List of 30 Highest Mountain Peaks in India

India has many mountain Peaks. The Aravalli Range is the oldest fold mountain, and the Himalayas are called young fold mountains. Mussoorie, 35 km from Dehradun, is called “the queen of hills.”

Phawngpui, or the blue mountain in Mizoram, is 7077 ft. Barren Island in the Andaman Sea is the only active volcanic mountain in the Indian subcontinent. K2 (Godwin-Austen) is the 2nd highest mountain worldwide. 

Jindhagada Peak, the highest in Eastern Ghat, has an elevation of 4925 ft. Doddabeta, 8650 ft, is the highest peak in South India. Kanchenjunga borders India and Nepal is the highest point in India.

Highest Peaks and Mountain ranges in India
Highest Peaks and Mountain ranges in India

A landform is a natural feature on Earth. The main landforms are plateaus, plains, and mountains. The natural elevation on Earth’s surface, Mountains are narrow on top and broad at the base. They are of four types: fold mountain, block mountain, volcanic mountain, and dome mountain.

1. Kanchenjunga Mountain

Kanchenjunga is the 3rd highest mountain worldwide. Mt. Kanchenjunga is made of rocks from the late Precambrian (Neoproterozoic age) to the Ordovician era (445 to 1 billion years old).

Kanchenjunga in the Eastern Himalayas is a part of the Great Himalayan Range.  It’s one of the Highest Peaks and old mountain ranges in India.

Kanchenjunga mountain from Pelling
Kanchenjunga mountain from Pelling

Kanchenjunga Height

Kanchenjunga, the world’s 3rd highest mountain, has an 8586 m or 28,169 ft.

Kanchenjunga Expedition

The expedition of Kanchenjunga begins from either Biratnagar to Suketar or a trip to Bhadrapur towards Taplejung. It follows through villages and forests to Kanchenjunga Base camp (4500 m).

There are different camps for expeditors who wish to summit Kanchenjunga. Four camps are the first camp (6050 m), 2nd (6800 m), 3rd (7300 m), and 4th (7800 m). A retrace to Ghunsa ends the Kanchenjunga climb. This adventurous expedition requires 45-50 days for completion.

Kanchenjunga trek expedition experience from Nepal and India in Bengali

Kanchenjunga Range Peaks

“Kanchenjunga” is rooted in Tibetan origin and translates as “Five Treasuries of the Great Snow” in Sikkim. Mt. Kanchenjunga has five significant peaks, four above 8400 m.

Peaks Elevation 
Main summit8586 m
West summit8505 m
Central summit8482 m
South summit8494 m
Kangbachen7903 m
Kanchenjunga Range Peaks

Kanchenjunga Temperature

Summer season

Summer in Mt. Kanchenjunga starts in March and continues up to May. The average temperature during this time ranges from 10 degrees to 28 degrees. 

Winter season

Winter here starts in December and continues up to February. The average temperature ranges from minus five degrees up to 16 degrees. 

Best time to visit Kanchenjunga

The best time to visit Kanchenjunga is during Spring and Autumn. 

In the Spring season (March to late May)

The weather is nearly perfect. The temperature of high altitudes is not as cold as in winter. The climate of trekking trails in the lower region is also excellent. Forests start to bloom, and expeditors might have time to view exotic and endangered wildlife while passing through the forest. At that time, no clouds were in the sky; thus, the green forest and snow-capped mountains looked stunning.

In the Autumn season (late September to mid-December)

Early Autumn is the best time to trek Kanchenjunga Peak. The weather remains perfect, with fewer clouds and wind, and the climate is mild (neither cold nor hot). During Autumn, many festivities occur, and Expeditors can enjoy local festivals, culture, and delicacies.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

The trek to the base camp of Kanchenjunga starts from Yuksom and continues towards Bakhim, Bikhbari Chaurikhang, Rathong Glacier, Dzongri, Bikhbari, Laxmi Pokhari, and then ends at Bakkhim.

The Kanchenjunga base camp trek covers a distance of 90 km, usually in 11-12 days. Trekkers enjoy the view of Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Pandim (6,691 m), and Mt Kokthang (6,148 m). The Kanchenjunga Conservation Reserve falls en route to the Kanchenjunga base camp trek. It’s home to animals like Red Pandas and Snow Leopards.

How to reach Kanchenjunga

Nepal or Sikkim generally reaches Kanchenjunga. The safest route for the trek is from Nepal, as Sikkim has harsh road conditions. Trekkers must reach Yuksom and then trek to Lamuney (a trekking spot on Kanchenjunga mountain).

The base camp trek starts from North to South or South to North. Take a 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and reach Taplejung. Next, reserve a jeep after the Bhadrapur flight and a Taplejung bus.

Kanchenjunga Location

Kanchenjunga lies between Eastern Nepal and North-Eastern Sikkim in the Eastern Himalayas, India. Darjeeling lies 74 km (46 miles) from Mt. Kanchenjunga.
The river Tamur, Jongsang La, Lhonak Chu (north), and Teesta (East) flow to the mountain’s West.

Kanchenjunga Climbing Cost

An expedition to Mt. Kanchenjunga costs 24,000 US dollars approximately for one person. 

Third highest mountain in the world Kangchenjunga
The third-highest mountain in the world, Kangchenjunga

Packing list for Kanchenjunga trekking

  • Duffle bag/rug sack
  • A day bag pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thick, warm, and waterproof gloves. 
  • Boots
  • Binoculars
  • Headlamp and extra batteries
  • Trekking poles
  • First aid kit
  • Hiking garments for upper and lower body part

2. Kedarnath Peak and Kedarnath Dome

Kedarnath Peak and Kedarnath Dome are a part of the Gangotri group of peaks. The highest peak on the Southern Gangotri glacier is the Kedarnath Peak, and the 3rd highest is the Kedarnath Dome.

Kedarnath Peak and Kedarnath Dome Height in Feet

The elevation of the Kedarnath peak is 22769 ft. Kedarnath Dome stands tall at a height of 22411 ft.

Kedarnath peak and Dome
Kedarnath Peak and Dome

Kedarnath Peak and Kedarnath Dome Expedition

The expedition of Kedarnath Peak and Kedarnath Dome takes up to 27-28 days (approx). It starts with arrival in Delhi, taking a train to Haridwar, and driving to Rishikesh. Then a drive to Uttarkashi is taken, and the expeditors go towards Gangotri.

A trek follows it to Bhijbasa, Tapovan, and Kirti Glacier base camp. Kedarnath dome is climbed first, and the expedition continues up to Kedarnath peak. 

Kedarnath peak and Kedarnath Dome Temperature

MonthsMin/Max temperature
April to June15-30 degrees
July to September12-27 degrees
October to March0-20 degrees
Kedarnath peak and Kedarnath Dome Temperature

Best time to Visti Kedarnath Peak and Kedarnath Dome

The best time for an expedition to Kedarnath Peak and Kedarnath Dome is from mid-May to October.

Kedarnath Peak and Kedarnath Dome Base Camp Trek

The trek to Kedarnath Peak and dome base camp takes 15 days (approx). Expeditors arrive in Delhi and drive towards Rishikesh via Haridwar. Then they move towards Uttarkashi (an 8-hour drive).

From Uttarkashi, trekkers drive to Gangotri via Harsil. On day 6, the journey from Gangotri to Bhoj Kharak starts. The trekkers visit Kedar Kharak and Kedar tal and back to Bhoj Kharak. Trekkers trek down to Gangotri and move towards Bhojwassa and Gaumukh from there. Last, they reach Tapovan and move towards the base camp.

How to reach Kedarnath Peak and Kedarnath Dome

The trek to Kedarnath Peak and Kedarnath Dome starts from Dehradun. A bus or taxi drops the trekkers to Uttarkashi and continues trekking towards Gangotri, Bhojwassa, Gaumukh, and Tapovan. Trekkers finally reach the base camp, from where they go to the summit.

Kedarnath Peak and Kedarnath Dome Location

Kedarnath peak and dome lie in the Western Garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India. Kedarnath Peak is on the main ridge south of the Gangotri glacier. The dome (a sub-peak) lies 2 km northwest of the central peak on a spur projecting towards the Gangotri glacier.

Kedarnath Peak and Kedarnath Dome Climbing Cost

An expedition to Kedarnath peak and dome costs 2,00,000 INR (approx).

Packing List for Kedarnath Peak and Kedarnath Dome

  • Backpack and day pack with rain cover
  • Walking stick
  • Head torch
  • Water bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Sun and woollen cap
  • Balaclava and neck gaiters
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking clothes and shoes
  • Woollen and waterproof gloves

3. Nanda Devi Mountain

Nanda Devi is the 2nd highest mountain in Uttarakhand, India. The word Nanda Devi translates into “Bliss-Giving goddess.” Nanda Devi (23rd highest worldwide) is the patron goddess of Garhwal and Kumaon, Himalayas. The Kumaon range of the Himalayas consists of the Nanda Devi peak.

Nanda Devi Peak trekking Uttarakhand
Nanda Devi Peak trekking Uttarakhand

Nanda Devi Height in Feet

The Nanda Devi peak is elevated at a height of 25,643 ft.

