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Max Altitude

18,000 FT




15 Days

Trekking KM.

95 KM

Suitable for:15+ years
Experience:Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 5,000m/16,400ft.
Fitness:Sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes

90,000 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Dehradun to Rishikesh | included transport
  • Rs 88,600 Trek Cost & Rs 1,400 Transportation (All included in the cost)

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Trek Info

  • Trail TypeA cross over trail through forest
  • Rail HeadDehradun is the nearest rail head to the base camp
  • AirportJolly grant airport Dehradun
  • Base CampGangotri
  • Best Season
    • Summer Treks (Mid Apr - Jun)
  • SnowDecember to June
  • Services fromDehradun to Rishikesh | Included Transport
  • MealsMeals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)
  • StayGuest house & Camping (2 in one tent)

  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Duration - 15 Days
  • Grade - Difficult
  • Max Altitude - 18000 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 95 Kms.

Audens Col might not be as popular but is prominent in Indian Literature and Mountaineering. It has an elevation of 5242 m which separates the Jogin I and Gangotri III peaks. It also connects Rudragaira and Bhilangna Valley. Not only that, the Col lies between huge glaciers namely Khatling and Jogin I. The Pass was discovered by John Bicknell Auden, a geologist and explorer. He was the first to cross the pass from Rudragiaras side and descended to Kedarnath in 1939. Hence, the pass got its name. With such abundance around it, one gets to witness the thrill of going on a Mountaineering expedition. It also has importance in the Mountaineering world.

After crossing the pass if one continues then the trek ends at Kedarnath. Yes, the Char Dham and one of 12 Jyotirlingas. Therefore, Audens col is not only a high pass crossing trek but the pass between one Char Dham Gangotri to the other Kedarnath. In doing so, there come stunning crystal lakes namelySukhatal, Masar Tal, and Vasuki Tal. If there are lakes how can meadows lag? All the early campsites are a marvelous setup on vast grasslands beside Rudragiara and Bhilangna rivers.

And the astonishment does not end here. While the spectacles are out of the world, one has to negotiate deep fears when it comes to walking on the high ridge, knee-deep snow, and big crevasses. The route is most of the time steep and involves walking through thick snow carpets and loose rocks. The descending path from the Audens Col towards Khatling Glacier is considered dreadful, with huge crevasses to dry out your throat.

Yes, Audens Col is the toughest trek. But with each challenge, the trek promises to astound with remarkable views. It has all the elements of a good Himalayan trek and a Mountaineering expedition.

Who can participate

    • Age; 15 years.
    • Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 4,000m/13,100ft.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.


    Health Awareness

    • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
    • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 - 130 mm Hg)
    • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
    • Should not have Liver and kidney issues
    • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Hypertension etc
    • No pacemaker implant
    • People with the Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
    • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.


    Government Employees {SCL}

    Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when you join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed  for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and Ministry Of Tourism (MOT) 
    Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before trek departure date.



    • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parent/guardian.
    • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.
    • Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents)    Click here


Day 1 : Drive From Dehradun To Gangotri
    • Altitude: 3,100m/10,200ft (Gangotri).
    • Pick up time 06.00 am at the parking of Dehradun railway station.
    • Drive 240 km, 8-9 hours from Dehradun.
    • Breakfast and lunch on the way (not included in the cost)
    • After Uttarkashi keep a warm jacket handy.
    • Local Market and network is available.
    • Full functioning AMT at Uttarkashi.
    • Gangotri is one of Char Dhams of Uttarakhand.
    • Dinner at guest house (included in the cost)
    • Stay in Guest House (double or triple sharing).

Once you arrive at Dehradun, get all ready to start your long drive to Gangotri. As you know, it is one of the most religious places in India. You will cross Uttarkashi, home to Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. Uttarkashi is a town located on the banks of river Bhagirathi. The drive goes through temples and dense forests until you reach in the evening.  We start our drive early in the morning from Dehradun so that we can reach as early as possible. Reaching early will give our body enough time to rest and acclimatize and secondly, on mountain roads, you can never guess what the road condition will be like starting early will also account for any unforeseen delay.


