Chaukhamba is a mountain range located in the Garhwal region of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The range is named after its four peaks, which are arranged in a square shape and resemble four pillars or Chaukhamba in Hindi. The four peaks are Chaukhamba I, II, III, and IV, with Chaukhamba I being the highest at 7,138 meters (23,419 feet). The Chaukhamba range is a popular destination for trekking and mountaineering and offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.
Chaukhamba I is the highest peak in the massif and the 29th highest peak in India. It was first climbed in 1952 by a Japanese expedition led by Y. Takiguchi. The peak is considered a challenging climb due to its steep, technical terrain and unpredictable weather conditions.
The Chaukhamba massif is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and is part of the Gangotri group of peaks. It is a popular trekking destination and offers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and glaciers. The nearest town to the massif is Joshimath, which serves as a base camp for trekkers and climbers.