Nanda Devi Expedition

Nanda Devi’s expedition starts in Munsyari (a beautiful town). The route goes up to the Gauri Ganga river gorge towards a vast trans-Himalayan region. Himalayan settlements and villages like Burphu and Martoli were on the way.

This trek includes a walk to Nanda Devi’s base, and the trail goes North towards Milan village and the glacier. Many remote parts of the Himalayas and Nanda Devi’s central peak are closed for climbing during this trek.

Nanda Devi Peak Names

Nanda Devi is a massif comprising two peaks (western and eastern). The western or the main summit is higher than the eastern summit (Nanda Devi East). Locally, the main peak is called Nanda Devi, whereas the Nanda Devi East (eastern summit) is called Sunanda Devi. 

Best time to visit Nanda Devi

The best trek, Nanda Devi, is from May to June and September to October.

Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek

The trek to Nanda Devi base camp takes up to 10 days (approx). The trek goes around a circular trail that starts and ends at Munsiyari. Nanda Devi’s base camp provides trekkers with a glimpse of many magnificent peaks of the Himalayas.

This trek takes to the eastern side of the peak (home of Panchu glacier). It’s the closest point where the trekkers can admire the elegance of Nanda Devi’s main peak and Nanda Devi East.

How to reach Nanda Devi 

Air, rail, and road transport quickly reach Nanda Devi’s peak. Trekkers usually arrive at Kathgodam, which is well-connected to roads and railways. From here, the journey towards Munsiyari and the base camp begins. Delhi is the nearest international airport.

Nanda Devi Location

Nanda Devi, Chamoli Gharwal district, Uttarakhand, lies between Rishiganga Valley (West) and Goriganga Valley (East).

Nanda Devi Climbing Cost

The trek to Nanda Devi base camp costs 25,000 INR (approx). The trekking price for the Nanda Devi peak is $5000 (approx). 

Nanda Devi Packing List for Trekking

  • Duffle bag/rug sack
  • A day bag pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thick, warm, and waterproof gloves. 
  • Boots
  • Binoculars
  • Headlamp and extra batteries
  • Trekking poles
  • First aid kit
  • Hiking garments for upper and lower body parts

Note: -It’s a consolidated list and perfect for any trek, hiking, or mountaineering.

4. Sandakphu Mountain Peak

Sandakphu Mountain is considered the trekker’s wonderland, and the peak is the highest point in West Bengal. Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse are the four peaks connected to Sandakphu. Sandakphu trail leads the trekkers through pine, oak, fir, and deodar forests.

Sandakphu Peak
Sandakphu Peak

Sandakphu Height

The height of this massive peak is 11930 feet (3,636 m).

Sandakphu Expedition

Sandakphu is the most famous trek in Eastern India, especially in West Bengal. This trek outlines the pristine beauty of nature. Sandakphu tour is becoming more accessible because of the construction of improved roads.

The walk passes around Singalila Ridge, the most beautiful scenic point in the Himalayas. Singalila National Park trail is a biodiversity hotspot for many plants and animals. Trekkers might be lucky to spot a Red Panda here.

Sandakphu Temperature

During winter, the temperature varies between -11 degrees to 7 degrees Celsius. In the monsoon season, the air is fresh, and the temperature ranges from -5 degrees to 15 degrees. Sandakphu receives little rain in the Spring season. The temperature during spring varies from -3 degrees to 10 degrees.

Best Time to visit Sandakphu

Trekkers get eight months in a year to visit Sandakphu, excluding the months from May to August. During these months, the place receives rainfall. 

In winter, enjoy the snowy backdrop. The peak is filled with various flora and fauna in spring, like magnolias.

Sandakphu Base Camp Trek

Manebhanjan, a Darjeeling district, is the Sandakphu trek’s base camp. It’s a small town at a height of 7054 feet. From NJP and Bagdogra, Manebhanjan is a 4-hour drive by taxi. This route goes through Mirik.

If trekkers cannot find a cab, they must hire another car to reach Mirik. Trekkers reach Manebhanjan a day early and stay at some homestay/hotel. The next day, they proceed on their trek early in the morning.

How to reach Sandakphu

Trekkers reach Sandakphu either through NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport. Every day, multiple trains run from Kolkata to NJP. Usually, Trekkers take an overnight train and reach Chitrey (a small hamlet).

From there, the Sandakphu trail from Chitrey is 27 km. Traveller hires a shared vehicle from Darjeeling to Manebhanjan. It’s a one-hour drive (30 km) through Sukhiapokhri and Ghoom.

Way of Sandakphu Peak
Way of Sandakphu Peak

Sandakphu Location

Sandakphu peak is on Singalila ridge. The Singalila Ridge is at the border of West Nepal and East India. It’s in the district of Darjeeling in West Bengal, India. Sandakphu trail runs zigzag between Nepal and India.

Sandakphu Climbing Cost

Sandakphu trek cost per person is approximately INR 10,000 (approx) for six days and five nights. 

5. Anamudi Peak

Anamudi is Southern India’s highest peak, covered with dense evergreen trees and rivers. In colloquial language, “Anamudi” means “forehead of an elephant.” Being the highest in Western India, Anamudi is called “South India’s Everest.” The peak is in the subtropical zone and hence remains snow-free. The rare “Neelakurinji” flowers are found here.

Anamudi Peak
Anamudi Peak

Anamudi Height

The Anamudi peak is at an altitude of 8842 feet (2,695 m).

Anamudi Expedition

The expedition to Anamudi Peak starts from Eravikulam. The trek takes about 2 to 3 days to complete, and it’s the most beautiful and challenging trail for visitors. Trekkers must ascend for 2 hours from Eravikulam National Park to reach the peak. The area has camping sites for travellers to enjoy the beautiful view during early mornings or late evenings.

Anamudi Temperature

The average temperature of the Anamudi peak ranges from 18 to 25 degrees Celsius.

Best Time to visit Anamudi Peak

Visit Anamudi peaks in Spring and Winter (November to May). It’s the perfect time to explore the pick. The weather is mild, and a soothing breeze blows over the mountain.

The peak looks lush green during spring because of the foliage and flower bloom. Winter is the Ideal Time for trekking, as the hill remains free from snowfall. Trekkers should avoid monsoons as the trail becomes slippery.

How to reach Anamudi Peak

Trekkers usually hire a private car or local bus from Munar and reach Eravikulam National Park. The journey from Munnar to Eravikulam National Park takes 27 minutes (10.6 km). Trekkers regularly trek Anamudi Peak from the park’s entrance. 

Travellers hire a private cab and drive directly from Munnar to Anamudi Peak. The drive takes an hour to complete. 

To enjoy a relaxed trip, take a guided minibus tour of Eravikulam Park. The time takes the travellers to the peak’s closest viewpoint. Experience The scenic beauty of Anamudi and adjacent mountains from here.

Anamudi Location

Anamudi lies on the border of Ernakulam, Devikulam and Idukki in Kerala. The Anamudi peak is 13 km from Munnar and lies in the South of Eravikulam National Park.

Anamudi Climbing Cost

The entry fee for the Eravikulam National Park is INR 125 (approx) for Indians and INR 420 (approx) (6 USD) for foreigners. 

6. Mullayanagiri Peak

Mullayangiri Peak is the highest in Karnataka. A small temple on the topmost summit of Mullayanagiri has a statue of Tapasavi Mullappa Swamy. According to legends, he meditated in a cave on the peak; thus, the mountain got its identity. In Kannada literature, “Mullai” means forest, and Mullayangiri nestles between the Himalayas and Nilgiris.

Mullayanagiri Peak is the highest peak of Karnataka
Mullayanagiri Peak is the highest peak of Karnataka

Mullayanagiri Height

The Mullayanagiri peak is elevated at 6330 feet (1,930 m).

Mullayanagiri Expedition

Sarpadhari bus stop is the starting point of the Mullayanagiri expedition. Prior permission from the Chikmagalur Forest Department is mandatory before pursuing the Mullayangiri trek, and this peak is accessible throughout the year.

The ascent is inclined to 60 degrees, and it’s very steep. After 20 minutes on the trail, Mullayangiri becomes visible. The Sarpadhari stretch includes caves, streams, and the Nandi statue. Halfway to the top lies a mysterious cave with a flock of bats. The trail becomes less steep as trekkers head close to Mullayanagiri Peak.

Mullayanagiri Temperature

The temperature at Mullayanagiri ranges between 20 degrees and 25 degrees Celsius. 

Best Time to visit Mullayanagiri Peak

Months from June to September are the best time to trek Mullayangiri Peak. The frequent rainfall during these months gives the hill a greener and more lively appearance. Trekkers are recommended to carry their rain gear to enjoy their trek. Winters are also best, and the weather remains calm and pleasant. At night, the weather turns slightly chilly.

Mullayanagiri Base Camp Trek

Sarpadhari is the starting point or base camp for the Mullayangiri trek. “Sarpa” means snake, “Dhari” means path, and the Kannada word means “snake-like path.” It lies 15 km from Chikmagalur. An auto from Chikmagalur can drop trekkers to Sarpadhari for INR 300 (approx). The trek to Mullayanagiri Peak from Sarpadhari takes around 60 minutes.

How to reach Mullayanagiri Peak

Mangalore (180 km from Mullayanagiri) is the closest domestic airport. Bangalore International Airport is 287 km from Mullayanagiri. The Mullayanagiri trekking route can be reached by train.

