Machoi Peak

Machoi Peak is a mountain with a peak elevation of 17,907 ft (5,458 metres), in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Machoi Peak is part of the Himalaya Range, and is located between Amarnath cave and Zojila. It lies 105 km north east from Srinagar, 25 km from Sonamarg in the east. It rises from the glacier of its name Machoi Glacier is the source of Sind River in the vicinity of Kashmir valley. Machoi Peak rises from the Machoi glacier is a pyramid-shaped peak with ice falls and ice fields at its bottom and ridges.[1][2]

Machoi Peak
Machoi Peak, as seen on an overcast day, in July 2013
Machoi Peak, as seen on an overcast day, in 2013.
Highest point
Elevation5,458 m (17,907 ft)
Coordinates34°13′42″N 75°35′10″E / 34.22833°N 75.58611°ECoordinates: 34°13′42″N 75°35′10″E / 34.22833°N 75.58611°E
Machoi Peak is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Machoi Peak
Machoi Peak
Parent rangeHimalaya
First ascent10 September 1984
Indian army Team
Easiest routeRight side of Amarnath cave

Climbing history and routes

U.S. Army Capt. Mathew Hickey and Indian Army Maj. Sanat Kumar, pause for a photo after reaching the summit of Machoi Peak
U.S. Army Capt. Mathew Hickey and Indian Army Maj. Sanat Kumar at the summit of Machoi Peak on 7 July 2013.

Machoi Peak was first surveyed by a British medical team headed by Dr Ernest Neve in 1912. It was latter climbed by a team of Indian army on 10 September 1984.[1][3]

The easiest route to climb Mechoi Peak is from the right side of Amarnath cave[4] which leads to its west face, starts from Baltal a 20 kilometers high altitude alpine tract leads to the foothills of the peak. From the north side it is steep and one has to cross the whole Machoi glacier with ridges and falling ice. The east face of the peak is more difficult due to the remoteness of the area which starts from Matayan, Dras.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "SONAMARG AS A CLIMBING CENTRE. : Himalayan Journal vol.02/7". Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Geography of Kashmir". Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  3. ^ "ASCENT OF K12 (7428 m) IN SALTORO HILLS (RANGE) : Himalayan Journal vol.41/15". Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Machoi glacier". Retrieved 25 April 2012.
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Machoi Glacier

The Machoi Glacier is a 9 kilometer long glacier in the north eastern Himalayan Range situated 8 kilometers east from Sonamarg on the right side of NH 1D at Zojila in the state of Jammu and Kashmir of India. It lies at an average elevation of 4800 meters.

The highest peak named after the glacier is the Machoi Peak that lies at the eastern end of the glacier, at an elevation of 5458 meters. The glacier is the source of the Sind River that flows westwards, and the Dras river that flows eastwards.Machoi, like many other Himalayan glaciers has been melting at alarming rates due to Global warming.


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