Famous peaks of Garhwal


  • Adi Kailash

Adi Kailash (otherwise called “Chota” or “Baba” or Little Kailash) is situated in the Kumaun Himalaya, near both the Tibetan and Nepali fringes of India in the confined inward line region, and is adored because of its comparability to the well known heavenly mountain of (Kailash-Manasarovar distinction) in adjacent Tibet.

The elevation of the mountain is recorded contrastingly by different sources, extending from 5925 to 6191 meters.

Adi-Kailash is from multiple points to view a copy of the better known Mount Kailash in Tibet, particularly in appearance. Adi-Kailash, however, is in Indian Territory near the Indo-Tibetan outskirt loaded with nature, peace, and quietness. It is an extremely well-known trekking destination (to the base of the mountain, called Jollingkong), and consistently 10 to 20 bunches of trekkers visit the zone. Adjacent lake called Parvati Tal gets the entrancing impression of the top. A trek to Adi Kailash base fills the double needs of enterprise and journey.

It might be specified that there is some measure of disarray or equivocalness in regards to the personality of Adi Kailash, even in worldwide reference works, for example, Wikipedia. The Om Parvat mountain, with which Adi Kailash is regularly mixed up is an unmistakable substance, situated close Nabidhang/Navidhang camp, along with the Kailash- Manasarovar defeat. Adi Kailash, then again, lies in an alternate bearing and is arranged close to the Jolingkong camp around 17 km from the Kutti town. Jolingkong, actually, is at the base of Adi Kailash mountain.

  • Banderpunch

This Peak misleads the South West of Kalanak. In June 1950 JTM Gibson with Tenzing Norgay (of Everest Fame) endeavored it from the south. Vertical dividers of ice ravines crushed them. Once moved, subsequent to evading the cliff face, and on at last coming to the framed main one can get a perspective of the uncertain drop towards the southern valley, bordering edge of Bander Punch and inaccessible Swargarohini crests.

From the heavenly altar of Yamunotri, one can without much of a stretch see the western flank of banderpunch.

  • Bhagirathi

Bhagirathi is the gathering of three high tops in particular Bhagirathi – I, II, III with the stature of 6856,6512,6454 in Garhwal Himalayas.

These gatherings are the holy tops among Hindus.

This crest is arranged inverse to mera top and alongside mount shivling and thalay sagar. It is additionally situated where the stream Ganga begins.

  • Changuch

Changuch is a Himalayan mountaintop arranged at the limit of Pithoragarh and Bageshwar area of the Uttarakhand condition of India. This top is arranged over the Pindari Glacier. This top offers an edge prompting Nanda Kot. On its massif Trail’s pass is arranged, which associates Pindari valley to Goriganga valley.

Endeavors of 1987, 1997 and 2007

Endeavors were made in the years 1987, 1997 and 2007 and every one of them three had fizzled. All these unsuccessful endeavors were through Pindari valley. Indo-British Mt. Changuch Expedition of 1987 was driven by B. Mukhoty. They were compelled to withdraw. The endeavor of 1997 was driven by G. Murray. This endeavor additionally neglected to achieve the summit and third endeavor for this crest drove by naval force authority dam with a joint undertaking Indian naval force IMF. The undertaking was again unsuccessful because of a torrential slide and passing of two individuals at a tallness of 5200 meters.

English Expedition of 2009 – The First recorded effective climb

In 2009, an Indo-British campaign drove by Martin Moran drew closer the crest from Lawan Valley, a less demanding course contrasted with the one taken by past endeavors of 1987, 1997 and 2007 and made an effective rising on June 9, 2009. Endeavor’s unique target was Nanda Devi East. In any case, over the span of the undertaking, because of troublesome conditions and absence of assets to meet a unique target, they moved the objective to the close-by Changuch.

