List of mountain peaks of Uttarakhand

April 11, 2020
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Trekking peaks in uttarakhand

The Himalayas are among the youngest mountain ranges in the world but is home to over hundred peaks exceeding 7,200 mtrs(23,600 ft) in elevation, including the highest, Mount Everest at 8848 mtrs (20,029 ft). To summit these mighty Himalayan peaks is a dream for every mountaineer – experienced or amateur alike. In their relentless quest for extreme adventure, teams of resolute mountaineers visit Indian Himalayas every year. Several of these Himalayan peaks (from 6100 mtrs upwords) are in the hill state Uttarakhand. Many of them climbed and many more yet unconquered. Himalayan Snow Runner has experienced team of qualified leaders who are certified in mountaineering. Himalayan Snow Runner is passionate about achieving newer heights and leads its clients in their pursuit of climbing high peaks of Indian Himalayas.

Trekking in Uttarakhand is one of the prior destination for adventurist, Uttarakhand is Paradise of Himalayan Treks, Expeditions, and Mountaineering, there are many treks routes which often Trekkers visit and enjoy beauty of Himalayan Valleys. Ganga and Yamuna Is major river of Uttarakhand, There are Holy Pilgrimages shrines Chardham(Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri), Panch Kedar of Lord Shiva(Kedarnath, Tungnath, Madmaheshwar, Rudranath, Kalpeshwar) and Panch Badri, Panch Prayag(Confluence). Uttarakhand Surrounded by peaks and borders of China, Tibet and Nepal, there are many trade routes followed by ancient Traders who cross the himalayan pass to reach one town to another town like munsiyari, Joshimath, Uttarkashi is example of it, after with chine mostly route closed. .

Kedarnath

Kedarnath Peak

Kedar Dome is a high peak in the Gangotri group in the Garhwal Himalaya and the base camp lies just 4 days from the Gangotri shrine which is the roadhead for this expedition. It was first climbed in 1947 by a Swiss Team which also climbed Mt.Kedarnath nearby. The Northwest flank taken during the first ascent is still the standard route to climb this mountain. A relatively easy climb, the mountain's highest draw is its altitude which is just about 170m short of 7000m mark. This is a great mountain for people looking to climb something really high but not requiring serious mountaineering skills. It forms a great stepping stone to climb 7000m plus mountains. It is also popular for ski-mountaineering trips

    Altitude: 6940 mts/22764 ft
    Region: Garhwal Himalayas

trishul

Trishul I Peak

Trishul is a group of three Himalayan mountain peaks of western Kumaun, with the highest (Trisul I) reaching 7120m. The three peaks resemble a trident - in Hindi/Sanskrit, Trishul, trident, is the weapon of Shiva. The Trishul group forms the southeast corner of the ring of peaks enclosing the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, about 15 kilometres (9 mi) west-southwest of Nanda Devi itself. The main peak, Trisul I, was the first peak over 7,000 m (22,970 ft) to have ever been climbed, in 1907.

    Altitude: 7,000 m (22,970 ft)
    Region: Garhwal Himalayas

Nanda Ghunti

Nanda Ghunti Peak

Mt. Nanda Ghunti has attracted serious mountaineering enthusiasts looking for a challenge. The first Indian ascent was made in 1960. The mountain was first surveyed by T. G. Longstaff in 1907. Eric Shipton surveyed it from the west in 1931. The first serious attempt to reach the summit was made by B. R. Goodfellow and J. Buzzard (UK) in 1944. Finally, a Swiss team under André Roch made the first ascent in 1947 via the east ridge. In spite of not being technically difficult, the mountain is infamous for its unpredictable weather conditions and crevasses en route to the summit. Mt. Nanda Ghunti (6309 M) otherwise known as the “Veil of Goddess Nanda Devi” is a peak in the Garhwal Himalayas lying in the Nanda Devi National Park.

    Altitude: 6309 m (20699 feet)
    Region: Garhwal Himalayas

    Bhagirathi

    Bhagirathi II

    Bhagirathi II ExpeditionBhagirathi 2 Expedition is one of the Mountaineering Expedition in Gangotri Valley of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand, India. There are 3 peaks in this Group of peaks Bhagirathi I, Bhagirathi II and Bhagirathi III at respective height of 6,856 metres, 6,512 metres and 6,454 m. The peaks rise right above the Gangotri glacier and the river Bhagirathi(which is later known as the Ganga) that flows underneath and emerges out of Gaumukh (the source of the Ganga)..

      Altitude: (6590 mts/21615ft)
      Region: Garhwal Himalayas

    Thalaysagar

    Thalaysagar Peak

    Rising to the height of 6904m, Thalay Sagar is reckoned to be one of the most challenging peaks in Garhwal Himalaya. With the demanding fifth class climbing requirement and technical ice climb starting in lower section only, Thalay Sagar caught the attention of adventure-seekers from all around the globe. The first summit bid was successful in late 1970’s and since then many have anticipated to conquer this unrivalled peak. It is the second highest peak lying on the southern side of Hindu holy site Gangotri. At the base of the peak is Lake Kedartal, which is acclaimed to be a triangular water body that is stunningly beautiful. Around 15 ascents to the peak have so far been attempted from 9 different routes, the most challenging one being the band of shale. The expedition to Mt. Thalay Sagar is indeed a challenging, however, the summit bid is absolutely rewarding. Here is the detailed itinerary that discusses our carefully crafted expedition package:.

