Mukut Parbat

Mukut Parbat (also spelled Mukut Parvat)

This is the view from Nag Tibba or Serpent’s summit. Nag Tibba is the highest peak in the lesser himalayan region of Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. It lies at an altitude of 9,915ft from the sea level.

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.

The trail or the trekking path to the Tunganath Temple of Uttarakhand’s Garhwal region.

Country: India

State/Province: Uttarakhand

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.

Mesmerizing view of Dunagiri and Elephant mountains of Garhwal Himalayas from Kuari pass hiking trail near Auli, Uttrakhand, India.

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.

Mesmerizing view at Deoria Tal or Lake nestled in Garhwal Himalayas at Chopta, Uttarakhand, India. This lake is a camping location for Tungnath Chandrashila hiking trail.

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.

The image was captured at Khullara in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It shows the Garhwal mountain range with Hathi, Ghoda mountains on the left.


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