Peaks And Mountains Of Uttarakhand

Home to the majestic Himalayas, Uttarakhand has some of the highest mountains in the world. The revered Nanda Devi stands tall at an elevation of 7,816 meters, making it the tallest mountain in India that is entirely within the national border.

Popular Mountains & Peaks in Uttarakhand

Many peaks in Uttarakhand are yet to be climbed while many are yet to be christened. These stunning peaks and mountains offer mesmerizing view to the tourists and mountaineers alike.

Following is the list of popular mountains and peaks located in Uttarakhand.

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Brijmohan Bisht
Abi Gamin Peak

1. Abi Gamin Peak

Abi Gamin, also known as Ibi Gamin is a snow clad peak situated 2km north east of Kamet peak. It is located in the central Himalayas, right at the point where Zaskar Range ends. It lies on the northern border of Chamoli district, where India meets Tibet.

Arwa Crest Peak

2. 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 o

Arwa Spires Peak

3. Arwa Spires Peak

One of the challenging peaks in the Garhwal Himalayas; Arwa Spires are a series of stupendous rocky spires which offer highly demanding rock climbs. These rocky spires are situated southwest of Arwa Tower. The spires have two main peaks, namely the main (or east) and west peaks. Arwa Spires, along with Arwa Tower and Arwa Crest make up the coveted Arwa group of mountains.

Arwa Tower Peak

4. Arwa Tower Peak

Arwa Tower is one of the three peaks that make up the Arwa Group of mountains. The other two mountains are Arwa Spire and Arwa Crest. It is well known for its huge rocky ridge along with a steep granite wall. The summit is a needle-like tower on the East Ridge.  Arwa Tower is easily the highest of all the three peaks of the Arwa group. It lies in the Gangotri region of peaks.

Avalanche Peak I & II

5. Avalanche Peak I & II

The Avalanche Peaks are two mountain peaks situated above the Arwa Valley to the northwest of Badrinath in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The peaks are named for the avalanches experienced by early climbers seeking to cross the glaciers beneath them. Avalanche Peak I is situated on north-south massif between Kalindi Bamak and the Arwa Bank.

Balakun Peak

6. Balakun Peak

Located 16 km from Badrinath, Balakun is a Himalayan peak situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It situated between Bhagirathi Kharak glacier and Satopanth glacier and is northeast of Nilkanth peak. The Alaknanda river originates from below this peak by the melting of these two glaciers at an altitude of 3,641 m (11,946 ft). It lies in the Gangotri region of peaks.

Bamba Dhura Peak

7. Bamba Dhura Peak

Bamba Dhura is situated on the northwest ridge over the end of the Kalabaland Glacier in the eastern part of the district, left of the Milam Glacier. It is the part of divide between Kalabaland and Lassar valley. It lies in the Panchchuli region of peaks.

Bandarpunch I & II Peaks

8. Bandarpunch I & II Peaks

Located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, Bandarpoonch is a major peak of the Garhwal division of the Himalayas. The peak’s name literally means "Tail of the monkey" or "Tail of Hanuman" in Hindi. Yamunotri, the source of the river Yamuna is located on a flank of the Bandarpoonch peak. The 12 km long Bandarpoonch glacier feeds water to the Yamuna. 

Burphu Dhura Peak

9. Burphu Dhura Peak

Burphu Dhura is a Himalayan mountain peak situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. It is situated at the end ridge over the Kalabaland Glacier in the eastern part of the district, left to the Milam Glacier. This peak lies in the Panchchuli region of peaks.

Changabang Peak

10. Changabang Peak

Situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Changabang is part of a group of peaks that form the northeast wall of the Nanda Devi sanctuary. Although the peak doesn’t have a high topographical prominence and is lower than many other peaks in the immediate area, but its steep rocky profile has made it a more attractive destination. It lies in the Nanda Devi region of peaks.

Changuch Peak

11. Changuch Peak

Situated at the boundary of Pithoragarh and Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, Changuch is a Himalayan mountain peak situated above the Pindari Glacier. This peak offers a ridge leading to Nanda Kot. It lies in the Nanda Devi region of peaks.

