Auden’s Col – Mayali Pass Trek

Trip Type: Trekking
Region: Uttarakhand
Grade: Challenging
Duration: 15 Days
Max Altitude: 5490m
Best Season: Apr-May or Sep-Oct
Trip Begins: Haridwar / Ends: Haridwar
Trip Cost

This is a custom departure tour and so please write to us for prices and more info on this trek.

Auden's Col - Mayali Pass Trek: A Journey into the Majestic Garhwal Himalayas

Embark on an unforgettable journey as we take you through the mesmerizing landscapes of the Auden's Col - Mayali Pass Trek, beginning from the sacred city of Haridwar. This extraordinary expedition traverses the upper reaches of the Garhwal mountains, the very birthplace of the mighty Ganga in the Garhwal Himalayas. Spanning over 15 days, this epic trek encompasses two breathtaking passes - Auden's Col and Mayali Pass.

Auden's Col: A Majestic Pass

The first highlight of this adventure is Auden's Col, a majestic pass standing tall at an impressive altitude of 5490m. Named after John Bicknell Auden, a renowned geologist from the Geological Survey of India, this pass offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers. Auden himself discovered this remarkable pass in 1935 and successfully crossed it in 1939, leaving trekkers in awe of its grandeur and natural splendor.

Cultural Significance and Spiritual Journey

Beyond its awe-inspiring landscapes, the Auden's Col - Mayali Pass Trek holds immense cultural significance. It connects two sacred sites highly revered by Hindus - Gangotri and Kedarnath. These holy towns attract countless pilgrims each year, infusing the journey with a spiritual aura that adds depth to the trekking experience.

Itinerary and Highlights

Our adventure commences in Haridwar and takes us to Gangotri, where our exhilarating ascent begins towards the Gangotri 1 Base Camp. As we ascend further, the thrill intensifies as we conquer the formidable Auden's Col. Crossing over to the other side, we find ourselves amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Khatling Glacier, an expansive icy marvel that captivates the senses. Traversing the vast expanse of the glacier, we are led to the enchanting Vasuki Tal, a serene high-altitude lake surrounded by towering peaks. Here, tranquility reigns supreme, providing a moment of respite amidst the rugged mountain terrain. But the adventure doesn't end there! One final ascent awaits us - the legendary Mayali Pass. With every step, we draw closer to its summit, fully aware that an extraordinary vista awaits us at the top. As we reach the pinnacle of the pass, a panorama of majestic valleys and snow-capped peaks unfolds before our eyes, leaving us breathless with wonder.

Descending to Kedarnath

After soaking in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Mayali Pass, our descent begins, gradually leading us to the sacred town of Kedarnath. Here, a palpable sense of spirituality permeates the air, accompanied by the rich history of ancient temples that have withstood the test of time.

Join Us on this Extraordinary Adventure

We invite you to join us on this epic journey, immersing yourself in the mystical landscapes, conquering challenging passes, and embracing the rich culture and natural wonders of the Auden's Col - Mayali Pass trek. With the perfect blend of adventure, spirituality, and natural beauty, this trek promises an experience of a lifetime. Let the allure of the mountains and the harmony of nature guide you as you embark on this extraordinary adventure.
Itinerary
DAY 01

Arrive in Haridwar / Dehradun for the Epic Audens Col - Mayali Pass Trek and drive to Uttarkashi (2830m)

Duration: Drive 6 hours

In the morning, you’ll arrive in the vibrant city of Haridwar or Dehradun. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure as you embark on the remarkable Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek. To kick-start this thrilling journey, we’ll transfer you to our comfortable vehicles.
Driving along the Majestic Ganga/Bhagirathi River: A Scenic Expedition.
Throughout the day, we’ll embark on a picturesque drive along the banks of the majestic Ganga/Bhagirathi river. The captivating views and serenity of the surroundings will captivate your senses, setting the perfect mood for the expedition ahead.
Uttarkashi Village (2830m): Your Charming Basecamp.
As the day comes to a close, we’ll reach the enchanting Uttarkashi village, nestled amidst the grandeur of the Garhwal Himalayas. Here, you’ll find solace and warmth in our cozy guesthouse, offering a comfortable retreat for the night. Rest well, for the real adventure awaits you.

DAY 02

Uttarkashi - Gangotri (3042m) - Embark on an Unforgettable Journey: Audens Col – Mayali Pass Trek Begins

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Duration: Drive 3-4 hours

After a delightful breakfast, our adventure kicks off as we leave Uttarkashi behind and set our sights on the magnificent town of Gangotri. Nestled around the sacred temple of Goddess Ganga, Gangotri is steeped in spirituality and charm.
Awe-Inspiring Sights: Gauri Kund’s Majestic Waterfall.
En route, we’ll witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Gauri Kund, where the Bhagirathi river cascades down in a stunning waterfall. This natural marvel will leave you spellbound, offering a glimpse of nature’s grandeur in all its glory.
Gangotri: A Sacred Haven and Gateway to Divinity.
Steeped in history, Gangotri traces its roots back to the early 18th Century, credited to the visionary Nepalese General Amar Singh Thapa. This sacred town holds tremendous significance for Hindu pilgrims, as it forms one of the revered “Dhams” on the renowned Char Dham Yatra. Don’t miss the captivating aarti ceremony at the Ganga temple, a truly mesmerising experience that will touch your soul.
Legends and Stories: Unveiling the Mysteries of Gangotri.
As twilight descends, gather around and indulge in the captivating tales and local legends that surround the town of Gangotri. Your knowledgeable guide will regale you with fascinating stories as you enjoy a delightful dinner. Prepare to be enthralled by the mystical allure that shrouds this sacred place.

DAY 03

In Gangotri - Acclimatisation on the Kedar Tal trail.

