Changabang

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Changabang (6866 m, 22520 ft)is a mountain in the Garhwal Himalaya of Uttarakhand, India. It is part of a group of peaks that form the northeast wall of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary.Changabang is a granite mountain peak, which is a part of the Himalaya in the Garhwal division. It is a particularly steep and rocky peak, and all routes on it are serious undertakings. It has been the site of many significant climbs. It does not have a high topographic prominence, being slightly lower than its near neighbor Kalanka to the east, and lower than many other peaks in the immediate vicinity, but its steep rocky profile has made it a more attractive destination than its elevation would indicate.Changabang is a granite mountain peak, which is a part of the Himalaya in the Garhwal division.Changabang is a steep and rocky peak and does not have a high topographic prominence. It is lower than Kalanka, which is situated in the east and is lower than many other peaks situated nearby. In terms of height, it is 18, 406 ft / 5, 610 m mountain peak. It ranks as the 8th highest mountain in Uttarakhand and the 35th highest mountain in India. Despite the tough challenges, Changabang Peak’s beauty has attracted many climbers to the spot. Famous mountaineer Frank Smythe described it in 1937 as “a peak that falls from crest to glacier in a wall that might have been sliced in a single cut of a knife”. In 1982, environmental concerns have prohibited entry to the Nanga Devi Sanctuary which stopped climbing to the peak. However, in 1996 the peak was re-opened with limited climbing access.The peak is accessible from the rocky Rishi Ganga gorge or from Lata via Dharansi Pass. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun and the nearest railway station is at Rishikesh.

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