Reo Purgyil

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Reo Purgyil
View of the peak
Highest point
Elevation6,816 m (22,362 ft)
Prominence1,978 m (6,490 ft) [1]
ListingList of Indian states and territories by highest point
List of Ultras of the Himalayas
Coordinates31°53′02″N 78°44′06″E / 31.884°N 78.735°E / 31.884; 78.735Coordinates: 31°53′02″N 78°44′06″E / 31.884°N 78.735°E / 31.884; 78.735[2]
Reo Purgyil is located in Himachal Pradesh
Reo Purgyil
Reo Purgyil
Location of Reo Purgyil peak in Himachal Pradesh
LocationKinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh, India
Ngari Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Parent rangeWestern Himalaya
Topo mapGoogle topographic map[3]
Easiest routeClimb

Reo Purgyil, sometimes known as Leo Pargial[4] and Leo Pargil,[5] is a mountain peak at the southern end of the Zanskar Range in the Western Himalaya area of the Himalayas. It is located on the Himachal Pradesh/Tibetan border in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, India.[6]

Highest point in Himachal Pradesh[edit]

At 6,816 m Reo Purgyil is the highest mountain peak in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Geologically the peak is a dome structure and is part of a great massif that rises above the Satluj River (Sutlej) and overlooks the western valley of Tibet.[2] The Spiti River, a right hand tributary of the Satluj, drains the northern face of the massif.[7]

The highest peak is often obscured by clouds and is located about 2 km to the south of Peak 6791, a well known slightly shorter twin with a height of 6,791 m.[8] Peak 6791 is widely referred to as Leo Pargial and has sufficient topographic prominence to be classified as a mountain in its own right.[9][10] Nako village is located on the slopes of the mountain, close to the India-Tibet border.

Climbing History[edit]

  • 1st official ascent (1971) by ITBP (Indo Tibetan Border Police)[11]
  • 2nd ascent (1991) by E. Theophilus and team[12]
  • Recent ascent (2018) by Rajsekhar Maity and a Bengali team [13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Reo Pargial, China/India". Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Reo Purgyil, 6816 m". wikimapia. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Google topographic map". Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  4. ^ Leo Pargial – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
  5. ^ Leo Pargil dome
  6. ^ "Tibet Ultra-Prominences". Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  7. ^ Ciliberto, Jonathan (2013). Six Weeks in the Spiti Valley. Atlanta: Circle B Press. ISBN 978-0-9659336-6-7.
  8. ^ "Reo Purgyil; Beneath the shroud". The Himalayan Journal. 1992. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  9. ^ Kapadia, Harish (1999). Across Peaks & Passes in Himachal Pradesh. Atlanta: Indus Publishing. ISBN 978-8-1738709-9-6.
  10. ^ "High Asia - All mountains and main peaks above 6650 m". Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  11. ^ "REO PURGYIL - BENEATH THE SHROUD". Himalayan Journal vol.48/11.
  12. ^ "REO PURGYIL - BENEATH THE SHROUD". Himalayan Journal vol.48/11.
  13. ^ "Bengali team braves adverse conditions to reach the peaks of Reo Purgyil". 11 August 2018.

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