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 (Prominence: < 200m)
Trishul III – 6,007m (Prominence: <200m)
Trishul I was first climbed in 1907 by T.G. Longstaff after he made the first climbing reconnaissance of Trisul, in September 1905. Trisul II and Trisul III were first climbed in 1960 by a team from Yugoslavia.
- North ridge
- West face
- South ridge
HOW TO REACH
The Trisul massif can be accessed via the following route: Almora – Kausani- Garur- Gwaldam – Debal – Bagargad – Wan – Bedini Bugyal – Kelva Vinayak – Roopkund – Trisul.
- ROAD: Kausani 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 Kausani 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 Kausani located at a distance of about 291 kilometers. With the available means of transport you can easily reach the airport which is well maintained and ensures convenience.