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

Printed Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023











The mountain ridge of Chaukhamba forms the part of Gangotri group that are part of Garhwal Himalayas. Chaukhamba as the name denotes, has four summits along the north east – southwest trending ridge. The highest peak that is part of this entire range is named as Chaukhamba I. This highest peak is named as the chief peak of the Gangotri Glacier and is the prominent part of the eastern range of the entire group. The location of this peak is majorly towards the state of Uttarakhand. The peak is also part of holy city of Badrinath. It has assumed religious significance as it lies at the head of the holy Gangotri glacier.