Auden's Col Expedition


Auden's Col Expedition

Exploratory trek – very little is known about this trek connecting the pilgrim centers of Gangotri and 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 broken up Khatling glacier. Auden's Col is a mountain pass situated in the central Garhwal region.

It connects the mountain peaks Jogin I (6465m) and Gangotri III (6580m) and is at a height of around 5242m. Auden's Col binds two glaciers on either side - Khatling glacier on the south and Jogin Glacier on the north. A little distance lower to Jogin Glacier is the Gangotri III glacial system. Auden's Col is approachable from Gangotri and one can trek up to Kedarnath following Auden's Col and Khatling glacier.

Auden's Col gets its name from J B Auden, a famous British geologist. He first explored the region in the year 1939. Auden's Col is a less frequented trekking route in this region of the Himalaya compared to the Khatling Glacier.

Expedition Facts:

  • Area: Uttarakhand Himalayas
  • Duration: 13 night/14 days
  • Grade: Challenging
  • Highest Point: 5450 mts. (Auden’s Col)
  • Highest Camping Point: 4800 mts.


  • All travel from Rishikesh and back to Rishikesh by road
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Sleeping Bag & Items of personal clothing
  • Air Fares, Visas, laundry, phone calls, beverages and bottled water, souvenirs and other expenses of a personal nature.
  • Tips for guides, cooks & porters
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
  • Any emergency evacuation expenses
  • Any kind of insurances and medical/hospitalization expenses


  1. Single Room during your stay in Uttarkashi can be booked at an additional cost of INR 4800/-