Duration: 4-5 hours

After a hearty breakfast, we eagerly set off on our thrilling expedition, following the trail that leads to the breathtaking Kedar Tal Lake. As we ascend, we find ourselves immersed in the enchanting beauty of the Bhojpatra Forest, adorned with majestic birch trees. The trail might be steep, but fear not, for the rewards that await us are worth every step.
Unveiling Nature’s Splendor: Bhoj Kharak Campsite (3780m)
Our objective for the day is to reach the charming Bhoj Kharak campsite, nestled at an altitude of 3780m. With awe-inspiring vistas surrounding us, we relish in the serenity of this picturesque location. The tranquil atmosphere and panoramic views provide the perfect backdrop for unforgettable memories.
Exploring Gangotri’s Delights: Bhagirath Shila and Pandav Gufa.
Upon returning to Gangotri in the late afternoon, there’s still plenty to discover in this captivating town. Take some time to visit Bhagirath Shila, a sacred stone revered for its connection to the mighty river Ganga. And if you’re up for a short hike, venture to the legendary Pandav Gufa, a mystical cave entwined with mythical tales.
Rest and Rejuvenation: Returning to Our Cozy Guest House.
As the day draws to a close, we find solace and comfort at our trusted guest house. Unwind, relax, and reflect on the incredible experiences we’ve shared thus far. Rest well, for tomorrow holds even more excitement and wonders in store.

DAY 04

Gangotri to Nalla Camp (3760m)- As the Sun Rises: Embarking on Our Grand Adventure.

Duration: 5-6 hours

As the sun rises, we eagerly gather for a hearty breakfast before our grand adventure begins. Our first leg takes us alongside the magnificent Bhagirathi River, immersing us in its tranquil beauty for approximately 40 minutes. But fear not, fellow adventurers, for soon we shall veer off on a new path towards the mesmerising Rudragaira Nalla.
Nature’s Artistry Unveiled: Chirbas Parbat and Matri.
En route to our destination, we are blessed with breathtaking views of the majestic Chirbas Parbat and Matri. These towering peaks paint the landscape with their awe-inspiring presence, leaving us in awe of nature’s artistic prowess. Let your gaze wander and soak in the wonders that surround us.
Through Enchanting Forests: Pine, Birch, and Maple.
The trail unfolds before us, leading us on a gradual climb through forests adorned with towering pines, graceful birch trees, and vibrant maple leaves. Each step brings us closer to the heart of this natural wonderland. The symphony of rustling leaves and the earthy scent of the forest embrace us, making this journey a true feast for the senses.
A Camp Above the Treeline: Gateway to Spectacular Views.
As dusk approaches, we find ourselves at our campsite, nestled just above the treeline. Here, the world reveals itself in all its glory. Behold, as the majestic Gangotri 3 peak unveils itself before our very eyes, casting its spell upon us with its snow-capped grandeur. It is a sight to behold, etching a memory that will forever be etched in our hearts.

DAY 05

Nala Camp to Gangotri 1 Base Camp (4530m).

Duration: 6-7 hours

As the sun greets the day, our spirits are alive with anticipation. After a hearty breakfast, we begin our adventure towards the Audens Col – Mayali Pass. The trail ahead is steep, but the captivating wonders that lie in store make every step worthwhile.
Traversing Meadows and Captivating Views: A Journey of Enchantment.
As we ascend, we traverse through lush meadows, where vibrant flowers dance in the breeze. The breathtaking vistas that unfold before us along the trail are nothing short of extraordinary. Every glance offers a mesmerizing view of the majestic Rudragaira Base Camp. The beauty that surrounds us seems almost surreal, as if plucked from a painting.
A Lunch with a View: Captivating Peaks and Pristine Wilderness
At the Rudragaira Base Camp, we pause to savor a well-deserved lunch amidst awe-inspiring scenery. As we relish our meal, the magnificent peaks of Rudragaira, Gangotri 1, Gangotri 2, Gangotri 3, and Jogin 1 greet us in all their glory. Their towering presence commands our admiration, reminding us of the immense power and beauty of the natural world.
Ascending to New Heights: The Gateway to Adventure.
With satisfied appetites and rejuvenated spirits, we continue our journey from the grassy campsite, ascending over lateral moraines. Each step brings us closer to our day’s destination—the base camp, where the ambitious souls among us may choose to conquer the mighty Gangotri 1 peak. From this vantage point, the vistas are truly breathtaking, offering panoramic views that stir the soul.

DAY 06

At Gangotri 1 Base camp.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Unwind and Acclimatize: Embrace the Tranquility of the Audens Col – Mayali Pass Trek.
Today, we shift gears and prioritize our well-being amidst the captivating surroundings of the Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek. Our objective for the day is to relax, unwind, and acclimatize to the altitude. After a delicious breakfast, we embark on a short and leisurely walk, immersing ourselves in the natural wonders that surround us.
A Serene Stroll: Connecting with Nature’s Harmony.
As we venture along the trail, a sense of tranquility envelops us. The air is crisp, and the gentle whispers of the breeze guide our footsteps. With each stride, we become one with the rhythmic pulse of nature, soaking in the serenity that permeates the landscape.
Immerse in the Splendor: Discovering Nature’s Hidden Gems.
Our short walk unveils hidden treasures, as we stumble upon pristine streams that weave through the verdant terrain. The melodious symphony of birdsong accompanies our journey, adding a touch of enchantment to the ambiance. We pause to admire the vibrant flora, marveling at the resilience and beauty of these mountainous landscapes.
Return for a Satisfying Lunch: Nourishing Our Bodies and Souls.
After our rejuvenating walk, we make our way back to our base camp, where a delicious lunch awaits. Savoring the flavors of the region, we replenish our energy and relish the opportunity to connect with fellow trekkers. It is in these moments of camaraderie that lifelong memories are forged.

DAY 07

Gangotri 1 Base camp to Base of Auden’s Col (4980m).

Duration: 7-8 hours

Today marks the beginning of an exhilarating adventure as we set off on the Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek. With the early morning sun casting its golden rays upon us, we eagerly venture towards the head of the Gangotri valley, where awe-inspiring sights await our arrival.
Traversing Majestic Moraine: A Path of Discovery.
Our trail for the day meanders through a captivating landscape adorned with moraine formations. As we traverse this rocky terrain, we are treated to panoramic vistas that showcase the grandeur of the Ganotri range and the majestic Jogin group. Each step brings us closer to the heart of the valley, where nature’s breathtaking spectacle unfolds.
Revealing the Enigma: Auden’s Col, Nature’s Secret Gateway.
Nestled between the towering Massifs lies Auden’s Col, a mystical depression that beckons us with its allure. This natural gateway presents a gateway to unparalleled beauty and untamed wilderness. With a sense of anticipation, we set up our camp at the foot of the Col, immersing ourselves in the pristine surroundings.

DAY 08

Auden's Col Base Camp (4980m) - Auden’s Col (5490m) & Khatling Glacier Camp (4970m).

