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  • Info Bandarpunch (or Bandarpoonch) is a major peak of the Garhwal division of the Himalayas, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. more...
  • While not particularly high by Himalayan standards, and not the highest in the Bandarpunch range, Swargarohini I is notable for its dramatic local relief.
  • It is located on the backdrop of Bandarpunch.
  • Swargarohini is a mountain massif in the Bandarpunch Range of the Garhwal Himalaya.
  • He, along with Jack Gibson, climbed Bandarpunch with Tenzing Norgay, who later became the first man to climb Mt. Everest.
  • This snow-clad peak along is the source of the Tons River and along with the Bandarpunch massif it acts as a divider between the Yamuna and the Bhagirathi Rivers.
  • Harold 'Bill' Williams, himself an eager climber, Nandu Jayal organised the first Sappers expedition to Bandarpunch successfully in 1950.
  • The actual source of Yamuna River lies in the Yamunotri Glacier, at a height, near the Bandarpunch peaks in the Lower Himalayas and is dedicated to goddess Yamuna.
  • It also provides views not just of Almora and the Hawabagh Valley, but also of the panoramic view of the Himalayas from Bandarpunch peak on the Himachal Pradesh border to Api Himal in Nepal.
  • Kalanag or Black Peak (6387 mts) is one of the major peaks in the Bandarpunch mountain range, others being Bandarpunch I (6316 mts) and Bandarpunch II (White Peak) (6102 mts).