Trisul (Hindi: त्रिशूल) is a group of three Himalayan mountain peaks of western Kumaun, with the highest (Trisul I) reaching 7120m. The three peaks resemble a trident - in Hindi/Sanskrit, Trishula, trident, is the weapon of Shiva. The Trishul group forms the southeast corner of the ring of peaks enclosing the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, about 15 kilometres (9 mi) west-southwest of Nanda Devi itself. The main peak, Trisul I, was the first peak over 7,000 m (22,970 ft) to have ever been climbed, in 1907.
Description Of The Massif And Neighboring Peaks:
The three peaks are named Trisul I, Trisul II, and Trisul III. The massif is a north-south ridge, with Trisul I at the north end and Trisul III at the south. The massif runs roughly North-South, and hence appears compressed when viewed from the south (Ranikhet, Kausani), and more stretched out from the Southeast (Chamoli, Bedini Bugyal). Nanda Ghunti lies a few kilometers to the northwest, while Mrigthuni is just to the southeast.
- Trisul I (7,120 m)
- Trisul II (6,690m)
- Trisul III (6,007m)
The Trisul massif can be accessed via the following route: Almora
- Kausani - Garur
- Debal - Bagargad - Wan - Bedini Bugyal - Kelva Vinayak - Roopkund