I had an opportunity to visit the beautiful Lahaul region in Himachal Pradesh with Bhramanti, a Mumbai based mountaineering club.
I was part of a team that summitted a virgin peak (Pk 5980m) which we named as Haathi peak after our successful summit bid. Thank you Kaivalya for providing me with such a wonderful opportunity.
Following Pk 5980m, the team also summitted Mt. Yunam (6100+m) and another virgin peak in the same region.
Here is an AAJ snippet – http://publications.americanalpineclub.org/articles/13201213291/Haathi-Southeast-Face-Tikona-Northeast-Ridge
Unfortunately, I had to return to US for my fall semester and couldn’t stay with the group for the remaining climbs.
The peaks were non-technical and presented little difficulties in terms of climb and or approach. But, personally it was a good exposure to altitude and the logistics involved in an Himalayan expedition planning and organization.
All photos below are taken by Alhad Karamblekar and Diler Kapoor.