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 summit.
After numerous failed attempts to climb this peak, Swargarohini 1 was first conquered in 1974 when Charles Clarke (England); Dilsher Singh Virk, Peter Fuhrman and Bruce MacKinnon (Canada); and Mohan Singh and Rattan Singh (India) made the first ascent of the west summit of Swargarohini I, ascending from the west side.
- West face
- South face
- Ruinsara valley on the north side
- East-southeast ridge
HOW TO REACH
The nearest motorable route to Swargarohini is from Badrinath. Closest city which is well connected to other Indian cities is Haridwar. The route to Swargarohini is as follows: Badrinath – Mana – Lakshmiban – Chakrathirth – Sathopanth Tal – Swargarohini Base Camp.
- 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 Joshimath is Jolly Grant situated in Dehradun. From there, one can opt for a bus or a taxi to reach Badrinath.