Duration: 8-10 hours

Today marks a thrilling milestone as we prepare to conquer the challenging Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek. With an early start, we embrace the advantage of climbing on firmer snow before the sun’s rays gain strength. Our ascent begins, and with each step, we venture closer to the coveted Col, where extraordinary vistas await.
Scaling New Heights: A Steep Climb and Glacial Wonder.
The path to the Col presents a formidable challenge, with its steep incline demanding endurance and determination. The journey across the glacier requires steady progress as we navigate the pristine snowscape. Finally, we stand at the pinnacle of our expedition, gazing upon the breathtaking Khatling Glacier and iconic peaks such as Kedarnath, Joanli, Jogin, and Gangotri. These magnificent views reward our efforts and leave an indelible mark on our souls.
Thrills and Descents: Abseiling and Camp on the Khatling Glacier.
As we descend from the Col, we may encounter a thrilling section that necessitates abseiling, adding an extra dash of adventure to our expedition. The specific conditions and snowfall during the time of our trek will determine this exciting aspect. With careful maneuvers, we navigate this steep descent, eventually finding ourselves amidst the enchanting embrace of the Khatling Glacier.

DAY 09

Khatling Glacier Camp (4970m) - Chowki (3700m).

Duration: 6-7 hours

Descending Through Glacial Majesty: Exploring the Audens Col – Mayali Pass Trek.
Awakening to the awe-inspiring surroundings of the glacier, our adventure continues as we rope up once more to traverse the mesmerizing Khatling Glacier, the birthplace of the magnificent Bhilangana River. With cautious steps, we make our way off the glacier, transitioning into a continuous downhill stretch over the rugged moraine.
Unveiling Hidden Gems: Chowki Camp and Nature’s Splendors.
Our journey leads us to the charming Chowki camp, nestled amidst nature’s embrace. This tranquil haven offers respite from the demanding terrain, allowing us to unwind and immerse ourselves in the captivating beauty that surrounds us. As we settle into camp, we relish the opportunity to reconnect with fellow trekkers, sharing stories of triumph and marveling at the grandeur of our surroundings.

DAY 10

Chowki to Masar Tal (4280m) Camp.

Duration: 5-6 hours

Today marks an exciting leg of our Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek as we make our way towards the enchanting Masar Tal. With a lighter stride, we embark on a relatively easier trek, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the captivating beauty of the surroundings.
As we traverse the trail, we encounter a small stream gushing with crystalline water, its melodic flow harmonizing with the serene ambiance. Crossing this charming watercourse, our path gracefully winds its way upwards, guiding us towards our camp at Masar Tal. Along the way, our eyes are blessed with breathtaking vistas of the majestic Thalaysagar peak. Its towering presence paints a picture of awe-inspiring grandeur, capturing our hearts and fueling our spirit for the journey ahead.
With every step, we are reminded of the wondrous natural wonders that unfold around us. The symphony of nature’s splendors harmonizes with our footsteps, guiding us closer to our destination. As we ascend towards Masar Tal, anticipation fills the air, heightening our sense of adventure and instilling a deep appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us.

DAY 11

Masar Tal (4280m) - Mayali Pass(4990m) - Vasuki Tal(4210m).

Duration: 6-7 hours

Today, we embark on a challenging adventure, ascending to the glorious Masar Top and onward to the revered Mayali Pass, our final pass on this remarkable trek. Brace yourselves, for today’s journey will test our mettle, rewarding us with unforgettable experiences and breathtaking views.
As we begin our steep ascent towards Masar Top, our determination fuels our every step. The path ahead demands resilience and perseverance, but the reward is well worth the effort. Along the way, we may encounter sections that require technical skills, adding an extra layer of excitement to our expedition. With utmost caution and skill, we navigate these sections, perhaps even embracing the thrill of abseiling down a rocky descent.
Reaching the pinnacle of Masar Top, our perseverance is handsomely rewarded. A magnificent panorama unfolds before our eyes, offering an expansive view of the surrounding landscape. The beauty stretches as far as the eye can see, revealing nature’s grandeur in all its splendor. This awe-inspiring sight serves as a reminder of our incredible journey and the indomitable spirit that has brought us here.
Descending from the heights of Masar Top, we continue our trek to another captivating gem, Vasuki Tal. Nestled amidst the pristine surroundings, this shimmering lake beckons us with its serene allure. Here, amidst the tranquility of nature, we set up camp for the night, cherishing the peaceful ambiance and reflecting on the extraordinary moments that have unfolded throughout our Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek.

DAY 12

Vasuki Tal (4210m) - Kedarnath (3580m).

Duration: 7-8 hours

Today, we continue our enthralling expedition, venturing towards the magnificent Vasuki Top before descending to the revered pilgrimage town of Kedarnath. This leg of our journey promises a delightful mix of adventure and spirituality, immersing us in the captivating beauty of the Himalayas.
Our path leads us to Vasuki Top, where nature’s grandeur unfolds in all its glory. As we ascend to this remarkable vantage point, we are treated to awe-inspiring vistas that leave us spellbound. The panoramic views from Vasuki Top serve as a testament to the indomitable spirit of exploration that has brought us this far.
From the heights of Vasuki Top, we embark on a downward descent, gradually making our way towards the sacred town of Kedarnath. This renowned pilgrimage site holds great significance for devotees from far and wide, drawing countless visitors with its spiritual allure. As we traverse the winding trails, we become part of a timeless tradition, immersing ourselves in the sacred atmosphere that permeates the air.
In Kedarnath, we find respite in the comfort of a hotel, where we can rest and rejuvenate after our remarkable journey. Surrounded by the mystical charm of this pilgrim town, we reflect on the experiences that have shaped us, cherishing the memories we have forged along the Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek.

DAY 13

Kedarnath - Gaurikund (1900m) - Rudraprayag.

Duration: 6-7 hours. 130 Kms drive about 4-5 hours.

