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Auden's Col Trek
Auden's Col is a less frequent trekking route in this region of
the Himalaya compared to the Khatling Glacier and Gangotri Trek.
Auden's Col is a mountain pass situated in the central Garhwal
region. It connects the mountain peaks Jogin I (6465m) and
Gangotri III (6580m) and is at a height of around 5242m. Auden's
Col binds two glaciers on either sides - Khatling glacier on the
south and Jogin Bhamak on the north. A little distance lower to
Jogin Bhamak is the Gangotri III glacial system. 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, a famous British geologist. He first
explored the region in the year of 1939.
- Rishikesh to Uttarakashi: 07 Hrs
The day starts with a drive to Uttarakashi which takes through
mountain road of garhwal. It is a spectacular drive which views
Bhagirathi valley. Bhagirathi river is dammed at Tehri and it forms
a reservoir of 22km behind the dam. It takes us 6-7 hours to reach
Uttarakashi. Uttarakashi is a big town of this valley which supplies
essential stuff to the villagers of nearby areas. This place can be
very busy during May and June as it is the main hault place on the
way to Gangotri, one of the major pilgrimage. We drive little off
the main route to Gangotri and arrive at beautiful and peaceful
place called Monal guest house where we stay for an over night.
After arrival, we check in to our room and the rest of the day is
spent in exploring the surrounding. Over night at Monal Guest house.
Drive to Gangotri: 04 Hrs
After breakfast, we start our drive to Gangotri. It will take us
about 4 hours to get to Gangotri. We check into our lodge for an
over night stay. In the evening visit the famous temple of river
Ganga. Gangotri is one of the major pilgrimages for Hindus.
- Gangotri- Nala Camp: 06 Hrs
By walk along the Rudugaira Ganga. Initially the trail climbs
steeply in the jungle and then crosses the river over a log bridge.
Move with the river on your left. Cross a big waterfall coming from
your right and camp at a suitable place. Watch out for stone fall by
sheep's and keep watch of your stuff from Gaddi's. Stay in tents.
- Nala Camp-Rudugaira BC: 06 Hrs
By walk with steep climb of 200 m followed by gradually climbing
trail which is again followed by another 300 m steep climb. The
climb for the day is over. Move ahead to the camping site seen
opposite and camp. Stay in tents.
- Day for acclimatization: We take this gently and go for the
height gain in the morning for acclimatization for the pass. Rest of
the day is to relax. Overnight stay in Tents.
- Rudugaira BC- Col BC: 06 Hrs
By walk. Cross the nala coming from right and then start moving
towards Patangini dhar direction. You have to cross a couple of
streams coming from right. No bridges. On crossing a high ridge you
see a open space with sand. Get down there, but don't camp. Keep
moving towards the gully along the main glacier and you will reach a
camp site. Fresh water may be available nearby. If possible camp as
near to the Pass as possible. Stay in tents.
- Col BC- Khatling Glacier Camp: 06 Hrs
By walk. Now one has to move over snow and Ice so be careful. Look
for crevasses and walk roped up for safety. Reach the col, keeping
to your right. Top has sufficient space. Move to cols left and you
can see the steep gully going down to the glacier. A crevasse runs
along the base and so be careful. Fix rope for safety. Once on the
glacier walk with care as the glacier is massive here. Move forward
keeping in mind that you have to be near the left side of the
glacier. Right is too bad, so you can't move on that side. Camp at a
suitable place. Stay in tents.
- Khatling Glacier Camp- Waterfall Camp: 07 Hrs
By walk Keep moving along the glacier keeping watch for the
crevasses and reach the moraine. By afternoon you will reach the
place where there is ice on the right with steep fall and there is a
waterfall visible on the left side. Move towards the waterfall and
camp just before it next to a water source. Stay in tents.
- Waterfall Camp- Chowki: 07 Hrs
The walk today involves moving along the trail behind the first
waterfall and then negotiating the broken slanting rock with all the
care they deserve. Fix a rope. Thereafter cross the second waterfall
also with care using a rope. Move on to the glacier and start moving
down and also moving to the right of the glacier. Crossover to the
other side before water starts from the glacier. Move down with the
intention of reaching the trail next to the river. Keep moving and
cross the huge boulder section. In the distance you will site a
raised green section. Aim for that and camp at the further end near
to the water. Stay in tents.
- Chowki- Kharsoli: 07 Hrs
By walk. Move slowly as in the initial stage the trail may not be
that clear. Thereafter you are on a good enough trail and keep
moving with the river flowing on your left. The trail moves into
deep jungle and finally you reach a big stream coming from your
right. Cross it over a log bridge and you sight a small temple. Camp
here for the day. Stay in tents.
- Kharsoli –Gangi: 07 Hrs
By walk. The trail is well marked and there is no problem following
it. At one place the wider trail moves up. Follow it and moving
along it in dense jungle for 45 minutes takes one to Kalyani, from
where you get good views of the kush kalyani bugyal. Rest a while
and then take the trail moving towards the left (where the river
flows) and you are on the right trail. Moving along it pass the
village of --- and by evening you will be at the village of Gangi.
Stay in Tents.
- Gangi- Ghuttu: 07 Hrs
By walk. The trail is a good one. The village of Reeh is visible
from high up the trail and before it is the GMVN's TRH where you can
have breakfast/ lunch as the case may be. One does not have to go to
the village and can reach the main trail from the TRH itself. By
late afternoon you reach Ghuttu. Stay at GMVN TRH just outside the
- Ghuttu –Rishikesh: 06 Hrs
Drive from from Ghuttu to Rishikesh via Ghansali. Stay in Hotel.
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