How many mountains have you climbed so far? Whether you are an amateur or an experienced climber, here are the ten mountaineering expedition from North India, which a mountaineer must climb at least once in a lifetime:
- Mount Friendship Expedition
A very simple trek for amateurs is the Mount Friendship that stands at the stature of 5289 m in the Pir Panjal of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh. The mountain offers a heavenly view of the three radiant peaks – Pir Panjal, the Great Himalayan and the Dhauladhar ranges.
The best time to climb Mount Friendship is in the months of May, June, July, August and September.
- Mount Stok Kangari Expedition
Mount Stok Kangari is one of the best crests for amateurs, to begin with. The pinnacle is situated at the height of 6153m and is the most astounding one in the Himalayan range in Ladakh area. While you are climbing you can appreciate the amazing landscapes all around; you can also visit the renowned Buddhist cloisters and the Hemis National Park. The National Park is the biggest in South Asia and is likewise acclaimed to be a home for the rare Snow Leopards.
The expedition can be finished in 11 days and is the best to go in the mid-year months of May, June, July, August & September.
- Mount Nun Expedition
Another inspiring peak is the Mount Nun. At the height of 7135 m above the sea level, Mount Nun offers the climbers an opportunity to investigate the most ostentatious and splendid Jammu and Kashmir. Mount Nun is a part of twin mountain Nun-Kun, a mountain massif segregated by a snow-covered plateau that reaches out up to four kilometres.
July, August and September are the great months to plan a expedition to Mount Nun.
- Mount Satopanth Expedition
The name Satopanth suggests ‘true path’ as is believed in the Hindu Mythology. Mount Satopanth is the second highest peak in Gangotri which is situated in deep Garhwal Himalayan Range. The route is quite challenging even for the most experienced of the mountaineers, and so one has to have great passion and experience before attempting this peak. Another variable that makes this course as no bit of cake is its extreme climatic conditions!
Hence, it is recommended to plan your mount Satopanth expedition in the months of May, June, September and October.
- Mount Hanuman Tibba Expedition
Hanuman Tibba referred to as the ‘White Mountain’ is the most noteworthy mountain in the Dhauladar Range of Himachal Pradesh. The expedition to the peak can be strenuous and requires specialised knowledge along with the past mountaineering experience. Encompassed by magnificent icy masses, the mountain peak is a white pyramid with each side looking extremely distinguished from one another.
You can enjoy the most of the expedition in the months of May, June, July, August and September.
- Mount Menthosa Expedition
Mount Menthosa is the second highest peak in the Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh. Its height is 6443 m but despite being not that high it is a very difficult peak to be climbed, and thus climbers with sound knowledge and those who are sufficiently experienced must attempt. But if climbed successfully, then you got a decent exposure of climbing the Himalayas.
The good months for Mount Menthosa expedition include May, June, July, August, September and October.
- Mount Kang Yaste & Stok Kangri Expedition
Ladakh is a mountain climber’s real pleasure. Encompassed by the relentless Himalayas in the South and the Karakoram in the North, Kang Yaste and Stok Kangri are the standouts amongst the most prominent peaks. In spite of the fact that you do not have to be a mountaineering expert, you should be an enthusiastic mountaineer and must be completely acclimatized for such expedition. These peaks give you a genuine chance to climb over 6000m in just seven days, which is unrealistic in any other part of the world.
You can choose between the months of July and August to plan your expedition.
- Mount Shivling Expedition
Mount Shivling is 6543 meters tall peak, which is an incredible crest for climbers and furthermore a heavenly and devout place for Hindus. It has additionally earned the title of ‘Matterhorn of India’ because of its interesting pyramid like conical shape. This is a standout amongst the most stunning peaks for new climbers.
It can be best climbed amid the months of May, June, September and October.
- Mount Kun Expedition
Seated in Suru Valley in the rugged vetoed terrain of Zanskar, Mount Kun is one of the highest peaks which is 7077 m tall and is higher than any other peak on the planet outside the Himalayas! The course is not simple thus you should have enough climbing experience.
The expedition could be best arranged in months of June, July, August and September.
- Mount Kedar Dome Expedition
Mount Kedar Dome is a dome-shaped mountain in the Garhwal locale in Himalayan area. The peak is at a height 6831m and is considered as a skiing site in during good climatic conditions. The Northern side of the peak has a simple course while the eastbound side is difficult to climb. Because of its direct course towards the North, it is most as often as possible climbed peak of North India.
The best months for climbing Mount Kedar Dome are June, August and September.
So no more thinking, plan a expedition to any of the above peaks to have a incredible mountaineering experience!