5 spectacular mountaineering destinations in Uttarakhand

For those who enjoy adventure, Uttarakhand is a paradise. Nestled in the shadow of the Himalayas, the state attracts mountaineering enthusiasts with captivating landscapes. It has both difficulties and rewards for climbers of all skill levels with its massive peaks, wild landscapes and stunning glaciers. Here are 5 spectacular mountaineering destinations in Uttarakhand.

1. Nanda Devi


Nanda Devi (7,816 meters) is India’s second-highest peak. Its difficult ascent, breathtaking scenery, and spiritual importance make it a wonderful destination for both mountaineers and tourists.

2. Gaumukh

Gaumukh is a popular tourist and mountaineering destination since it is the source of the Ganges River. The distance from Gangotri is 18 kilometres. This is the source of the Bhagirathi river, from which the Alaknanda flows into the Indo-Gangetic plains

3. Trishul

This renowned mountain (7,120 meters) resembles a trident, hence its name. It’s three unique peaks and sheer rock faces provide an exciting challenge for skilled climbers.

4. Panchachuli

Panchachuli is a group of five Himalayan peaks. They are located in the Kumaon region’s east. This mountain was named after the five Pandava Chulis. These ranges have a height of 6334-6904 metres. The months of April, May, September, and October are ideal for mountaineers and tourists.

5. Gangotri Glacier

Gangotri Glacier, the source of the Holy Ganges River, is a sacred site and the gateway to several peaks, including Bhagirathi and Shivling. On the glacier, hiking and ice climbing provide a unique and remarkable experience.