In 2011 Indian Mountaineering Foundation sends an Indian campaign to the crest drove by Dhruv Joshi went by means of Pindari icy mass and 5 individuals made an effective rising on June 17, 2011, at 09:50 am. Endeavor comprised of 8 individuals. The group is as per the following: Dhruv Joshi (pioneer), Dr.Anand Vaidhya (Medical Officer), Wallambok Lyngdoh, Bharat Bhushan, Takpa Norboo, Chetan Pandey, Mahesh S Dharamsaktu and Harish Kumar. No high heights doormen were utilized in this campaign. This is the second rising of Changuch and first Indian and first from Pindari Glacier side.

  • Chaukhamba 1

Chaukhamba, which means four column is the most astounding mountain gathering of the Western Garhwal. The four crests have hights of individually 7138 7088 6995 and 6854m. On the western inclines begins the Gangotri icy mass; one of the biggest in the Himalayas (barring Karakoram). The Gangotri ice sheets offer to ascend to the Bhagirathi, one of the two principle wellsprings of the heavenly stream Ganga. Toward the end of the Gangotri icy mass (NW) is a superior known mountain: Shivling.

  • Dunagiri

Dunagiri is a crest in the Kumaon district of Uttaranchal. The elevation of this top is 7,066 m. It gives the longest perspective of the Himalayas in this locale of Kumaon and Garhwal.

The charming and heavenly magnificence and emanation of these tops in the morning and night is enchanted and past the creative energy. Really its first unsuccessful endeavor is in 1939 by Andre Rock and gathering.

In any case, it got succeeded in 1976. It is reachable from both sides of Kumaon and Garhwal by Ranikhet In Kumaon and Joshimath in Garhwal. It is one of the seven thousand of the world.

  • Kalanag

Kalanag (Black Serpent), likewise called Black Peak, misleads the North West of Bandarpunch. It is a noteworthy crest in the Bandarpunch massif. It gets its name attributable to its similarity to the hood of Black Cobra. The top can be drawn nearer from the street head at Sankri. The trekking course through Taluka, Osla, and Ruinsara valley prompt the base camp at Kyarkoti. The top gives an extremely plummet and continuous southern approach yet towards the Northern incline it highlights an exceptionally steep, verging on vertical slant. However, the northwestern flank gives a testing methodology which speaks to the enterprise soul of the climbers. Kalanag was initially moved by J.T.M. Gibson in 1955 by means of the northwest flank and has therefore been climbed various times by this course.

  • Kamet

Kamet is the second most noteworthy mountain in the Garhwal area, behind Nanda Devi. It is situated in Garhwal’s northern segment, isolated from the district’s third most astounding crest, Abi Gamin, by a high col known as Meade’s Col. Kamet was the first of the Himalayan monsters more than 25,000 feet to be climbed. It was initially moved in 1931, yet endeavors started right on time as 1855.

It is arranged north of the fundamental range and is more remote and along these lines less available than some Himalayan crests. Be that as it may, the standard course offers a moderately clear climb, beginning from the East Kamet Glacier and rising by means of Meade’s Col, then proceeding up the upper east edge of the north face.

  • Kedarnath

Kedarnath top is arranged in the Garhwal Himalayas in the condition of Uttaranchal. Valley of Kedarnath is ruled by Kedarnath peak (6940m/22770ft) encompassed by Kedar Dome (6831m)and Sumeru parbatchorabari ice sheet is the base for Kedarnath peak. It is arranged in a standout amongst the most religious spots of Hindus in India. Kedarnath top is associated with kedar arch by an enormous torrential slide ridge. It is arranged south of Gangotri glacier. It is, however, a testing mountain to climb.


  • Mt Maiktoli

Mt Maiktoli lies on the external mass of Nanda Devi sanctuary (long 7952’latt 3016’at a rise 22320 ft. (6803mts). The methodology from the south (the main methodology opened) begins from the street head Saung. The crests lie in this district are Panwali Dwar (6663mts), Baljuri(5922mts) towards the east. Maiktoli’s edge goes to Devtoli (6788mts) and then to Mrigthuni (6855mts) toward the northwest course. Bhanoti (5645mts), Tharkot (6099mts) towards the south of Maiktoli. One can have a look at Trishul (7120mts), Devi Mukut (6648mts) and Nandadevi tops from the summit.