Concluding the Adventure: Descending to Gaurikund on the Audens Col – Mayali Pass Trek.
Today marks the final day of our extraordinary journey as we bid farewell to the mesmerizing mountains and descend the sacred pilgrimage trail leading us to Gaurikund. This descent not only signifies the end of our trek but also offers us a glimpse into the rich mythology and spiritual significance that surrounds this revered destination.
Legend has it that the goddess Parvati, known as Gauri, spent numerous years in deep meditation at Gaurikund, seeking to attract the attention of her beloved consort, Lord Shiva. The divine energy that permeates the surroundings of Gaurikund is palpable, inviting pilgrims and trekkers alike to immerse themselves in its mystical ambiance. At Gaurikund, we find solace and a sense of connection with the spiritual essence that permeates the Himalayan landscape.
A significant landmark in Gaurikund is the revered Gauri Temple, dedicated to the goddess Parvati. This sacred site serves as a testament to the divine presence and draws devotees from far and wide who seek blessings and spiritual fulfillment. As we explore the temple and its surroundings, we are enveloped by a sense of reverence and awe, experiencing the profound cultural heritage that intertwines with the natural splendor of the region.
From Gaurikund, we embark on a scenic drive to Rudraprayag, where we will find comfort and rest in a welcoming guest house. This peaceful haven allows us to reflect on the remarkable experiences and memories we have gathered throughout our Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek, etching indelible imprints in our hearts and minds.

DAY 14

Gaurikund / Rudraprayag - Haridwar

Distance: 160 kms approx Duration: 6 hours drive.

Concluding the Adventure: Fond Farewells and Homeward Bound from the Audens Col – Mayali Pass Trek.
As the sun rises on our final day of the Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek, we awaken to a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. Before bidding adieu to the majestic Himalayas, we seize the opportunity to immerse ourselves in a serene and rejuvenating experience.
With the break of dawn, we venture to the sacred confluence of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers, where their waters merge in harmonious union. The ethereal beauty of this natural confluence creates a tranquil atmosphere that beckons us to partake in an early morning dip. This refreshing ritual revitalizes our spirits, leaving us invigorated and ready to embrace the day’s adventures.
Following our revitalizing dip and a hearty breakfast, our trusted cabs await us, ready to transport us on the scenic journey back to Haridwar. As we embark on this homeward-bound drive, we reflect upon the awe-inspiring landscapes, the bonds forged with fellow trekkers, and the memories that will forever remain etched in our hearts.
With a mix of nostalgia and contentment, we conclude our Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek, cherishing the unforgettable moments and experiences we have shared along the way. The grandeur of the mountains, the serenity of the rivers, and the magnificence of nature’s wonders have touched our souls and left an indelible mark on our journey.
As we return to Haridwar, the gateway to spirituality and a vibrant tapestry of cultural heritage, we carry with us the profound lessons learned from the mountains. Our spirits enriched, our bodies strengthened, and our minds expanded, we bid farewell to the enchanting realm of the Himalayas, knowing that we have been forever changed by the magic of the Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek.

DAY 15

Reserve Day if needed- Making the Most of Extra Time: Flexibility and Contingency on the Audens Col - Mayali Pass Trek.

The Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek, a thrilling adventure amidst the Garhwal Himalayas, presents us with a surplus day strategically reserved for any unforeseen circumstances or delays. This additional day acts as a safety net, ensuring that our journey remains uninterrupted and that we have the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances.
As seasoned explorers, we understand that nature’s marvels can occasionally surprise us with unexpected challenges. Weather conditions, trail conditions, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust our itinerary. Therefore, this extra day serves as a contingency plan, allowing us to navigate such situations without compromising the essence and completeness of our Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek.
While we hope for smooth and seamless progress throughout our adventure, the presence of this additional day provides peace of mind and enables us to tackle any hurdles with ease. Whether it’s a sudden change in weather patterns, a longer acclimatization period, or the need for a well-deserved rest, we have the freedom to make informed decisions and embrace the flexibility offered by this extra day.
Furthermore, this supplementary day also presents an opportunity to relish the beauty of our surroundings more deeply. We can use this time to explore nearby areas, soak in the breathtaking vistas, engage in meaningful interactions with fellow trekkers, or simply savor moments of solitude amidst nature’s splendors.
Embracing the spirit of adventure, we welcome this extra day as a gift of time and adaptability. It allows us to fully immerse ourselves in the Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek, fostering a sense of exploration and discovery that is inherent to such exhilarating journeys.

Inclusions
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents.
  • Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, Dining Tents, Western Style Toilet Tents.
  • Sleeping bags (Down Feather/ Primaloft).
  • Insulated sleeping pads.
  • All meals as detailed in the itinerary and safe drinking water.
    Guides, Cook and camp staff.
  • Porters to carry loads on the route with personal portage up to 10kg/person
  • All Uttarakhand State Forest Permits
  • Hotel accommodations in Harsil, Kedarnath and Rudraprayag after the trek.
  • All transport Haridwar to Gangotri and Gaurikund to Haridwar.
Exclusions
  • All hotel stays in Haridwar or Uttarkashi.
  • Any food in hotels.
  • All expenses of personal nature like bottled water, drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
    Personal Clothing.
  • Medical and evacuation expenses, we strongly recommend purchasing a suitable insurance cover – ASC360 provides adventure insurance in the Indian Himalayas.
  • Any transport outside of mentioned inclusions.
  • Any expense incurred due to force majeure such as landslide, bad weather or reasons beyond our control.
Things You Need To Get

Pack:
– Backpack 40 – 50 Lt with rain cover – Goes on the horse/porter
– Day Pack 15 – 20 lt with rain cover- to carry your camera, water bottle, trail layers, trail food etc.
Footwear:
-Trekking Shoes: Please do not wear sports shoes as on most treks, as we go higher it gets harder to use sports shoes.
Socks:
– 2 -3 pairs of trekking socks.
– 2 pairs of woolen socks – ideal to sleep in and best to use when in camp. We do not recommend them while trekking
Clothing:
– Pants: 3 pairs (including the ones you wear) – Ideal are the quick dry trekking pants. Alternatively, track pants are also comfortable to trek in.
– T-shirts 3 pairs (including the ones you are wearing) – Preferably quick dry, full sleeve t-shirts You can also choose to get T-shirts with collars, they offer extra protection for the neck from sunburns.
– Fleece Jacket
– Rain & Wind Protection
– Down filled / Hollow fiber fill insulated Jacket
– Thermal liners – 1 pair upper and lower (optional).
Accessories:
– Warm Cap
– Gloves
– Sun Cap
– Sunglasses with UV protection.
Other recommended necessities:
– Toiletries – sunscreen SPF 40+, moisturiser, lip balm, soap, toilet paper.
– Repair Kit (needle and thread).
– Headlamp/ Torch.
– Camera.
– Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottles 1 liter each.
– Trekking Pole – Optional.
– Plastic Packing covers. (Please pack all your gear in waterproof plastic bags so that your clothes etc do not get wet while on horses or porters. Also, carry extra plastic bags in case you need to pack wet clothes.)