Trekkers either reach Bangalore or Mangalore railway station. From there, go towards the Tarikere railhead, which is close to Mullayanagiri.

Chikmagalur (22 km from Mullayanagiri base) is linked via KSRTC buses, which run within the state.

Mullayanagiri Location

Mullayangiri is in the Chikmagalur district in Karnataka, which lies 45 km from the Chikmagalur district. The peak forms a part of the Budangiri range in the Western Ghats.

Mullayangiri Climbing Cost

The trekking experience and cost to Mullayangiri differ with different providers. On average, INR 3000 (approx) per head is the climbing cost to Mullayangiri. 

7. Kamet Mountain

Mt. Kamet is among the most glorious peaks in the world. It’s the second-highest point in Uttarakhand. This peak is a part of the Zaskar range and was climbed first in 1931. Kamet is inaccessible owing to its location near the Tibetan plateau. Tibetans call Mt. Kamet “Kang Med “, which means “burning mountain”, because of the falling sun’s rays.

Mountains Kamet
Mountains Kamet

Kamet Height

Mt. Kamet is elevated at 25,446 feet (7,756 m).

Mt Kamet Expedition

The Mt Kamet expedition starts from Niti Village towards the base camp near Vasundhara Tal. Mana, Deoban and Ganesh Parbat are glimpsed en route to Mt Kamet. Trekkers find glacial lakes, barren land and large boulders and rocks throughout the trek. The summit is ascended from its northern edge, which lies across deep crevasses. It takes approximately a month to complete the whole tour.

Mt Kamet Temperature

The average temperature of Mt. Kamet is 5 to 10 degrees Celsius, but it falls from -2 degrees to -15 degrees Celsius.

Best Time to Visit Mt Kamet

May, June, September and October are the best times to visit Mt. Kamet.

Kamet Base Camp Trek

Vasundhara Tal is the base camp for the Mt. Kamet expedition. It’s an attractive glacial lake that remains completely frozen. Small lakes and ponds surround this region.

The trek to base camp is challenging and is surrounded by tall Himalayan mountains. Mt. Kamet trail goes through a beautiful quaint village at an altitude of 3,450 m. Vasundhara Tal trek is the most beautiful trek of the Garhwal Himalayas.

How to reach Mt. Kamet

Joshimath (the nearest town) has connectivity of roads from Rishikesh, Dehradun and Haridwar. Trekkers reach Rishikesh, Dehradun and Haridwar from Delhi and hire a bus or shared cab to Joshimath. 

The nearest railway station to Joshimath is in Haridwar. Jolly Grant in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Joshimath. 

Kamet Location

Mt. Kamet lies at the meeting point of India, Tibet, and Nepal, and the peak is in the Chamoli district in the Garhwal Himalayas.

View from Kamet mountain
View from Kamet Mountain

Kamet Climbing Cost

The expedition cost of Mt. Kamet is $8000-10,000 (approx) per person. 

8. Trisul Peak or Trishul Mountain

The Trishul Peak comprises three Himalayan mountains, and the three peaks resemble a trident. This group of peaks encloses Nanda Devi Sanctuary from the South-East, forming a ring. Trishul I was the first peak to be climbed by a human in 1907. Trekkers can glimpse Trishul Mountain from Kausani (Roopkund Trek).

Trisul Peak
Trisul Peak

Trishul Mountain Height

Trishul Mountain stands tall at 23,360 feet (7120 m).

Trishul Expedition

The trek to Mt. Trishul is challenging and requires technical knowledge and skill. Trishul trek starts from Sutol village. Mount Trishul trail goes through pretty meadows surrounded by snow-covered peaks.

While trekking, trekkers cross small water streams to reach the peak. Climbers spot Himalayan Musk deer while trekking to Mt. Trishul. The trek to Mt. Trishul takes approximately 27 days.

Trishul Mountain Peak Names

Mt. Trishul comprises three peaks that form the trident shape. The three peaks are named Trishul I, Trishul II and Trishul III. Trishul I is the highest (7120 m), then Trishul II (6690 m) and finally Trishul III (6007 m).

Trishul Mountain Temperature

The weather remains cold, with heavy snowfall during Spring (March and April). During the monsoon, the temperature falls further. Trekkers witness pleasant weather and clear skies in September, October and November. Mt. Trishul receives its first snowfall in November or December.

Best Time to Visit Trishul Mountain

July, August and September are the best months to trek Mt. Trishul.

Trishul Mountain Base Camp Trek

Homkund is the base for the Trishul Mountain trek. The first five days of the trek target the base camp. Trekkers pass through Tatara village and Latakopri to reach Homkund. Trek to Mt. Trishul base camp is the favourite of nature lovers. The base camp trail passes through meadows and water streams.

How to reach Trishul Mountain

Kausani is the nearest hill station to Mt. Trishul in Bageshwar district, Uttarakhand. The Kumaon region of Uttarakhand is connected to towns and cities via Kausani. Trekkers take a bus or cab from Kathgodam (Kumaon Hill transport junction) to reach Kausani. 

Ramnagar railway station is the closest to Kausani, and it’s reached by buses, cabs or other transport. The nearest airport from Kausani is Pantnagar Airport (219 km).

Trishul Mountain Location

The three Himalayan peaks, Trishul, lie in Uttarakhand’s Bageshwar district. 

Trishul Mountain Climbing Cost

The climbing cost to Mt. Trishul is 9000-10,000 INR (approx). 

9. Kalsubai Peak

Kalsubai Peak in the Sahyadri range is the highest peak in Maharashtra, known as the “Everest of Maharashtra”. As per legends, a girl named Kalsu did household work for a local family.

An elder of the house abused her, and she climbed the peak and stayed there till her death. Kalsu became the guardian deity of the region. A temple was built to honour her, and the mountain “Kalsubai” was named after her. Trekkers end their trek after reaching this temple.

Kalsubai Mountain Height

The height of the Kalsubai summit is 5400 feet (1646 m). 

Kalsubai Mountain Expedition

The Kalsubai expedition is moderately complex. The trail goes through paddy fields, jungle, rocky terrain, highlands and small streams. Trekkers take 4-5 hours to reach the summit.

Three artificial stairs are built on the peak for visitors who don’t want to trek. After climbing the first two ladders, a small plateau is reached, and the third ladder takes the climbers to the summit of Mt. Kalsubai.

Kalsubai Mountain Temperature

A hot semi-arid climate prevails at Kalsubai all around the year. The average temperature ranges from 19 degrees to 33 degrees Celsius. April and May are the hottest months, and the temperature rises to 42 degrees.

Winters are chilly, and the temperature falls to 10 degrees at night and 26 degrees during the day.

Best time to visit Kalsubai Peak

Winter and monsoon seasons are the best time to visit Kalsubai Peak. Trekkers stand on the peak and see clouds passing through their feet. During the monsoon (July to October), the heavy rain gives the place a green appearance.

The Winter season (October to March) is equally breathtaking. Climbing the peak during cosy winters is an excellent exercise for the body.

Kalsubai Mountain Base Camp Trek

Bari village at the foothills of Kalsubai is the base of the trek. Trekkers reach the village and cross a small stream to reach a Hanuman temple. The route from the Hanuman temple goes straight to Kalsubai Peak.

The trail is well-marked to prevent trekkers from getting lost. Climbers can even take the three stairs to reach the Kalsubai summit.

How to reach Kalsubai Mountain

Igatpuri is the nearest railway station (19 miles) from Bari village (the base for the trek). Trekkers take a cab from Igatpuri station and reach the base village in about 60 minutes.

Kasara railway station is 50 km away, and Nasik City lies 60 km from Bari. The base village (Bari village) is also reached via road from Mumbai. 

Kalsubai Mountain Location

The Kalsubai Peak of Western Ghats is in Maharashtra, India. Kalsubai lies in Ahmednagar district and Akola Taluka in Maharashtra, and this peak lies at the border of Nasik and Ahmednagar.

Kalsubai Mountain Climbing Cost

INR 1350 per person (approx) is the climbing cost to Kalsubai Peak.

10. Deomali Mountain

Deomali Peak in the Eastern Ghats is the highest peak in Odisha. The peak near Doodhari village is surrounded by lush green forest. Minerals like bauxite, limestone and gemstones are found abundantly on the hill.

Deomali is inhabited by the Parajas, Kandhas, Malis, Bhotras, and Bhumia tribes. Tourists can enjoy hand gliding, trekking and mountaineering on Deomali Peak.

Deomali Mountain Height

Deomali peak is elevated at 5486 feet (1672 m).

Deomali Mountain Expedition

Tourists travel through the well-constructed road to reach the top of the valley. From there, they trek to the summit. While trekking, the peak trekkers come across various rare plants and trees.

You can spot hyenas, wolves, deer, foxes and bears on the trail. The mountain top is flat and thus is perfect for a family trip. Trekkers can light a fire, set up a tent and enjoy astonishing views from the mountain.

Best Time to Visit Deomali Mountain

Monsoon and winter are the ideal seasons for visiting Deomali Mountain. During the monsoon, trekkers enjoy breathtaking views of clouds below the valley. The skies are clear in winter, perfect for stargazing and enjoying a crimson-hued sunset.

