Amarnath Peak

Amarnath Peak is a mountain with a peak elevation of 5,186 metres (17,014 ft), in Ganderbal district of Kashmir, in the vicinity of Sonamarg. Amarnath Peak is part of the Himalayas, and is located south of Zojila and west of Machoi Glacier. It lies 117 km northeast from Srinagar, 13 km from Baltal in the southeast. It lies 6 km south of Zojila. The melt waters form a major tributary of the Sind River at Baltal.[1]

Amarnath mountain is considered as a sacred mountain, it has a cave at its south face at an elevation of 3,800 metres (12,470 ft) known as Amarnath cave. The cave is believed to be the ancient and among most sacred places[2] for pilgrimage in Hinduism. It is the centre for Hindu pilgrims during summer.

Amarnath Peak
Amarnath Peak is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Amarnath Peak
Amarnath Peak
Amarnath on a map of Jammu and Kashmir
Highest point
Elevation5,186 m (17,014 ft)
Coordinates34°13′30″N 75°29′30″E / 34.22500°N 75.49167°ECoordinates: 34°13′30″N 75°29′30″E / 34.22500°N 75.49167°E
Geography
LocationKashmir Valley
Parent rangeHimalayas
Climbing
First ascentNever been climbed
Easiest routeZojila side North face

Climbing history and routes

Amarnath Peak is among the peaks which stands unclimbed, due to its sacredness. It was first surveyed by a British medical team headed by Dr Ernest Neve in 1912, who surveyed most of the peaks of this Himalayan range [3] A Scottish Colonel N. N. L. Watts also went through the tracks of this peak and discovered an easy route to ascend the peak in 1933,[4] which leads from Zojila down towards south and a glacial ascend will bring to the summit of Amarnath Peak.

Apart from Zojila side, Amarnath Peak can be climbed leaving cave on left side and climb through east face. The easiest route as discovered by Colonel N. N. L.Watts is from the north face which is accessible from Srinagar 112 kmd by road NH 1D, 12 km from Sonamarg and 4 km glacial ascend leads to the glacier of the peak .[5]

References

  1. ^ "Geography of Kashmir". kousa.org. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Amarnath yatra the most sacred and ancient". amarnathyatra.org. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  3. ^ Dave Comins (1990–91). Ernst Sondheimer (ed.). "Schoolboys on Kolahoi" (PDF). Alpine Journal. 95. ISSN 0065-6569. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Mountaineering in the Kashmir Himalaya". himalayaclub.org. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  5. ^ "The charm of Kashmir". archive.org. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
Doru Shahabad

Doru Shahabad (also written as Dooru Shahabad or only Doru) is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is also known as historical township in South Kashmir's Anantnag district. Doru shahabad has been known as a place of intelligentia where great scholars like Mehmood shah Gami, Rasul Mir shahabadi, were borne who contributed to the literature and culture of kashmir. In present times shahabad has produced chief minister like syed mir qasim and many other politicians, beuracrates and some leading agricultural scientists.

Kashmir Valley

The Kashmir Valley, also known as the Vale of Kashmir, is an intermontane valley in the portion of the Kashmir region administered by India. The valley is bounded on the southwest by the Pir Panjal Range and on the northeast by the main Himalayas range. It is approximately 135 km long and 32 km wide, and drained by the Jhelum River.Kashmir division is one of the three administrative divisions of the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Kashmir division borders Jammu Division to the south and Ladakh to the east while Line of Control forms its northern and the western border. The division consists of the following districts: Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Bandipore, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian and Srinagar.

List of mountains by elevation

This is an incomplete list of mountains on Earth, arranged by elevation in metres above sea level.

For a complete list of mountains over 7200 m high, with at least 500 m of prominence, see List of highest mountains. See also a list of mountains ranked by prominence.

Sonamarg

Sonmarg (translation: "Meadow of Gold") is a hill station in Ganderbal district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir about 80 km north-east of Srinagar.

Uri, Jammu and Kashmir

Uri is a town and a tehsil in the Baramulla district, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Uri is located on the left bank of the Jhelum River, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of the Line of Control with Pakistan.

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