Gangotri is also situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi. It is one of the Char Dham, hence, it sees a huge crowd of pilgrims in March and April. There are also many foreigners visiting. According to the legends, Goddess Ganga descended here in Gangotri after being released from Lord Shiva’s locks. The revered Gangotri Dham is a shrine dedicated to the River Goddess Ganga. You can also roam the market and get acquainted with the locals. But, leave that for the next day and rest in your hotel.

Day 2 : Rest and acclimatisation at Gangotri
    • After breakfast visit Pandav gufa, Gauri and Surya kund.
    • Post lunch can visit Gangotri temple or go for shopping.
    • Lunch at guest house.
    • Stay in Guest House.

Wake up in the religious land. Today try to utilize the day to know about Gangotri. You can visit temples, caves, walk in the woods, meet Sadhus, etc. Together with the group, you can visit Surya Kund, PandavGufa and GauriKund also. Try not to miss the  Aarti. Today is acclimatization day so stay outdoors and get used to the height.

Day 3 : Gangotri to Nala Camp
    • Altitude: 3,750m/12,300ft (Nala Camp).
    • Altitude gain: 650m/2,100ft.
    • Trek: 8km, 6-7 hours.
    • Moderate walk with steep ascent.
    • Walk along with the river.
    • Initial trail is with Bhagirathi River and with Rudugaira River.
    • After 2hours of trek cross the river over a log bridge.
    • Walk in the forest of Pine, Cedar, Rhododendrons and Birch trees.
    • Cross Bhoj Kharak camp (camp for Rudugaira peak).
    • Can see Gangotri III and Jogin II just before the campsite.
    • Packed lunch on the way.
    • Stay in tent (Twin sharing)

After a good acclimatization stay in Gangotri, get walking towards Nala Camp. The trek will be of 8-9 hours through a moderate to steep trail. You begin by going down the main valley and walking along the Bhagirathi River. Today, you will gain an altitude of 350 m as you head southwest from Gangotri towards the Rudugaira Valley. After 2 km, cross the log bridge on the river then take a right to enter Rudragaira valley. You will be walking through dense Pine, Cedar, Rhododendrons, and Birch trees.


The trail then suddenly climbs up. You may also have to pass through the rockfall zone, so be careful. After walking for about half an hour, you will arrive at the Bhoj Kharak campsite. Some people also camp here as well. As you gain height you can see the forests becoming less visible. Later, along the trail, you will find grasslands blooming with flowers coming into sight. You see a glimpse of Gangotri III and Jogin II. The campsite is beside wonderful meadows beside the Rudugaira River. So, enjoy it during your night stay in the tents.

Day 4 : Nala Camp to Rudugaira Camp
    • Altitude: 4,350m/14,300ft (Rudugaira Camp)
    • Altitude gain: 600m/2,000ft.
    • Trek: 7km, 7-8 hours.
    • Steep and strenuous climb all the way.
    • Views of Rudragaira peak, Jogin peak and Auden Col pass.
    • Cross a stream and landslide area.
    • Less water sources on the way.
    • Packed lunch for the day.
    • Stay in tent.

Today will be a short yet difficult day. The entire trail is a steep and strainful climb. There will be no water sources on the way. Make sure you carry enough water. Moving through Nala the trail will go up towards high meadows. 


There will be many stream crossing and landslide crossing. Take your steps carefully. Ahead you may find some snow patches and the trail getting even steeper. In spite of all the difficulty, your day will be cheerful with the stunning sights of  Rudragaira peak, Jogin peak and Auden Col pass. After a strenuous day rest in your tents at Rudragaira camp. 

Day 5 : Rest and Acclimatization
    • An acclimatization day at this height is mandatory.
    • Explore and enjoy campsite surrounded by peaks.
    • Can climbed a ridge towards Rudragaira peak.
    • Hot lunch at campsite.
    • Stay in tent.

Since you are at 14800 feet it is necessary to give your body the time for acclimatization. Explore around the campsite. Make the most of this stunning campsite that is between huge peaks on meadows beside a gushing river. If you wish to you can go for a small hike on a ridge near the campsite. Try to stay out of the tents to boost the process of acclimatization. 