How to reach Deomali Mountain

Koraput is the nearest town (35 km) to Deomali. Tourists take buses to reach Koraput via National Highway roads, and the Koraput railway station is the closest rail junction to Deomali. Tourists can hire private cabs to move in and around Odisha.

Deomali Mountain Location

The peak is near the Koraput town of Koraput district, Southern Odisha. Deomali lies in Chandragiri-pottangi sub range of Eastern Ghats. 

11. Meesapulimala Peak

Meesapulimala is the 2nd highest peak in Kerala. It’s the most popular trekking destination. The mountain is called “Meesapulimala” because it’s made of eight peaks shaped like a moustache.

Kerala Forest Department Corporation (KFDC) organizes the trek to the peak via Rhodo Valley. Animals like Sambar Deer, Wild Gaur, Nilgiri Thar, Sloth Bear, etc., can be seen while trekking.

Meesapulimala Peak height

Meesapulimala is elevated at a height of 8724 feet (2659 m).

Meesapulimala Expedition

KFDC provides camping and trekking packages to Meesapulimala. Trekkers enjoy the lush green valley, beautiful Rhododendrons, brooks, and tea estates while trekking to Meesapulimala.

The trail has eight peaks that share Tamil Nadu and Kerala’s border. Meesapulimala trekking trail ranges from easy to moderate; thus, trekkers of all ages can complete it without hindrance.

Meesapulimala Temperature

The average temperature of the Meesapulimala peak is 19.4 degrees Celsius. On average, the hills receive precipitation of 2640 mm. 

Best Time to Visit Messapulimala

Winter (October to February) is the most preferred time to visit Meesapulimala Peak. After the monsoon, the entire region looks green and beautiful. During these months, trekkers enjoy birds singing, calm wind and rushing waters. Trekking to Meesapulimala in winter is comfortable.

Meesapulimala Base Camp Trek

The base camp of the Meesapulimala trek is in Munnar at an elevation of 6000 feet. Munnar is famous for Neelakurinji flowers that grow once every 12 years. KFDC allows only 40 persons to stay at the base camp for a night. Meesapulimala trekking packages by KFDC include breakfast, lunch, guide, evening tea and dinner. 

How to reach Meesapulimala

Trekkers reach Meesapulimala from the base camp (Munnar), 42 km from the City Center. It takes 3 hours approximately to get to the base camp via the Suryanelli-Kolukkumalai tea estate.

Kottayam is the closest railhead to Munnar, Cochin International Airport is 6 hours from Munnar, and Madurai International Airport is 4 hours.

Meesapulimala Location

In the Western Ghats, Meesapulimala is in the Idukki district in Kerala. 

Meesapulimala Climbing Cost

The climbing cost to Meesapulimala is INR 3000 (approx) per person.

12. Parasnath Hill

The Parasnath range is the highest peak in Jharkhand. An important pilgrimage site for Jains, Parasnath is named after the 23rd Tirthankara. 22 out of 24 Jain Tirthankara attained salvation on the summit of Parasnath.

There is a shrine for 9 Jain Tirthankara at the peak. Temples on the Parasnath peak are older than 2000 years. Santhals call the mountain “Marang” (hill of deity). They celebrate the hunting festival on a full moon day (mid-April).

Parasnath Hill Height

Parasnath Hill stands on an elevation of 4403 feet (1342 m).

Parasnath Hill Expedition

Parasnath Hill, or Shikarji, is a pilgrim trek. The top of the hill offers a mesmerizing sunrise view. Devotees undertake the tour without drinking or eating. There are two cemented trails for Parasnath trekking.

The first trail is 27 km and circles the 26 temples on the summit, and another trail is 18 km (9 km for going up and 9 km for coming down). Trekkers spot two mini waterfalls deep in the forest after climbing 6 km.

Best Time to Visit Parasnath Hill

October to March is the most preferred time to visit this holy site. The weather is pleasant then, and it’s neither hot nor cold with no rain.

Parasnath Hill Base Camp Trek

For the Parasnath Pilgrimage, the base camp lies in Madhuban. A tiny town in Giridih, Madhuban, is dotted with many Jain temples. Madhuban has two trekking trails to reach the summit of Parasnath.

Local villagers use the southern trail, and the northern route is abundant with tourist amenities. Every year, devotees circumambulate the base to show their religious endeavour. The path beyond Gandharva Nala (gurgling stream), 4 km from the ground, is sacred to the devotees.

How to reach Parasnath Hill

Trekkers reach Parasnath railway station and take a taxi to Madhuban (base village). Parasnath is a 6-hour journey via train from Kolkata. Ranchi Airport is the closest airport to Parasnath Peak. Bokaro Steel City is 54 km, and Hazaribagh is 38 km from Parasnath Hill. 

Parasnath Hill Location

Parasnath Hill lies in the district of Giridih in Jharkhand, India. 

13. Kodachadri Mountain

Kodachadri Mountain in the Western Ghats is a natural heritage site, and it forms a beautiful backdrop for Kollur Mookambika Temple.

The word “Kodachadri” comes from the Sanskrit word “Kutaja”, meaning “Jasmine of hills”. Adi Shankara, the famous philosopher, visited and meditated at the summit. 

Kodachadri Mountain Height

Kodachadri Mountain is elevated at 4406 feet (1343 m).

Kodachadri Mountain Expedition

Kodachadri’s trekkers take the trekkers through paddy fields, quaint villages, grasslands, thick forests, and waterfalls. To reach the summit, trekkers trek for 5 hours. The Kodachadri trekking trail goes through Mookamnika Wildlife Sanctuary.

The western side of the mountain is steep at 1220 m. Then, it meets the forest in the Udupi district. Trekkers trek for 4 km via the thick forest to reach an ancient temple. 

Kodachadri Mountain Temperature

The average temperature in summer (March to May) lies between 25 degrees and 35 degrees Celsius. Kodachadri Mountain gets heavy rain from June to August. Winters (September to February) are chilly, and winter temperatures are between 15 degrees and 20 degrees Celsius.

Best Time to Visit Kodachadri Mountain

The charm of Kodachadri mountain attracts visitors all around the year. However, post-monsoon or monsoon is the preferred time to visit the hill. After heavy rain, the landscape looks green and lively.

Kodachadri Mountain Base Camp Trek

There are three base villages for the Kodachadri trek. Travellers can walk from Vallur, Nittur or Kattinahole. A trail from Vallur is comparatively more accessible than the other two trails.

Trekkers hire private vehicles to reach the summit (4-5 hours). Moola Mukambika Temple is the meeting point for all three trekking trails. From the temple, the trek to the summit is about 2 km.

How to reach Kodachadri Mountain

Kollur lies 20 km from Kodachadri mountain and is connected to important cities like Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai via bus. By road, the distance from Bangalore to Kodachadri is 400 km. Kundapura, 50 km from Kollur, is the closest railhead, and Mangalore (150 km) is the nearest airport.

Kodachadri Mountain Location

Kodachadri (or Kudajadri) mountain is in the district of Shimoga in Karnataka, India. 

Kodachadri Mountain Climbing Cost

INR 3000 (approx) per person is the climbing cost for Kodachadri mountain. 

14. Nag Tibba Peak

Nag Tibba, or Serpents Peak near Mussoorie, is the tallest in the Garhwal region. The Nag Tibba peak was named after “Nag Devta”. There is a small temple on the summit. Trekkers get a glimpse of the whole Banderpunch towards Yamunotri from the peak. Nag Tibba is India’s popular weekend trek due to its easy trail.

Nag Tibba Peak Height

Nag Tibba Peak stands tall at 9915 feet (3022 m).

Nag Tibba Peak Expedition

The circular trek route of Nag Tibba is filled with contrasting panorama. The trail comprises dense oak forests, cedar and alpine forests, rhododendrons, etc. The Nag Tibba trek starts from Pantwari (a small hamlet) and goes up a rocky path. Trekkers camp amidst thick forests and meadows and enjoy bird-watching on the summit.

Massive peaks like Srikanth, Black Peak, Gangotri, Doon Valley, Kedarnath (north), Banderpunch, Swargarohini and Chanabang are viewed from the Nag Tibba summit.

Nag Tibba Peak Temperature

From September to December, the average temperature ranges between 14 to 22 degrees Celsius (during the day) and drops to 6 degrees and 14 degrees Celsius during the night.

During other months (January-August), the temperature remains between 16 degrees and 5 degrees Celsius (during the day) and 8 degrees to 16 degrees Celsius (at night).

Best Time to Visit Nag Tibba Peak

Nag Tibba is a popular trekking destination throughout the year. The two best seasons for trekking are summer and winter. During summer (April-June), the weather remains pleasant, and if trekkers want to enjoy chilly weather, trekking in October-December (winter) is ideal.

Nag Tibba Peak Base Camp Trek

Nag Tibba base camp lies at an elevation of 2600 m, and there is a temple for the serpent god at the base camp. From Mussoorie, trekkers reach Pantwari (60 km), which is the starting point of the trek. Trek to Nag Tibba base camp from Pantwari (7 km) takes 5 hours (approx). 

How to reach Nag Tibba Peak

Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the closest to Mussoorie (60 km). Trekkers take an overnight train from Delhi to Dehradun, and Mussoorie is 33 km away from the Dehradun railhead.

Bus services are available regularly to Dehradun from Delhi, and TTH’s Tata Sumo picks up trekkers from the Dehradun railhead at 6.30 am.

