Are you an adrenaline rush lover? Do you seek the thrill of stomach-churning adventures? Are you the kind who loves to commune with nature? If you are, then you must be looking for Auden’s Col trek.
It is deemed one of the most hazardous treks. Now, if you want to trek Auden’s Col, you must prepare yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally as not only does crossing it require acclimatization (adjustment to altitude, temperature, humidity, etc.) it also requires the strength of will and presence of mind. You must take with you the fighting spirit and determination to finish it to the end. Note that you will be passing through a lot of the perilous moraines (glacial debris), stony and snaky paves, and slender cliffs.
It is said that Auden’s Col is included in the wish list of high altitude places to trek for mountaineers. The exhaustion is worth it since it offers a regal outlook into the natural beauty of the Himalayan mountain range.
Location of Auden Col’s Trek
Auden’s Col is located along the Himalaya Mountain Range, specifically in the Garhwal Himalayas area. It was named after the man who discovered it (in 1939), John Bicknell Auden, an officer of the British Geographical Survey Office. It has an altitude of 5490 meters and is one of the high altitude mountain passes in the Indian Himalayan area. It connects the Jogin I ridge and Gangotri III ridge together, forming a mountain bridge.
Best Time to Trek Auden Col’s
Summer (May-June) and post-monsoon (September- mid-October) are the best times of the year to enjoy Auden Col. In summer, you can visibly see the Himalayan range. Post-monsoon, expect snowfall, but it is worth it because of the lovely view of the mountains.