Mountaineering The most liked extremely adventurous sports is mountaineering. There are several mountain ranges throughout the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Among them Pir Panjal, Great Himalayas, Zanskar, Ladakh, Karakoram are well known for mountaineering. Climbing in these rigorous mountain ranges of Himalayas can be very exciting and typically an expedition can take a month. The state is rich in flora and fauna, the apex of most peaks are an thrilling experience and from the peak tops, one can easily look beyond the neighbouring countries like - Pakistan and Tibet. Not too high peaks in the region are off Sonamarg like - Kolahoi(5,425 m) and Harmukh (5,148 m). One can quickly make an alpine ascent on these peaks. The peaks in the Kishtwar region are also not too high but offer technically difficult climbing with many challenging faces and ridges. Things Required for Mountaineering Climbing mountains can be dangerous; each year, people are seriously injured or even killed from falling, being covered in an avalanche of snow, or getting too cold. To reduce the risks, mountain climbers learn how to climb safely as well as carry important equipments with them- rope, helmet, boots, pulley, climbing pack, route guidebook, ice axes, water bottle, lunch, hand protection( gloves), shovel.