Nag Tibba Peak Location

Near the lesser Himalayas, Nag Tibba Peak lies in Uttarakhand, India.

Nag Tibba Peak Climbing Cost

The cost of climbing Nag Tibba is INR 4000 per person (approx).

15. Doddabetta Mountain

Doddabetta, 10 km away from Ooty, is the highest peak of the Nilgiri. “Dodda” means Big, and “Betta” means the mountain. The word “Doddabetta” translates into “Big Mountain”; it’s a heaven for trekkers. This place offers a spectacular viewpoint comprising herbs and rhododendrons. 

Doddabetta Mountain Height

Doddabetta stands tall at a great elevation of 8652 feet (2637 m).

Doddabetta Mountain Expedition

The trail to Peak Doddabetta is approximately 3 km. Trekkers trek via grassy slopes filled with alpines and ferns and rugged paths. Doddabetta Trek is perfect for people who love the lush greenery and a relaxing ambience.

Trekkers glimpse Bandipur National Park and Ooty’s skyline from the telescope on Mt. Doddabetta. Travellers can find a telescope house on the peak’s summit.

Dodabbetta Mountain Temperature

Doddabetta experiences a relatively low climate all year round. Summers are pleasant, with the average temperature ranging between 10 degrees and 21 degrees Celsius. Winters are chilly, and temperatures remain between 5 and 21 degrees Celsius.

Best time to Visit Doddabetta Mountain

October to January is considered the most favourable time for trekking Mt. Doddabetta. To avoid crowds, visitors prefer trekking early in the morning. Trekkers can travel to the summit from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm daily.

Doddabetta Mountain Base Camp Trek

Ooty, the starting point of the Doddabetta trek, serves as a base camp for it. The trail varies in difficulty level and is suitable for beginners and professionals. Trekkers glimpse the picturesque Nilgiris, green forests, waterfall and small streams. From Ooty City Center, the trail to Doddabetta Peak is 9 km.

How to reach Doddabetta Mountain

Car and bus access Doddabetta. From Ooty City Center, the trail to Doddabetta Peak is 9 km; from Ooty bus stand, Doddabetta is 8 km away. Trekkers reach Kottagiri to reach the summit, and the Doddabetta Tea factory falls in the way.

Ketti railhead (14 km) is the closest to Doddabetta Peak. Mettupalayam railhead Ooty is connected to the Nilgiri mountain railway toy train. Coimbatore (95.5 km) is the nearest airport to reach Doddabetta. 

Doddabetta Mountain Location

Doddabetta Summit in the district of Nilgiri (Tamil Nadu) is 9 km from Ooty. 

Doddabetta Climbing Cost

The entry fee of Doddabetta Peak is 10 rupees 0.14 USD per person (approx). 

16. Chandrashila Mountain

Chandrashila means “Moon Rock”. It’s the summit of Mt. Chandranath. The summit of Chandrashila houses the Tungnath temple dedicated to Panch Kedar. Chandrashila Summit offers a panoramic view of the Great Himalayas.

Legends say that Lord Lakshman, Legends say that after defeating Ravana by Lord Lakshman, meditated on the Chandrashila summit. Moon-god “Chandra” also completed his penance on the peak. 

Chandrashila Mountain Height

Chandrashila Peak stands tall, 12,110 feet (3690 m).

Chandrashila Mountain Expedition

In India, the Chandrashila trek is the best winter trek. The trekking trail to Chandrashila takes visitors to the summit via Sari, Chopta, and Rishikesh. It goes through the canopy of an oak tree, soft snow and beautiful rhododendron trees.

Chandrashila Peak offers the sight of over 200 species of flora and fauna. You can spot musk deer and rare bird species. Trekkers enjoy the presence of a golden-breasted eagle from the peak.

Chandrashila Mountain Temperature

During the day, the temperature ranges between 8 and 15 degrees Celsius. At night, the temperature falls between -5 degrees and 3 degrees Celsius.

Best Time to Visit Chandrashila Mountain

We can undertake the trek to Chandrashila for eight months a year. The best seasons to hike the summit are Autumn (September-November), Spring (March-April) and Summer (May-July). During winter (December), snow-covered roads get cut off from the summit.

Chandrashila Mountain Base Camp trek

Sari (6600 feet) is the base camp for the Chandrashila trek. It’s in Rudraprayag district (8 hours) from Haridwar. Many homestays, guest houses, and campsites are available at the picturesque base camp (Sari) of Chandrashila Mountain. 

How to reach Chandrashila Mountain

Jolly Grant is the closest airport, which is in Dehradun. Trekkers take 6.5 hours (211 km) to reach Sari from the airport via private vehicle.

The closest railhead, Haridwar, is connected to major cities. Trekkers hire local cabs and buses to reach Sari from Haridwar. Private & government buses and cabs drop visitors at Chopta from Haridwar in about 8 hours (200 km). 

Chandrashila Mountain Location

Chandrashila Peak in the Garhwal range lies in Uttarakhand, India.

Chandrashila Mountain Climbing Cost

Trek to Chandrashila Mountain costs INR 9000 per person (approx).

17. Guru Shikhar Peak

In the Aravali range, Guru Shikhar is the tallest mountain. Guru Shikhar is 15 km from Mount Abu. Guru Shikhar houses the famous Mount Abu Observatory. It translates into “peak of the guru”. Guru Dattatreya lived here as a monk, and the authority built a cave and a temple in his memory.

Guru Shikhar Peak Height

Guru Shikhar Peak stands tall at 5650 feet (1722 m).

Guru Shikhar Peak Expedition

Trek to the summit of Guru Shikhar presents trekkers with a panoramic view of the Aravalli Range and the town of Mount Abu. Trekkers reach the peak’s summit after climbing 300 steps from the base.

The climb is steep, but the well-maintained steps make it easy for the visitors to climb them. Guru Shikhar Peak is open to travellers from 8 am to 6:30 pm.

Guru Shikhar Peak Temperature

Months Minimum Temperature (degrees Celsius)Maximum Temperature (degrees Celsius)
January 1030
February 1136
March 1341
April 1740
May 1833
June 1834
July 1834
August 2533
September 2335
October 1836
November 1535
December 1331
Guru Shikhar Peak Temperature

Best Time to Visit Guru Shikhar Peak

Guru Shikhar is a peak elevated on top of Mount Abu, Rajasthan. Owing to its pleasant weather, trekkers can trek Guru Shikhar throughout the year. Summers are the best time to visit if you leave behind the scorching heat and enjoy the chilly winds. It’s advisable to avoid the rainy season as the trekking trails get slippery.

How to reach Guru Shikhar Peak

Highways connect Mount Abu to significant cities by roadways. NH-14 (24 km) is the closest highway to Mount Abu. 

Cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Mumbai are well connected to Mount Abu via rail. The closest railhead is Abu Road station, 28 km from the major city. Trekkers can hire cabs from the station or use state transport services.

Udaipur, 185 km from Mount Abu, is the closest airport. Trekkers prefer Ahmedabad Airport, 221 km from Mount Abu for better connectivity.

Guru Shikhar Peak Location

Guru Shikhar Peak is a popular tourist attraction in Rajasthan, India.

Guru Shikhar Peak Climbing Cost

The packages for trekking to Guru Shikhar Peak start from INR 5000 per person (approx).

18. Pushpagiri Mountain

Pushpagiri Mountain, or Kumara Parvatha, is Karnataka’s sixth-highest mountain. The hill has a jagged terrain covered with misty grassland and lush green forest. River Harangi originates from the summit of Pushpagiri, and Kumara Parvatha offers a pleasant hiking experience to the trekkers.

Pushpagiri Mountain Height 

Pushpagiri Mountain is at an elevation of 5,617 feet (1712 m).

Pushpagiri Mountain Expedition

The difficulty level for the Pushpagiri trek ranges from easy to medium. The Pushpagiri hike starts from the checkpoint in the forest. From the checkpoint (after Heggadamane village), travellers can reach the Pushpagiri summit in 4 or 5 hours (7 km). Kumara Parvatha trail goes through rocky terrain and wet meadows amidst thick forests. 

Camping at the peak is prohibited. However, with permission from the forest department, we can go camping at designated points.

Pushpagiri Mountain Temperature

The coldest month is November to January, with an average daytime temperature between 7 degrees and 20 degrees Celsius. April and May are the hottest months when the temperature increases to 29 degrees Celsius.

Pushpagiri receives heavy rainfall from June to September, and the area is completely covered in mist from October to December.

Best Time to Visit Pushpagiri Mountain

The best time to visit Pushpagiri Mountain or Kumara Parvatha is from October to May, after the monsoon period. During these months, trekkers enjoy mesmerizing views from the peak, and the cool mist that blows on the top makes the trek worthwhile. 

Pushpagiri Mountain Base Camp 

Kukke Subramanya, a temple built to commemorate Kumara Swamy, serves as a base camp for the trek. Bhagati also serves as a base camp for the Pushpagiri trek. From Bhagati, the peak is 10 km (3 hours).

How to Reach Pushpagiri Mountain

The closest airport to Kukke Subramanya (base camp) is Bengaluru (280 km) and Mangaluru (105 km). From Bengaluru to Mangaluru, a limited bus service is available for reaching Kukke Subramanya (base camp). Subramanya railhead is the closest railway station to the base (12 km).

