Auden's Col is a high altitude mountain pass in the Garhwal Himalayas, which is set at an altitude of 5,490 meters. The pass connects the Rudragaira valley and Bhilangana valley. The trek is considered one of the most dangerous of all the treks of Garhwal Himalayas as it takes you through some dangerous cliffs and ways that are stony and snaky. As the trek is very dangerous, it is only suitable for experienced trekkers.
The trek takes you through beautiful meadows, thick alpine forests, gushing streams and numerous villages. During this journey, trekkers can enjoy spectacular view of the snowcapped peaks like Rudragaira, Jogin, Bhagirathi and Kedar Dome.
Auden's Col Trek also covers visit to major pilgrim sites like Kedarnath and Gangotri. The trek offers the much required thrill and rejuvenation.
Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar
On day one, prepare for an overnight journey from Delhi to Haridwar.
Day 02: Haridwar – Uttarkashi (1110 m)
Today, on your arrival at Haridwar, get transferred to Uttarkashi (1110 m). Night stay is scheduled in Uttarkashi.
Day 03: Uttarkashi – Gangotri (3050 m)
On the third day, from Uttarkashi travel to Gangotri (3050 m). Overnight stay at Gangotri.
Day 04: Acclimatization in Gangotri
Get acclimatized to the weather in Gangotri. Home stay in Gangotri.
Day 05: Gangotri – Nalla camp (3760 m)
Start your trek from Gangotri to Nalla Camp, which is placed at a height of 3760 m. Night stay at the camp.
Day 06: Nalla camp – Gangotri-I base-camp (4500 m)
On day six, continue your trek from Nalla camp to Gangotri-I base camp (4500 m). Overnight stay at base-camp.
Day 07: Acclimatization
A day to acclimatize.
Day 08: Gangotri-I Base camp – Auden’s Col Base-camp (4800 m)
Today, from Gangotri-I base-camp trek to the main destination, Auden’s Col (4800 m). Enjoy the scenic surrounding and tranquil ambience. Home stay at Auden’s base-camp.
Day 09: Auden’s Col – Khatling Glacier camp-I (5110 m)
On the ninth day, again indulge in a trek from Auden’s Col to Khatling Glacier camp (5110 m). Overnight at the glacier camp.
Day 10: Khatling Glacier camp-I – Khatling Glacier camp-II (4210 m)
Continue your trek from Khatling Glacier camp-I to Khatling Glacier camp-II (4210 m). Stay overnight at the glacier camp-II.
Day 11: Khatling Glacier – Khatling Cave / Tambakund (3,400m)
Again start your trek from Khatling Glacier to Khatling Cave or Tambakund (3400 m). Night stay in the cave.
Day 12: Buffer/contingency Day
Twelfth day is set for buffer / contingency.
Day 13: Khatling Cave – Kharsoli (2880m)
Today, you trek from Khatling Cave to Kharsoli (2880 m). Home stay at Kharsoli.
Day 14: Kharsoli – Gangi (2,650m)
On day fourteenth, you trek to Kharsoli to Gangi (2650 m). Overnight stay at Gangi.
Day 15: Gangi – Ghuttu (1,550m)
Continue your trek from Gangi to Ghuttu (1550 m). Night stay is scheduled at Ghuttu.
Day 16: Ghuttu – Haridwar – Delhi
On the sixteenth and last day of your Auden’s Col trek tour, from Ghuttu drive to Haridwar. On your arrival at Haridwar take a train to Delhi for your onward journey.
Duration - 15 to 20 days
Altitude - 5490m (18,012ft)
Level - Challenging
Season - Mid May - Mid October
Rail Head – Haridwar is the nearest rail head
Road Head – Uttarkashi is the nearest town.