Overview
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Auden's Col - Mayali Pass Trek: A Journey into the Majestic Garhwal Himalayas

Embark on an unforgettable journey as we take you through the mesmerizing landscapes of the Auden's Col - Mayali Pass Trek, beginning from the sacred city of Haridwar. This extraordinary expedition traverses the upper reaches of the Garhwal mountains, the very birthplace of the mighty Ganga in the Garhwal Himalayas. Spanning over 15 days, this epic trek encompasses two breathtaking passes - Auden's Col and Mayali Pass.

Auden's Col: A Majestic Pass

The first highlight of this adventure is Auden's Col, a majestic pass standing tall at an impressive altitude of 5490m. Named after John Bicknell Auden, a renowned geologist from the Geological Survey of India, this pass offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers. Auden himself discovered this remarkable pass in 1935 and successfully crossed it in 1939, leaving trekkers in awe of its grandeur and natural splendor.

Cultural Significance and Spiritual Journey

Beyond its awe-inspiring landscapes, the Auden's Col - Mayali Pass Trek holds immense cultural significance. It connects two sacred sites highly revered by Hindus - Gangotri and Kedarnath. These holy towns attract countless pilgrims each year, infusing the journey with a spiritual aura that adds depth to the trekking experience.

Itinerary and Highlights

Our adventure commences in Haridwar and takes us to Gangotri, where our exhilarating ascent begins towards the Gangotri 1 Base Camp. As we ascend further, the thrill intensifies as we conquer the formidable Auden's Col. Crossing over to the other side, we find ourselves amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Khatling Glacier, an expansive icy marvel that captivates the senses. Traversing the vast expanse of the glacier, we are led to the enchanting Vasuki Tal, a serene high-altitude lake surrounded by towering peaks. Here, tranquility reigns supreme, providing a moment of respite amidst the rugged mountain terrain. But the adventure doesn't end there! One final ascent awaits us - the legendary Mayali Pass. With every step, we draw closer to its summit, fully aware that an extraordinary vista awaits us at the top. As we reach the pinnacle of the pass, a panorama of majestic valleys and snow-capped peaks unfolds before our eyes, leaving us breathless with wonder.

Descending to Kedarnath

After soaking in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Mayali Pass, our descent begins, gradually leading us to the sacred town of Kedarnath. Here, a palpable sense of spirituality permeates the air, accompanied by the rich history of ancient temples that have withstood the test of time.

Join Us on this Extraordinary Adventure

We invite you to join us on this epic journey, immersing yourself in the mystical landscapes, conquering challenging passes, and embracing the rich culture and natural wonders of the Auden's Col - Mayali Pass trek. With the perfect blend of adventure, spirituality, and natural beauty, this trek promises an experience of a lifetime. Let the allure of the mountains and the harmony of nature guide you as you embark on this extraordinary adventure.
Itinerary
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DAY 01

Arrive in Haridwar / Dehradun for the Epic Audens Col - Mayali Pass Trek and drive to Uttarkashi (2830m)

Duration: Drive 6 hours

In the morning, you’ll arrive in the vibrant city of Haridwar or Dehradun. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure as you embark on the remarkable Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek. To kick-start this thrilling journey, we’ll transfer you to our comfortable vehicles.
Driving along the Majestic Ganga/Bhagirathi River: A Scenic Expedition.
Throughout the day, we’ll embark on a picturesque drive along the banks of the majestic Ganga/Bhagirathi river. The captivating views and serenity of the surroundings will captivate your senses, setting the perfect mood for the expedition ahead.
Uttarkashi Village (2830m): Your Charming Basecamp.
As the day comes to a close, we’ll reach the enchanting Uttarkashi village, nestled amidst the grandeur of the Garhwal Himalayas. Here, you’ll find solace and warmth in our cozy guesthouse, offering a comfortable retreat for the night. Rest well, for the real adventure awaits you.

DAY 02

Uttarkashi - Gangotri (3042m) - Embark on an Unforgettable Journey: Audens Col – Mayali Pass Trek Begins

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Duration: Drive 3-4 hours

After a delightful breakfast, our adventure kicks off as we leave Uttarkashi behind and set our sights on the magnificent town of Gangotri. Nestled around the sacred temple of Goddess Ganga, Gangotri is steeped in spirituality and charm.
Awe-Inspiring Sights: Gauri Kund’s Majestic Waterfall.
En route, we’ll witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Gauri Kund, where the Bhagirathi river cascades down in a stunning waterfall. This natural marvel will leave you spellbound, offering a glimpse of nature’s grandeur in all its glory.
Gangotri: A Sacred Haven and Gateway to Divinity.
Steeped in history, Gangotri traces its roots back to the early 18th Century, credited to the visionary Nepalese General Amar Singh Thapa. This sacred town holds tremendous significance for Hindu pilgrims, as it forms one of the revered “Dhams” on the renowned Char Dham Yatra. Don’t miss the captivating aarti ceremony at the Ganga temple, a truly mesmerising experience that will touch your soul.
Legends and Stories: Unveiling the Mysteries of Gangotri.
As twilight descends, gather around and indulge in the captivating tales and local legends that surround the town of Gangotri. Your knowledgeable guide will regale you with fascinating stories as you enjoy a delightful dinner. Prepare to be enthralled by the mystical allure that shrouds this sacred place.

DAY 03

In Gangotri - Acclimatisation on the Kedar Tal trail.

Duration: 4-5 hours

After a hearty breakfast, we eagerly set off on our thrilling expedition, following the trail that leads to the breathtaking Kedar Tal Lake. As we ascend, we find ourselves immersed in the enchanting beauty of the Bhojpatra Forest, adorned with majestic birch trees. The trail might be steep, but fear not, for the rewards that await us are worth every step.
Unveiling Nature’s Splendor: Bhoj Kharak Campsite (3780m)
Our objective for the day is to reach the charming Bhoj Kharak campsite, nestled at an altitude of 3780m. With awe-inspiring vistas surrounding us, we relish in the serenity of this picturesque location. The tranquil atmosphere and panoramic views provide the perfect backdrop for unforgettable memories.
Exploring Gangotri’s Delights: Bhagirath Shila and Pandav Gufa.
Upon returning to Gangotri in the late afternoon, there’s still plenty to discover in this captivating town. Take some time to visit Bhagirath Shila, a sacred stone revered for its connection to the mighty river Ganga. And if you’re up for a short hike, venture to the legendary Pandav Gufa, a mystical cave entwined with mythical tales.
Rest and Rejuvenation: Returning to Our Cozy Guest House.
As the day draws to a close, we find solace and comfort at our trusted guest house. Unwind, relax, and reflect on the incredible experiences we’ve shared thus far. Rest well, for tomorrow holds even more excitement and wonders in store.

