Rudugaira Peak Expedition

13 Days - 12 Nights
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Rudugaira Peak Expedition a Mountaineers Dream 

Rudugaira Peak Expedition comes under Gangotri National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, the altitude of Rudugaira Peak – 5820 meters; this is considered a very good expedition in the Himalayas. Trek and expedition routes also originate from here.

This Mount Rudugaira originates from Gangotri in Uttarakhand Garhwal in Uttarkashi, which is situated in a valley called Rudu Valley. From Rudugaira Valley you are also known for the spectacular views of the beautiful peaks of Gangotri. These expeditions are not very difficult, a good mountaineer can do this easily; Himalayan Hikers have made this expedition a few times.

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The beginning of this expedition is Gangotri Dham, which is considered to be the most popular pilgrimage center, from which it originates, has to pass through dense forest pine tree and grassy plains, these trek routes, along steep as well as river drains. Have to pass, On exhilarating untouched route to Auden’s Col. Go through Gangotri, Gomukh; the source of River Ganga and high altitude glacial lake “Kedartal”.

Further head towards Patangni Dhar which offers extremely beautiful views of some high Himalayan peaks – Thalaysagar, Jogin peaks, Gangotri group of peaks and Bhrigupanth.

Encounter the Untouched Beauty in Rudugaira Peak Expedition

The terrain is challenging and offers remarkable vistas of gigantic peaks which is a delight for mountaineers. Come across a variety of Fauna, spot blue sheep known as Bharal in the local dialect and a variety of beautiful Himalayan Birds.

The most part of this expedition and viewpoints Auden’s Col is a high altitude mountain pass connecting Rudugaira valley and Bhilangna valley. It is situated at 5,490 metres (18,010 ft) elevation. Connecting the ridge coming from Gangotri III (6580 m) peak on the north-west and the ridge coming from Jogin I (6465 m) 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.

Wonderful view in Rudugaira Peak Expedition

About the Gangotri Areas in Rudugaira Peak Expedition

The Holy River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gomukh at the Gangotri glacier. … The glacier follows a N. Westerly route located below Chaukhamba Mountain, the highest peak of the group. …

The trek takes one to Gomukh Bhojbasa after TM Program and breakfast. You enter the national park; walk on side of Bhagirathi River in breathtaking scenery, a magnificent view on Shiv Ling Mountain, meeting pilgrim’s including Sanyasis and Sadhus. There is possibility to rest and take hot drinks and water in various places in comfortable small tent shops. All along the way there will possibility to continue the trek on mule back. On arrival, TM program, enjoy incredible scenery and sight of Shiv Ling Mountain. Tapovan (Sanskrit) comes from the two root words tapas – meaning pain or suffering, and by the trekking usually starts from Gomukh and the trek was considered moderate to difficult prior to the destruction of much of the trail from Gangotri.


Gangotri: The shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3200 m surrounded by Deodars (Cider) and Chir (pine). The original temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa after his conquest of the Garhwal area! Every year people from all around the world visit this shrine. A number of Ashrams and Dharamshala are located on the far side of the river. It is believed that Raja Bhagirath used to worship Shiva on a slab of rock “Bhagirath Shila” situated near the temple. Submerged in the river there is a natural Shivling where, according to mythology, Lord Shiva sat when he received the Goddess Ganga in his matted locks. A days trek takes one to Gomukh, the source of the mighty Ganges.

Why should you do the Rudugaira Peak Expedition along with the local?

Note: – Whenever you do this Rudugaira Expedition, Do it with the local people here Uttarkashi district or with experienced people like us who are local here. Many local people working with Himalayan Hikers. Whoever can help you from the local here, if you trek with the local, and then the experience will be very good for you Also, the guides, porters, helpers, mule who go with you will have their income so that the locals here can give good education to their children and eat good food, etc. So, locals provide you good and helpful service and it will be useful for you all the time. This is why we have to say that sometimes there are seasonal changes in the nature, for which we all have to be ready, this is the law of adventure.

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Duration – 13 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

Best Season – May, June, Sep and Oct

Level – Difficult

Highest Point – (5820 Meters)

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant according to the season, the weather is unpredicted and can change anytime so you need to be prepared.

