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Auden's Col Expedition

Connecting Gangotri and Kedarnath via heavily crevassed Khatling glacier Auden's col is one of the most challenging treks in India.
  • Uttarakhand
  • 15 Days
  • 70 KM
  • 18,000 FT
  • Ultimate Difficulty
  • ₹ 92000
    $ 1250*
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    The price is for a group of 10 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-indians.

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    May-June, Sept-Oct

  • Base Camp

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    Gangotri, Uttarakhand

  • Pickup Point

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    Railway Station, Dehradun

  • Minimum Age

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    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.

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Highlights

  • The grandiose pinnacles of Rudragaira, Kedar Dome, and the Jogin bunch shadow you all through.
  • The plummet from Auden's Col to the chasm loaded Khatling Glacier is an astounding encounter!
  • The trek is perfect for youthful, tenderfoot mountain climbers.

Overview

Set at an elevation of around 18,000 meters, Auden's Col is one of the high height mountains that goes in the Garhwal Himalayas that interfaces the Rudragaira valley and Bhilangana valley. This trek to Auden's Col is said to be the toughest trek in the Garhwal Himalayan region. It is the passion of the most highly thrilled trekkers. Every trekker dreams of going on the Auden's col trek once in his lifetime.


The Auden's Col Trek begins from Gangotri at 10,000 feet, which is one of the significant Hindu journey destinations and hosts a sanctuary that is devoted to Goddess Ganga, the holiest waterway in India. On reaching Gangotri, you can view the road making a perfect travel route for Nala Camp. The beautiful Nala Camp is about 8 kilometers away descending along the path. Get ready for witnessing nature in its most beautiful form. The enthralling passway through the enchanting Himalayan forests decorated with stretches of awesome birch and pine trees will make you feel young again. Next from the Nala Camp, we move further to yet another beautiful location, the Rudugaira Base Camp. This camp is located yet 8 kilometers away. The passageway proceeds further to the birthplace of the holiest river in India, The Ganga. Here the surroundings change and you will find yourself amid fascinating glacier pathways. This is when you reach the Auden's Col. The next exulting destination is the Khatling Glacier, ye go further in this trail and we reach the Chowki point. The chowki point is at a huge elevation and you will feel like you are touching the sky. Head on to beautiful places known as Tals, the Masar Tal, and the Vasuki Tal. Next on you are going to visit the place of the powerful legend of God Shiva, the Kedarnath. The Kedarnath is considered pious by every Hindu family and it is the pious pilgrimage of all Indians. The last stop of this mesmerizing trek is Rishikesh which is like a heaven on Earth.


Best Time to Visit


The best time to venture out to Auden Col Trek is in summers or late monsoon months. If you are planning for a trip during summer, you can go in the months of May or June. If you are targeting the trek after the monsoon, you can venture for the months of September and October. The climate of Auden Col Trek stays salubrious and satisfying during summers (May -June). The Himalayan range is particularly obvious, and the cool wind adds appeal to the excursion. Conveying woolens is prompted. Quietness and isolation are at its best during the post rainstorm at Auden Col Trek. The area is honored with substantial snowfall during winters and the settlement choices are additionally limited to not many.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Land at Haridwar by the morning Shatabdi. If you are not comfortable with railways, it is up to you. You can freely choose one of the cheapest modes of transport or if you are a person who thinks that time is money, you can very well fly to the spot. On the other hand, you can fly into the Jolly Grant Airport by 12 early afternoons. Step up into the commuter vehicles for reaching the Kuflon Basics in the Assi Ganga valley. This takes around 7 hours. You will have a sumptuous breakfast on the way.

Meals : Dinner Only
Accommodation : Hotel

Enjoying a tasty breakfast, look around for a peaceful nature. Afterall breakfast is an important meal for an exciting day. we withdrew from Kuflon for a 4 hr drive to Gangotri. This community is based on the sanctuary of the goddess Ganga, and the amazing fall of the Bhagirathi at Gauri Kund. Gangotri is the glacier that gives rise to the Ganga. The Ganga is the highly regarded river across India. It appears in Indian mythology and is crucial to the start of the Indian civilization. It is mentioned along with all the religious scriptures and many more places. It is a dream of every Indian to witness the mother which nourishes the soil. The aarti service at the Gangotri is an absolute necessity to see. Rest comfortably in the rest house at Gangotri and rejuvenate your body for an exciting trail ahead.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel

Enjoy a plentiful dinner. The food is tasty and healthy. The mountain air is fresh and pure. Absorb your body and mind in all the beauties around you. Stroll on the path prompting the pool of Kedartal. The path experiences birch woodlands and is steep right to the little campground at Bhoj Kharak (12,400 feet). Back to Gangotri late evening. You will be provided with accommodation overnight. Revive yourself for the next day. This day was very hectic and the upward and downward journey was energy draining. You are all head to heels with the toughness of the path. But you conquered it all through the day. You are a winner and an adventurous person. You are set on a journey of rediscovering yourself.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

