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 in Garhwal Himalayas. It lies in the Gangotri group of peaks.

After doing a reconnaissance of Shivling in 1938, Shivling was first climbed in 1974 via the west ridge, by a team from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, led by Hukam Singh.Since the first ascent, at least ten other routes have been discovered through the peak, ascending all major ridges and most major faces of the mountain.



The trekkers must first reach Rishikesh. From there the route to Shivling is as follows: Rishikesh – Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Bhojwassa – Gomukh – Tapovan. Tapovan acts as a base camp for Shivling peak climbing expeditions in the Garhwal Himalayas.

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Bhupendra Kunwar
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