Arwa Crest Peak

Arwa Crest is one of the three peaks that make up the Arwa Group of mountains. The other two mountains are Arwa Spire and Arwa Tower. Arwa Crest is situated to the west of the Arwa Tower. This enormous peak is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. 

This group of peaks is situated near the border of Tibet. They lay on the south side of the southwest branch of the Arwa Valley, south of the dry lake Arwa Tal, and northwest of Badrinath. These peaks have been not frequented enough by the climbers due to its steep and rocky terrain.  It is situated in the Gangotri region.

The first ascent to Arwa Crest was successfully made by a French expedition team in 2002. This French team included Philippe Renard, Grégory Muffat Joly, Laurent Miston, and Antoine de Choudens.

The ascent to Arwa Crest can be made via two different routes:

The trek to Arya Crest commences from the holy town of Badrinath in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Arwa Tal base camp is common for all three peaks of the Arwa group.Badrinath – Mana – Ghastoli – Arwa Valley – Arwa Tal BC – ABC then summit (BC= Base Camp, ABC = Advanced Base Camp)

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Brijmohan Bisht
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