Harmukh

Photo of Harmukh

Photo by junaid baigh

Details

Elevation (feet): 16890
Elevation (meters): 5148
Continent: Asia
Country: India
Latitude: 33.7833
Longitude: 76.0167
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Srinagar
Convenient Center: Sonamarg

Thanks to Dr. Bakshi Jehangir for adding this peak.

Description

M. Harmukh dominates the Lower Kashmir Valley and overhangs the Gangabal Lake which is sacred to Kashmiri Hindus.According to a local legend, 'the gleam from the vein of green emerald in the summit of the mountain renders all poisonous snakes harmless.' Its north face resembles Eiger.

Thanks to Dr. Bakshi Jehangir for this description.

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