Mana Peak

Mana Peak

View of mountain in the mist and village at Mana, Uttarakhand, India
Gray Langur Monkey Sitting On Tree Branch | Taryn Elliott | Pexels

Mana sits near the India-China border on the India side, in the northern state of Uttarakhand, which is also known as “Devbhumi” or ”Land of the Gods.”

The mountain in contained within the state of Uttarakhand, India, and is the fifth highest peak exclusively in Uttarakhand, with Nanda Devi as the highest.

It is located south-southeast of Mount Kamet, which is the second highest mountain in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. Abi Gamin is also to the north of Mana Peak, close to Kamet.

Visitors can enjoy the beautiful Vasudhara Falls nature preserve just a few miles southwest of Mana and Valley of Flowers National Park south of the mountain.

Country: India

State/Province: Uttarakhand

Mountain Range: Garhwal Himalaya

Parents: Garhwal Himalayas

Elevation: 23,865 feet / 7,274 meters

Prominence: 2,520 feet / 768 meters

Himalayan Monal | Pemba sherpa | Pexels

First Ascent: 1937 by Frank Smythe during his famous “Valley of Flowers” expedition, which he wrote about in his book Valley of Flowers.

The book details the British expedition which included their experiences in the lush Valley of Flowers, scaling Kamet, Mana Peak, Nilgiri Parbat, as well as an unsuccessful attempt of Mount Rataban, extolling the joys of time well spent in the heavenly region.

Fun Fact: Mana Peak is the 91st highest mountain peak in the world.

Plant Life: The Valley of Flowers National Park area, as the name suggests, is carpeted with meadows of Alpine flowers endemic to the region, as well as diverse flora.

Animal Life: Animals living in the Valley of Flowers National Park area include the Asiatic black bear, brown bear, snow leopard, musk deer, gray langur (monkey), the flying squirrel, the Himalayan weasel, red fox, and blue sheep.

Bird Life: High altitude birds including the Himalayan monal pheasant (pictured on the right) can be found in Valley of Flowers National Park area .

Butterfly Life: The lime butterfly also lives in the Valley of Flowers National Park.

Lime Butterfly Perched on a Flower | Avichal Lodhi | Pexels



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