Maiktoli in 1977 South Ridge. A Japanese six-man party drove by Hitoshi Fukuriki made the main rising of the south edge of Maiktoli (22,320feet). From Basecamp at 12,500 feet, they began up the southeast goad of the south edge. Camps I, II, III and IV were built up at 14,100, 16,725, 17,400 and 19,850 feet on May 5, 19, 25 and 28 separately. On May 29 Nishimura and Yamaguchi got to the top, took after on May 31 by Fukuriki and Nakae and on June 1 by Sasamto and Nomura.

Maiktoli in 1990. An Indian group drove by Colonel J.C. Joshi rose the Sundardunga valley and Dungia Dhong and set up Base Camp on the Maiktoli brushing grounds on September 16, 1990. They put high camps on the 21st and 23rd. Anil Bisht, J.C. Bisht, Anit Sah and one other part picked up the summit (6803 meters, 22,320 feet) on September 25, 1990. This was the primary Indian climb by the troublesome south face and edge. They were gotten by a torrential slide on the plunge, however, got away unharmed.

  • Mount Rubal Kang

Everything began before. Mountaineering is another mean of fervor among not very many of Dhaka city tenants. It is elusive a solitary individual who knows much about mountaineering yet, by and large, the hobby is still there. In late 2003, we had plenty of gatherings and meetings with respect to the word.


  • Nanda Devi

Nanda Devi, whose name implies Blessed Goddess, is the most elevated mountain in India. It is an awesome white twofold pyramid ignoring the sacrosanct Garhwal area. Nanda Devi ascends from an immense ring of high mountains that frame the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, an amphitheater seventy miles in outline and 6000m high, encompassing the Rishiganga valley. Just once in this monster circuit does the height drop beneath 5200 m rehashed early endeavors to achieve the inward asylum.

  • Nandakhat

Mount Nandakhat (Bed of Nandadevi) is situated at the edge of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, arranged at the left of Pindari icy mass and Trail’s pass. This area has tops like Panwali Dwar (6663 m) on left and Changuch (6322 m) on the privilege of the Pindari icy mass. Nanda Devi (7816mts) stands to its north, west edge abutting Mt. Panwali Dwar (6663mts).

Mount Nandakhat was initially moved in the year 1931 by Huge Ruttledge. Sri PN Choudhary and watchman Pansingh. It is constantly precarious to cross the icefall and the icy mass at its nose to approach the crest. In 1970, two climbers from a Mumbai-based group were slaughtered in a torrential slide in the Pindari icy mass. Anup Sah from Nainital, Uttarakhand drove the primary rising of this crest on 16 Oct 1972.

The 12-part group of Indian Mountaineering Foundation climbed this troublesome crest amid (first premonsoon undertaking) May June 2010. A blend group of 7 male and 5 female individuals was driven by Dr. Anil Ghurtoo. Group confronted terrible climate amid the campaign. Four individuals including delegate pioneer Dhruv Joshi, Bharat Bhushan, Takpa Norboo, Chetan Pandey scaled the crest took after by the new course (eastern goad and north edge) on the 22nd of June 2010 at 1545 hrs, it took them very nearly 22hrs to achieve summit and back to the summit camp. The colleagues are as per the following: Dr. Anil Ghurtoo (Leader), Bianca Dias, Kavitha Reddy, Rajal Patel, Tusi Das, Ribanisha, Dhruv Joshi, Bharat Bhushan, Takpa Norboo, Chetan Pandey, Wallombok Lingdoh, and Lalit.

