Reo Purgyil – 2 Highest Peak of Himachal Pradesh

Reo Purgyil, also known as Leo Pargialand Leo Pargil,] is a mountain peak at the southern end of the Zanskar Range in the Western Himalaya area of the Himalayas.
Reo Purgyil

Reo Purgyil, also known as Leo Pargialand Leo Pargil,] is a mountain peak at the southern end of the Zanskar Range in the Western Himalaya area of the Himalayas. It is located on the Himachal Pradesh/Tibetan border in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, India. At 6,816 m Reo Purgyil is the most elevated mountain crest in the territory of Himachal Pradesh. Geologically the peak is a dome structure and is part of a great massif that rises above the Satluj River (Sutlej) and overlooks the western valley of Tibet. The Spiti River, a right hand tributary of the Satluj, drains the northern face of the massif.

The highest peak is often obscured by clouds and is located about 2 km to the south of Peak 6791, a well known slightly shorter twin brother with a height of 6,791 m. Peak 6791 is widely referred to as Leo Pargial and has sufficient topographic prominence to be classified as a mountain in its own right. Nako village is the last road head for this expedition, located on the slopes of the mountain, close to the India-Tibet border.

Kaurik – Last Village on Indo-Tibetan Border

Kaurik used to be a village bang on the border with Tibet ! Kaurik is still used on milestones along NH 22. It can be easily located on google maps. Kaurik is a mysterious place which was deserted some 25-28 years back in earthquake/flash floods and now you can find ruins of the place if you are ready to hike a bit once the road ends after about 19 KMs. Hoorling village has the largest number of survivors from Kaurik village.

Beyond Kaurik, there is a village called Lepcha which requires you to further hike about an hour or so. Lepcha is the last place in India you can reach and ahead lies Tibet beyond the Indo-Tibet Border ends. Anyhow, Kaurik falls under a restricted area as far as I know and permits are hard to find for Kaurik. The entire area is under ITBP control.

So, the best bet is to land there and ask the permissions from army guys if you can pass through. If they say yes, then go ahead and explore this amazing mysterious place in Spiti Valley.