The pass is located at an elevation of approximately 5400 meters above sea level. It also connects two glaciers on the opposite side. The Khatling Glacier is the first, and the Join I glacier is the second.
Auden’s Col trek begins from Gangotri and one can follow Auden’s Col and Khatling Glacier route to reach Kedarnath. The name of the Auden’s Col comes from J. B. Auden (brother of Anglo-American poet W.H. Auden), who first crossed it for the first time in 1939-40.