Mukut Parbat (also spelled Mukut Parvat)
Mukut Parbat sits on the India-China border, northwest of Kamet and the Abi Gamin mountains on the border of Uttarakhand, India and Tibet, China.
The closest peaks to Mukut Parbat are Kamet directly to the southeast and Mana I a little further southeast. Saraswati Parvat I is located a little northwest of the mountain. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views in the nearby Valley of Flowers National Park to the south.
Mountain Range: Garhwal Himalaya
Parents: Garhwal Himalayas
Elevation: 23,760 feet / 7,242 meters
Prominence: 2,760 feet / 840 meters
First Ascent: 1951 by Cotter, Pasang Dawa Lama, and Riddiford via the Dakhini Chamrao glacier which joins the Saraswati from the east.
Fun Fact: Mukut Parbat is the 96th highest 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 of 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 can be found in Valley of Flowers National Park area .
The lime butterfly is also found in the Valley of Flowers National Park.
- Wikipedia: Mukut Parbat, Valley of Flowers National Park
- Uttarakhand Tourism: Valley of Flowers
- Google Maps