Pushpagiri Mountain Location

Kodagu district in Karnataka houses the second tallest hill of Coorg, Pushpagiri Mountain or Kumara Parvatha. 

Pushpagiri Mountain Trek Cost

The trek to Pushpagiri mountain in Coorg costs around INR 1100 (approx) per person.

19. Agasthyamalai Hills or Agastya Mala

Agasthyamalai, Agastya Mala, or Agasthyakoodam, is among the highest peak in Kerala. Agasthya Mala, a famous pilgrimage, is named after the Agastya sage. The hill is renowned for bird watchers as it houses many exotic species from avian fauna.

Agasthyamalai has over 2000 orchids, ferns, medicinal herbs, lichens, mosses, etc. It’s believed that even the air on the peak has medicinal value.

Agastya Mala Hill Height

Agasthya Mala is elevated at 6,129 feet (1868 m). 

Agastya Mala Hill Trek

The Forest Department of Kerala protects Agastya Mala Peak and its surrounding areas. Entry to the peak is restricted. The Forest department organizes a pilgrimage every year from January to March.

Makaravilakku festival in Sabarimala temple is the starting day for the trek, which ends on the day of Sivarathri. Agasthyamalai trek is available only for 60 days, and they issue just 100 passes every year on a 1st come, 1st served basis.

You can book Agastya Mala trek tickets online from the official website of the Forest Department of Kerala. The ticket costs INR 600 (approx). On a single ticket, up to 15 people can be booked. For booking, information like name, age, identity proof, address and contact details are needed. 

Agastya Mala Hill Temperature

The monsoon influences its location in the Western Ghats. Summer (April to July) is warm and humid, with rainfall from southwest monsoon winds. During summer, the temperature goes up to 35 degrees Celsius.

The Winter months (October to January) are dry and cool, with temperatures falling below 16 degrees Celsius—northeast monsoon winds cause winter rainfall in October and November.

Agastya Mala Hill Base Camp Trek

Athirumala has a base camp on the Western Valley peak. From Bonacaud (starting point), Athirumala is 15 km, and the peak is 5 km away. After completing a vertical climb to Athirumala via the evergreen forest, trekkers glimpse the majestic Agastyakoodam hill. Before the commencement of the trek, the forest in charge verifies the entry pass of all trekkers.

How to Reach Agastya Mala Hill

Kerala and Tamil Nadu share the Agastya Mala peak and thus are connected via road from both states. Thiruvananthapuram Central bus station is the nearest bus stop.

Buses drop the trekkers at Bonacaud town, 15 minutes from the Agastya Mala Biosphere Reserve forest office. Ambasamudram (Tamil Nadu) and Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) are the closest railheads. The nearest airport in Thiruvananthapuram is connected to other cities in India.

Agastya Mala Location

The Agastya Mala Peak is in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, a part of the Western Ghats range of mountains. The peak forms a part of the Agastya Mala Biosphere Reserve and the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Agastya Mala Trek Cost

The trip organized by the Kerala Forest Department to Agastya Mala peak cost around INR 600 (approx). Opting for a private trek will cost INR 4000 to 6000 (approx).

20. Chaukhamba Mountain

Chaukhamba is a vast mountain in four pillars in Garhwal Himalaya’s Gangotri range. It’s a group of four mountains, with Chaukhamba I being the tallest. The prominent location and adventure activities of the peak attract explorers. 

Chaukhamba Mountain Height

The Chaukhamba Mountain is elevated at 23,419 feet (7,138 m).

Chaukhamba Mountain Expedition

The trek to Chaukhamba is challenging, resulting in many failed attempts initially. In 1952, Lucien George and Victor Russenberger were the first mountaineers who climbed Chaukhamba.

From Badrinath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, the Chaukhamba peak trek begins. Trekkers get four trekking routes: west face, northwest ridge, northeast face and southwest face.

Chaukhamba Mountain Peak Names

Peak NamesHeight 
Chaukhamba I23,419 feet (7,138 m)
Chaukhamba II23,196 feet (7,070 m)
Chaukhamba III22,949 feet (6,995 m)
Chaukhamba IV22,487 feet (6,854 m)
Chaukhamba Mountain Peak Names

Best Time to Visit Chaukhamba Mountain

June to September are the best months for mountaineers to climb Chaukhamba Mountain. Out of four peaks, Chaukhamba I is an open peak. The best time for visiting Chaukhamba I is from April to October.

How to Reach Chaukhamba Mountain

Badrinath is the starting point for the Chaukhamba trek. Rishikesh, Dehradun and Haridwar are well connected to Badrinath via road. Trekkers reach Rishikesh, Dehradun or Haridwar and take a cab to Badrinath.

There is no railhead in Badrinath. Haridwar is the closest railhead to Badrinath, connected to Ahmedabad, Delhi and Dehradun. The Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Badrinath. From the airport, trekkers board a bus or cab to reach Badrinath.

Chaukhamba Mountain Location

Chaukhamba mountain of Garhwal Himalaya’s Gangotri group lies in Uttarakhand, India. 

21. Dhupgarh Hill

Dhupgarh, the tallest peak of the Satpura range, is Central India’s only hill station. It’s a popular tourist destination in Pachmarhi (a hill town). Dhupgarh receives its name after the enormous amount of sunlight the peak receives. The hill provides a mesmerizing sunrise and sunset view for the trekkers.

Dhupgarh Hill Height

Dhupgarh Hill in Madhya Pradesh is elevated at 4,429 feet (1,350 m). 

Dhupgarh Hill Expedition

The route to the peak of Dhupgarh is filled with rough scraps, ravines and clefts. Trekkers take 2 to 3 hours approx to reach the summit. We can spot the Vindhya and the lesser Satpura range from the peak.

Dhupgarh Hill is a perfect destination for hiking, camping, rock climbing and trekking. It’s an ideal place to spend quality time, away from the hustle-bustle of the city.

The Vindhya Range
The Vindhya Range

Best Time to Visit Dhupgarh Hill

Dhupgarh Hill in Pachmarhi is a popular attraction for tourists. You can visit the hill any time or season of the year. 

How to Reach Dhupgarh Hill

Pachmarhi is well connected to road and rail transport, Pipariya railhead is the closest railway station, and Bhopal airport is the nearest airport. Tourists reach Dhupgarh village by boarding public or private transport. From Dhupgarh village, the trek to the hilltop is short and takes around 2-3 hours.

Dhupgarh Hill Location

Dhupgarh Hill is in the Pachmarhi hill town of Madhya Pradesh, India. 

22. Neellkanth Peak

Neelkanth Peak, also known as “Garhwal Queen”, is pyramidical. The snow-clad mountain shines golden when sun rays fall on it at sunrise. During sunset, Neelkanth looks red, like a ruby crystal. As per legends, Neelkanth peak is Lord Shiva standing between Kedarnath and Badrinath to block the routes to both places.

Neelkanth Peak Height

Neelkanth Peak stands tall at 21,300 feet (6500 m).

Neelkanth Peak Expedition

The trek to Neelkanth Peak (10 km) begins from Badrinath. Trekkers reach Charan Paduka (3 km) to glimpse Lord Vishnu’s footprints, and Rishi Ganga falls. The journey from Charan Paduka to Neelkanth Base camp (6 km) is complex, and the base camp offers a mesmerizing view of the peak.

After reaching the base camp, trekkers proceed toward the summit. The Neelkanth trek takes 2 to 3 days to complete. You can find three climbing routes to the summit: west ridge, north face, and northeast ridge.

Best Time to Visit Neelkanth Peak

July to September is the ideal time for visiting Neelkanth Peak. During these months, the sacred Brahmakamal flowers bloom everywhere. 

Neelkanth Peak Base Camp Trek

Neelkanth peak trek begins from Badrinath Ji (base camp). It’s an essential and sacred destination for Hindus because of many religious beliefs and myths. Trekkers take 2 to 3 days to reach the base camp for the Neelkanth trek. After climbing the first 3 kilometres, the trek difficulty level increases. The Neelkanth Summit and the Nanda Devi Peak are visible from the base camp. 

The permit to the Neelkanth base camp is given to people who pass the mental and physical fitness exam. Trekking to base camp is prohibited if you suffer from heart problems, diabetes, or asthma.

How to Reach Neelkanth Peak

Start from Badrinath for the Neelkanth trek. Rishikesh, Dehradun and Haridwar are well connected to Badrinath via road. Trekkers reach Rishikesh, Dehradun or Haridwar and take a cab to Badrinath.

Haridwar is the closest railhead to Badrinath, connected to Ahmedabad, Delhi and Dehradun. Badrinath’s nearest airport is the Jolly Grant. From the airport, trekkers board a bus or cab to reach Badrinath.

Neelkanth Peak Location

Neelkanth Peak is situated in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, India.

23. Satopanth or Satopanth Tal Glacier

Mount Satopanth is the 2nd most elevated peak of the Gangotri group. Satopanth means “True Pathway to Heaven.” The trek to Mount Satopanth is perfect for climbers who aspire to climb above 8000 m, preferably Mount Everest. Mesmerizing views of Gangotri, Bhagirathi and other Himalayan peaks are viewed from Mount Satopanth.

