Auden's Col Trek

Audenís col is discovered by J.B.Auden, a British Geographical Survey officer in the year of 1939 as a passage connecting Bhilangana Valley and Rudgaira valley. Every year the pass is crossed by adventurous trekkers and some of the trekkers reach to Kedarnath from Gangotri via this route. This is the most adventurous pilgrim trek in Garhwal and the trail covers the : Gangnorti, Nala Camp, Rudragairabase, Audenís Col. Khatling Galcir, Masar Tal, Mayali Pass, Vasuki Tall and Kedarnath.

General Information

Location: Garhwal Himalaya
Type: Strenuous
Altitude: 5400 mts.
Best Season: 20th August to 15th September
Duration: 16 Days
Trekking Itinerary
Day 1 Rishikesh - Uttarkashi
Approx. 200 km. drive to uttarakashi, Lunch Enroute. Overnight stay at Hotel/ Guest House.
Day 2 Uttarkashi - Gangotri
Approx. 100 km. drive to Gangotri after breakfast, Lunch Enroute. Overnight stay at Hotel/ Guest House.
Day 3 Gangotri - Acclimatization Day - Towards Kedar Tal
6-7 km. (5-6 Hrs.) day trek for acclimatization towards Kedartal after breakfast, Packed Lunch enroute, Overnight stay at Hotel/ Guest House.
Day 4 Gangotri - Nala Camp
7-8 km. (5-6 hrs.) trek to Nala Camp after breakfast, Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.
Day 5 Nala Camp - Rudragaira BC
5-6 km. (5-6 hrs.) trek to Rudragaira Base Camp after breakfast, Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.
Day 6 Rudragaira BC Acclimationation Day - Towards Rudragara Peak
3-4 Km.trek for acclimatization towards rudragaira peak.
Day 7 Rudragaira BC - Morain camp
5-6 km. (4-5 hrs.) trek to Morain Camp after breakfast, Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.
Day 8 Morain Camp - Auden's Col BC
3-4 km. (2-3 hrs.) trek to Audenís Col Base Camp after breakfast, Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.
Day 9 Auden's Col BC - Auden's Col - Khatling Glacie Camp
9-10 km. (8-9 hrs.) trek to Khatling Glacier Camp after breakfast(Crossing of the Audenís Col ), Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.
Day 10 Khatling Glacie Camp - Khatling Zero Point Camp
6-7 km. (5-6 hrs.) trek to Khatling Zero Point after breakfast (Water Fall Area Crossing) , Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.
Day 11 Khatling Zero Point Camp - Chowki Camp
5-6 km. (4-5 hrs.) trek to Chowki Camp after breakfast, Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.
Day 12 Chowki Camp - Masar Tal Camp
4-5 km. (4-5 hrs.) trek to Masar Tal Camp after breakfast, Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.
Day 13 Masar Tal - Vasuki Tal
11-12 km. (8-9 hrs.) trek to Vasuki Tal after breakfast(Mayali Pass Crossing), Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.
Day 14 Vasuki Tal - Kedarnath
7-8 Km. trek (3-4 Hrs.) to Kedarnath after breakfast. Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Hotel/ Guest house.
Day 15 Kedarnath - Gaurikund
14 Km. trek (3-4 Hrs.) to Gaurikund after breakfast. Overnight stay in Hotel/ Guest house.
Day 16 Gaurikund - Rishikesh
Approx. 250 km. drive to Rishikesh after breakfast, Packed lunch enroute in Srinagar .
Required Trekking Gear
* Trekking Shoes.
* Warm Clothes including Inner, Pullover, Jackets and Cap.
* Trousers, Shorts and T-Shirts, Cotton Socks.
* Wind and Rain Suit.
* Personal First Aid Kit & Personal toiletries.
* Backpacks for Clothes, water bottle, Torch & Camera

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