A pilgrimage to the famous 5: the Panch Chuli
Jaideep Mukerji explores the Panch Chuli, five perfectly triangular and prominent snow peaks located in the Kumaon Himalayas, close to the Tibetan border
Located in the Kumaon Himalayas, close to the Tibetan border, stand five prominent snow peaks in a row, rising more than 20,000 ft into the deep blue sky. Their profiles are perfectly triangular and, being symmetrical in shape, they look rather like a child’s drawing of a mountain range. The peaks are called ‘Panch Chuli’ by the villagers and shepherds who inhabit the densely forested valleys at its base—in the local mountain dialect, ‘Panch Chuli’ means the five...
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