Day 6 : Rudugaira Base Camp to Audens Col Base Camp via Gangotri Base Camp
    • Altitude: 4,750m/15,600ft (Auden’s Col BC.)
    • Altitude gain: 400m/1,300ft.
    • Trek: 8km, 6-7 hours.
    • Gradual and tricky ascent on moraine.
    • Carry enough water from the campsite.
    • Beautiful views of Gangotri peaks.
    • Pass Sukha Tal on the way.
    • Can see the gully leading to Audens Col.
    • Packed lunch on the way.
    • Stay in tent.

Today will be an exciting day with a lot of surprises. First, start by walking on moraines. Once you cross a landslide area you will reach the top of the ridge. Keep walking on the ridge and climb down till Bakriwala camp. After crossing a stream another ridge will come ahead. This ridge is a flat like a walk for more than an hour. The walk is tricky owing to loose scree, hence, be careful. Once you finish the ridge you will have a descend ahead.


Now climb down to Gangotri Base camp. After a climb, you will be welcomed by SukhaTaal. It is a surprise element of the trek. Base Camp is on flat moraine surface. From the camp, you can see the gully leading to Audens Col.

Day 7 : Auden’s Col Base Camp To Khatling Glacier Camp Via Auden’s Col
    • Altitude: 5,500m/18,000ft (Auden’s Col), 5000m/16,400ft (Khatling Glacier).
    • Altitude gain: 750m/2,400ft
    • Trek: 12km, 10-12 hours.
    • Camp to Auden’s Col 5km, 5-6 hours.
    • Auden’s Col to Khatling Glacier 7km, 5-6 hours.
    • Start early in the morning.
    • Difficult walk, steep ascent till the Col after that steep descent.
    • Descent is more tricky and difficult the ascent.
    • Toughest climb of the trek.
    • Khatling Glacier is famous for deep crevasses.
    • Always roped up and walk with trek leader/guide to avoid slip and fall.
    • Carry sufficient water from campsite.
    • Packed lunch for the day.
    • Stay in tent.

Today will be the longest, toughest and most exquisite. For days you were hoping to cross Auden’s col and today it will be done. Start by walking on the moraine, you can see Rudgragaira glacier on the right. There are a couple of snow-laden ridges following. Based on the snow level you might be instructed to wear crampons. After crossing the last ridge you will climb up a little to enter the gully.


The flat ground that comes next is used as an Advanced camping site. The climb up henceforth requires roping up. When you are at the Auden’s pass you can see many crevasses, you might have to cross over one or two. Therefore, follow your guide’s footsteps. The snow level also may increase to knee-deep. At this height, it becomes difficult to walk. With Jogin and Gangotri peaks towering on the sides, the Auden’s Col looks exceptional.


The views on the other side are even more stunning. You can see Khatling Glacier and its crevasses giving an instant wave of fear. The climb down is extremely steep with 70 70-degree slope. The descent is scary and after that comes a flat glacier ground. You will be camping on this moraine land of Khatling Glacier.  

Day 8 : Khatling Glacier Camp To Zero Point/ Waterfall Camp
    • Altitude: 3,900m/12,800ft (Zero Point).
    • Altitude loss: 1,100m/ 3,600ft.
    • Trek: 11km, 9-10 hours.
    • 8 km trek is on glacier.
    • First half of trail is mixed of loose grave, scree, black ice.
    • Rest of the trail is of moraine.
    • Camp by the Bhilangna river.
    • Bhilangna river ends at Tehri dam.
    • Packed lunch for the day.
    • Stay in tent.

Another longest and toughest day. Today we will continue on the rest of the Khatling glacier to arrive at Zero Point camp. The initial 50 m is a steep descent. Watch your steps. The trail will be covered with snow. Climb down the glacier for another 2 km to reach the moraines.


The trail is filled with loose rocks and scree. The route is also exposed and you can see black ice, icefall, and big ice formations. You will also have to find a way through crevasses. From the end of the Khatling glacier from the snout, Bhilangnariver originates. Cross the last section of the rockfall and boulder section to reach the campsite.

