Mt Neelkanth Peak Expedition

Neelkanth Peak Expedition

A major peak of the Garhwal Himalaya, Mt. Neelkanth stands at 6507m. It is a pyramidical-shaped peak that is popularly known as the 'Garhwal Queen'. This snow-clad mountain peak rising just above the Badrinath Temple is indeed one of the most stunning summits in the Garhwal Himalaya. The Satopanth Glacier is on the northwest side of Neelkanth, the Panpatia Glacier remains on the southwest side and feeds Khirao Ganga, a small that runs under the south side of the peak. A handful of successful ascents have been reported on Mt. Neelkanth, the first climb from its western ridge was attempted in 1993 by two British Climbers. The expedition is a D+/TD- and requires Scottish grade II and III mixed climbing. Finally, after attempting the Alpine-style climb from the base camp, situated 6kms from Charan Paduka, one can successfully accomplish summit bid. For further details on the expedition, you can check the itinerary below that has been designed by our peak climbing experts of the area. We ensure that your safety and convenience is our priority, however we seek cooperation and patience from our clients as well.

Height: 6507 Meter         
Duration: 35 Days
Region: Garhwal Himalaya
Best months for climbing: June, July, August, September

ITINERARY

Day 1   Arrive Delhi
On arrival in Delhi, our representative will meet you. We shall then check-in to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2  Delhi
In the morning, we shall visit I.M.F. for briefing and fulfill all the formalities. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 3   Delhi - Rishikesh (230km/6hrs approx)
After the breakfast, we shall drive to Rishikesh (225km). On arrival, check-in to the hotel. The day is left free for leisure activities.

Day 4  Rishikesh - Joshimath (240km/ 8-9hrs)
After having breakfast in the morning, we shall drive to Joshimath (270 kms). On arrival, check-into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5   Joshimath - Badrinath (45 kms/2 hrs)
After the breakfast, we will drive to Badrinath (44 kms). On arrival, check-in the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 6  Badrinath
Day free for acclimatization.

Day 7   Badrinath - Charan Paduka
After breakfast, we shall start our trek to Charan Paduka (3540 mts approx), which is a beautiful meadow above Badrinath. The trek is 4-5 km and it takes about 3 hrs to complete it. On arrival, set the camp for overnight stay.

Day 8  Charan Paduka - Base Camp
In the morning, we will start our trek to Neelkanth base camp (4270 mts), which is at a distance of about 6 kms and takes about 2 -3 hrs to complete. From the base camp, one can get a close view of Mt Neelkanth (6507 mts).

Day 9   - Day 30: Base Camp - Summit - Base Camp
Stay at base camp and attempt summit bid.

Day 31  Base Camp - Badrinath
After the breakfast, start a return trek to Badrinath. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 32   Badrinath - Joshimath
In the morning after having the breakfast, we will drive to Joshimath. On arrival, we shall check-into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 33  Joshimath - Rishikesh
After breakfast, we shall begin our drive back to Rishikesh. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 34   Rishikesh - Delhi (230km/6hrs approx)
Right after the breakfast, we will drive back to Delhi and upon arriving, we shall check-into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 35  Depart Delhi
In the morning, visit IMF for debriefing. Rest of the day is free for independent activities. Later, transfer to International airport to board flight for respective destinations.

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Neelkanth Peak Expedition
  • Duration:34 Night/35Days