      Altitude: (6904 mts/22645ft)
      Region: Garhwal Himalayas

    jogin

    Johin Peaks

    Mt Jogin I and Mt Jogin III are located in the Gangotri Valley of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. The climb to the Base Camp, that is Kedar Tal, is itself a challenging hike. However, the vistas of the beautiful lake at Kedar Tal and stunning views of Thalaysagar make the climb to the Base Camp a rewarding one. The climb from here onward is technical in nature. This expedition gives the climber the rare opportunity of summiting 2 peaks at on go.

      Altitude: (6632 mts/21750ft)
      Region: Garhwal Himalayas

    Meru Peak

    Bhagirathi II

    Bhagirathi II ExpeditionBhagirathi 2 Expedition is one of the Mountaineering Expedition in Gangotri Valley of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand, India. There are 3 peaks in this Group of peaks Bhagirathi I, Bhagirathi II and Bhagirathi III at respective height of 6,856 metres, 6,512 metres and 6,454 m. The peaks rise right above the Gangotri glacier and the river Bhagirathi(which is later known as the Ganga) that flows underneath and emerges out of Gaumukh (the source of the Ganga)..

      Altitude: (6590 mts/21615ft)
      Region: Garhwal Himalayas

    Meru Peak

    Meru Narth Peak

    American explorers Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk first attempted to climb India’s legendary Meru Peak via the Shark's Fin as a group back in 2008, but stormy weather conditions forced them to divert their course just 100 metres (328 ft) from the top of the intimidating 21,000 ft (6,400 m) There are two theories explaining how the name "Meru" came about. In Hinduism Mount Meru is considered to be the Centre of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes. In addition to that, some believe that Meru Peak was named after this sacred mountain. On the other hand, others explain that the name "Meru" originated from Sanskrit word for spine, attributing to the shape of the mountain. Nevertheless, the mountain has three peaks: southern the highest - 6,660 m (21,850 ft), central - 6,310 m (20,700 ft), and northern - 6,450 m (21,160 ft). The two higher peaks were climbed earlier than the more challenging central peak, which was first climbed in 2001 by Valery Babanov.

      Altitude: 6,450 m (21,160 ft)
      Region: Garhwal Himalayas

    shivalinga

    Shivling Peak

    Expedition to Mount Shivling (6,543 metres high peak) is a pilgrim’s delight as the area reverberates with many things sacred and holy in Hinduism. The mountain’s name refers to its similarity with Shiva-Linga,a famous Hindu deity. Because of its unique pyramid like conical shape, Mount Shivling has also earned the sobriquet of ‘India Matterhorn’ (A 4478 m Swiss peak in Alps). This similarity could have been starker if not for Shivling’s more than 2100 metres higher altitude! This visually very striking rock peak is a famed prize for mountaineers for the difficulty of the climb. One of the most beautiful and enticing peaks of the Garhwal Himalaya Region in the state of Uttarakhand, the trek to Mount Shivling, a twin-summit mountain, passes through the precincts of Gangotri, one of the biggest glaciers in the Himalayas and Tapovan, a beautiful lush meadows, both being also popular pilgrimage sites in Hinduism..

      Altitude:6,543m (21460ft)
      Region: Garhwal Himalayas

    SatopanthPeak

    Satopanth Peak

    Satopanth in local dialect literally means ‘true path’. It is the second highest mountain in the Gangotri group in Uttarakhand and is quite a formidable undertaking. It makes for a compelling proposition to mountain junkies, willing to make the transition from ‘trekking’ peaks to ‘climbing’ peaks and experience the high alpine environment at 7,000m+!! The route includes a complex glacier approach, high angled snow slopes and knife edge ridge, before the final section to the summit. At just over 7,000m, the effect of high altitude is a significant factor, as is the remote location and possibility of extreme weather..

      Altitude:(7075 mts/23205ft)
      Region: Garhwal Himalayas

    Changabang

    Changabang Peak

    Changbang is definitely a challenging peak to conquer in Garhwal Himalayas. Don’t go on its comparatively shorter height, this mountain is a serious undertaking. Standing tall at a height of 6866 m, Changbang is slightly lower than Kalanka Peak but steep slopes that make ascend quite tough. The mountain challenges with steep iced-up slabs and corners and atrocious weather in the upper realms and is best done with capsule style ascent. The base camp for Changbang is at Upper Deodi from where the ascent to Advance Base Camp is quite a gruelling task, and thus, one can imagine how arduous and thrilling the rest of the North Face of the mountain would be. Changbang again is an open peak and is best attempted between April and October.

