Mountaineering in Kashmir



,  (locations, how to book for mountaineering
preparations for mountaineering, best time to do mountaineering)
 Are you an adventure freak? Do you love mountaineering in high peaks and ranges? Then, Kashmir is the place where you should head to for an exhilarating mountain climbing. Mountain climbing in Kashmir is a unique opportunity to explore the vast terrains and snow-clad slopes of the great Himalayas. Every year, this enthralling destination sees an accruing number of mountaineers from all over the world.

Best Locations

Kashmir has some of the best ranges and peaks which are super perfect for mountaineering. Some of them have been listed below:

Kishtwar: Kishtwar is one of the base camps for mountain climbing in Kashmir. Mountaineering is quite a hard task here as the peaks here are very high and tough. Tupendo peak up the Kaban Valley and Cerro Kistwar peaks are the best examples. Some other notable peaks here include Sickle Moon (6574m), Cathedral (5370m), Namtse (6000m), Brammah I (6416M), Brammah II (6425m), Crooked Finger (5630m) and many more.

Ladakh: Ladakh again is equally suitable for mountain climbing. Mountain climbing can be a fulfilling way of enjoying mountains and the green stretch of meadows. It has some of the gorgeous peaks in the world. Some of them are Stok Kangri, Parcha Kangri, Gulab Kangri, Kang Yissey, etc.

Zanskar: Pinnacle, Nun Kun, Bobang, White Needle are some of the best peaks in the Zanskar ranges. It is one of the most sought after mountaineering destinations in Kashmir. The peaks here also are very challenging.

Other famous peaks for Mountaineering in Kashmir are Sunset peak in the Pir Panjal range, Harmukh, Tattakuti and few smaller peaks in Pahalgam and Sonamarg.

How to book for Mountaineering

It is strictly necessary to take special permit from the Indian Government via the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) before you go for mountaineering in Kashmir. You can book for Mountaineering from various mountaineering tour operators which are always at your service.
Climbers reach the top of a newly-inaugurated international standard sport climbing wall at the Indian Mountaineering Foundation

Preparations for Mountaineering

Mountaineering is not an easy task as it requires hardships and a lot of patience. So, you are highly advised to prepare yourself before you go for mountain climbing. Some tips of preparations for Mountaineering are:

1. Get both mentally and physically prepared. Prior to 2-3 months of mountaineering, go through an exercise program like jogging, cycling, push-ups, etc. Loose that extra fat.

2. If you are medically not fine, then you better go for this strenuous activity.

3. Carry all the necessary medical equipments like first aid box.

4. Learn some basic techniques and ways of mountain climbing from an expert.

5. Try and carry light equipments. The lesser the baggage, the easier it gets to climb the high peaks.

6. Carrying dry fruits, plenty of water and suitable mountaineering clothes are also of utmost importance.

7. A map guiding you through the peaks is also necessary.

Best time to do Mountaineering
Summer in Kashmir
 The best time for Mountaineering in Kashmir is no doubt during summer season i.e. from May to October as the weather is quite favourable. Mountaineering during monsoon season is the worst option as the peaks get very slippery due to rain.


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