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Bhagirathi III, Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand

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Bhagirathi-iii peaks in Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand is a combo of three peaks varying in altitude and difficulty. Out of them Bhagirathi III stands in middle at an altitude of 6454 meters above mean sea level. It is difficult to peak to climb, although it has been climbed over many times since 1933 when it was first climbed.

Statistics apart, Bhagirathi III is beautiful peak climbing expedition for those who are looking to raise their bar and do more difficult things. Climbing expedition to Bhagirathi III is full of adrenaline and truly called an extreme adventure.

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BHAGIRATHI III PEAK DETAILS

  • Difficulty: Difficult Exp
  • Elevation in feet: 21175
  • Elevation in meters: 6454
  • Prominence: NA
  • Coordinates: 30°85 N 79°15 E
  • Location: Garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India
  • First ascent: 1933 by Colin Kirkus and Charles Warren
  • Climbing window: May, June, late September
  • Nearest international airport: New Delhi, India,
  • Nearest domestic airport: Dehra dun, India
  • Driving Routes: Dehradun-Suakholi-Uttarkashi-Gangnani-Harshil-Gangotri (240 km) OR Rishikesh-Chamba-Uttarkashi-Gangnani-Harshil-Gangotri (280km)

Preparations to climb Bhagirathi III Peak

One requires great planning in order to climb Bhagirathi III. Owing to the remoteness of the peak, the region is accessible only for 3-4 months in a year. To time your expedition is important. The best season is from May end till Sept end, with the exception of monsoons. Other than right-timing the expedition a climber would require great levels of fitness – mentally as well as physically. You will have to train to improve your stamina, and at the same time hone your rock climbing skills and trekking skills. To climb Bhagirathi III you will have to be prepared for extreme Himalayan weather.

Essential equipment and gears list:

  • Clothing: Lightweight long underwear top, Expedition weight underwear bottoms, Down suit, Waterproof breathable jacket & pants, Wind shirts/light shell jacket, Jacket synthetic or fleece of down feather, Synthetic insulated pants etc.
  • Gear for Hand & Head: Liner glove, Windcheater fleece gloves, Mittens with liners, Bandanna, Sun hat, Insulated climbing gloves, woolen caps, Face mask etc.
  • Other Accessories: Glacier glasses, Sunglasses/Goggles, anti-glare glasses, night vision glasses, Headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries.
  • Climbing Gears: Ice ax, Crampons, Webbing, Carabineers, Rappel device, Ascenders, Jumar, Piton, Shovel etc.
  • Protection and First-Aid: Sunscreen, Toiletry kit, Water purification tablets, Zip-lock bags, Ear plugs, First-aid and all essential medicines.
  • Gears for Travel: Expedition duffel bag, Nylon stuff sacks, Rucksack, Day pack for hiking purpose etc.
  • Camping Equipment: Tents, sleeping bags with liner, Trekking poles, Pee bottle, Pee Funnel for Women, Water bottles, Sleeping mat, etc.
  • Footwear: Cold weather boots, Climbing boots, Casual shoes, Gaiters, Koflach, Crampon, Lightweight/ Midweight/ Liner socks.

Cost of Climbing Bhagirathi III

Cost of peak climb of Bhagirathi III peaks could come out be anywhere between $6-10000 on a budgeted mode.

 

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