Uttarakhand Matrimony

Hathi Parbat Peak

Located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Hathi Parbat, also known as the Elephant peak, is a mountain with an elevation of 6,727 metres. This peak lies within the Kamet group of mountains.

Two huge rocks on a spur of Hathi Parbat are described as a crow (Kakabhushundi) and an eagle (Garuda). It is believed that the crow is animatedly conversing with eagle on the affairs of the universe as it's described in Hindu epic of Ramayana.Another version has it that a learned Brahmin of Ayodhya once incurred the wrath of the sage Lomasa who lived here and was changed into the form of crow by the sage.

Hathi Parbat can be reached from Vishnuprayag or Ghangaria, which is close to Valley of Flowers. The approach from Ghangaria is a little easier but longer. From Govindghat, there is an 18 km bridle path which runs through the Bhyundar valley up to Ghangaria. Kakbhushundi Tal & Gauri Parvat lies in the vicinity of Hathi Parbat.


The trek to Hathi Parbat commences from the town of Ghangaria in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Ghangaria is near to the holy town of Badrinath.

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Brijmohan Bisht
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