  • Nandakot

This “Fortress of Nanda” is a forcing top separating the Gori and Pindari valleys. Dr. Longstaff in 1905 and 1936 the Japanese made the principal climb on it. An Indian group in 1956 climbed it once more. In 1986 the Indo Japanese made another rising to commend the fifty years of their first rising. The best standard about this top is that it is constantly obvious to you from all courses in Kumaon from 1700 m onwards which makes the voyaging considerably all the more energizing in this locale.

  • Om Parvat

Om Parvat is a mountain in the Himalayan mountain range, lying in the Pithoragarh region of Uttarakhand, India. It is arranged along the Kailash-Manasarovar course, around 18 km from Gunji, towards Lipulekh Pass on the China (Tibet) outskirt.

It is well known for the snow statement design on the bluff, which gives the impression of the Hindu holy letter “AUM” (ॐ).

Om Parvat is frequently mixed up for Adi Kailash mountain, which is a particular crest arranged in the Kutti valley, 17-19 km from the Kutti town.

  • Panchachuli

Panchachuli tops are a gathering of five snow topped Himalayan tops lies toward the end of eastern Kumaon territory of the Pithoragarh area in Uttaranchal state, India at an elevation going from 6,334 m to 6904 m. They shape the watershed between the Gori and the Darmaganga valleys. Panchchuli situated on Gori Ganga-Lassar Yankti isolate. The five tops on the Panchchuli massif are numbered from northwest to southeast heading. Panchchuli surprisingly scaled by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) unforeseen in 1972. This gathering of crests lies at 138 km from Pithoragarh. The grand Panchchuli gathering of crests gets their name from the five tops, named after the unbelievable Pandav’s ‘Five Chulis’ (Cooking hearths), where they cooked their last feast before continuing toward their wonderful residence.

  • Panwali Dwar

Panwali Dwar is a pin formed cold mountain situated in the Nanda Devi scope of Uttaranchal. Panwali Dwar is set in the mountain slopes of the Himalayas in the Garhwal district.

It’s somewhat troublesome close to the summit.

Winky was the main Britisher woman who rising on this top

HHmm. I’m not exactly beyond any doubt who Winky is? In any case, I sorted out an Australian endeavor to this crest in 1987. We were endeavoring a second rising, as we were under the conviction that a prior Japanese undertaking had accomplished the first rising? Access was by means of the Pindar waterway trekking course. We put 2 camps, the first close to the icy mass underneath the Panwali/Bhaulguri col. The second on the col. We figured out how to climb the snow slant that then existed to accomplish the edge (Right-hand edge in photograph appeared) beneath the conspicuous indent in the edge. Lead climbers managed around 6000 meters still beneath the score.

This is a splendid target. I’m ignorant of Winky’s climb, however, would very prescribe this crest and territory as a sensible Semi Alpine range dazzling landscape and numerous genuine high snow-capped targets.

Our endeavor slowed down out on the edge yet it looked breathtaking. Don’t abandon your ice gear. An incredible unsuccessful undertaking to a shocking zone.

So if Winky made it I’m speculating the following rising would be the third? Damn, I wish we’d made it, to get that perspective of Nada Devi behind. Oh dear, it wasn’t to be.

  • Rangrik Rang

Rangrik Rang is a mountain in the upper compasses of the Tirun Gad in the Kinnaur Himalaya (North of Western Garhwal) On the Northern and Eastern slants are ice sheets up to 5km long. This zone draws in not very many (Western) guests.

  • Shivling

Shivling, “the phallus of Shiva”, might be the most shocking crest of the Garhwal district. It ascends as a sheer pyramid over the nose of the Gangotri Glacier. Its stupendous structure is regularly contrasted with that of the Matterhorn. Despite the fact that Shivling remained unclimbed until 1974, it is a prevalent climbing crest today due partially to its simple access.

  • Swargarohini

Swargarohini is the gathering of three high tops in particular swargarohini I, II, III of height 6252, 6247, 6209 individually.

It is accessible from Badrinath (a standout amongst the holiest spots on the planet) after a testing 32Km trek one can achieve the base camp of this top. After an incredible moving ahead to achieve the summit.


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