FAQ Category: Auden’s Col FAQs
Frequently asked questions about the 3-pass(Auden’s Col, Patangini Dhar, and Mayali pass) trek.
How experienced is my trekking guide for Auden’s Col trek?
Our guides are certified and have been trekking the Himalayas for decades(all are local guides). They are well equipped and well versed with the terrain, the route, the people, the […]
How will the Raacho Trekkers’ team deal with an emergency kind of situation during the Auden’s Col expedition
The guides and porters are adequately trained and skilled in handling emergencies. You will get immediate first aid and all necessary help if required. In case of a medical emergency, […]
Can you list out the packing list for Auden’s Col & Mayali Pass trek?
The packing list for Auden’s Col trek are as follows: Clothing Trekking pants and jackets. Rainproof pants and jackets. Thermals underwear. A pair of gloves. Short-sleeved trekking shirts. Long-sleeved trekking […]
What are the basic criteria for physical fitness?
Many people assume that they need to have athletic strength to complete a trek like Auden’s Col, which is not completely true. The athletic strength is needed but mental strength […]
What are the best seasons/time for Auden’s Col trek?
The best time for trekking Auden’s Col trek is from May(from 4th week) to September(barring monsoon period). During the spring season(in May & June month), wildflowers, including pink rhododendrons, Bhrama […]
How safe is the water to drink en route Auden’s Col?
During the trek, numerous mountain streams originating from Gangotri glaciers(like Kedar Ganga, Bhilangana, and Vasuki Ganga etc.) are the main source of drinking water and water for cooking. Mountain stream […]
For how many hours do I need to walk during the Auden’s Col trek?
The trekking hours are not fixed. The prevailing weather conditions, terrain and walking pace will determine the daily trekking hours. In general, we plan the trek for five to six […]
What type of toilet facilities will there be available on Auden’s Col trek?
There will be toilet tents. Our crew will dig a hole in the ground then erect a toilet tent around it for privacy. We brief our guides to locate the […]
What clothing do you recommend for Auden’s Col trek?
The rule of thumb is to use several thin layers rather than just one or two thick layers. This allows you to peel layers off or put them on depending […]
Do I need to bring crampons for Auden’s Col trek?
If you have no prior experience of walking long stretches on glaciers, you should bring crampons. Crampons fitted trekking boots help you get past the snow with ease. Many people […]