Good news to the trek lovers all over India!! You’ll be thrilled to hear that 30 new peaks in Uttarakhand & 10 new trek routes have been opened by the government of Uttarakhand. Although the main reason for this announcement is to increase tourism, promote the sport, and create new ventures for tourists, it’s good news for us nonetheless.
Before moving on to the peaks that are now available for trekking let’s take a look at some key points that you need to know.
- According to a report, the government has taken some big steps to make sure that the tourists keep the peaks clean to preserve the environment. As a result, the tourists will have to submit ₹10,000 per team. The amount will be returned to you after the assessment of the area’s cleanliness and tidiness.
- The maps and guides will be created with the help of local eco-committees and will be available shortly.
- Only 12 teams each consisting of a total of 10 members will be allowed to scale the peak to only twice a year.
10 New Trekking Routes In Uttarakhand
Now that we know the basics and key points here are the names of the 10 new trekking routes that are now awaiting you!
- Narayan Parbat
- Nar Parbat
- Lamchir South
- Mahalay Parbat
- Yan Buk
- Nanda Lapak
Although the proposal was to open 51 peaks and treks in Uttarakhand it couldn’t happen due to security and ecosystem-related reasons.
30 New Peaks in Uttarakhand
Below are the 30 new peaks in Uttarakhand that are now open for trekkers:-
|BHARIGU PARBAT||6041 m|
|CHIRBAS PARBAT||6529 m|
|MAHALAYA PARBAT||5947 m|
|BETARTHOLI SOUTH||6318 m|
|GARUR PARBAT||6507 m|
|GARUR FORKED||6267 m|
|PARBATI PARBAT||6257 m|
|PURBI DUNAGIRI||6489 m|
|RISHI PAHAR||6992 m|
|NARAYAN PARBAT||5965 m|
|NAR PARBAT||5855 m|
|DEVISTHAN -I||6678 m|
|DEVISTHAN – II||6529 m|
|LAMCHIR SOUTH||5209 m|
|LAMPAK SOUTH||6234 m|
|MAHALAYA PARBAT||5947 m|
|NANDA BHANAR||6269 m|
|NANDA KHANI||6029 m|
|NANDA LAPAK||5782 m|
|RISHI KOT||6236 m|
|RISHI KOT||6911 m|
|SUMERU PARBAT||6330 m|
Here are details of some of the 30 new peaks in Uttarakhand
In the Pithoragarh area of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, there is a Himalayan high peak called Rishi Pahar. It is located immediately south of Trishuli and Hardeol on the northeastern part of the ring of mountains that surrounds the Nanda Devi Sanctuary and on the eastern edge of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve.
On its eastern flank is the Milam Glacier. The Milam, Dunagiri, and Uttari Rishi Ganga valleys, denote the threefold division. In Hindi, Rishi Pahar is known as “The Peak of Saint.”
1975 saw the first use of the west ridge to reach the summit of Rishi Pahar.
Devtoli is a Kumaon Himalayan mountain that is situated in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, India. Its height is 6,788 metres (22,270 ft). It is the 36th highest point in all of Uttarakhand, India. The tallest mountain in this group is Nanda Devi.
It is situated on the Nanda Devi Sanctuary’s southern rim. In between Maiktoli (6,803 meters/22,320 feet) and Mrigthuni (6,855 meters/22,490 feet), Devtoli is situated. Nanda Devi (7,816 meters, 25,643 feet) is located on the north-east side, and Panwali Dwar (6,663 meters, 21,860 feet) is located on the east & Tharkot is located to the south.
A mountain in Uttarakhand, India’s Garhwal Himalaya is named Gorur Parbat. It is located close to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary’s northern rim. Gorur Parbat rises to a height of 6,504 meters (21,339 feet). It is enclosed inside Uttrakhand and ranks joint-88th in height. The tallest mountain in this group is Nanda Devi. It is located 3.1 kilometers southeast of Lampak I, at a height of 6,325 meters (20,751 ft).
Hardeol 7,151 meters and Rishi Pahar 6,992 meters (22,940 ft) are both located 6.6 kilometers northwest of each other (23,461 ft). It is located 4.5 kilometers northwest of Tirsuli West, 7,035 meters (23,081 ft).
