Ganga Peak: A Dangerous Road You May Want to Explore
Ganga Choti is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.785m (9,137ft) above the sea level, located in Bagh District, Azad Kashmir, in Pakistan. The road to the top is pretty steep.
Located in the Pir Panjal Range, in Jehlum valley, the road to the summit is a winding and narrow short strip of tarmac that becomes an unpaved mule track on the final part of the climb. Approach is a bit difficult as the last couple of kilometers are only possible with a 4x4 vehicle with high clearance. The area can be very crowded during holidays. It is an attraction for tourists in that area.
The top of Ganga Peak, more commonly known as Ganga Choti among locals, hosts an observatory with a small tower placed at the top. Remember the rain can start at any time and will not stop for hours. Starting from Sudhan Galli, the road to the summit is 5.7 km (3.54 mile) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 527 meters. The average gradient is 9.24%.