For mountaineering in Kashmir, you need to take permission from the Government of India through the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF). The relief and terrain of Kashmir offer exciting opportunities for mountaineering in the state. Mountaineering is an adventure sport is fast catching up with the tourists coming to the Kashmir valley. If you are an adventure sports enthusiast then Kashmir is the place for you. Apart from the scenic and natural beauty, the Kashmir valley also offers exciting adventurous holidays. So come and explore the best of adventure tourism in the state that is called Paradise on Earth. Have a look at some of the popular peaks in Kashmir.
The small Himalayan peaks of Kishtwar are quite difficult to climb. The popular peaks of Kishtwar are Sickle Moon, Eiger, Brammah-I, Brammah’s Wife, Crooked Finger, Flat Top, Cathedral, Barnaj-I, Barnaj-II, Arjuna, Agyasol, Shivling, etc.
The most well-known peaks of Zanskar Range are Nun-Kun, White Needle, Pinnacle, Z-1, Z-2, Z-3, Z-8, D-41, N-8, Bien Guapa, Bobang, etc. Most of them are excellent from a mountaineering point of view.
The peaks of the Stok area come under the region of Ladakh. The main peaks of this area are Stok Kangri, Parcha Kangri, Gulap Kangri, Kang Yissay, etc.
For mountaineering in Kashmir, the most famous peaks are:
- Kolahoi (known as the Matterhorn of Kashmir)
- Sunset (highest peak in the Pir Panjal range)
- Several small peaks in Sonamarg and Pahalgam