Auden’ Col Expedition

16D – 15N | Dehradun to Dehradun

₹ 59,999 ₹ 65,500

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↬ Description

Many consider Auden’s Col, in the Western Himalayas, to be the ultimate hiking challenge, even more treacherous than the climb to Kalindi Khal. This incredibly high, glaciated pass between the enormous Gangotri and Jogin massifs is the culmination of a lengthy, perilous trip between the holy cities of Gangotri and Kedarnath. The journey begins in the quaint mountain village of Gangotri, perhaps one of the nicest trailheads in the nation, and leads to the enormous Gangotri glacier area of the Garhwal Himalayas. From its glacial spring at the foot of Chaukhamba, the powerful Bhagirathi runs loud and proud across wide meadows and lush deodar woods on its way to the Bay of Bengal. The terrain of Auden’s Col is everything from boring. The first day of the trek has you making your way through thick birch and oak woodlands before emerging onto endless fields with sweeping vistas of the Gangotri and Jogin peaks. Leaving the gentle meadows behind, you enter the severe alpine landscape, crossing moraine fields with hidden lakes and ascending steep snow slopes to the pass. After reaching the summit, you’ll be walking across the crevassed Khatling glacier, one of India’s most glaciated places. After that, you’ll go back onto the moraine and travel through the forest until you reach the sacred Vasuki Tal lake and the Mayali Pass, which is blanketed in snow.

↬ Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Dehradun to Gangotri

The journey will begin at Gangotri, a mountain town located on the banks of the Bhagirathi River. Gangotri is widely recognised as the place where the holy River Ganga emerges from the earth. Located in the Greater Himalayan Range, it is said to be the place where Goddess Ganga crashed to the ground after Lord Shiva had released the river from the strands of hair that were entangled in the river. This holy city is situated at an elevation of 3,415 metres, and the nearest city that has an airport to it is Dehradun. The distance between the two is 245 km. If you have arranged to take a trip with Bikat from Dehradun to Gangotri, the day will get underway at an early hour. Everyone has arrived at the designated meeting spot by seven in the morning so that we may get started on the tough journey up to Gangotri, which is a holy mountain city located in the state of Uttarkashi.

Day 2- Acclimatization Day

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↬ Inclusion

  • From Day 1 through Day 16 of your walk, you will be sleeping in various hotels and tents.
  • All meals are provided, beginning with the first night’s dinner and ending with breakfast on day sixteenth. On all days of the walk, we provide simple, healthy vegetarian meals.
  • We will provide for round-trip transportation from Dehradun to Dehradun
  • Trekking permits and camping expenses in the woods are all accounted for.
  • Tents and sleeping bags of the highest quality will be provided at each camp. Fortunately, we have high-altitude sleeping bags that are good down to ten degrees Celsius.
  • Gaiters, microspikes, and ropes are available.

↬ Exclusion

  • Costs associated with carrying personal items, such as luggage, on the hike.
  • The term “emergency costs” refers to any and all costs that crop up as a direct consequence of a crisis.
  • There will be no access to bottled water at any point throughout the walk

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