Etymology of Bandarpunch Peak
The name is derived from Hindi language. It literally means "Tail of the monkey" or "Tail of Hanuman" in Hindi.
Location of Bandarpunch Peak
Bandarpunch Peak is located in the Western Himalayas of North India in the Uttarkhand state of India. It stands at the edge of the High Himalayan Range at an altitude of 20,720' (6316 m.) The coordinates of the peak are 31°1'0" N and 78°33'0" E in DMS (Degrees Minutes Seconds) or 31.0167 and 78.55 (in decimal degrees).
Trekking at Bandarpunch Peak
It offers excellent trekking opportunities to the adventure lovers. Every year, the peak draws a good number of people from different parts of the country. The first successful expedition launched in 1950 to Bandarpunch was led by Maj Gen Williams. The peak has been climbed by well-known Mountaineer Tenzing Norgay.
The peak is easily accessible with a scenic three-day hike. The Southwest ridge offers a route of moderate difficulty with little technical climbing. There is of course significant exposure. It has been attempted twice from the southwest. The most common route for climbing is from the northeast and is climbed several times a year.
The mountain is usually trekked in the month of May or June when most of the snow storms have passed. During this time spring flowers are found to blossom in abundance and animals are also visible.