Mount Satopanth Height

Mount Satopanth in Uttarakhand is elevated at 23,212 feet (7075 m). 

Mount Satopanth Expedition

The massive peak of Satopanth catches the attention of climbers who want to push their limits. Trek to Mount Satopanth peak comprises high snow-angled slopes and complex glaciers. Climbers go through a knife-edge route before approaching the summit. The expedition requires technical knowledge and proper equipment like crampons, ropes, ice axes, etc. 

Mount Satopanth trek takes the climbers through river Ganga banks, River Bhagirathi, Gangotri, Gaumukh, etc. Aspirants who are physically and mentally fit only climb the complex terrain and unpredictable weather of Mount Satopanth. 

From Gangotri to base camp of Vasuki Tal 

During the day, the temperature ranges between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius. The average temperature at night ranges from -2 degrees to 6 degrees Celsius.

From the base camp of Vasuki Tal to Satopanth summit

During the day, the temperature ranges from -2 degrees to 5 degrees Celsius. The average temperature at night ranges from -2 degrees to -15 degrees Celsius and above.

Best Time to Visit Mount Satopanth

Trekkers undertake the Mount Satopanth trek in May (2nd week), June, September and October. The weather becomes pleasant, the skies are clear, and Climbers enjoy views of other surrounding peaks.

Mount Satopanth Base Camp Trek

At an elevation of 4800 m, Vasuki Tal is the base camp for the Mount Satopanth expedition. Trekkers arrive at Uttarkashi and drive towards Gangotri (100 km). Trekkers can enjoy the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti in the evening.

They acclimatize at Gangotri, visit Surya Kund and Pandava cave, and then trek 14 km to Bhojbabsa. From Bhojbabsa, they travel 11 km to Nandanvan and set up an overnight tent.

The next day, trekkers walk 6 km to reach Vasuki Tal base camp. At Vasuki Tal, trekkers acclimatize and prepare to climb the summit and sort their gear and equipment.

How to Reach Mount Satopanth

The trek to Mount Satopanth starts from Uttarkashi.

By Air

The closest airport to Uttarkashi is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun (160 km). There are daily flights from Delhi to Jolly Grant Airport. From the airport, visitors board cabs to reach Uttarkashi.

By Road

The railhead at Rishikesh is the closest to Uttarkashi (143 km). Rishikesh is connected well to India’s other destinations via railways. From Rishikesh, visitors board buses or cabs to reach Uttarkashi. 

Mount Satopanth Location

Mount Satopanth of Garhwal Himalayas is in the district of Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand, India.

Mount Satopanth Expedition Cost

The expedition to Mount Satopanth takes 21 days and costs around INR 350,000 (approx). 

24. Kabru Peak

Kabru Peak is the best climbing destination in Kanchenjunga. The word Kabru translates to “White Avalanche”. Vegetation like pine, juniper, white fir, birch, rhododendron, hemlock forests, scrubs, and alpine forests are found at high altitudes. From the summit, trekkers glimpse Kanchenjunga North, Kanchenjunga Central, Kanchenjunga Main, and others. 

Kabru Peak Height

Kabru Peak is at an elevation of 24,318 feet (7412 m).

Kabru Peak Expedition

The expedition to Kabru Peak takes 45 days to complete. The Kabru peak expedition begins from Kathmandu. There are two trails to reach the summit. The first trail passes from Ramchaur, Tapethok, Ghunsa, Taplejung, Siwa, and base camp, and the second trail goes through Yamphudin, Ramchaur, Simbu, Sangadin, Yamphudin, Taplejung and base camp. 

Kabru Peak Names

Peak NamesHeight 
Kabru I (Kabru South)24,215 feet (7317 m)
Kabru II (Kabru North)24,400 feet (7338 m)
Kabru III 24,445 feet (7395 m)
Kabru Peak Names

Best Time to Visit Kabru Peak 

Spring (April to May) and Autumn (October and November) are the best seasons for expediting the Kabru peak.

Kabru Peak Base Camp

In May 1994, the Indian Army did an expedition to Kabru Peak. At Chaurikhand (4360 m), they established a base camp for the Kabru Peak expedition. They also found an advanced base camp close to Omine Chu Lake (4940 m).

How to Reach Kabru Peak

The expedition to Kabru Peak begins from Kathmandu. Tourist buses are available for visitors to reach Kathmandu from India and Tibet. Buses run to Kathmandu from Darjeeling, Patna, Varanasi and Lhasa. For Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, direct flights from Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, and Varanasi are available. 

Kabru Peak Location

Mount Kabru is on the borders of India and Eastern Nepal. It’s in the district of Kanchenjunga, India.

Kabru Peak Climbing Cost

The climbing cost to Kabru Peak varies with the season.

Season Cost 
Spring $9000
Autumn $8800
Winter and Summer$8600
Kabru Peak Climbing Cost

25. Dunagiri Mountain

Dunagiri or Dronagiri is the most elevated peak of Uttarakhand among the seven important peaks. It also has mythological importance. Dronagiri was the abode of many ‘Rishi and Muni’. The mountain houses valuable herbs.

As per legends, Lord Lakshman was unconscious after fighting Meghnath in Lanka, and Lord Hanuman carried the entire Dronagiri mountain with the Sanjeevani herb to save his life. On Mount Dunagiri is the Shakti peeth of Vaishno Devi, constructed by Kathiyari rulers.

Dunagiri Mountain Height

Mount Dunagiri or Dronagiri is elevated at 23,182 feet (7066 m).

Dunagiri Mountain Expedition

Dunagiri is Uttarakhand’s virgin peak, as many people do not frequently visit it. The mountain’s natural beauty is still preserved in its wildest form, and Dronagiri Valley and the climbing route seem untouched.

In 1939, Andre Roch, D. Zogg and F. Steuri climbed the peak for the first time. Trekkers can climb the Dunagiri peak in two ways: South-East buttress and South-West ridge. The South-West ridge is comparatively easier to climb than the South-East buttress.

Dunagiri Mountain Temperature

The average temperature of Mount Dunagiri or Drona Giri ranges from -18 degrees Celsius to -22 degrees Celsius.

Best Time to Visit Dunagiri Mountain

Trekkers visit Mount Dunagiri all year except during the monsoon season (August- September). Snowfall during Winter makes the Dunagiri peak look more captivating. 

How to Reach Dunagiri Mountain

The Dunagiri peak trek begins in Badrinath (a holy town) in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. 

By Road

Badrinath is well connected via road to Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun. Trekkers reach these cities from Delhi and board a bus or cab for Badrinath. Early morning buses are available from Rishikesh and Haridwar.

By Rail

There is no railway station in Badrinath. Haridwar is the closest railhead to Badrinath, and Haridwar is well-connected to cities like Dehradun, Delhi and Ahmedabad.

By Air

Jolly Grant in Dehradun is the nearest airport. From the airport, trekkers board a bus or cab and reach Badrinath.

Dunagiri Location

Dunagiri or Dronagiri mountain is in Uttarakhand, India.

26. Bandarpunch Mountain or Bandarpoonch Glacier peak

Mount Bandarpunch of the Himalayas range in Uttarakhand is popular among climbers because of its size. The mountain is called Banderpunch because it resembles the tail of a monkey or particularly the tail of Lord Hanuman. Locals worship Bandarpunch as Lord Hanuman. 

Bandarpunch Mountain Height

Mount Bandarpunch is at an elevation of 20,722 feet (6316 m). 

Bandarpunch Mountain Expedition

The expedition trail to Mount Bandarpunch starts from the Sukhi top via Gangotri. During expeditions, climbers face difficulties like the crevasse route to the peak and lousy weather. Climbers with prior trekking experience and knowledge about mountaineering techniques and equipment only undertake the Bandarpunch trek.

From the summit of Bandarpunch, trekkers glimpse surrounding peaks like Satopanth, Sudarshan, Swargarohini, Jogin, and others. Mount Bandarpunch trekking trail will take you through the beautiful Bandarpunch glacier (source of river Yamuna). Trek to Mount Bandarpunch takes 17 days to complete. 

Bandarpunch Mountain Peak Names

Name of PeakHeight 
Bandarpunch I6316 m
Bandarpunch II6102 m
Kalanag (Black Peak)6378 m
Bandarpunch Mountain Peak Names

Bandarpunch Mountain Temperature

During the day, the average temperature ranges between 0 degrees Celsius and 8 degrees Celsius. At night, the temperature remains -2 degrees Celsius and 6 degrees Celsius.

When reaching higher camps, the temperature falls further and ranges between -10 and -20 degrees Celsius. The weather at Bandarpunch Mountain remains unpredictable. 

Best Time to Visit Bandarpunch Mountain

May (2nd week), June, September and October are ideal for climbing Mount Bandarpunch. 

Bandarpunch Mountain Base Camp trek

Uttarkashi via Sukhi top is the base camp for the Mount Bandarpunch trek. The base camp is reached after a hike of 2 days. Climbers come to Uttarkashi and stay at an overnight guest house. From Sukhi village, a steep trek up to Khagi Pass (3420 m) is undertaken. After reaching Khagi Pass, trekkers descend towards the forest camp.

Bandarpunch base camp is a long walk from the forest camp. Trekkers descend to the place where river Son Gad and Chaiyaan Gad meet. They then follow the river Chaiyaan Gad to reach the base camp. While walking, they pass beautiful meadows and dense forests.

