Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023

Amarnath Peak

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Amarnath peak is a mountain with an elevation of 5188m in Ganderbal district near Sonamarg. It forms part of the Himalayan range located south of  Zojila and west of  the  Machoi glacier 117 km northeast of Srinagar and 6 km south of Zojila.

 

 

 

Amarnath mountain is considered as a sacred mountain, it has a cave at its south face at an elevation of 3,800 metres (12,470 ft) known as Amarnath cave. The cave is believed to be the ancient and among most sacred places for pilgrimage in Hinduism. It is the centre for Hindu pilgrims during summer. The Amaranth peak is unclimbed due to its sacredness.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amarnath_Peak http://www.traveljournals.net/pictures/282309.html