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Bandarpunch (or Bandarpoonch) is a major peak of the Garhwal division of the Himalayas, in the Indian state of Uttaranchal. It literally means "Tail of the monkey" or "Tail of Hanuman" in Hindi. It's a twin peak: Bandarpunch-I (6316m) & Bandarpunch-II (also known as white peak)(6102m). There is another peak called Kalanag (6387 m) or Black Peak.

Yamunotri, the source of the river Yamuna, is the western most shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, located on a flank of the Bandarpunch peak .Bandarpunch Glacier is about 12 km long.The Bandarpoonch glacier feeds water to the Yamuna (Feeds Tons river - largest tributary of Yamuna) as well as the Ganges, a uniqueness among other glaciers.

The first successful expedition launched in 1950 to Bandarpunch was led by Maj Gen Williams.[1] The first team to summit Bandarpunch comprised legendary Mountaineer Tenzing Norgay , Sergeant Roy Greenwood and Sherpa Kin Chok Tshering.[2][3]

See also

  • List of mountains in India
  • Himalayan Peaks of Uttarakhand



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