.
|COST OF THE TRIP||Rs. 1,58,800/- Per Person (Sharing Basis)|
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Rishikesh to Rishikesh|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at Rishikesh on 7 a.m.|
|Location||Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand|
Day 01 Rishikesh to Gangotri
We will start from Rishikesh and head for a long drive up till Gangotri. Gangotri is around 270 km from Rishikesh and it takes around 7-8 hours to reach there. Overnight stay will be in a lodge.
Day 02 Gangotri to Nala Camp
After having delicious breakfast we will start our adventurous journey and start trekking towards Nala Camp. We will walk through the Rhododendron, pine forests and Gangotri National Park. The trek will take us up to 5-6 hours. Overnight stay will be at camps.
Day 03 Nala Camp to Rudragyara Camp
Today’s trail is quite long; we will walk for around 7-8 hours to reach the campsite. The trail will take us through the dense forests and streams. The climb will be steep and will offer us the majestic views of the magnificent peaks such as Rudragaira peak, Jogin peak and Auden Col. Overnight stay will be at Rudragyara campsite.
Day 04 Rudragyara Camp to Gangotri Base Camp
Post breakfast, we will start trekking towards Gangotri Base Camp. The trek gets tougher from this day onwards. The trails will take us through moraines and steep climb. Overnight stay will be at the beautiful breathtaking Gangotri Base Camp.
Day 05 Gangotri Base Camp to Auden’s Col Base camp
Today’s trek is pretty challenging and we need to warm-up and stretch ourselves and post breakfast we will start trekking towards Auden’s Col Base Camp. The trail continues through moraines and forests. Overnight stay will be at camps.
Day 06 Auden’s Col Base Camp to Khatling Glacier Camp via Auden Col
Wake-up early today, because today is the D day of our trek as we will cross the Auden’s Col and reach the Khatling glacier camp. We will start our trek in the early morning. Auden Col is situated 5 km from the base camp. Soak as much as beauty you can on reaching Col. After spending some time here, we will start descending towards Khatling glacier camp. Overnight stay will be in the camps
Day 07 Khatling Glacier to Waterfall Camp/Zero point
As, we know the trek is quite challenging and tough we need to prepare ourselves so that we can reach our destination campsite. It will take us up to 10 hours to complete the trek. Today’s trek will be on a Glacier, and the trek becomes even tougher due to snow on the trails. Crossing the glacier, further we will trek through the moraines and finally reach our campsite which is located near the river. Overnight stay will be at camps.
Day 08 Waterfall Camp/Zero Point to Chowki
Rising up to a bright new morning we will have some hot yummy breakfast. Post breakfast we will start trekking towards Chowki. The trail will take us through the meadows, after 4-5 hours of trek we will finally reach Chowki campsite. Overnight stay will be at camps.
Day 09 Chowki to Masar Tal
Crossing the ridge above the valley we will trek further towards Masar Tal. After trekking for around 4-5 hours we will approach the beautiful Marsar Tal. Overnight stay will be at camps.
Day 10 Marsar Tal to Vasuki Tal
Vasuki Tal is a beautiful Lake situated at 4800m. Trekking towards Vasuki will take us up to 6-7 hours. The trail consists of some ascents and descents. Overnight stay will be at camps.
Day 11 Vasuki Tal to Kedarnath
Post breakfast, we will start trekking towards a popular pilgrimage site-Kedarnath, which is around 5 kilometers from Vasuki Tal and takes around 3-4 hours to reach there. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve jyotir lingas located in India. Overnight stay will be at Kedarnath campsite.
Day 12 Kedarnath to Gaurikund
After having some tasty and healthy breakfast we will descend through the trail which leads us to the Gaurikund campsite. This may take us up to 3-4 hours to reach there. Overnight stay will be at camps.
Day 13 Gaurikund to Rishikesh
So, putting an end to our journey as per scheduled we will drive back to Rishikesh post breakfast. The drive will take us along the Ganges River. Enjoy the picturesque ride while saying goodbye to the majestic mountains and breath-taking beauty of Mother Nature.
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|Trek Fee||Rs. 1,58,800/- Per Person|
|Accommodation during the trek (camping)|
|All meals – vegetarian|
|Trekking permits and forest camping charges|
|Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, etc.)|
|Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretcher, etc.)|
|Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses)|
|Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)|
|Transport from your city to Trek and Return|
|Food during transit to and from the base camp|
|Backpack offloading charges|
|Personal expenses of any kind|
|Anything apart from the inclusions|