      Altitude:(6866 mts/22520ft)
      Region: Garhwal Himalayas

    Neelkanth

    Neelkanth Peak

    Popularly known as the Queen of Garhwal, Neelkanth is a beautiful snowy peak towering above the holy town of Badrinath. The history of Central Garhwal would remain unfinished without mentioning this peak of supreme splendour and exquisiteness. The elegant Neelkanth borders the Nar-Narayan range of mountains and is abundant in all the beautiful gifts Nature has to offer. This snowy mountain lies at an altitude of 6,597 metres and looks upon the Badrinath shrine. Neelkanth is a sought-after destination for devout pilgrims.

      Altitude:(6597 mts/21640 ft)
      Region: Garhwal Himalayas

    Chaukhamba

    Chaukhamba Peak

    One of the chief mountain massifs in the Gangotri cluster of mountains in the Garhwal Himalayas is the magnificent Chaukhamba peak. ‘Chaukhamba’ literally means ‘four pillars’ and its four impressive peaks rise up to an elevation of 7,138 metres, 7,088 metres, 6,995 metres and 6,854 metres respectively. The highest peak in the group is Chaukhamba I that lies precisely on top of the Gangotri Glacier and forms the eastern connection of the group. Excellent views of the Chaukhamba can be seen from a place called Guptakashi and the Vasuki Tal Lake that is situated at an altitude of 4,150 metres above sea level. The Gangotri Glacier begins on its western slopes and is one of the largest in the Himalayas. The slopes of Chaukhamba are ideal for major mountaineering expeditions and the best months for climbing are June, July, August and September. The Shivling Peak is also an important part of this group.

      Altitude:(6597 mts/21640 ft)
      Region: Garhwal Himalayas

    Nanda Devi Peak

    Nanda Devi Peak

    One of the chief mountain massifs in the Gangotri cluster of mountains in the Garhwal Himalayas is the magnificent Chaukhamba peak. ‘Chaukhamba’ literally means ‘four pillars’ and its four impressive peaks rise up to an elevation of 7,138 metres, 7,088 metres, 6,995 metres and 6,854 metres respectively. The highest peak in the group is Chaukhamba I that lies precisely on top of the Gangotri Glacier and forms the eastern connection of the group. Excellent views of the Chaukhamba can be seen from a place called Guptakashi and the Vasuki Tal Lake that is situated at an altitude of 4,150 metres above sea level. The Gangotri Glacier begins on its western slopes and is one of the largest in the Himalayas. The slopes of Chaukhamba are ideal for major mountaineering expeditions and the best months for climbing are June, July, August and September. The Shivling Peak is also an important part of this group.

      Altitude:(7816 mts/25635ft)
      Region: Garhwal Himalayas

    Panwali Dwar

    Panwali Dwar Peak

    Panwali Dwar is a pin shaped snowy mountain located in the Nanda Devi range of uttarakhand. Panwali Dwar is placed in the mountain ranges of the Himalayas in the Garhwal region. Its a bit difficult near the summit. Winky was the first britisher lady who ascent on this peak HHmm. I'm not quite sure who Winky is? but I organised an Australian expedition to this peak in 1987. We were attempting a second ascent, as we were under the belief that an earlier Japanese expedition had achieved a first ascent. ? Access was via the Pindar river trekking route. We placed 2 camps, the first beside the glacier below the Panwali/Bhaulguri col. The second on the col. We managed to ascend the snow slope that then existed to attain the ridge (Right hand ridge in photo shown) below the obvious notch in the ridge. Lead climbers mananged about 6000 metres still below the notch..

      Altitude:(6597 mts/21640 ft)
      Region:Kumaon Himalayas

    Maiktoli

    Maiktoli Peaks

    Sunderdhunga Valley of Kumaon Region, Maiktoli is yet another lesser trodden mountain in Uttarakhand. Standing with a height of 6803 m, Maiktoli is adjoined to r Devtoli and Mrithuni by a ridge in the northeast direction. Sunderdhunga BC is the base camp for Maiktoli which can be climbed through a long and dangerous route crossing the glacier of the same name as the mountain. It is an open peak and is best attempted during the post-monsoon months. However, one can also take up the climb in the months between April and October..

      Altitude:(6597 mts/21640 ft)
      Region:Kumaon Himalayas

    NandaKot

    Nanda Kot Peak

    Mt. Nanda kot Expedition is one of the expedition above (6861 mts/22505ft) meter and situated at an altitude of 6861 meter in Kumaon Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India. It enclosing the Nanda Devi Sanctuary.The name Nanda Kot literally means “Nanda’s Fortress” Nanda Kot is connected to the high pass known as Dana Dhura Pass connecting the two sides.The Mt. Nanda kot ExpeditionKafni glacier , Pindar glacier and Shalang Glaciers.It first attempt to climb Nanda Kot was in 1905 by T.G. Longstuff, who proceeded from Lawan Valley & Lawan Glacier. The first successful climbed of the summit in 1936 by a Japanese mountaineers lead by Y. Hotta. After this new route a direct ascent of the south face was successfully by a British expedition lead by Martin Moran in 1995.base of nanda kot there are four glacier Kafni glacier,pindari glacier,Shalang glacier and Lawan glacier which are origin of four Himalayan river kafni river,Pindar river,Lawan gad and Shalang gad..

      Altitude:(6861 mts/22505ft)
      Region:Kumaon Himalayas