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Audens Col Trek

Uttarakhand , INDIA

Audens Col Trek Highlights

Audens Col Trek Altitude

5450 meters

Trek Level


Trek Duration (Days)

12, 13, 14, 15

Minimum Age


Audens Col Trek Months

June, July, August, September

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Guides for Audens Col

Found 3 guides for Audens Col trek.

Overview of Audens Col trek

Auden’s col trek is in the Indian Himalayas, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand is called ‘Dev Bhoomi’ or the land of gods. Uttarakhand is in between Tibet, Nepal and Himachal Pradesh.

Auden’s col is a tough trek and could be dangerous because it goes through deeply crevassed zones. This trek is best done with experts from the local area. Dramatic views of high mountains and vast snow expanses can be seen on this trek. During the end of the trek, depending on the season and route you could see green meadows and dense forests.

Auden’s col connects the peaks of Jogin I and Gangotri III. The col is at an altitude of 5450 meters. The col also seems to sit on two glaciers. The Khatling glacier and the glacier which comes from Jogin I.

The trek starts from Gangotri in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand and exits at Kedarnath. Alternatively the trek could exit from Guttu village which is close to Ghansyali.

The trek can be done in about 12 days to 15 days, depending on the fitness of the team, days of acclimatisation and the exit route. After crossing Auden’s col, there are two exit options. The first one is to exit through Masar Tal, Vasi Ki Tal to Kedarnath. The other is to exit through the Mayali Pass trek route which is from Tambakund, Kharsoli, Gangi to Village Guttu. Village Guttu is a days journey from Haridwar or Rishikesh. Please contact a local guide for an itinerary.

The closest railway station is Dehradun. Trekkers can take a train to Dehradun and from Dehradun to the trek start at Gangotri is by road. Some guides arrange for a pick up from Dehradun. Alternatively, Gangotri could also be reached via Rishikesh. If you need more information on your travel options do not hesitate to contact one of the local guides or send us a message.

A generic itinerary for Audens Col trek

A sample itinerary starting and ending at either of Rishikesh/Haridwar or Dehradun.
Day 1: Rishikesh/Haridwar/Dehradun to Uttarkashi
Day 2: Uttarkashi to Gangotri
Day 3: Gangotri to Nala Camp (3750 m)
Day 4: Nala Camp to Rudragyara Camp (4350 m)
Day 5: Acclimatization at Rudragyara Basecamp (4350 m)
Day 6: Rudragyara Basecamp to Gangotri Group Basecamp
Day 7: Gangotri Group Basecamp to Auden’s Col Basecamp
Day 8: Auden’s Col Basecamp to Khatling Glacier Camp via Auden Col

Exit Route 1:
Day 9 Explore Khatling Glacier and Caves.
Day 10: Exit Khatling Glacier to Chowki. (3717 m)
Day 11: Chowki to Masar Tal (3675 m)
Day 12: Masar Tal to Vasuki Tal (4135 m)
Day 13: Vasuki Tal to Kedarnath (3553 m)
Day 14: Kedarnath to Gaurikund
Day 15: Gaurikund to Rishikesh/Haridwar/Dehradun

Exit Route 2:
Day 9: Explore Khatling Glacier and Caves.
Day 10: Exit Khatling Glacier to Tambakund (3400 m)
Day 11: Tambakund to Kharsoli (2880 m)
Day 12: Kharsoli to Gangi (2650 m)
Day 13: Gangi to Ghuttu (1550 m)
Day 14: Ghuttu to Rishikesh/Haridwar/Dehradun