DAY 04

Gangotri to Nalla Camp (3760m)- As the Sun Rises: Embarking on Our Grand Adventure.

Duration: 5-6 hours

As the sun rises, we eagerly gather for a hearty breakfast before our grand adventure begins. Our first leg takes us alongside the magnificent Bhagirathi River, immersing us in its tranquil beauty for approximately 40 minutes. But fear not, fellow adventurers, for soon we shall veer off on a new path towards the mesmerising Rudragaira Nalla.
Nature’s Artistry Unveiled: Chirbas Parbat and Matri.
En route to our destination, we are blessed with breathtaking views of the majestic Chirbas Parbat and Matri. These towering peaks paint the landscape with their awe-inspiring presence, leaving us in awe of nature’s artistic prowess. Let your gaze wander and soak in the wonders that surround us.
Through Enchanting Forests: Pine, Birch, and Maple.
The trail unfolds before us, leading us on a gradual climb through forests adorned with towering pines, graceful birch trees, and vibrant maple leaves. Each step brings us closer to the heart of this natural wonderland. The symphony of rustling leaves and the earthy scent of the forest embrace us, making this journey a true feast for the senses.
A Camp Above the Treeline: Gateway to Spectacular Views.
As dusk approaches, we find ourselves at our campsite, nestled just above the treeline. Here, the world reveals itself in all its glory. Behold, as the majestic Gangotri 3 peak unveils itself before our very eyes, casting its spell upon us with its snow-capped grandeur. It is a sight to behold, etching a memory that will forever be etched in our hearts.

DAY 05

Nala Camp to Gangotri 1 Base Camp (4530m).

Duration: 6-7 hours

As the sun greets the day, our spirits are alive with anticipation. After a hearty breakfast, we begin our adventure towards the Audens Col – Mayali Pass. The trail ahead is steep, but the captivating wonders that lie in store make every step worthwhile.
Traversing Meadows and Captivating Views: A Journey of Enchantment.
As we ascend, we traverse through lush meadows, where vibrant flowers dance in the breeze. The breathtaking vistas that unfold before us along the trail are nothing short of extraordinary. Every glance offers a mesmerizing view of the majestic Rudragaira Base Camp. The beauty that surrounds us seems almost surreal, as if plucked from a painting.
A Lunch with a View: Captivating Peaks and Pristine Wilderness
At the Rudragaira Base Camp, we pause to savor a well-deserved lunch amidst awe-inspiring scenery. As we relish our meal, the magnificent peaks of Rudragaira, Gangotri 1, Gangotri 2, Gangotri 3, and Jogin 1 greet us in all their glory. Their towering presence commands our admiration, reminding us of the immense power and beauty of the natural world.
Ascending to New Heights: The Gateway to Adventure.
With satisfied appetites and rejuvenated spirits, we continue our journey from the grassy campsite, ascending over lateral moraines. Each step brings us closer to our day’s destination—the base camp, where the ambitious souls among us may choose to conquer the mighty Gangotri 1 peak. From this vantage point, the vistas are truly breathtaking, offering panoramic views that stir the soul.

DAY 06

At Gangotri 1 Base camp.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Unwind and Acclimatize: Embrace the Tranquility of the Audens Col – Mayali Pass Trek.
Today, we shift gears and prioritize our well-being amidst the captivating surroundings of the Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek. Our objective for the day is to relax, unwind, and acclimatize to the altitude. After a delicious breakfast, we embark on a short and leisurely walk, immersing ourselves in the natural wonders that surround us.
A Serene Stroll: Connecting with Nature’s Harmony.
As we venture along the trail, a sense of tranquility envelops us. The air is crisp, and the gentle whispers of the breeze guide our footsteps. With each stride, we become one with the rhythmic pulse of nature, soaking in the serenity that permeates the landscape.
Immerse in the Splendor: Discovering Nature’s Hidden Gems.
Our short walk unveils hidden treasures, as we stumble upon pristine streams that weave through the verdant terrain. The melodious symphony of birdsong accompanies our journey, adding a touch of enchantment to the ambiance. We pause to admire the vibrant flora, marveling at the resilience and beauty of these mountainous landscapes.
Return for a Satisfying Lunch: Nourishing Our Bodies and Souls.
After our rejuvenating walk, we make our way back to our base camp, where a delicious lunch awaits. Savoring the flavors of the region, we replenish our energy and relish the opportunity to connect with fellow trekkers. It is in these moments of camaraderie that lifelong memories are forged.

DAY 07

Gangotri 1 Base camp to Base of Auden’s Col (4980m).

Duration: 7-8 hours

Today marks the beginning of an exhilarating adventure as we set off on the Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek. With the early morning sun casting its golden rays upon us, we eagerly venture towards the head of the Gangotri valley, where awe-inspiring sights await our arrival.
Traversing Majestic Moraine: A Path of Discovery.
Our trail for the day meanders through a captivating landscape adorned with moraine formations. As we traverse this rocky terrain, we are treated to panoramic vistas that showcase the grandeur of the Ganotri range and the majestic Jogin group. Each step brings us closer to the heart of the valley, where nature’s breathtaking spectacle unfolds.
Revealing the Enigma: Auden’s Col, Nature’s Secret Gateway.
Nestled between the towering Massifs lies Auden’s Col, a mystical depression that beckons us with its allure. This natural gateway presents a gateway to unparalleled beauty and untamed wilderness. With a sense of anticipation, we set up our camp at the foot of the Col, immersing ourselves in the pristine surroundings.

DAY 08

Auden's Col Base Camp (4980m) - Auden’s Col (5490m) & Khatling Glacier Camp (4970m).