Chaudhara Peak

12. Chaudhara Peak

Situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, Chaudhara is a Himalayan mountain peak which is so named due to the peak having four corners. It is situated at the south east end of Kalabaland Glacier- Sankalp Glacier- Yangchar Glacier group. The peak lies in the south direction of Ralam pass and in the northwest of Panchchuli. Chaudhara is the part of Himalayan massif between Ralam and Lassa

Chaukhamba Peaks I, II, III & IV

13. 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.Chaukamba I

Chiring We Peak

14. Chiring We Peak

Situated in eastern Kumaun of the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, Chiring We is a Himalayan peak with an altitude of 6,559 m. Chiring We massif, which include peaks like Bamba Dhura (6,334 m), Suli Top (6,300 m), Trigal (5,983 m), Suitilla (6,373 m), separates Lassar Yankti valley from Kalabaland valley. This peak literally means 'mountain of long life'.

Dunagiri Peak

15. Dunagiri Peak

Considered one of the highest peaks in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Dunagiri lies at the northwest corner of the ‘Sanctuary Wall’, a ring of peaks surrounding Nanda Devi and enclosing the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Dunagiri has a towering elevation of 7,066m. It lies in the Nanda Devi group of peaks.

Gauri Parbat Peak

16. Gauri Parbat Peak

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.

Hardeol Peak

17. Hardeol Peak

Considered one of the major peaks in the Kumaon Himalayas, Hardeol is the highest peak on the northern side of the ring of peaks guarding the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. It is situated at the northern end of the Milam valley, in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. It is also known as 'Trishuli South' or 'Temple of the God'.

Hathi Parbat Peak

18. 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.

Kalanag – Black Peak

19. Kalanag – Black Peak

Literally meaning "Black Cobra", Kalanag is one of the major peaks in the Bandarpunch mountain range, others being Bandarpunch I and Bandarpunch II. It is also known as the Black Peak. It is situated close to the Ruinsara valley. It lies within the Bandarpunch group of mountains.

Kamet Peak

20. Kamet Peak

Situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Kamet is the second highest mountain in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, after Nanda Devi. In appearance, it resembles a giant pyramid topped by a flat summit area with two peaks. The West (Pachmi or Paschimi) Kamet Glacier, the East (Purbi or Purva) Kamet Glacier and the Raikana Glacier systems surround Kamet.

Kedarnath Peak – Main & Dome

21. Kedarnath Peak – Main & Dome

Situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state of India, Kedarnath (Main) and its subpeak Kedarnath Dome is a mountain in the Gangotri group of peaks. Kedarnath (Main) lies on the main ridge that lies south of the Gangotri Glacier, and Kedarnath Dome, a subpeak of the main peak, lies on a spur projecting towards the glacier, two kilometres northwest of Kedarnath.

Kuchela Dhura Peak

22. Kuchela Dhura Peak

Situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, Kuchela Dhura is a peak located at the right bank of Lwa Glacier or left bank of Shalang glacier. This peak is surrounded by Nanda Kot. It lies in the Nanda Devi group of mountains.

Meru Peak

23. Meru Peak

Meru Peak is a colossal mountain situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It lies between Thalay Sagar and Shivling, and has some highly challenging routes. Meru has three peaks: southern (6,660 metres, 21,850 ft), central (6,310 metres, 20,700 ft), and northern (6,450 metres, 21,160 ft). It lies in the Gangotri group of mountains.Meru Peak is a colossal mountain situated in the Uttarka

Nagalaphu Peak

24. Nagalaphu Peak

Located in the Pithoragarh district in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, Nagalaphu reaches an altitude of 6,410 metres (21,030 ft) above sea level. It is the part of Himalayan mountain massif that divides Lassar-Darma valley and Ralam-Gori Ganga valley. In the south of Nagalaphu, one can have a panoramic view of the five peaks of Panchchuli. It lies in the Panchchuli region of peaks in Kumaon.

Nanda Devi Peak

25. Nanda Devi Peak

Situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Nanda Devi is the highest mountain entirely in India, (if we exclude Kanchenjunga that lies on the border of India and Nepal). It is also the highest mountain in the State of Uttarakhand with a towering altitude of 7,816 meters.. Nanda Devi is a two-peaked massif, forming a 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) long high ridge, oriented east-west. The eastern summi

Nanda Ghunti Peak

26. Nanda Ghunti Peak

Situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Nanda Ghunti lies on the outer rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. It has an altitude of 6,309 meters. Trekkers get a clear view of Nanda Ghunti en route to Roopkund in the Himalayas.

