Mountains in India

Mountains in India

1 . Anginda peak

Anginda peak is a mountain in the Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats in Kerala, South India. It has an elevation of 2,383 metres (7,818 ft) and is the highest peak in Silent Valley National Park. It is just south of Sispara pass, and forms the southernmost boundary of Mukurthi National Park in Tamil Nadu. There is an unobstructed view of Anginda from the 30 m observation tower at Sairandhri Visitors Center. There is a population of the endemic and endangered Nilgiri Laughing-thrush at the Anginda-Sispara belt inside the Silent Valley National Park. Serious trekkers can take a 4-day trek route, starting from Mukkali through Sairandhri, Poochipara, Walakkad and Sispara to Anginda.

2 . Bamba Dhura

Bamba Dhura is a Himalayan mountain peak situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India. With a summit altitude of 6,334 metres (20,781 ft), Bamba Dhura is situated on the north west ridge over the end of the Kalabaland Glacier in the eastern part of the district, left of the Milam Glacier. Kalabaland Dhura (6,105 m) is situated to the west of this peak and Chiring We (6,559 m) is on the same massif. Bamba Dhura massif is the part of divide between Kalabaland and Lassar valley. This peak was first climbed to the summit in 1977 from south by col between Bamba Dhura and Chiring We. The peak has since been climbed through the southeastern and western ridges between the two peaks.

3 . Bandarpunch

Bandarpunch (or Bandarpoonch) is a major peak of the Garhwal division of the Himalayas, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It literally means Tail of the monkey or Tail of Hanuman in Hindi. Its a twin peak: Bandarpunch-I (6316m) & Bandarpunch-II (also known as white peak)(6102m). There is another peak called Kalanag (6387 m) or Black Peak. Yamunotri, the source of the river Yamuna, is the western most shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, located on a flank of the Bandarpunch peak .Bandarpunch Glacier is about 12 km long.The Bandarpoonch glacier feeds water to the Yamuna (Feeds Tons river – largest tributary of Yamuna) as well as the Ganges, a uniqueness among other glaciers. Maj Gen Williams led the first successful climbing expedition in 1950. The first team to summit Bandarpunch comprised legendary Mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, Sergeant Roy Greenwood and Sherpa Kin Chok Tshering.

4 . Phawngpui

Phawngpui the Blue Mountain of Mizoram, is a highly revered peak, considered to be the abode of the gods. Phawngpui peak is the highest mountain peak in Mizoram, rising about 2157 m high near the Myanmar border in Lawngtlai district, the southeast region of Mizoram. Phawngpui peak is famous for orchids and rhododendrons. With spectacular trees and flowers of all colours, Phawngpui presents a fairytale view of the blue hazed hills, and vales unfolding below.

5 . Burphu Dhura

Burphu Dhura is a Himalayan mountain peak situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India. The altitude of the summit is 6,334 m. It is situated at the end ridge over the Kalabaland Glacier in the eastern part of the district, left to the Milam Glacier. Kalabaland Dhura (6,105 m) is situated to the west of this peak on the same massif. Burphu Dhura massif is the part of divide between Kalabaland and Goriganga valleys. This peak was first of all climbed to summit in 2000 from south on 27 September 2000 by Loveraj Dharmashaktu, Balwant Singh Kapkoti and Ramesh by an Indian team led by Wing Cdr S S Puri. The peak has two approaches

6 . Chandrashila

Chandrashila is summit of the Tungnath . It literally means Moon Rock. It is located at a height of about 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) above sea level. This peak provides a spectacular view of Himalayas,especially Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba peaks. There are various legends associated with this place. According to one of the popular legend, this is the place where Lord Rama meditated after defeating the demon-king Ravana.Another legend says that moon-god Chandra spent time here in penance.The Beauty of Chandrashila is Incredible.It is an impressive vantage point that offers 360 degrees panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas.This is a beautiful trek, with difficulty level rated as easy to moderate.

7 . Changuch

Changuch is a Himalayan mountain peak situated at the boundary of Pithoragarh and Bageshwar district of the Uttarakhand state of India. This peak is situated above the Pindari Glacier. This peak offers a ridge leading to Nanda Kot. On its massif Traills pass is situated, which connects Pindari valley to Goriganga valley. The first successful ascent to the peak was made by an Indo-British team on June 9, 2009 at 9 am.

8 . Chaudhara

Chaudhara is a Himalayan mountain peak, situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state in India. The altitude of the peak is 6,510 m. The peak lies to the south of Ralam pass and north west of Panchchuli. The peak is so named due to the peak having four corners. The peak was climbed for the first time by an Indian team led by A.R.Chandekar and Sherpa Ajeeba in 1973. Rajrambha is its neighbouring peak. Chaudhara is situated at the south east end of Kalabaland Glacier-Sankalp Glacier-Yangchar Glacier group. Chaudhara is the part of Himalayan massif between Ralam and Lassar valley. The most popular route to the summit is via the west face.

9 . Chaukhamba

Chaukhamba is a mountain massif in the Gangotri Group of the Garhwal Himalaya. Its main summit, Chaukhamba I, is the highest peak in the group. It lies at the head of the Gangotri Glacier and forms the eastern anchor of the group. It is located in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, west of the Hindu holy town of Badrinath. Chaukamba has four summits, along a northeast-southwest trending ridge, and ranging in elevation from 7,138 metres (23,419 ft) to 6,854 m (22,487 ft) with an average elevation 7,014 m;[3] the main summit is at the northeast end.
Chaukamba I 7,138 m (23,419 ft)
Chaukamba II 7,070 m (23,196 ft)
Chaukamba III 6,995 m (22,949 ft)
Chaukamba IV 6,854 m (22,487 ft)
After unsuccessful attempts in 1938 and 1939, Chaukhamba I was first climbed on June 13, 1952, by Lucien George and Victor Russenberger (Swiss members of an otherwise French expedition). They ascended the northeast face, from the Bhagirathi-Kharak Glacier.

10 . Chiring We

Stefan Platteau is the Himalayan peak situated in eastern Kumaun of the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state in India. The altitude of the peak is 6,559 m. Chiring We is the highest peak above the Kalabaland Glacier. Chiring We massif, which include peaks like Bamba Dhura (6,334 m), Suli Top (6,300 m), Trigal (5,983 m), Suitilla (6,373 m), separates Lassar Yankti valley from Kalabaland valley. The peak literally means Mountain of long life. The route is through glaciers of Kalabaland, Sankalpa and Yankchar, icefall, crevasses, ice-pinnacles, ice walls and sharp ridges. First ascent to this peak was made in 1979 by an Indian team led by Harish Kapadia via northeast ridge.