Rishi Pahar

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Rishi Pahar
Rishi Pahar is located in India
Rishi Pahar
Rishi Pahar
Location in northern India
Highest point
Elevation 6,992 m (22,940 ft)
Prominence 650 m (2,130 ft) [1]
Coordinates 30°31′48″N 79°59′25″E / 30.53000°N 79.99028°E / 30.53000; 79.99028Coordinates: 30°31′48″N 79°59′25″E / 30.53000°N 79.99028°E / 30.53000; 79.99028
Location Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India
Parent range Kumaon Himalaya
First ascent 1975
Easiest route Western Ridge

Rishi Pahar is a Himalayan mountain peak, located in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state in India. It lies at the northeast corner of the ring of peaks surrounding the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, and on the eastern rim of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, just south of Trishuli and Hardeol. The Milam Glacier lies on its east flank. It marks the triple divide between the Milam, Dunagiri, and Uttari Rishi Ganga valleys. Rishi Pahar means 'The Peak of Saint' in Hindi.

The first ascent to the summit of Rishi Pahar was made in 1975 via the west ridge.


  1. ^ Garhwal-Himalaya-Ost, 1:150,000 scale topographic map, prepared in 1992 by Ernst Huber for the Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research, based on maps of the Survey of India.