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Panchchuli peaks are a group of five snow capped Himalayan peaks lies at the end of eastern Kumaon area of the Pithoragarh district in Uttaranchal state, India at an altitude ranging from 6,334 m to 6904 m. They form the watershed between the Gori and the Darmaganga valleys. Panchchuli located on Gori Ganga-Lassar Yankti divide. The five peaks on the Panchchuli massif are numbered from northwest to southeast direction. Panchchuli for the first time scaled by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) contingent in 1972. This group of peaks lies at 138 km from Pithoragarh. The majestic Panchchuli group of peaks derives their name from the five peaks, named after the legendary Pandav's 'Five Chulis'(Cooking hearths), where they cooked their last meal before proceeding toward their heavenly abode.

Elevation (feet): 22,652
Elevation (meters): 6,904
Continent: Asia
Country: India
Range/Region: Garhwal Himalaya
Latitude: 30.22
Longitude: 80.42
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Sep, Oct
Volcanic status: Extinct
Most recent eruption: Not Applicable
Year first climbed: 2002
First successful climber(s): Mr. Hukam singh (Indo tibetian Border Police)
Nearest major airport: Pant Nagar
Convenient Center: Pithoragarh

Thanks to Harish Rawat for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There is one trip report for Panchachuli.

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  • Log #21395 - by Captain Arun Kajal on Aug 23, 2008