AUDEN'S COL TREK IN HIMALAYA

Auden Col One of the exploratory trek – very little is known about this trek connecting the pilgrim centers of Gangotri & Kedarnath. The col is situated on the connecting ridge of Gangotri III (6577m) and Jogin I (6465 m) – we approach the col from Rudugaira glacier and descend through the ice falls and the crevassed Khatling glacier.We start our expedition by heading up the Bhagirathi river till the temple shrine at Gangotri. From here we move south towards the Gangotri range, moving up in altitude slowly, and with the required level of acclimatization. We ascend to the top of the Col and then abseil to the mighty Khatling glacier.We descend the Khatling glacier and exit along the Bhilangana river, which surges from the mout of the Khatling. This is one of the most scenic walks in the Himalaya, all the way till Reeh, where the road has moved up the valley.

Region: Uttarakhand Himalaya
Grade: Tough
Duration: 16 Nights & 17 Days
Best time: may, June & August and September