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Auden's col Trek Plan



Gangotri to Ghuttu via Auden's Col

Sl. No. From To Kms/ Hrs Remarks Photo
1 New Delhi Uttarkashi -- By Train upto Haridwar. Thereafter by Taxi

2 Uttarkashi Gangotri 99/ 04 By Bus/ Taxi. Stay at GMVN/ Hotel.

3 Gangotri Bhojbasa

14/ 06

For Acclimatization. Stay at GMVN.

4 Bhojbasa Tapovan and Back

16/ 06

For Acclimatization. Stay at GMVN.

5

Bhojbasa

Gangotri

14/ 06

For Acclimatization. Stay at GMVN/ Hotel.

6

Gangotri

--

Rest day.

7

Gangotri

Nala Camp

06 Hrs

By walk along the Rudugaira ganga. Initially the trail climbs steeply in the jungle and then crosses over the river over a log bridge. Move with the river on your left. Cross a big waterfall coming from your right and camp at a suitable place. Watch out for stone fall by sheep's and keep watch of your stuff from Gaddi's. Stay in tents.

8

Nala Camp

Rudugaira BC

06 Hrs

By walk with steep climb of 200 m followed by gradually climbing trail which is again followed by another 300 m steep climb. The climb for the day is over. Move ahead to the camping site seen opposite and camp. Stay in tents.

9

Rudugaira BC

Col BC

06 Hrs

By walk. Cross the nala coming from right and then start moving towards Patangini dhar direction. You have to cross a couple of streams coming from right. No bridges. On crossing a high ridge you see a open space with sand. Get down there, but don't camp. Keep moving towards the gully along the main glacier and you will reach a camp site. Fresh water may be available nearby. If possible camp as near to the Pass as possible. Stay in tents.

10

Col BC

Khatling Glacier Camp

06 Hrs

By walk. Now one has to move over snow and Ice so be careful. Look for crevasses and walk roped up for safety. Reach the col, keeping to your right. Top has sufficient space. Move to cols left and you see the steep gully going down to the glacier. A crevasse runs along the base and so be careful. Fix rope for safety. Once on the glacier walk with care as the glacier is massive here. Move forward keeping in mind that you have to be near the left side of the glacier. Right is too bad, so you can't move on that side. Camp at a suitable place. Stay in tents.

11

Khatling Glacier Camp

Waterfall Camp

07 Hrs

By walk Keep moving along the glacier keeping watch for the crevasses and reach the moraine. By afternoon you reach the place where there is ice on the right with steep fall and there is a waterfall visible on the left side. move towards the waterfall and camp just before it next to a water source. Stay in tents.

12

Waterfall Camp

Chowki

07 Hrs

By walk. The walk today involves moving along the trail behind the first waterfall and then negotiating the broken slanting rock with all the care they deserve. Fix a rope. Thereafter cross the second waterfall also with care using a rope. Move on to the glacier and start moving down and also moving to the right of the glacier. Crossover to the other side before water starts from the glacier. Move down with the intention of reaching the trail next to the river. Keep moving and cross the huge boulder section. In the distance you will site a raised green section. Aim for that and camp at the further end near to the water. Stay in tents.

13

Chowki

Kharsoli

07 Hrs

By walk. Move slowly as in the initial stage the trail may not be that clear. Thereafter you are on a good enough trail and keep moving with the river flowing on your left. The trail moves into deep jungle and finally you reach a big stream coming from your right. Cross it over a log bridge and you sight a small temple. Camp here for the day. Stay in tents.

14

Kharsoli

Gangi

07 Hrs

By walk. The trail is well marked and there is no problem following it. At one place the wider trail moves up. Follow it and moving along it in dense jungle for 45 minutes takes one to Kalyani, from where you get good views of the kush kalyani bugyal. Rest a while and then take the trail moving towards the left (where the river flows) and you are on the right trail. Moving along it pass the village of --- and by evening you will be at the village of Gangi. Stay at GMVN.

15

Gangi

Ghuttu

07 Hrs

By walk. The trail is a good one. The village of Reeh is visible from high up the trail and before it is the GMVN's TRH where you can have breakfast/ lunch as the case may be. One does not have to go to the village and can reach the main trail from the TRH itself. By late afternoon you reach Ghuttu. Stay at GMVN TRH just outside the village.

16

Ghuttu

Rishikesh

08 Hrs

By vehicle. Move from Ghuttu to Ghamsali and from there to Rishikesh. Stay in Hotel.

17

Rishikesh

Delhi

07 Hrs

By vehicle. Reach Haridwar by vehicle and take train/ bus to reach Delhi.


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