Chaukhamba Peaks I, II, III & IV

Lying at the head of the Gangotri glacier, Chaukhamba is a mountain massif in the Gangotri Group of the Garhwal Himalaya in Indian state of Uttarakhand, west of the Hindu holy town of Badrinath. Chaukhamba 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). Mana Pass is the key col for Chaukhamba I.

After unsuccessful attempts in 1938 and 1939, Chaukhamba I was first climbed on 13 June 1952, by Lucien George and Victor Russenberger (Swiss members of an otherwise French expedition). They ascended the northeast face, from the Bhagirathi-Kharak Glacier.


The trek to Chaukhamba massif commences from the holy town of Badrinath in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Brijmohan Bisht
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