Duration: 8-10 hours

Today marks a thrilling milestone as we prepare to conquer the challenging Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek. With an early start, we embrace the advantage of climbing on firmer snow before the sun’s rays gain strength. Our ascent begins, and with each step, we venture closer to the coveted Col, where extraordinary vistas await.
Scaling New Heights: A Steep Climb and Glacial Wonder.
The path to the Col presents a formidable challenge, with its steep incline demanding endurance and determination. The journey across the glacier requires steady progress as we navigate the pristine snowscape. Finally, we stand at the pinnacle of our expedition, gazing upon the breathtaking Khatling Glacier and iconic peaks such as Kedarnath, Joanli, Jogin, and Gangotri. These magnificent views reward our efforts and leave an indelible mark on our souls.
Thrills and Descents: Abseiling and Camp on the Khatling Glacier.
As we descend from the Col, we may encounter a thrilling section that necessitates abseiling, adding an extra dash of adventure to our expedition. The specific conditions and snowfall during the time of our trek will determine this exciting aspect. With careful maneuvers, we navigate this steep descent, eventually finding ourselves amidst the enchanting embrace of the Khatling Glacier.

DAY 09

Khatling Glacier Camp (4970m) - Chowki (3700m).

Duration: 6-7 hours

Descending Through Glacial Majesty: Exploring the Audens Col – Mayali Pass Trek.
Awakening to the awe-inspiring surroundings of the glacier, our adventure continues as we rope up once more to traverse the mesmerizing Khatling Glacier, the birthplace of the magnificent Bhilangana River. With cautious steps, we make our way off the glacier, transitioning into a continuous downhill stretch over the rugged moraine.
Unveiling Hidden Gems: Chowki Camp and Nature’s Splendors.
Our journey leads us to the charming Chowki camp, nestled amidst nature’s embrace. This tranquil haven offers respite from the demanding terrain, allowing us to unwind and immerse ourselves in the captivating beauty that surrounds us. As we settle into camp, we relish the opportunity to reconnect with fellow trekkers, sharing stories of triumph and marveling at the grandeur of our surroundings.

DAY 10

Chowki to Masar Tal (4280m) Camp.

Duration: 5-6 hours

Today marks an exciting leg of our Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek as we make our way towards the enchanting Masar Tal. With a lighter stride, we embark on a relatively easier trek, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the captivating beauty of the surroundings.
As we traverse the trail, we encounter a small stream gushing with crystalline water, its melodic flow harmonizing with the serene ambiance. Crossing this charming watercourse, our path gracefully winds its way upwards, guiding us towards our camp at Masar Tal. Along the way, our eyes are blessed with breathtaking vistas of the majestic Thalaysagar peak. Its towering presence paints a picture of awe-inspiring grandeur, capturing our hearts and fueling our spirit for the journey ahead.
With every step, we are reminded of the wondrous natural wonders that unfold around us. The symphony of nature’s splendors harmonizes with our footsteps, guiding us closer to our destination. As we ascend towards Masar Tal, anticipation fills the air, heightening our sense of adventure and instilling a deep appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us.

DAY 11

Masar Tal (4280m) - Mayali Pass(4990m) - Vasuki Tal(4210m).

Duration: 6-7 hours

Today, we embark on a challenging adventure, ascending to the glorious Masar Top and onward to the revered Mayali Pass, our final pass on this remarkable trek. Brace yourselves, for today’s journey will test our mettle, rewarding us with unforgettable experiences and breathtaking views.
As we begin our steep ascent towards Masar Top, our determination fuels our every step. The path ahead demands resilience and perseverance, but the reward is well worth the effort. Along the way, we may encounter sections that require technical skills, adding an extra layer of excitement to our expedition. With utmost caution and skill, we navigate these sections, perhaps even embracing the thrill of abseiling down a rocky descent.
Reaching the pinnacle of Masar Top, our perseverance is handsomely rewarded. A magnificent panorama unfolds before our eyes, offering an expansive view of the surrounding landscape. The beauty stretches as far as the eye can see, revealing nature’s grandeur in all its splendor. This awe-inspiring sight serves as a reminder of our incredible journey and the indomitable spirit that has brought us here.
Descending from the heights of Masar Top, we continue our trek to another captivating gem, Vasuki Tal. Nestled amidst the pristine surroundings, this shimmering lake beckons us with its serene allure. Here, amidst the tranquility of nature, we set up camp for the night, cherishing the peaceful ambiance and reflecting on the extraordinary moments that have unfolded throughout our Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek.

DAY 12

Vasuki Tal (4210m) - Kedarnath (3580m).

Duration: 7-8 hours

Today, we continue our enthralling expedition, venturing towards the magnificent Vasuki Top before descending to the revered pilgrimage town of Kedarnath. This leg of our journey promises a delightful mix of adventure and spirituality, immersing us in the captivating beauty of the Himalayas.
Our path leads us to Vasuki Top, where nature’s grandeur unfolds in all its glory. As we ascend to this remarkable vantage point, we are treated to awe-inspiring vistas that leave us spellbound. The panoramic views from Vasuki Top serve as a testament to the indomitable spirit of exploration that has brought us this far.
From the heights of Vasuki Top, we embark on a downward descent, gradually making our way towards the sacred town of Kedarnath. This renowned pilgrimage site holds great significance for devotees from far and wide, drawing countless visitors with its spiritual allure. As we traverse the winding trails, we become part of a timeless tradition, immersing ourselves in the sacred atmosphere that permeates the air.
In Kedarnath, we find respite in the comfort of a hotel, where we can rest and rejuvenate after our remarkable journey. Surrounded by the mystical charm of this pilgrim town, we reflect on the experiences that have shaped us, cherishing the memories we have forged along the Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek.

DAY 13

Kedarnath - Gaurikund (1900m) - Rudraprayag.

Duration: 6-7 hours. 130 Kms drive about 4-5 hours.

Concluding the Adventure: Descending to Gaurikund on the Audens Col – Mayali Pass Trek.
Today marks the final day of our extraordinary journey as we bid farewell to the mesmerizing mountains and descend the sacred pilgrimage trail leading us to Gaurikund. This descent not only signifies the end of our trek but also offers us a glimpse into the rich mythology and spiritual significance that surrounds this revered destination.
Legend has it that the goddess Parvati, known as Gauri, spent numerous years in deep meditation at Gaurikund, seeking to attract the attention of her beloved consort, Lord Shiva. The divine energy that permeates the surroundings of Gaurikund is palpable, inviting pilgrims and trekkers alike to immerse themselves in its mystical ambiance. At Gaurikund, we find solace and a sense of connection with the spiritual essence that permeates the Himalayan landscape.
A significant landmark in Gaurikund is the revered Gauri Temple, dedicated to the goddess Parvati. This sacred site serves as a testament to the divine presence and draws devotees from far and wide who seek blessings and spiritual fulfillment. As we explore the temple and its surroundings, we are enveloped by a sense of reverence and awe, experiencing the profound cultural heritage that intertwines with the natural splendor of the region.
From Gaurikund, we embark on a scenic drive to Rudraprayag, where we will find comfort and rest in a welcoming guest house. This peaceful haven allows us to reflect on the remarkable experiences and memories we have gathered throughout our Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek, etching indelible imprints in our hearts and minds.