Bandarpunch trek base camp is at the foot of the Chaiyaan glacier. Climbers use the day to sort their gear and acclimatize to reaching the base camp.

How to Reach Bandarpunch Mountain

The trek to Mount Bandarpunch starts from Uttarkashi. Trekkers reach the Pahadi bus stand (near the railway station) at Dehradun and board a bus for Uttarkashi. For cab travel, trekkers reach the Rispana Pull by bus and board a taxi to Uttarkashi.

Bandarpunch Mountain Location

Bandarpunch mountain of Garhwal range is in the Uttarakhand state of India.

Bandarpunch Mountain Expedition Cost

The cost of the Bandarpunch Mountain is around INR 219,000 or 3750 USD (approx). 

27. Mount Saramati Peak

Mount Saramati, the highest mountain in Nagaland, attracts adventure enthusiasts all year round. It’s home to Nagaland’s pristine forest, where various flora and fauna are found.

The surrounding area of Mount Saramati has an abundance of rhododendrons and different orchids. Myanmar and North-East India are overlooked from the peak of Mount Saramati. 

Mount Saramati Height

The Saramati peak is elevated at 12,553 feet (3826 m).

Mount Saramati Expedition

Mount Saramati trek route offers a sufficient challenge to the climbers. Trek to the summit of Mount Saramati takes seven days. The trekking trail of Mount Saramati takes climbers through many towns and villages like Kohima, Pungru, Dimapur, Thanamir, etc.

Trekkers get a glimpse of the local culture and lifestyle of the people. Other mountains of Nagaland and the Chindwin River (Myanmar) are visible from the summit. 

Best Time to Visit Mount Saramati

March, April, October, and November are ideal for trekking Mount Saramati.

Mount Saramati Base Camp trek

Thanamir, or Apple Village, is the base village for the Mount Saramati trek. Trekkers traverse through forests to reach the base camp from Thanamir. The hike to the base camp needs continuous ascending and descending of the hill, and you must cross a 50-foot steep rock wall. Mount Saramati is a 2-hour (approx) climb from the base camp.

How to Reach Mount Saramati

Dimapur is the starting and the ending point for the Mount Saramati trek. The closest railhead and airport to Mount Saramati trek is in Dimapur, and it’s also well connected to Kiphire via road. Trekkers reach Kiphire and board private or public buses or cabs to Dimapur.

Mount Saramati Location

Mount Saramati lies at the mountainous border of the Sagaing regions of Burma and Nagaland, India. It’s near the town and district of Tuensang and Thanamir village in Kiphire, Nagaland. 

28. Gauri Parbat

Gauri Parbat, or Ghori Parbat in Chamoli district, is a well-known destination for mountaineering expeditions. It’s also called “the Horse Peak.” The Gauri Parbat towers over the famous valley of flowers. In 1939, Andre Roch, David Zogg, and Fritz Steuri ascended to the Gauri Parbat for the first time. 

Gauri Parbat Height

The Gauri Parbat is elevated at 22,008 feet (6708 m). 

Gauri Parbat Expedition

Gauri Parbat’s expedition starts in Badrinath (a holy town). This peak was a famous destination among climbers for trekking and climbing in Uttarakhand until the 20th century.

But now, the adventure activities on the Gauri Parbat have become nil. The lack of popularity of mountaineering in the parts of Uttarakhand where Gauri Parbat has situated results from declining mountaineering activities.

Gauri Parbat Temperature

The weather at Gauri Parbat is highly uncertain, and a fall in the maximum and minimum can happen anytime. On average, the temperature at Gauri Parbat ranges between -28 degrees Celsius and -32 degrees Celsius. 

How to Reach Gauri Parbat

The trek to Gauri Parbat begins in Badrinath.

By Road

Badrinath is well connected via road to Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Dehradun. Trekkers reach these cities from Delhi and board a bus or cab for Badrinath. Early morning buses are available from Rishikesh and Haridwar.

By Rail

There is no railway station in Badrinath. Haridwar is the closest railhead to Badrinath, and Haridwar is well-connected to cities like Dehradun, Delhi, and Ahmedabad.

By Air

Jolly Grant in Dehradun is the closest Airport. From the Airport, trekkers board a bus or cab and reach Badrinath.

Gauri Parbat Location

Gauri Parbat is in the Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, India.

29. Hardeol Peak

Hardeol is a significant mountain in the Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand. The peak is known as the “Temple of God” and “Trishuli South.” It’s the highest peak among the northern mountains around the Nanda Devi Sanctuary.

You can see many great peaks from the summit of Hardeol. To the North is the beautiful Trishuli, towards the South lies the Rishi Pahar, and on the North-South ridge is the Nanda Devi (East).

Hardeol Peak Height

Hardeol Peak lies at an elevation of 23,461 feet (7151 m). 

Hardeol Peak Expedition

Hardeol is an offbeat destination in Uttarakhand for adventurous mountaineering activities. As per records, there are only two successful attempts at the peak of Hardeol.

In 1978, Indo-Tibetan Border Police first ascended the mountain using the ridge connected to the peak. In 1991, a big group from the Indian Border Force attempted the climb, but only 5 reached the summit.

Among other routes, the Hardeol peak is easily reached from its Eastern side via the Ikualari glacier. Munsiyari is the starting point and the closest accessible motorable road to Hardeol. 

Hardeol Peak Temperature

The average temperature stays at the Hardeol peak range between -25 degrees Celsius and -34 degrees Celsius (approx). 

Hardeol Peak Base Camp

The route from Munsyari (a tinsel town) to quaint villages like Pachu, Martoli, and Ganaghar goes to Milam (a town). Hardeol Peak base camp is in the village of Milam.

How to Reach Hardeol Peak

Munsiyari is the starting point and the closest accessible motorable road to Hardeol.

By Road

Munsiyari is connected well to other cities and towns in the Kumaon region, Uttarakhand. From Kathgodam, trekkers can quickly board buses and cabs for the Kumaon region. 

By Rail

The closest railhead to Munsiyari is Ramnagar railway station, which is well-connected to many important cities. You can take any mode of transport like buses or cabs to reach Ramnagar railway station.

By Air

The closest airport to Munsiyari is Pantnagar Airport (188 km). 

Hardeol Peak Location

Hardeol Peak is towards the Northern end of Milam Valley. It’s in the district of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, India.

30. Mukut Parbat mountain

Mukut Parbat in Uttarakhand is India’s 20th highest peak. This Kamet Zaskar range peak is among the Gharwal Himalayas’ technical peaks. Mount Mukut offers a glimpse of glorious mountains like Kamet, Abi Gamin, Mana, and others.

The peak has a sheer terrain that becomes more technical and serious after 7000 m. A New Zealand climbers team was the first to climb Mukut Parbat from its steep ridge in Dakhini Chamrao Glacier.

Mukut Parbat Height

Mukut Parbat is elevated at 23,760 feet (7242 m). 

Mukut Parbat Expedition

Trek to Mount Mukut is complex, and Trekkers take 34 days and 33 nights to reach the top. The Mukut Parbat trek starts from Mana and goes towards Vasundhara Falls. Climbers follow the course of the Saraswati River after crossing the Alaknanda River.

The trekking trail goes through fantastic foliage of a variety of flower species. Many Himalayan birds are sighted on the way to the transit camp (4100 m).

Mukut Parbat Summit Names

Peak NamesHeight 
Mukut I23,760 feet (7242 m)
Mukut II23,392 feet (7130 m)
Mukut Parbat Summit Names

Best Time to Visit Mukut Parbat

May, June, September, and October are ideal for climbing the Mukut Parbat.

Mukut Parbat Base Camp Trek

After reaching the transit camp (4100 m), trekkers move along the vertical ridge to reach the base camp (4800 m). They move further and undertake a tiring march along the moraine stretch to reach the advanced base camp (5300 m).

The Chamrao glacier and the summit of Mukut Parbat are visible from the advanced base camp. A load ferry at 5800 m, known as Camp I. Trekkers, moves towards Dakhini Chamtao Glacier and reaches camp II (6500 m). After camp II, climbers cross a 70-degree steep slope and reach the summit camp.

The journey towards the summit of Mount Mukut from the summit camp takes climbers through hard ice with soft snow cover and many humped staggers. The summit of Mount Mukut offers mesmerizing views of the great Tibetan plains, Mount Abi Gamin, Mount Kamet, and others.

How to Reach Mukut Parbat

By Road

Travellers reach Dehradun, which is connected well to major cities in India. From Delhi, Dehradun is at a distance of 235 km. You can avail of a regular bus service for Dehradun from ISBT Kashmere Gate in Delhi.

By Rail

The closest railhead is in Dehradun. Dehradun is well connected to cities like Mumbai, Lucknow, Varanasi, Mussoorie, Delhi, Kolkata, etc. Trekkers may board DDN NZM AC Express from Delhi for Dehradun.

By Air

Jolly Grant Airport is the closest airport to Dehradun (25 km). Tourists also get regular flights from Delhi to Dehradun.

Mukut Parbat Location

Mukut Parbat of Gharwal Himalayas is in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. 

Mukut Parbat Climbing Cost

The climbing cost to Mukut Parbat is around INR 170,000 (approx). 

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