Auden's col Trekking Expedition

A high altitude trek through Patangini Dhar - Auden's col - Mayali pass

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights

Host: Sonu Negi

Starts at
51999 per person

Package Cost

54999 51999 per person

( ₹ 3000 discount from MyWanderlust )


  • Hotel Stay in Gangotri
  • Backpack Carrying.
  • Camping and Climbing gear
  • Permit Fees
  • Dining Tent/Chairs
  • Toilet Tent
  • Food. Vegetarian - /Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Snacks/Miscellaneous
  • Guide
  • Medical Gear


  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Camera fees or any other costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances and situations beyond our control (like unfavorable weather conditions).

Auden’s Col is a pass connecting Rudugaira valley and Bhilangna valley, named after John Bicknell Auden, a British Geographical Survey officer, who first discovered it in 1935 and crossed it in 1939. The pass is at 5490m altitude and connects the ridge coming from Gangotri III (6580m) peak on the north-west and the ridge coming from Jogin I (6465m) on the east, and also binds a glacier coming from Jogin I on the north side of Rudugaira valley, and deadly Khatling glacier on the south side of Bhilangna valley.

Rudra ganga stream or Rudragairu (gairu means deep) or Rudugaira gad drains Rudugaira glacier and eventually flows into Bhagirathi (Ganga) river near Gangotri, and Bhilangna river originates from Khatling glacier and meets Bhagirathi near Old Tehri.


Day 0: Reach Gangotri (2940m), acclimatization trek, visit temple
Day 1: Trek to Bhoj Kharak (3415m)
Day 2: Trek to Kedar Kharak (4315m)
Day 3: Trek to Kedar Tal (4760m) and back to Kedar Kharak
Day 4: Trek to Patangini Dhar base camp site (4540m)
Day 5: Cross Patangini Dhar (5085m) and reach Dhabba Camp Site (4685m) in Rudugaira valley
Day 6: Trek to Rudugaira / Auden’s Col Advanced Base Camp (4975m)
Day 7: Cross Auden’s Col (5490m), trek on Khatling and reach Khatling camp site (4970m)
Day 8: Trek rest of the Khatling, cross waterfall area (4300m) and reach Khatling Base camp (3765m)
Day 9: Cross Bhilangna river (3480m), and reach Chowki camp site (3630m)
Day 10: Trek to Masar Tal (4550m)
Day 11: Trek to Masar Top (4695m), Cross Mayali Pass (4990m) and camp (4335m) near Vashuki Tal
Day 12: Trek Vashuki Tal (4210m), trek to Vashuki Top (4480m), and descend to Kedarnath (3530m)
Day 13: Buffer day. It is mandatory to have this extra day as any bad weather or rain will delay your pass crossing. In case we use the buffer day, you will have to pay us Rs.3,000 per day.

NOTE: Trekkers must reach the base camp of the trek at their own expense and everyone should keep 2 buffer days in an event of (Bad weather etc)

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We totally understand that unforeseen circumstances might need you to change plans, and so we have a friendly cancellation policy.
  • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trip — full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trip — 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the trip — no refund.

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