Temperature –(-3°C to 15°C)

Starting point – Dehradun railway station

Trek Costs– per Person Rs. 45,000/* from Dehradun to Dehradun including all costs of the trek

Key Points About Rudugaira Peak Expedition

Level: Moderate -Difficult (so first timers trekkers should avoid)

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Group size minimum 03 maximum 10 people

Need proper Expedition gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?

Shoes are the single most important equipment

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization

Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides

Phones don’t work on the trek, we are provide to you Radio Willkie Talkie for Communication

Beautiful landscape so carry good photo gear (I couldn’t carry my best equipment)

Travel light (my backpack was heavy at about 12 kg to 15 Kg)

Keep an extra day in your itinerary for attempt to summit account for bad weather

If you choose Good and local trekking company Himalayan Hikers than it is better for you because Himalayan Hikers is local company our mission is safe treks, growth of locals. Some groups come with us for the Expedition and high altitude treks

Alcohol and smoking is not allowed in during the Expedition

Short Itinerary Rudugaira Peak Expedition

Day 1 –Dehradun to Gangotri (245 km) (8/9 hours) overnight stay Hotel

Day 2- Rest Day for Acclimatization

Day 3 – Trek from Gangotri to Bhoj Kharak (3780 m) (8km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay camp

Day 4 – Trek from Bhoj Kharak to Kedar Kharak (4280 m) (5km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay camp

Day 5 – Trek from Kedar Kharak to Kedar Tal (4912 m) (5 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay camp

Day 6 – Trek from Kedartal to Patangini Dhar Base Camp (08km) (4/5 Hours) overnight stay camp

Day 7 – Trek from Patangini Dhar Base Camp to Dhabba via Patangini Dhar (9 km) (5/6 Hours) overnight stay camp

Day 8- to Day 11 – Rudugaira Base Camp to Rudugaira summit (5819 m) and back

Day 12 – Rudugaira Base Camp to Gangotri

Day 13 – Gangotri to Dehradun

Your Travel Plan for the Rudugaira Peak Expedition

You can book train, air flight, and bus tickets for your journey only according to the information given by us.

The Rudugaira peak Expedition Duration will be of 11 days and 02 days of your journey total of 13 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun in Uttarakhand,

First of all, all the trekkers will have to book their flight and train bus according to our time table as our pick up is from 6 am to 7 am, you will have to reach Dehradun in the morning.

A taxi from Himalayan hikers will link you to Dehradun railway station.

Himalayan Hikers organize transport to Gangotri from Dehradun railway station. Our vehicles leave at 6:00 am to 7:00 am sharp from Dehradun. The taxi costs include your package

In Dehradun railway station you will get our staff that will arranged transport for you. The contacts no Transport coordinator or our office team will be give you a week ago to your departure

Please you guys book your transport facility according to your own time table, after Himalayan hackers take all the responsibility of Dehradun from Dehradun, that you will not face any problem.

How will you reach in the Rudugaira Peak Expedition?

If you are travelling from Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai or Gujarat any other city, so you will have to come to Delhi, you will get a train from Delhi for Dehradun comfortably.

Option 01:- By Train

All trekkers booked yourself the

Nanda Devi Express to Dehradun (Train no is 12206 Departure 11:30 pm: – Reached Dehradun 5:45 am

Dehradun Express to Dehradun (Train no is 12687 Departure -9:10 pm: – Reached Dehradun 5:00 Am

Take the both overnight train Dehradun to from new Delhi- Dehradun Special A/C train from Hazrat nizamuddin railway station the best option to you. Train reached at dehradun railway station morning 5:45 to 6:30 am if you Meet to Our office Member – joining to our upcoming batches and Group.

Option 02:- By Air

Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport in Dehradun. Located about 27 km for the Dehradun city. There are flights available from all states to Dehradun, you can go online and book your tickets. These are easy and easy ways for you and you also save your time, Taxis are available from the airport to Dehradun at all time costs Rs. 800/* one way pay to directly

Option 03:- By Bus

You can reach Dehradun from Delhi by a bus, board it from (Delhi) Kasmiri get ISBT; it is good if you are booked the seats.

(Reach Dehradun Railway Station between 5:00 am to 6:00 am and vehicle will be arranged from there.)