Day 9 : Rest Day
    • Mandatory Rest day.
    • Rejuvenate yourself.
    • This day also can be used as a buffer day.

This is a purposefully added day for resting. After all the strainful and amazing trek experiences, take rest for this day. This day can be also used as a buffer day in case of unfavourable situations. 

Day 10 : Waterfall Camp/ Zero Point Chowk
    • Altitude: 3,500m/11,500ft (Chowki)
    • Altitude Loss: 400m/1,300ft.
    • Trek: 8km, 5-6 hours
    • Comparatively easy day.
    • Will see greenery again.
    • Most of the trek is on Meadow.
    • Fallow Bhilangna river for first 3km.
    • Campsite is on grass land.
    • One of the best campsite of the trek.
    • Packed/hot lunch, depends on the pace of the group.
    • Stay in tent.

After the rest day, you will be fully energised to start a wonderful day. Today will be a nice and pleasant walk through the meadows. Continue walking along the valley for 3 km. You will be crossing a wooden bridge on the fiercely flowing Bhilanga River. After that, the lush meadow will welcome you. You can take a break here to relax in the beautiful meadows.


Keep walking for another 4 km to the next campsite. The Chowki campsite is a beautiful setup on the huge grasslands between big mountains.

Day 11 : Chowki To Masar Tal
    • Altitude: 3,750m/12,300ft (Masar Tal)
    • Altitude gain: 250m/800ft.
    • Trek: 8km, 5-6 hours.
    • Easy day.
    • Initially steep ascent then gradual walk.
    • Trail is well defined.
    • Can see the beautiful views of Thalay Sagar peak.
    • Camping near by the Masar Tal (lake).
    • Stay in tent.

Today you will gain a little height to reach the crystal clear lake, Masar The day will be rejuvenated by clear views of Thalaysagar Peak. The trail begins with a small ascend showing the sights of Thalaysagar. You cross another few ridges. You will also cross a stream until you reach the beautiful Masar Tal. The lake reflects the scenery around it a thousand times. You will be lucky to camp beside this lake.

Day 12 : Masar Tal to Vasuki Tal via Mayali Pass
    • Altitude: 5,000m/16,400ft (Mayali Pass)
    • Altitude: 4,200m/13,800ft (Vasuki Tal)
    • Altitude gain: 1,250m/4,100ft.
    • Trek: 12km, 7-9 hours.
    • Masar Tal to Mayali Pass 6km, 5-6 hours.
    • Mayali Pass to Vasuki Tal 6km, 2-4 hours.
    • Steep ascent till Mayali Pass.
    • Steep and technical descent after Mayali Pass.
    • Trail is of boulders and snow.
    • No water source on the way
    • Camping near by the Vasuki tal (Lake).
    • Packed lunch on the way.
    • Stay in tent.


Be excited because today you will visit another and the last pass of the trek, Mayali pass. The trail starts with a climb up over boulders to the Masar top. A climb up for another 45 minutes is needed to reach the base of the pass. This point is outstanding in terms of beauty. There is a lake which is at times semi-frozen with ice bergs floating on its surface.


After this a long walk is followed. The trail is somewhat flat and gradual. You will also be crossing crevasses just like at Khatling but a lot easier. The top of the pass gives a feeling victory. Enjoy for a moment then start to descend. The climbing down trail is filled with boulders and is steep. Before this you may spot the Peenya Tal twin lakes. Keep walking ahead to reach the Vasuki Tal.  

Day 13 : Vasuki Tal to Kedarnath
    • Altitude: 3,500m/11,600ft (Kedarnath)
    • Altitude loss: 700m/2,200ft.
    • Trek: 7km, 3-5 hours.
    • All descent till Kedarnath Temple.
    • Easy and marked trail.
    • Kedarnath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
    • Visit Kedarnath temple in the evening.
    • Hot lunch at guest house.
    • Stay in guest house.