DAY 14

Gaurikund / Rudraprayag - Haridwar

Distance: 160 kms approx Duration: 6 hours drive.

Concluding the Adventure: Fond Farewells and Homeward Bound from the Audens Col – Mayali Pass Trek.
As the sun rises on our final day of the Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek, we awaken to a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. Before bidding adieu to the majestic Himalayas, we seize the opportunity to immerse ourselves in a serene and rejuvenating experience.
With the break of dawn, we venture to the sacred confluence of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers, where their waters merge in harmonious union. The ethereal beauty of this natural confluence creates a tranquil atmosphere that beckons us to partake in an early morning dip. This refreshing ritual revitalizes our spirits, leaving us invigorated and ready to embrace the day’s adventures.
Following our revitalizing dip and a hearty breakfast, our trusted cabs await us, ready to transport us on the scenic journey back to Haridwar. As we embark on this homeward-bound drive, we reflect upon the awe-inspiring landscapes, the bonds forged with fellow trekkers, and the memories that will forever remain etched in our hearts.
With a mix of nostalgia and contentment, we conclude our Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek, cherishing the unforgettable moments and experiences we have shared along the way. The grandeur of the mountains, the serenity of the rivers, and the magnificence of nature’s wonders have touched our souls and left an indelible mark on our journey.
As we return to Haridwar, the gateway to spirituality and a vibrant tapestry of cultural heritage, we carry with us the profound lessons learned from the mountains. Our spirits enriched, our bodies strengthened, and our minds expanded, we bid farewell to the enchanting realm of the Himalayas, knowing that we have been forever changed by the magic of the Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek.

DAY 15

Reserve Day if needed- Making the Most of Extra Time: Flexibility and Contingency on the Audens Col - Mayali Pass Trek.

The Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek, a thrilling adventure amidst the Garhwal Himalayas, presents us with a surplus day strategically reserved for any unforeseen circumstances or delays. This additional day acts as a safety net, ensuring that our journey remains uninterrupted and that we have the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances.
As seasoned explorers, we understand that nature’s marvels can occasionally surprise us with unexpected challenges. Weather conditions, trail conditions, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust our itinerary. Therefore, this extra day serves as a contingency plan, allowing us to navigate such situations without compromising the essence and completeness of our Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek.
While we hope for smooth and seamless progress throughout our adventure, the presence of this additional day provides peace of mind and enables us to tackle any hurdles with ease. Whether it’s a sudden change in weather patterns, a longer acclimatization period, or the need for a well-deserved rest, we have the freedom to make informed decisions and embrace the flexibility offered by this extra day.
Furthermore, this supplementary day also presents an opportunity to relish the beauty of our surroundings more deeply. We can use this time to explore nearby areas, soak in the breathtaking vistas, engage in meaningful interactions with fellow trekkers, or simply savor moments of solitude amidst nature’s splendors.
Embracing the spirit of adventure, we welcome this extra day as a gift of time and adaptability. It allows us to fully immerse ourselves in the Audens Col – Mayali Pass trek, fostering a sense of exploration and discovery that is inherent to such exhilarating journeys.

Inclusions/ Exclusions
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Inclusions
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents.
  • Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, Dining Tents, Western Style Toilet Tents.
  • Sleeping bags (Down Feather/ Primaloft).
  • Insulated sleeping pads.
  • All meals as detailed in the itinerary and safe drinking water.
    Guides, Cook and camp staff.
  • Porters to carry loads on the route with personal portage up to 10kg/person
  • All Uttarakhand State Forest Permits
  • Hotel accommodations in Harsil, Kedarnath and Rudraprayag after the trek.
  • All transport Haridwar to Gangotri and Gaurikund to Haridwar.
Exclusions
  • All hotel stays in Haridwar or Uttarkashi.
  • Any food in hotels.
  • All expenses of personal nature like bottled water, drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
    Personal Clothing.
  • Medical and evacuation expenses, we strongly recommend purchasing a suitable insurance cover – ASC360 provides adventure insurance in the Indian Himalayas.
  • Any transport outside of mentioned inclusions.
  • Any expense incurred due to force majeure such as landslide, bad weather or reasons beyond our control.
Things You Need To Get
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Pack:
– Backpack 40 – 50 Lt with rain cover – Goes on the horse/porter
– Day Pack 15 – 20 lt with rain cover- to carry your camera, water bottle, trail layers, trail food etc.
Footwear:
-Trekking Shoes: Please do not wear sports shoes as on most treks, as we go higher it gets harder to use sports shoes.
Socks:
– 2 -3 pairs of trekking socks.
– 2 pairs of woolen socks – ideal to sleep in and best to use when in camp. We do not recommend them while trekking
Clothing:
– Pants: 3 pairs (including the ones you wear) – Ideal are the quick dry trekking pants. Alternatively, track pants are also comfortable to trek in.
– T-shirts 3 pairs (including the ones you are wearing) – Preferably quick dry, full sleeve t-shirts You can also choose to get T-shirts with collars, they offer extra protection for the neck from sunburns.
– Fleece Jacket
– Rain & Wind Protection
– Down filled / Hollow fiber fill insulated Jacket
– Thermal liners – 1 pair upper and lower (optional).
Accessories:
– Warm Cap
– Gloves
– Sun Cap
– Sunglasses with UV protection.
Other recommended necessities:
– Toiletries – sunscreen SPF 40+, moisturiser, lip balm, soap, toilet paper.
– Repair Kit (needle and thread).
– Headlamp/ Torch.
– Camera.
– Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottles 1 liter each.
– Trekking Pole – Optional.
– Plastic Packing covers. (Please pack all your gear in waterproof plastic bags so that your clothes etc do not get wet while on horses or porters. Also, carry extra plastic bags in case you need to pack wet clothes.)