George Everest Peak, one of the most Legendary places in Mussoorie
Looking to discover the historic legacy of Sir George Everest and the breathtaking beauty of Mussoorie? Look no further than the George Everest Peak trek, a thrilling adventure that takes you to the house of Sir George Everest, the Surveyor-General of India who played a key role in the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India and the namesake of Mount Everest.
Perched on a serene hilltop in Mussoorie, the House of Sir George Everest is a legacy in ruins that the Uttarakhand government is restoring. Soon, it will become a cartography museum showcasing the surveying instruments of Sir George, including theodolites and baseline bars. The iconic house offers mesmerizing views of the Doon Valley and majestic Himalayan peaks.
The trek to George Everest Peak is a popular destination for tourists visiting Mussoorie, and the Everest Base Camp Mussoorie offers Luxurious Camping options near the peak. Even if you are not staying, you can also just take a stop at the Park Cafe at EBC Mussoorie to enjoy some well-deserved delicious food on the way to the peak. This trek is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers, with forests filled with Deodar, Fir, and Rhododendron trees providing a haven for birdwatchers.
Trekking to George Everest Peak
Here's a complete trekking guide to help you locate George Everest Peak and EBC Mussoorie:
Section I: Library Bus Stand to Hathipaon Chowk
Trek Distance: 2.5 km
Trek Duration: 35-40 minutes
Section II: Hathipaon Chowk to George Everest Base
Trek Distance: 1.0 km
Trek Duration: 10-15 minutes
Section III: George Everest Base to George Everest House
Trek Distance: 1.1 km
Trek Duration: 15-20 minutes
Section IV: George Everest House to George Everest Peak
Trek Distance: 0.3 km
Trek Duration: 5 minutes
On the Way
The trail is filled with Rhododendron trees on either side from Hathipaon Chowk to George Everest’s house. The path is also home to a variety of birds, including Himalayan Griffin Vultures, Shikra, Bar-Tailed Tree-Creepers, Rufous Bellied Woodpeckers, Black Drongo, and several species of babblers, tree pie, and warblers. Black-headed Jays can also be spotted in the nearby woods.
What to Expect?
At the summit of the trek, the views of the entire Doon valley and snow-covered peaks such as Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Srikant, Gangotri, Jaonli, Brigupanth, Satopant, Kedarnath, and Chaukhamba are breathtaking. The summit is also adorned with Himalayan prayer flags symbolizing peace, strength, compassion, wisdom, and good fortune.
Don't miss out on this beautiful and adventurous trekking destination! Book your stay at the luxury Everest Base Camp Mussoorie and enjoy the BBQ, picnic, and food in the café while exploring the George Everest Peak trek. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!