Nanda Khat Peak

27. Nanda Khat Peak

Situated in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, Nanda Khat is a spectacular peak with an elevation of 6,611 meters. Nanda Khat is located left of Pindari glacier & Traill’s pass. The majestic Nanda Devi (7816 mts) stands to its north with west ridge adjoining Mt. Panwali Dwar (6,663 mts).

Nanda Kot Peak

28. Nanda Kot Peak

Literally meaning Nanda’s Fortress, Nanda Kot is a mountain peak situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand in the Kumaon Himalayas. It lies just outside of the ring of peaks enclosing the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The Kaphni (or Kafani), Pindar, Lawan, and Shalang Glaciers drain the south, west, north, and east sides of the peak respectively.

Nilkantha Peak

29. Nilkantha Peak

Situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Nilkanth or Neelkanth peak stands at a towering altitude of 6,596 meters over the Alaknanda valley and the town of Badrinath. Legendary mountaineer Frank Smythe described the peak as "second only to Siniolchu in Himalayan beauty.” The Satopanth Glacier lies on the northwest side of Nilkanth.

Om Parvat

30. Om Parvat

Situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, the magnificent Om Parbat reaches an altitude of 6,191 meters. It is considered sacred by Hindus and its snow deposition pattern resembles the sacred 'OM' (?).  Statistically, the Om Parbat lays 74% in Nepal and 26% in India, with both countries unable to reach at an agreement regarding the border. Thus, The Om Parvat is currently on the In

Panchchuli Peaks

31. Panchchuli Peaks

Situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, Panchchuli is a group of five majestic snow-capped peaks with altitude ranging from 6,334 metres (20,781 ft) to 6,904 metres (22,651 ft). The peaks’ name is derived from the Mahabharata Pandavas's ‘Five Chulis’ (cooking hearths), where they cooked their last meal before left for their heavenly abode. The five peaks and their respective ele

Shivling Peak

32. Shivling Peak

Situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, the majestic Shivling peak has been called ‘Matterhorn of Himalayas’ due to its resemblance to the famed Alpine peak in Swiss Alps. Its name refers to the sacred symbol of Lord Shiva - Shiva Linga. While the peak itself is not known for its elevation, the difficulty it poses for climbers to ascent its summit makes it one of the yearned peaks

Suitilla Peak – East & West

33. Suitilla Peak – East & West

Suitilla is a peak situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India. It is located above the junction of Kalabaland, Sankalp and Yankchar glaciers. With a towering elevation of 6,373 meters, it lies in the Panchchuli group of peaks.

Swargarohini Peak

34. Swargarohini Peak

Situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, Swargarohini is a mountain massif in the Bandarpunch range of Garhwal Himalayas. The massif contains a total of four peaks. While not particularly high by Himalayan standards, and not the highest in the Bandarpunch range, Swargarohini I is notable for its dramatic terrain and topography and consists of two peaks: eastern summit and the western su

Thalay Sagar Peak

35. Thalay Sagar Peak

Situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, Thalay Sagar is a mountain that lies in the Garhwal Himalayas on the main ridge that lies south of the Gangotri Glacier. It is the second highest peak on the south side of the Gangotri Glacier (after Kedarnath), but it is more notable for being a dramatic rock peak, steep on all sides, and a famed prize for mountaineers.

Tirsuli & Tirsuli West Peaks

36. Tirsuli & Tirsuli West Peaks

Situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, Tirsuli is a peak that reaches a staggering altitude of 7,074 meters. Along with Hardeol, Dunagiri and Changabang peaks, it makes up the northeast wall of Nanda Devi sanctuary. This peak should not be confused with nearby Trisul, which is on the southwest side of the Sanctuary.

Trisul Peak I, II & III

37. Trisul Peak I, II & III

Resembling Lord Shiva’s famed trident, Trishul is a group of three Himalayan peaks in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. The massif is a north-south ridge, with Trisul I at the north end and Trisul III at the south. It forms the southwest corner of the ring of peaks enclosing the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The three peaks are as follows:Trishul I - 7,120m (Prominence: 1616m)Trishul II - 6,690m (P

Uja Tirche Peak

38. Uja Tirche Peak

Situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Uja Tirche is a peak with an elevation of 6,202 meters from the sea level. It lies on the eastern flank of the Siruanch glacier which flows northwards from the north face of Tirsuli.

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