The Three passes trek June 2018 | Patangini – Auden’s Col – Mayali pass4 min read

The Three passes trek June 2018

Patangini – Auden’s – Mayali pass

Couldn’t have meant more than en route the three pass trek covering Patangini Dhar, Kedar Tal, Audens Col, Khatling glacier (due to the fierce Bhilangna river in spate we couldn’t cross over to complete the last part of Mayali pass… and off which Audens Col I couldn’t cross without much help). But too much predictability and it’s no longer an adventure. And maybe that is why we throw ourselves to the elements to feel real, raw and alive. I’m glad I did.
All this wouldn’t have been possible without the expert organization of Raacho Trekkers. The coolest staff, the food was to die for (think mangoes and cake and pasta and thukpka at higher altitudes) and OMG did I mention the tents? We had 2 inch foam mattress and it was like a real bed every night. I can’t do enough justice talking about our experienced dedicated leader Sonu Negi. Those who know him, know of his leadership, initiative and knowledge of terrain, wildlife, and what he is capable of those who don’t if you are to do a high Himalayan pass do it with Raacho trekkers – you will be in safe professional hands.

Cloud Carpet. Gangotri National Park. Uttrakhand[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Cloud Carpet. Gangotri National Park. Uttrakhand
High meadows. Gangotri National Park[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
High meadows. Gangotri National Park
Near Bhoj Kharak campsite[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Near Bhoj Kharak campsite
Approaching Kedar kharak campsite[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Approaching Kedar kharak campsite
En route Kedartal. Gangotri National Park.[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
En route Kedartal. Gangotri National Park.[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
First sightings - from left Bhrigupanth at 6772 m and ThalaySagar at 6904 m.[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
First sightings – from left Bhrigupanth at 6772 m and ThalaySagar at 6904 m
Manda range from Kedar Kharak campsite[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Manda range from Kedar Kharak campsite
Views from Kedar Kharak campsite[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Views from Kedar Kharak campsite
Approaching KedarTal. [Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Approaching KedarTal. [Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Kedartaal and ThalyaSagar. Gangotri National Park.[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Kedartaal and ThalyaSagar. Gangotri National Park.
The magnificent Kedartal and Thalaysagar peak[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
The magnificent Kedartal and Thalaysagar peak[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
wonder what made this so smokey..[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Wonder what made this so smokey..
Contemplating by the Kedartal Lake. [Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Contemplating by the Kedartal Lake. [Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
The day my shoes broke near Kedar Tal.[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
The day my shoes broke near Kedar Tal.
Manda range, Bhrighupant, Thalay Sagar. Gangotri National Park. [Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Manda range, Bhrighupant, Thalay Sagar. Gangotri National Park.
Raacho Trekkers team member Rajeev on the way up to Patangini dhaar...the day Manish taught me the zig zag[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Raacho Trekkers team member Rajeev on the way up to Patangini dhaar…the day Manish taught me the zig zag
On Patangini dhaar 5085m[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
On Patangini dhaar 5085m
How many can you spot?[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
How many can you spot?
Vineet leading the expedition[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Vineet leading the expedition
Audens Col 5490 m[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Audens Col 5490 m.
Advance base camp before the Auden's col[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Advance base camp before the Auden’s col[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
The Gangotri range[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
The Gangotri range[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
The day after Auden's Col on khatling glacier[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
The day after Auden’s Col on Khatling glacier.
Somewhere along Khatling Glacier[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Somewhere along Khatling Glacier[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Endless Khatling Glacier[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Endless Khatling Glacier
Lots of waterfalls in the Bhilangana valley[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Lots of waterfalls in the Bhilangana valley
Milkmaids and friends. Bhilangana Valley[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Milkmaids and friends
The beautiful Bhilangana valley... full of wildlife and birds[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
The beautiful Bhilangana valley… full of wildlife and birds.
Me, myself and the wild and tame creatures in Bhilangana valley.[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Me, myself and the wild and tame creatures in Bhilangana valley.
Last campsite. Bhilanganga valley[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Last campsite. Bhilanganga valley
Houses of Bhilangana valley Uttrakhand[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Houses of Bhilangana valley Uttrakhand
Houses in Bhilangana valley[Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
Houses in Bhilangana valley

Rubharb!!!! the original variety not wild but wild
Rubharb!!!! the original variety not wild but wild.
Bridge over Bhilangana river
Bridge over Bhilangana river
View from the campsite. [Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]
View from the campsite. [Three passes trek : Audens-Mayali-Patangini Dhar]

 

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