Swargarohini

About Swargarohini

The Herculean mountain massif of Swargarohini is tucked at the Saraswati (Bandarpunch) range of Garhwal Himalayas. Swargarohini also known as ‘The Way to Heaven’ is adorned in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, west to the Gangotri group of peaks.

   

In Govind Wildlife Sanctuary Trek to Swargarohini can be commence from Badrinath & Har ki doon valley

Swargarohini in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary

Swargarohini ‘The Way to Heaven’

The Swargarohini massif consists of four peaks among which Swargarohini I is the main peak. While it is not particularly high according to the Himalayan standards and is not the highest in the Bandarpunch range but is notable for its vivid topography, consisting of two peaks namely the eastern summit and the western summit.

Mythological tale related to Swargarohini Peak

According to Hindu scriptures, the mighty Pandavas traversed through Swargarohini to reach heaven. However, only one Pandava brother i.e. Yudhishthira accompanied by a dog was able to make their ascent to heaven. Many Hindus believe that Swargarohini is the only way by which one can reach heaven in his human form.

Climbing History of Swargarohini Peak

After several failed attempts, Swargarohini was finally conquered on October 25, 1974, by Charles Clarke (England), Disher Singh Virk, Peter Fuhrman and Bruce MacKinnon (Canada) accompanied by Mohan Singh and Rattan Singh from India who made their first ascent to the west summit of Swargarohini I.

Swargarohini Trek

Swargarohini Trek has attracted many avid mountaineers to traverse in the Himalayas. This empyrean peak is perched at an impressive altitude of 6,252 metres and finds its mention in the epic Mahabharata. The ideal time to trek to Swargarohini is from May to October. The route to Swargarohini follows the Badrinath-Mana-Lakshmiban-Chakratirth-SatopanthTal-Swargarohini Base Camp. The rewarding Swargarohini trek starts from Mana Village near Badrinath in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

Location of Swargarohini

Swargarohini is located in In Govind Wildlife Sanctuary ( Trek to Swargarohini can be commence from Badrinath & Har ki doon valley).

Location & How to Reach Swargarohini

Swargarohini Peak stands in utmost grandeur in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Badrinath is the nearest town to Swargarohini which is well connected by motorable roads. If you are travelling from Delhi then buses to the nearest cities like Dehradun, Rishikesh and Haridwar are easily available from ISBT, Anand Vihar. Buses and taxis to Badrinath are easily available from the major cities of Uttarakhand. The nearest railhead to Badrinath is Rishikesh railway station and the closest air connectivity is Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun.

Read How to Reach guide for Govind Wildlife Sanctuary.

What is Swargarohini famous for?

Swargarohini is popular place for following activities/ interests - Peaks and Mountains.

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