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.

The steep profile of Thalay Sagar prevented mountaineers from climbing the peak until 1970s. However, when technical rock climbing was started practicing at high altitude, Thalay Sagar was always back of the mind of mountaineers.Finally on 1979, it was first climbed via the northwest couloir and ridge, by an Anglo-American team comprising Roy Kligfield, John Thackray, and Pete Thexton.



One needs to travel to Dehradun from Delhi. From Dehradun, buses and taxis are easily available to Uttarkashi. From Uttarkashi, take a bus to the Gangotri. From there, Tapovan is at a trekking distance where base camp is set up.

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Bhupendra Kunwar
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