Highest Altitude: 5490 mts Total Trekking Distance: 110 kms
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If ever there was a superstar in terms of a trek it is Auden’s Col. Over the years it has garnered the reputation of being one of the MOST CHALLENGING TREK in India. Many consider it as the most difficult trek in India. This symbolic trek also holds the credit of connecting two dhams (Gangotri and Kedarnath). On this trek expect a variety of landscapes, long glacier walks and amazing big mountain views!

The Area

This trek lies inside the Gangotri National park near Uttarkashi. The Char Dham lies in Uttarakhand and is thus called Dev Bhoomi (Gods abode).This area is a major Hindu tourist/pilgrim destination. The native language is Garhwali and the people are often referred as Pahadi (Mountain folk).

How are we making it different?

We take smaller groups. Our guides (3 for a group of 8 people) are certified and experienced in handling medical emergencies. We will maintain a staff to trekker ratio of 2:1 while maneuvering the technical parts. We carry safety equipments like helmets, ropes, harness, Stretchers (for emergencies)and multiple oxygen cylinders. 

Expected weather 

May-June

  • Chances of rain/Hail – Mild to moderate rain can be expected in June.(Though monsoon hits most parts of the country in June it reaches Uttrakhand properly only after the 15th of June.
  • Snow on trail – Less likely
  • Temperatures:  During the day, morning temperature can range from 3°C to 8°C; afternoon temperatures up to 20°C and during the night it can drop to -5°C to -8°C

Sep-Oct

  • Chances of Rain/ Hail – Mild to moderate rain can be expected in September.
  • Snow on trail – Possible snowfall in October
  • Temperatures: Afternoon upto 20 degrees, Nights Around -5 to -8 degrees (Oct) at higher camps
  • Day 1: Drive from Rishikesh to Gangotri (Base village) (3063 mts)
    Drive time: 9-10 hours
    Overnight stay in a Hotel/ homestay.
  • Day 2: Trek to Bhoj Kharak (3415 mts)
    Trek Distance – 9 Kms; Trek time – 5 hours
    Overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 3: Trek to Kedarkharak (4315 mts). Afternoon hike to Kedartal (4760) & back
    Trek Distance – 4.5 Kms; Trek time – 3 hours
    Hike Distance - 7 Kms ; Hike time - 4 hours
    Overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 4: Trek to Patangini dhar base camp (4540 mts)
    Trek Distance – 6.5 Kms; Trek time – 5 hours
    Overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 5: Cross Patagini dhar (5085 mts) and reach Dhabba camp (4685 mts)
    Trek Distance - 8 Kms; Trek time - 8 hours
    Overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 6: Trek to  Auden's Col Base camp (4975 mts)
    Trek Distance – 7 Kms; Trek time - 5 hours
    Overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 7: Cross Auden's col (5490 mts), traverse Khatling glacier and camp for the night at glacier camp (4970 mts)
    Trek Distance – 7 Kms; Trek time – 7 hours
    Overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 8: Trek to Zero point (3870 mts)
    Trek Distance – 8 Kms; Trek time – 6 hours
    Overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 9: Trek to Chowki (3580 mts)
    Trek Distance – 7 Kms; Trek time – 7 hours
    Overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 10: Trek to Masartal (4560 mts)
    Trek Distance – 8 Kms; Trek time – 5 hours
    Overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 11: Trek to Vasukital (4367 mts) via Mayali pass (5150 mts)
    Trek Distance – 12 Kms; Trek time – 10 hours
    Overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 12: Trek to Gaurikund (1990) via Kedarnath (3595 mts)
    Trek Distance – 19 Kms; Trek time – 8 hours
    Overnight stay in hotel.
  • Day 13: Drive back to Rishikesh.
    Drive time - 10 hours
    Trek ends when we reach Rishikesh
  • Day 14 : Buffer day

Trip price includes:

  • All accommodation and food from Gangotri to Gaurikund.
  • Rentals for all common gear provided to you like tent, sleeping bags etc.
  • Forest entry permission charges.
  • Guide and expertise charges.
  • Transport to Gangotri and commute back from Kedarnath

Trip price excludes:

  • 5% GST
  • Staff Tips
  • Meals or drinks purchased by participants during the travel or trek (example biscuits, fruits etc)
  • Rentals for personal gear
  • Trek Insurance (Optional)
  • Flight/Train/Bus ticket till Dehradun
  • Backpack offloading charges. You are expected to carry your own backpack. Trekkers unable to do so can opt for a porterage service at ₹1000/day. The weight limit for a backpack is 8kgs

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