Looking for best mountaineering expedition in 2017-18? Here we have curated a list of top ten climbing expedition in India. Have a glance and decide for yourself:
- Mount Stok Kangri
Mount Stok Kangri is one of the best peaks for beginners to start with. The peak is located at an altitude of 6153m and is the highest one in the Himalayan range in Ladakh region. The expedition can be completed in a span of 11 days and is the best to go in the summer months of June, July and August. Besides, you can enjoy the breathtaking views all around; you can also explore the famous Buddhist monasteries and the Hemis National Park. The National Park is the largest park in South Asia and is also famous for the housing the rare Snow Leopards.
- Mount Kamet
Mount Kamet has many credits to its name. It stands at a great height of 7756m which makes it the second highest mountain peak after Nanda Devi in the Garhwal region, the third highest peak in the Indian-controlled territory and the 29th highest in the whole world. The peak is located towards the Tibetian Plateau that makes it a little less accessible as compared to the other Himalayan peaks. However, climbers have devised new techniques and strategies and so climbing Kamet is not that difficult as it used to be for early climbers. The giant pyramid-shaped Kamet is best to be explored in the months of May, June, September and October.
- Mount Kedar Dome
Mount Kedar Dome peak, as its name suggests, is a dome-shaped mountain in the Garhwal region in the Himalayan region. The peak stands at 6831m above the sea level and serves as a skiing site in good weather conditions. The Northern side of the peak has a very easy route while the east facing side is very hard to climb. Due to its straightforward route towards the North, it is most frequently climbed the peak in North India. The most favourable months for climbing Mount Kedar Dome peak are June, August and September.
- Mount Kalindi Khal
Those who are adventure freaks would love Mount Kalindi Khal as it is one of the most adventurous and rewarding peaks in North India. To reach the peak at 6000m, you will have to pass through many glaciers, valleys and lakes. Besides the magnificent views of the landscapes, the peak is wrapped in sanctity because of the two sacred dhams of Hindus – Badrinath and Gangotri. So while covering your expedition in 20 days, you will be thrilled and filled with the wonderful experience and at the same time gain a peace of mind after seeking blessings from the holy shrines. Plan your expedition in the months of May, June, September and October as these are the best times to climb Kalindi Khal peak.
- Mount Deo Tibba
An exceptionally excellent and celebrated pinnacle which is a bit of fascination for the youthful mountain climbers is the Mount Deo Tibba, which being 6001m in stature is the second most elevated peak after the Indarasan in the Pir Panjal Range. The range is there in Manali, Himachal Pradesh and is accepted to be a seat to many Hindu divinities. This peak is not so high, but is appropriate for the individuals who have done trekking and climbing in the past and who have technical knowledge of the snow and mountaineering methodologies.
Best time to plan for the Mount Deo Tibba expedition is June and September.
- Mount Menthosa
Mount Menthosa is at the height of 6443 m and is the second highest peak in the Lahaul-Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh in North India. It is quite a difficult peak for climbing, and so climbers with good technical knowledge and those who are adequately trained should try. However, if attempted, then it offers a very good exposure of Himalayan climbing. The best months for the Mount Menthosa expedition are May, June, July, August, September and October.
- Mount Mulkila
Mount Mulkila standing high at 6517 Meters is also known as ‘the Silver God Mountain’. It is the highest peak amongst the top ten high peaks of the Lahaul – Spiti province of Himachal Pradesh in North India. The best time to conquer the peak is July, August, September and October.
- Mount Shivling
Mount Shivling is at the height of 6543 meters, which is a great peak for climbers and also a holy and pious place for the Hindu community. It has also earned the title of ‘Matterhorn of India’ due to its unique pyramid like a cone shape. This is one of the most amazing peaks for new climbers, and it can be best conquered during the months of May, June, September and October.
- Mount Kun
Located in Suru Valley in the uneven vetoed landscape of Zanskar, Mount Kun is one of the highest peaks standing at the height of 7077 m and hence is higher than any of the peaks in the world outside the great Himalayas! The route is not very easy, and so you must have enough experience of climbing in the past. The expedition could be best planned anytime in months of May, June, July, August and September.
- Mount Nun
Another motivating peak is the Mount Nun. Standing 7135 meters high over the sea level, Mount Nun offers the trekkers a chance to explore the gaudiest and magnificent Jammu and Kashmir. Mount Nun is a piece from twin mountain Nun-Kun, a mountain massif isolated by an icy plateau that extends up to four kilometres. It is additionally the most astounding top in the scope of the Himalayas. The best months to climb Mount Nun are July, August and September.
With plentiful of choices in hand, you can pick any of the above peaks to climb this summer!