Manda II, also known as Manda South, is a mountain in India’s Uttarakhand region of the Garhwal Himalaya. Manda II rises to a height of 6,568 meters (21,549 feet), and its notability is 583 meters (1,913 ft). It is contained inside Uttrakhand and ranks joint-71st in height. The tallest mountain in this group is Nanda Devi. It is located 2.4 kilometers north of Manda III, 6,529 meters, and 1.6 km south of Manda I, 6,511 meters (21,362 feet) (21,421 ft).
It is located 7.1 kilometers northeast of Jogin II, which is 6,342 meters high (20,807 ft). Bhrigupanth, a neighbor with a greater elevation, is the closest (22,218 ft). It is situated 14.6 kilometers west of Gangotri I, 6,682 meters, and 8.1 km northwest of Shivling (mountain), 6,543 meters (21,467 feet) (21,923 ft).
Manda III is a peak in India’s Uttarakhand region of the Garhwal Himalaya. Manda III rises to a height of 6529 meters (21,421 feet), and its prominence is 450 meters (1,476 ft). It is contained inside Uttrakhand and ranks joint-81st in height. The tallest mountain in this group is Nanda Devi.
It is located 2.8 km north of Bhrigupanth, 6,772 meters, and 2.4 km south of Manda II, 6,568 meters (21,549 feet) (22,218 ft). East of Jogin II, at 6,342 meters, is 6.6 kilometers (20,807 ft). It is situated 6.7 kilometers northwest of the mountain Shivling (6,543 meters; 21,467 feet), and 13 kilometers east of Bhagirathi Parbat II (6,512 meters) (21,365 ft).
The Avalanche Peaks are two separate peaks in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, located above the Arwa Valley to the northwest of Badrinath. The peaks are named after avalanches that early climbers encountered while trying to traverse the glaciers beneath them.
Rishi Kot is a Garhwal Himalayan mountain in Uttarakhand, India. Rishi Kot translates as “the Rishis’ fortress.” Rishi Kot has an elevation of 6,236 meters (20,459 feet) and a prominence of 436 meters (1,430 ft). It is the 134th highest joint highest point in Uttrakhand. The highest mountain in this category is Nanda Devi.
It is located 5.7 kilometers southwest of Changabang, at a height of 6,864 meters (22,520 feet), and 7.1 kilometers south of Dunagiri, at a height of 7,066 meters (23,182 ft). Bethartoli 6,393 metres (20,974 ft) is 13.4 km SW, and Nanda Devi 7,816 metres is 11.7 km SSE (25,643 ft).
Bhrigu Parbat is a Garhwal Himalayan mountain in Uttarakhand, India. It is found within the Gangotri National Park. Bhrigu Parbat has an elevation of 6,041 meters (19,820 ft). It is the joint 167th highest point in the state of Uttrakhand. The highest mountain in this category is Nanda Devi. It is 6,491 meters (21,296 feet) higher than Manda I, its nearest higher neighbor.
Important Update for New Peaks in Uttarakhand
That’s it, this is the list of peaks that are now calling out your name. You can visit these peaks and bathe in the ethereal view and unmatched beauty of the mountains. And since the government has trusted us enough to let us enjoy such heaven it is our duty as travelers to keep the area clean and unpolluted. Let’s enjoy the beauty of this world a bit more without harming its essence
One important news that you need to know about these 30 peaks is that the Uttarakhand High Court prohibited tourism activities on 30 new peaks & trekking routes on Wednesday. This ban will be in action in the state’s Himalayan region until further notice.
This order was issued by a bench of Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice RC Khulbe while hearing public interest litigation filed by residents of Almora, Jitendra Yadav concerning plastic waste. The court has also ordered the Pollution Control Board (PCB) Dehradun to submit an environmental audit report in four weeks.
For travelers who are not sure about what gear to take and how to prepare for these treks, they can check out some of our other blogs that contain all the information you might need to prepare for a trek.
To get more information on this topic stay tuned because we will be releasing new updates on this new paradise regularly.
Frequently Asked Questions for 30 new peaks in Uttarakhand
What is the right time to visit Uttarakhand?
The best months to visit Uttarakhand are March to April and September to October.
How do I prepare for the trek?
You can check out other blogs that explain how to pack for the trek and what to pack.
How do I choose the right gears?
We have a dedicated page for gear and stuff. You can read the requirements and choose the gear that fits the requirements of the trek.
Do I need to prepare my body for this trek?
Yes! High altitude and exhaustion do things to you that you won’t be able to handle if your body is not prepared enough. That’s why it is important to keep optimal health if you want to do a trek.