Auden Col Trek Tour



Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days

Destination Covered : Nainital, Dehradun, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Rishikesh, Rudraprayag

Price (Starting From) : On Request


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  • Auden Col Trek Tour

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The Holy River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gomukh at the Gangotri glacier. ... The glacier follows a N. Westerly route located below Chaukhamba Mountain, the highest peak of the group. ...

This is the only Ganga valley from where one can see Bhagirathi peak – I, II, III, . Shivling Peak and Matri Peak , Raktvan . , all together. One can also see the Tapovan And Nill Tal (4400 mt) peaks from here.

Gangotri : The shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3200 m surrounded by Deodars (Cider) and Chir (pine). The original temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa after his conquest of the Garhwal area! Every year people from all around the world visit this shrine. A number of Ashrams and Dharamshalas are located on the far side of the river. It is believed that Raja Bhagirath used to worship Shiva on a slab of rock "Bhagirath Shila" situated near the temple. Submerged in the river there is a natural Shivling where, according to mythology, Lord Shiva sat when he received the Goddess Ganga in his matted locks. A days trek takes one to Gomukh, the source of the mighty Ganges.

Welcome to Auden's Col Expedition 2018 an Introduction Col is a mountain pass which connects Jogin I (6465 Mt) and Gangotri III (6580m) peaks and is reportedly situated at a height of around 5466mT. It also binds two glaciers on the opposite sides. One is Khatling glacier and the other one looks like the glacier belonging to Jogin I. Auden's Col is approachable from Gangotri and one can trek up to Kedarnath following Auden's Col and Khatling glacier. Auden's Col gets its name from J B Auden, who first crossed it in 1939-40. This pass was then explored only after late eighties.

Trekking route, schedule, and plan depends on a trekker’s ability, experience, as well as prevailing weather condition. 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. A typical route plan in good weather condition is as following.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up to you from DehraDun/ Risikesh to Gangotri by taxi (245km) (8/9hrs) .Over night stay in ho

After breakfast meet the guide and transfer to Uttarkashi (1150 mt) via the hill towns of Mussoorie / Uttarakashi & i which takes 5-6 hrs. The Chinyali saur near by Tehri Dam with a capacity to generate 2400 MW of electricity and the massive Tehri lake can be seen during the journey. .

then drive to Gangotri nice drive along right bank of river Ganga ( Bhagirathi ) in the mid way visit Hot spring and teak sulfur bath in Gangnani . On the way beautiful view of Grater Himalayas ,Harshil and green forest . On arrival check hotel in evening visit holly city Gangotri ,7pm see nice Siromani {Arti} of Goddess GANGA Dinner and overnight at the hotel . it is known to be a centre of region and learning since ancient times, and has a lot to be explored. Evening free to explore the surrounding by your own.

Day 2: Acclimatisation Days Trek Around Gangotri

Gangotri : The shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3200 m surrounded by Deodars (Cider) and Chir (pine). The original temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa after his conquest of the Garhwal area! Every year people from all around the world visit this shrine. A number of Ashrams and Dharamshalas are located on the far side of the river. It is believed that Raja Bhagirath used to worship Shiva on a slab of rock "Bhagirath Shila" situated near the temple. Submerged in the river there is a natural Shivling where, according to mythology, Lord Shiva sat when he received the Goddess Ganga in his matted locks. A days trek takes one to Gomukh, the source of the mighty Ganges.

Day 3: After breakfast from Gangotri – Nalla Camp (3769mt) (12335 Feet) over night stay in camp

Team Outdoor hikers proved to you .early morning breakfast and wait for porter’s to arrive and distribute the loads amongst themselves. We set of on the true left of the Bhagirathi river and walk for about half an hour before we turn south towards the Rudragaira Nalla. Looking back we get beautiful views of the snow capped mountains. The climb is a gradual uphill through the forests of birch and maple. Nalla Camp is just above the tree line and can get quite chilly during the night. Overnight in tent.

Day 4: After breakfast from Nalla Camp – Rudra Base Camp (4356mt) 14270 ft./Trek 7 km /5 hrs.)over night

Birch forests give way to green meadows. There are steep climbs and rock fall zones and a river crossing on the way to Rudugaira Base Camp site. Camp site offers views of Rudugaira peak, Gangotri I, Gangotri II, Gangotri III, and Jogin I.

Day 5: A Day to Acclimatize Rest Day

Rest and Acclimatization day at rudragaira BC Around explore some time (4350 mt. / 14270 feet.)

Day 6: After breakfast from Gangotri BC (4560mt/14767 feet)./14760 feet./ Trek 7 km./5 hrs.)over night stay

Today we are hike involves moraine and technical surface to be accustomed. The path is gradual throughout but challenging at times. Approach near the camp makes you feel cherished and refreshed with the gorgeous views of Gangotri I, II & III peaks. Overnight in the tent .

Day 7: After breakfast from Auden's Col BC (4780 MT /15480 feet./Trek 5 km./3 hrs.)

Post breakfast, continue on the same trail through the moraines, today’s destination is the Auden’s Col base camp. Climbing up and down the boulders, it will take another 5 odd hours to reach the campsite for today. Overnight in tents .

Day 8: After Breakfast from Cross Auden’s Col (5455mt) & Descends to Khatling Glacier Camp I (5118mt)trek

We start before dawn to take advantage of walking on firm snow. The climb is quite steep through deep snow and could easily take 4-6 hrs depending on the snow conditions. Once we get to the col there are sweeping views of the Khatling Glacier, and the mountain peaks of Jaonli, Kedarnath, Jogin & Gangotri. From the col we descend down near-vertical walls of ice on fixed ropes to the heavily crevassed Khatling Glacier. We hope that there is enough snow on this section to cover the underlying surface of loose rocks and boulders otherwise the descent could be very technical and dangerous. Once we are down, we walk a further half an hour before we find a flat space on the glacier, suitable for camping. Overnight – Khatling Glacier Camp (5116 Mt )

Day 9: After breakfast from Exit Khatling Glacier and reach Chowki (3540mt) Trek 16 km./ 8 hrs.)

After breakfast from trek to Another difficult day regardless of whether one crosses waterfalls or remaining of Khatling. However, after crossing boulder zone at the Bhilangna river snout, the camp site offers much needed respite and greenery. Hard part of trek is over now. An alternate is to descend all the way down to Khatling Glacier and keep walking towards it's snout. This path is not chosen due to dangerous crevasses and a need to cross over the Ice Wall. Chowki, a beautiful meadow. We camp beside Doodh Ganga with great views of Thalay Sagar and Khatling Glacier. Overnight in Tents .

Day 10: After breakfast from Masar Tal (3675mt/12050 feet)Trek 9 km./7 hrs.)over night stay in tent

This day's trek passes through a steep ascend with switchbacks and leads to a ridge set with a picturesque valley at the backdrop. The trail is well defined with wonderful natural surrounding on both sides leading to enjoy to beautiful Masar Tal. Overnight in .tents

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Inclusions

  • CP (Room + Breakfast)
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing

Payments Terms

  • *Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
  • * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Cancellation: If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc), ABC Trekker will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.
  • In case, you wish to cancel your trek, please login to your account and cancel. Cancellation requests will not be taken over phone or email.
  • The cancellation charges are as under:
  • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek — no refund.
  • Please note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (Cancellation charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded.
  • Non-liability: ABC Trekker is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek. The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start and to the end of the trek

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