Finally, the day has arrived that will end at the mighty Kedarnath. It is one of the Char Dham and one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. It has a lot of prime importance in Indian religion. First, start with an ascend to Vasuki Tal top. The trail is a boulder-filled ridge walk.


After this point, there is a steep descent continuously. You will be excited to finally see the greenland. The Kedarnath village beside Mandakiniriver looks serene.  Enjoy your evening with the blessing of Lord Shiva.

Day 14 : Kedarnath to Gaurikund
    • Altitude: 1,950m/6400ft (Gaurikund)
    • Altitude loss: 1,550m/5,200ft.
    • Trek: 14km, 6-7 hours.
    • All descent till Gaurikund.
    • Easy and marked trail.
    • Many shops and water point on the way.
    • Can go by helicopter (not included in cost).
    • Hot lunch at guest house.
    • Stay in guest house.

This is the final stroll of the thrilling day. It is a complete long descent of 14 kms. The trail is an easy and well-marked one. Try to engulf the most from the last day in the mountains.

Day 15 : Gaurikund to Dehradun
    • 250km, 8-10hours drive.
    • You will be dropped at Dehradun station in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle.
    • Drop to Dehradun is included in the cost.
    • Breakfast and lunch on the way (not included in the cost).
    • Driving time to Dehradun may increase due to of heavy traffic. Make your further travel plane from Dehradun after 8:00 pm.



    • Distance, Altitude and Trekking hours are approximate and round off.
    • Keep original and copy of ID proof handy.

The last day of the trek has arrived. You will be boarding your vehicle taking you back to Dehradun. Collect a lot of memories and promise to come back again. 

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

First of all everyone has to reach Dehradun, after that TTH will take care of your further travel plan.

Our pick-up location is Dehradun Railway Station at 06:00 AM

The distance from Dehradun Bus Stand (ISBT) to Railway Station is 6 km, without traffic it will take 15 minutes.


Options to reach Dehradun

1.  Take an overnight train/bust to Dehradun, and then take a cab to the pickup point.

We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Dehradun at least by 05:30 am positively.

2.  Take flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) (25 km, 50 min), if coming by flight then come one day early.

  • TTH’s Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveller or similar vehicles will pick-up you.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek.
  • If you wish to upgrade the transport service, please contact the Trek Coordinator.

Trekkers will be dropped at Dehradun Railway station by 06:00 PM, for onward journey from Dehradun it is advised to make arrangements after 08:00 PM.

The distance from Railway Station to Dehradun Bus Stand (ISBT)  is 6 km, it will take approx 25 minutes.

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

1. Accommodation: (as per the itinerary).
• Guest houses on Day 1, Day 2, Day 13 and Day 14 (twin/triple sharing basis).
• Camping during the trek (Day3 to Day 12).

2. Meals (Veg + Egg):
• All meals Gangotri to Gaurikund
• Day 1 Dinner to Day 14 Dinner.

3. Trek equipments:
• Sleeping bag, Mattress, Utensils.
• Trekkers tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dinning tent, Toilet tent, Ropes, Micro spike.

4. First aid:
• Medical kits.
• Stretcher.
• Oxygen cylinder.

5. Support:
• 1 Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader.
• Guide (Number of guides depend on the group size).
• 1 High Altitude chef.
• Support staff.

6. Transportation: (as per the itinerary)
• Dehradun Railway station to Gangotri (Day 1).
• Gaurikund to Dehradun Railway station (Day 15).

7. All necessary permits and entry fees, Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals.

8. Porters to carry the central luggage.

9. Services from Dehradun railway station and return.

1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Any kind of emergency evacuation charge, hospitalization fee or etc.
4. Mule or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head


Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)

1- Satellite phone/setphone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) - are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly

Insurance is mandatory and can be obtained through TTH or other providers. Non-Indian rates are slightly higher, trek coordinator will share the balance payment link after booking. If you choose not to book through us, we will refund your insurance fee; email us immediately after booking for the refund. 


Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:
INR 13,600/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance.
INR 14,000/- if you inform us after reaching Base Camp.
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kg. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

Cancellation terms:

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year


In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.


  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.


In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.


