Auden's Col Trek

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  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Private
  • tour_type Private tour
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • Starts New Delhi, India
  • Ends New Delhi, India
Bordering Nepal and Tibet, the regions of Garhwal and Kumaon which together form Uttarakhand, are most famous for their holy sites including the source of India’s most sacred River Ganges which each year receives thousands of pilgrims. Located at the very centre of the great Himalayan chain, Garhwal and Kumaon contain a host of 7,000 metre peaks such as Nanda Devi, Kamet and Trishul, and sub 7,000 metre expedition peaks such as the stunning Shivling, as well as over 250 peaks above 5500 metres, and this makes the region a mecca for mountaineers and trekkers.

The Garhwal Himalayas are characterised by unsurpassed mountain scenery with soaring ridges, deep valleys and huge glaciers and this trek takes us right into the heart of the area. The word ‘Col’ is a geographical term for a saddle-like depression in a ridge between two peaks. Auden’s Col lies between Gangotri III (6537m) & Jogin I (6465m) and the crossing is one of the finest high altitude treks in the Indian Himalayas. Even in today’s day and age very little is known about this area and every year only a handful of people cross the col.
  • Day 1: Overnight train from Delhi
  • Day 2: Trek from Haridwar to Uttarkashi (1,110m)
  • Day 3: Trek from Uttarkashi to Gangotri (3,050m)
  • Day 4: Acclimatisation day in Gangotri (3,050m)
  • Day 5: Trek from Gangotri to Nalla Camp (3,760m)
  • Day 6: Trek from Nalla Camp to Gangotri 1 Base Camp (4,500m)
  • Day 7: Acclimatization day at Gangotri 1 Base Camp Camp
  • Day 8: Trek to Auden’s Col Base Camp (4,800m)
  • Day 9: Cross Auden’s Col & descend to Khatling Glacier Camp I
  • Day 10: Glacier Walk, Khatling Glacier Camp II (4,210m)
  • Day 11: Exit Khatling Glacier & reach Khatling Cave / Tambakund
  • Day 12: Contingency day
  • Day 13: Trek from Khatling Cave to Kharsoli (2,880m)
  • Day 14: Trek from Kharsoli to Gangi (2,650m)
  • Day 15: Trek from Gangi to Ghuttu (1,550m)
  • Day 16: Trek from Ghuttu and back to Delhi
  • All travel from Delhi and back to Delhi by road/ rail / air as applicable (by non ac car / 2 or 3 tier ac coach)
  • All arrangements for overnight stay while on the trip
  • Accommodation on twin share basis in tents / rest houses / hotels
  • All group climbing gear like ropes, anchors, slings etc. and individual climbing kit which would be hired - e.g. climbing boots, ice-axes, crampons and gaiters
  • All meals, tea/coffee and snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Fees, permit fees, sanctuary fee / royalty where applicable
  • All trekking arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team, camp staff, cook etc.
  • Railway station / airport transfers in Delhi
  • Any stay and meals in Delhi (before the trip starts)
  • Sleeping bag, items of personal clothing etc
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, alcohol, cigarettes, insurance, and camera fees
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
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