Machoi Peak

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Mechoi Peak
Machoi Peak, as seen on an overcast day, in July 2013.jpg
Mechoi Peak, as seen on an overcast day, in 2013.
Highest point
Elevation5,393 m (17,694 ft)
Coordinates34°15′26″N 75°32′08″E / 34.25722°N 75.53556°E / 34.25722; 75.53556Coordinates: 34°15′26″N 75°32′08″E / 34.25722°N 75.53556°E / 34.25722; 75.53556
Mechoi Peak is located in Ladakh
Mechoi Peak
Mechoi Peak
Mechoi Peak is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Mechoi Peak
Mechoi Peak
Mechoi Peak (Jammu and Kashmir)
Mechoi Peak is located in India
Mechoi Peak
Mechoi Peak
Mechoi Peak (India)
Parent rangeHimalaya
First ascent10 September 1984
Indian army Team
Easiest routeRight side of Amarnath cave

Mechoi Peak is a mountain with a peak elevation of 17,694 ft (5,393 metres), in Drass region of Ladakh,India. Mechoi Peak is part of the Himalaya Range, and is located between Amarnath cave and Zojila. It lies 105 km north east from Srinagar, 25 km from Sonamarg in the east and 30 km from Drass. It rises from the glacier of its name Mechoi Glacier and is the source of Dras River in Drass, Ladakh. Mechoi Peak rises from the Mechoi glacier and is a pyramid-shaped peak with ice falls and ice fields at its bottom and ridges.[1][2]

Climbing history and routes[edit]

U.S. Army Capt. Mathew Hickey and Indian Army Maj. Sanat Kumar at the summit of Machoi Peak on 7 July 2013.

Machoi Peak was first surveyed by a British medical team headed by Dr Ernest Neve in 1912. It was later climbed by a team of Indian army on 10 September 1984.[1][3]

The easiest route to climb Mechoi Peak is from the right side of Amarnath cave[4] which leads to its west face, starts from Baltal a 20 kilometers high altitude alpine tract leads to the foothills of the peak. From the north side it is steep and one has to cross the whole Machoi glacier with ridges and falling ice. The east face of the peak is more difficult due to the remoteness of the area which starts from Matayan, Dras.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "SONAMARG AS A CLIMBING CENTRE. : Himalayan Journal vol.02/7". Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Geography of Kashmir". Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  3. ^ "ASCENT OF K12 (7428 m) IN SALTORO HILLS (RANGE) : Himalayan Journal vol.41/15". Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Machoi glacier". Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2012.