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Auden's Col - Mayali Pass - Patangini Dhar (3 Passes Trek) 2019

 Uttrakhand    13 Nights/13 Days 150 people interested today
13 Nights/13 Days
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Trip Overview

The three passes trek, one of the finest high altitude treks in the Indian Himalayas. A trek which has got loads to give to the seasoned high altitude trekkers.

Highlights

  • Reach to a maximum altitude of 5490 metres.
  • The mesmerizing views of the Indian Himalayas.
  • Visit the Gangotri temple.
  • Service of well-experienced guides and high-quality tents.

 

Detailed overview

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 5490 metres altitude and connects the ridge coming from Gangotri III (6580 metres) peak on the north-west and the ridge coming from Jogin I (6465 metres) 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. The regions of Garhwal and Kumaon borders on China and Nepal and are the most famous for their holy sites including Gangotri, the source of India’s most sacred River Ganga.

 

Itinerary

Day 0: Reach Gangotri | 2940 metres

  • On the arrival day, you will undertake an acclimatization trek and also visit the temple.
  • You will be staying overnight in Gangotri.

Day 1: Trek to Bhoj Kharak | 3415 metres

  • On the first day, you will be trekking from Gangotri to Bhoj Kharak.
  • Upon arrival in Bhoj Kharak, you will pitch your tents and stay there for the night.

Day 2: Trek to Kedar Kharak | 4315 metres

  • On this day, after morning breakfast, you will be trekking from Bhoj Kharak to Kedar Kharak.
  • The climb will be steep with mesmerizing views, upon arrival in Kedar Kharak you will be pitching your tents for an overnight stay.

Day 3: Trek to Kedar Tal (4760m) - Kedar Kharak

  • On the third day, you will be trekking to the enchantingly beautiful Kedar Tal from Kedar Kharak.
  • After you have spent some time in Kedar Tal, you will be heading back to Kedar Kharak for an overnight stay.

Day 4: Trek to Patangini Dhar base campsite | 4540 metres

  • On the fourth day, you will be trekking from Kedar Kharak to Patangini Dhar.
  • You will be staying overnight in the basecamp in Patangini Dhar.

Day 5: Patangini Dhar (5085 metres) - Dhabba Campsite (4685 metres) (Rudugaira valley)

  • On this day you will be crossing Patangini Dhar and be trekking to the Dhabba campsite.
  • This trek will be a variation of altitudes as you will descend from Patangini Dhar to the Dhabba campsite.

Day 6: Trek to Rudugaira / Auden’s Col Advanced Base Camp | 4975 metres

  • On the sixth day, you will be trekking to Rudugaira from the Dhabba campsite.
  • For this day your basecamp would be the Auden's Col Advanced base camp, where you willbe staying overnight. 

Day 7: Auden’s Col (5490 metres) - Khatling - Khatling campsite (4970 metres)

  • On the seventh day, you will be crossing the Auden's Col which lies at an altitude of 5490 metres and trekking onwards to Khatling.
  • You will be staying overnight in the Khatling campsite.

Day 8: Khatling -  Khatling Base camp (3765 metres)

  • The eighth day will be the day where you trek rest of the Khatling and cross a serene waterfall area perched at an altitude of 4300 metres.
  • Your destination will be the Khatling Base Camp where you will be staying overnight.

Day 9: Bhilangna river (3480 metres) - Chowki campsite (3630 metres)

  • On the ninth day, you will be trekking to the Bhilangna river and be crossing it.
  • You will be retiring at the Chowki campsite for the day.

Day 10: Trek to Masar Tal (4550 metres)

  • You will be trekking to Masar Tal which lies at an altitude of 4550 metres from the Chowki Campsite.
  • You will be camping near Masar Tal.

Day 11: Masar Top (4695 metres) - Mayali Pass (4990 metres)

  • On the eleventh day, you will be trekking to the Masar top, post which you will cross the famous Mayali Pass.
  • You will be staying overnight in camps near Vashuki Tal.

Day 12: Vashuki Tal (4210 metres) - Vashuki Top (4480 metres) - Kedarnath (3530 metres)

  • You will be trekking to the Vashuki Tal on the twelfth day and also head towards the Vashuki top.
  • After spending some time in Vashuki top, you will be descending to Kedarnath.  

Day 13: Buffer day

  • It is mandatory to have this extra day as any bad weather or rain will delay your pass crossing. 

Basic Details

Start Point
Gangotri
Finish Point
Kedarnath
Activity Level
Challenging
Start time
11:00 am
Category
Outdoor AdventuresPhotography ToursTrekking and HikingWildlife ExperiencesMountain Climbing
Trip Code
O543A1345

Inclusions

  • All arrangements for overnight stays during the trip
  • Camping and climbing gear
  • All food expenses
  • Food will usually consist of morning breakfast, lunch, evening high tea and dinner
  • All food will be vegetarian
  • Special trained certified guides trained for emergency situations
  • Local guides and workers with in-depth knowledge about the local area
  • One luggage per person will be transported by us
  • Inner line permits and arrangements en route will be arranged by the operator
  • All stays and lodging on twin sharing basis shall be provided

Exclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Camera fees or any other costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances and situations beyond our control( like unfavourable weather conditions)
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Important Information

Criteria for a High-Altitude trek:

  • You must have done at least one high altitude Pass trek before. Those who do not have requisite trek experience of high altitude passes should not apply.
  • You must be physically fit to do a 13-day Himalayan trek. The trek climbs to 17,000 ft. At this altitude the air is thin and the rigours on the body high. You must give yourself sufficient time to prepare yourself for the trek

Please Note:

  • Trekkers are required to bring a medical certificate deeming fit for high-altitude trekking at the start of the trek.
  • In case we use the buffer day, you will have to pay the charges as per actuals
  • 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.

Backpack carrying: A porter will carry your backpack, please do not bring extra items but only the essentials needed for high altitude trek, the weight should be 15kg of your offloading backpack.

Things to Carry:

  • T-shirts, Trekking Pants, Windproof jacket preferably with a hood, Warm and thick Fleece
  • Full-sleeve Woolen sweater, regular socks (3-4 pairs), Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers, Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small lightweight towel, Water bottle, Sunscreen Lotion
  • Cap to keep the strong sun away from your face, Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Medicines (if requiring any specific medication), Personal toiletries
  • Books, if you like reading
  • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
  • Camera with charged batteries
  • Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 30 days
  • 75% refund if cancelled before 15 days
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 7 days
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Gangotri, Uttrakhand
  • The operator details will be shared post booking, you get in touch with the operator for queries related to the meeting point.
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