Located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Gauri Parbat, also spelled Ghori Parbat, is a mountain peak with an elevation of 6,708 meters. With a towering height of 22,000 feet, it was a popular destination for several mountaineering expeditions during 20th century. It lies within the Kamet group of mountains.
First ascent of Gauri Parbat was made on 18 August 1939, by a team comprising of Andre Roch, Fritz Steuri and David Zogg with the help of few Sherpas.
HOW TO REACH
The trek to Gauri Parbat commences from the holy town of Badrinath in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
- ROAD: Being a revered Hindu pilgrimage site, Badrinath has good connectivity of roads from cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun. One can reach to these places from Delhi and get a bus or shared taxi to Badrinath. The buses usually leave early morning from places like Haridwar and Rishikesh.
- RAIL: Badrinath doesn’t have a railhead. Nearest railway station to Badrinath is situated in Haridwar. Haridwar is connected with major cities like Delhi, Ahmadabad and Dehradun.
- AIR: The nearest airport to Badrinath is Jolly Grant situated in Dehradun. From there, one can opt for a bus or a taxi to reach Badrinath.