Munch up your energizing breakfast. Get ready for a journey towards Bhagirathi. The next destination is Rudragaira Nalla. Thinking back, we get delightful perspectives on Chirbas Parbat, Matri, Yogeshwar, and the other snow-topped mountains. The trip is a continuous tough through the timberlands of birch and maple. Get your mind and body together. You need to concentrate all your strength on the trek. You need to be strong-minded and push yourself beyond your boundaries.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

The Rudugaira Base Camp awaits your arrival. The pathway is very exciting with glaciers and sceneries. Push yourself and continue stepping forward in the beautiful and pristine icy trails.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

A day to unwind and adapt, read, unwind, or go for a short stroll close to camp, or attempt and recognize some natural life. Rest comfortably and revive your energies for the next day.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

Here you are a day farther to the Col’s basecamp. The beautiful sceneries are mesmerizing. Take a step back and capture this beautiful moment in your thoughts and continue walking along the icy trail.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

We leave early today, to make the move to the Col simpler on the former morning day off. Feed your eyes and soul with beautiful and charismatic views of the Khatling Glacier, the Kedarnath, and Gangotri.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

Today is an exceptionally difficult day. We will be roped up at first for the general well being of the gathering. This is the most difficult ice trail in the journey. The path is difficult. Yet you can be sure that it will lead to worthy destinations. During this time, you need to keep your hopes up. Auden’s Col is a difficult trek but you are stronger than that. Today you will showcase your stamina and rise beyond your limits and boundaries. You will conquer your fears and you will bounce forward to complete this enthralling trek.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

Today we explore the Bhilangana stream which is a tributary of the Bhagirathi. We keep on outdoors on the genuine right of the waterway close to a characteristic cavern.

We have a rest or possibility day to take into consideration the terrible climate and to have some adaptability on the agenda. This day is there for you to revive and rejuvenate yourself. Make the most of the day. Cooldown and rest your tired physical body. You need to revive and energize it for yet another beautiful day.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

We stroll through thick blended Himalayan Forests of oak, birch, deodar, fir, and rhododendron. The angle is progressive and this stroll in the forested areas gives an extraordinary chance to cooperate with nature. Individuals are permitted to appreciate the stroll at their own pace and aides spread out a piece. Kharsoli has a wonderful campground in a clearing by a spouting stream. It's difficult to oppose the enticement of bouncing into the stream. We will discover a lot of driftwood by the stream to appreciate a major open-air fire at night. It is like a dream come true for you. Soak yourself in the beauty of nature.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

The pathway will continue through the thickened jungles and greeneries. Today, we take rest and prepare ourselves for the journey which lies ahead. You can rest down peacefully in the resthouse at Gangi. Col is a difficult trek and you need appropriate rest hours. These hours will rejuvenate and energize you.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Homestay

During a difficult day's walk, we gradually slip to pine woods and go past the town of Reeh to complete the trek at the roadhead, 4kms upstream of Ghuttu. The street has come very near the town of Reeh. Rest comfortably in Ghuttu.

Have a casual beginning, get together, drive from Ghuttu to Haridwar and board the night Shatabdi to be back in Delhi by 10:45 pm. Here you have the option to have a nice scenic day at Haridwar. You can go around the places you would like to visit. Haridwar has a plentiful of tourist places in sync. This is the official end of the excursion. But this beautiful trip and crossing your boundaries to trek one of the toughest treks in the Himalayas will leave in your memories forever.

How To Reach

We can arrange a cab for you from the pickup point in Dehradun, you will be liable to pay for this. All the trekkers joining the trek can share the cab cost. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Dehradun after the trek will be arranged in a similar way.


How to reach Auden's Col Base Camp (Gangotri) :

By Air

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Dehradun and is easily accessible, it is just 25 km away from the city. Daily flights from New Delhi are available to this airport. You will have to take a bus or a cab to reach Gangotri.


By Train

Dehradun railway station. Overnight trains that hail from Delhi are Nandadevi Express and Dehradun Express. People often prefer railways over airways because with trains you get to see the landscape in its full glory, it is also cheaper and you will definitely enjoy your way till Dehradun. You will have to take a bus or a cab to reach Gangotri.


By Road

Regular bus service is available from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate which plies government buses that are safe and you can rely on them more than the private buses. You will have to take a bus or a cab to reach Gangotri.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one. 


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Accommodation and Food in Dehradun: Food and stay in Dehradun and during transit to Gangotri and back are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Dehradun, we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation to and fro base camp: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Dehradun to Gangotri and Ghuttu to Dehradun is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

Reviews

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I and my friends went to Markha Valley trek with Trekmunk and we all had a great time. Walking up and down the hill, coming across some beautiful sites was mesmerizing. Staying in tents was so much fun. And our guide had all the knowledge about the trek. Trekmunk is really good w ...

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