When the natural world talks to us, it is usually in whispers that are often lost in the din of our own noise. But sometimes, if you listen very closely, the unmediated drumbeat of nature’s heart resonates so loudly in your own being, that you experience an intangible life-altering moment. I count myself fortunate to…
It was about seven years since my last trek into the mountains. Yes, I had gone whitewater rafting down the Brahmaputra but then other than it being an outdoor adventure, there was nothing in common with a trek. A trek is different. Mountains have a different aura about them. There’s an aloofness, a solidity, a sense of permanence about them that nothing else in nature provides.
The spectacular Auden’s Col trek offers you the rare chance to experience wilderness and climb in solitude. Text and photographs by Milan Moudgill for Outlook Traveller
This guide attempts to give you a visual indication of the different types of terrain encountered on the trail.
The file also has information on walking principles & techniques for different types of terrain.