Situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Uja Tirche is a peak with an elevation of 6,202 meters from the sea level. It lies on the eastern flank of the Siruanch glacier which flows northwards from the north face of Tirsuli.
Uja Tirche was first ascended by the Scottish Himalayan Expedition 1950, led by Bill Murray. The expedition established base camp at 4470 m on the glacier. Two further camps were set up at 5085 m and 5470 m.
- South face
- West ridge
HOW TO REACH
The route to Uja Tirche commences from Joshimath in Chamoli district. From Joshimath, one reaches the village of Malari then to Surans Ka Dhura to Chilkuanch and finally Lampak, in Siruanch glacier. This is the base camp to Uja Tirche.
- ROAD: Joshimath 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 Joshimath. The buses usually leave early morning from places like Haridwar and Rishikesh.
- RAIL: Joshimath doesn’t have a railhead. Nearest railway station to Joshimath 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 Joshimath.