  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
T-shirts4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)1 Pair
Trek pants3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Poncho1 Nos.
Sunscreen creamMoisturiser
Hand sanitizerAntibacterial powder
Toothbrush and toothpasteLip balm / Chapstick
Toilet Paper & wipesQuick dry towel
Head torch1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun cap1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters2 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair
Cotton socks6 pairs
Woollen socks1 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)


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Less than 16.5 Serverely Underweight
16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Auden\'s Col Expedition?

Auden\'s Col Trek is a challenging high-altitude trek in the Indian Himalayas, named after the famous British poet W.H. Auden. It involves crossing a high mountain pass at an altitude of over 18,000 feet and traversing glaciers and steep ridges in remote and rugged terrain. The trek offers breathtaking views of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Kamet. It requires a high level of physical fitness and technical skills and is suitable only for experienced trekkers and mountaineers. Despite the challenges, Auden\'s Col Trek is a unique and unforgettable adventure for those who are up for the challenge.

How difficult is it to climb Auden\'s Col?

Auden's Col Trek is considered to be a very difficult and challenging trek, suitable only for experienced trekkers and mountaineers. The trek involves crossing a high-altitude mountain pass at over 18,000 feet, which requires a high level of physical fitness and endurance. In addition, trekkers must traverse glaciers, steep ridges, and rugged terrain in a remote and isolated part of the Indian Himalayas. The trek also requires technical skills such as roping up and navigating crevasses, making it even more challenging. Overall, the Auden's Col Trek is a demanding adventure that should only be attempted by those with a lot of trekking and mountaineering experience.

What are the physical requirements for joining the Auden\'s Col Expedition?

Auden's Col Trek is a highly demanding and physically challenging trek, and it is essential to be in excellent physical condition before attempting it. To prepare for the trek, it is recommended to engage in regular cardiovascular exercise such as running, cycling, or swimming, as well as strength training to build core strength and endurance. It is also important to practice walking and hiking on uneven terrain, carrying a heavy backpack, and acclimatizing to high altitudes. Trekkers should be able to hike for several hours a day, carrying a backpack weighing up to 15-20 kg, and be comfortable with steep ascents and descents, traversing narrow ridges, and crossing glaciers. Good physical fitness, mental toughness, and the ability to adapt to changing weather and altitude conditions are crucial for a successful and safe trekking experience on Auden's Col Trek.

What equipment will be required for the Auden\'s Col Expedition?

The Auden\\\'s Col Expedition is a challenging trek in the Indian Himalayas that requires specialized equipment to ensure the safety and comfort of trekkers. Here are some of the essential items that trekkers will need to bring on the expedition:

1. Trekking boots - sturdy and comfortable footwear that can handle uneven terrain, steep ascents and descents, and provide good ankle support.

2. Warm clothing - warm layers including thermal underwear, fleece or down jacket, waterproof jacket and pants, gloves, and a warm hat to protect against cold weather and high altitudes.

3. Backpack - a durable and comfortable backpack with a capacity of at least 50-60 liters to carry personal belongings, food, and water.

4. Sleeping bag - a high-quality sleeping bag rated for cold weather and high altitudes.

5. Tent - a sturdy and lightweight tent to provide shelter during camping.

6. Climbing equipment - including crampons, ice axe, harness, and ropes, for crossing glaciers and steep sections of the trek.

7. First aid kit - a well-stocked first aid kit with essential medicines, blister kits, and other medical supplies.

8. Navigation tools - including a map, compass, and GPS device to navigate the remote and rugged terrain.

9. Water filtration system - to ensure a safe and adequate supply of drinking water.

10. Headlamp - a high-quality headlamp with extra batteries to provide adequate lighting during early morning starts and late finishes.

Who can participate in the Auden\'s Col Expedition?

The trek is suitable only for experienced trekkers and mountaineers who have prior experience of high-altitude trekking and are comfortable with glacier travel and roped climbing.

Participants must be in excellent physical condition and should be able to hike for several hours a day, carrying a backpack weighing up to 15-20 kg. They should also have good balance and coordination, as well as the ability to adapt to changing weather and altitude conditions.

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