In 2016, Indian mountaineers attempted fifty-two (52) peaks in the Indian Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) accounted for 46.15% (24) of the peaks attempted, followed by Uttarakhand (U.K.) for 36.54% (19) and Jammu and Kashmir (JK) for 13.46% (7). The last two states jointly, in fact, accounted for 50% of the peaks selected by the Indians.
3 Favorite Indian Himalayan States for Indian Mountaineering Expeditions
- Himachal Pradesh
- Jammu and Kashmir
Himalayan Peak Doughnut
Arunachal Pradesh could just lick the peak doughnut in 2016. However, Sikkim did not even lick the peak doughnut in 2016.
Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim need to review their place in the domestic mountaineering tourism market, find roadblocks, and remove them at the earliest.
Data Source: Indian Mountaineer, an annual publication of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF). Number 52, 2016