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity in Rudugaira Peak Expedition

ATM Point

Before starting the journey to Rudugaira expedition , make sure that you need payments, and then take out the cash on the way, Uttarkashi market is the last place where you can withdraw cash from ATM,  (If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun).

Mobile Connectivity

The phone does not work on this trek. Therefore, you should ensure that you do not have to make any important calls.  . So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek. Last Gangotri, your device will receive good networks.


Day 1 – Dehradun to Gangotri (245 km) (8/9 hours)

Vehicles will be arranged for you till Gangotri, a holy city. You can reach there in 10 to 12 hours, after reaching their checks in a hotel and in the evening explore the surroundings. Ganga is the most sacred river for Hindus and Ganga Aarti is very famous in Gangotri so you can visit Aarti in the evening and then return to Hotel.


Day 2- Rest Day for Acclimatization


Day 2- Rest Day for Acclimatization

Day 3 –Gangotri to Bhoj Kharak (3780 m) (8 km) (5/6 hours)

Go through the forest bycross a bridge over Bhagirathi River. The ascent is steep full of loose rocks. Below the forest flows Kedar Ganga. Kedar Ganga is the source of Kedar Ganga and contribution of Lord Shiva to Bhagirathi.

The trail is difficult, go further and cross a mountain wall. The trail is narrow, so find a place to set your tents or just clear up some area. Have salubrious food and settle for the day.


Day 4 – Bhoj Kharak to Kedar Kharak (4280 m) (5km) (4/5 hours)

Today the trail isn’t levelled but isn’t difficult, it is a mixture of ascents and descents. As you go higher and gain altitude the ice crystals comes into sight and the temperature decreases.

Mt. Bhrigupanth is clearly visible from Kedar Kharak, setup your tents there and enjoy your overnight stay in tents.


Day 5 – Kedar Kharak to Kedar Tal (4912 m) (5 km) (4/5 hours)

Kedar Tal is a glacial lake related to Hindu mythology. The trail today is mostly ascents. To reach this Lake, cross a steep ridge from where Thalyasagar peak is visible.

Descent towards the Lake. The temperature here gets low in the evening so wear enough layers. Setup your tents have dinner and comfortably sleep in tents.


Day 6 – Kedartal to Patangni Dhar Base Camp

Today cross Patangnidhar ridge through boulder area which is a sheer climb. Spot Kedar Basin and other mountain ranges from the pass. If the weather is clear Auden’s Col will also be visible. Setup your camps and retire for the night.


Day 7 – Patangini Dhar Base Camp to Dhabba via Patangini Dhar

Start the trek from Patangini Dhar Base Camp and cross Patangini Dhar which lies at an altitude of 5100 m and connects Kedar Ganga valley with Rudugaira valley.

Head towards the campsite Dhabba, setup your camps there and retire for the night.


Day 8 to Day 11 – Rudugaira Base Camp to Rudugaira summit (5819 m) and back

These days are reserved for loading ferries and climbing the summit, the starting of summit attempt will start after mid night depending on weather condition.


Day 12 – Rudugaira Base Camp to Gangotri

Watch sunrise from Rudugaira Base Camp and get yourself ready for a long trek. Stay in a hotel at Gangotri.


Day 13 – Gangotri to Dehradun

After breakfast leave for Dehradun. Have lunch en route.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is included in this Expedition?

Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee including camping charges

Accommodation in Hotel; Gangotri

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

Expertise Trek Leader, fluent in English and Hindi certified in basic and advance, Search & Rescue , Method of Instructions  mountaineering courses from NIM, IMF or Hanifl Centre outdoor Education

Experienced local guide and Sherpa, permanent technical guide

Kitchen team



High quality camping tents, sleeping bags, mattress liner etc

Dining Tent


Gaiters, Koflach Climbing shoes


Ice Axe, Screw gate

Carabineers, rock pitons, ice pitons, snow stakes

Rescue Ropes, Climbing Ropes, Snow bar

Harness, Descended, Ascender, figure of 8, Ice Screw

Radio Willkie Talkie for Communication

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

What is not included in this Expedition?

Items that is not included in the cost of tour price.
❌ Personal Insurance
❌ Personal toiletry Items
❌ Trekker carry your Photo ID , Adhar card , Passport , Visa , Medical certificate , Declaration from for entry at forest check posts on the trek it is very important

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