Suitilla Peak – East & West

6373 mts
Pithoragarh

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.

HISTORY

Nicknamed ‘Peak of needles’ for its characteristic steep ice-flutings and sharp ridges, this peak was first climbed in 2001 by an Indo-British joint expedition comprising two Britishers namely Graham Little and Jim Lowther with an expedition team from the Indian Navy. The most popular route to the summit is through the south west face.

CLIMBING ROUTES

  • Southwest face (the easiest of all the routes)

HOW TO REACH

The nearest place to Panchchuli which is accessible through motorable road is Munsiyari. This place is starting point of many treks into the Kumaon Himalayas.

  • ROAD: Munsiyari is very well connected to all the important town and cities in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Buses and taxis are easily available from Kathgodam, the major transport junction for the Kumaun Hills.
  • RAIL: Ramnagar railway station is the nearest railway station from Munsiyari from where you can commute to all important cities. You can take a bus, taxi or any other mode of transport to reach here.
  • AIR: Pantnagar Airport is the closest airport from Munsiyari located at a distance of about 188 kilometers. With the available means of transport you can easily reach the airport which is well maintained and ensures convenience.

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