Meru peak lies in the Garhwal Himalayas in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. “Meru” is a sanskrit word for spine, that attributes the shape of this mountain. The phenomenal height of Meru peak stands upright between Thalay Sagar and Shivling. Other than the tallest southern elevation of 6,600 m, this enormous mountain has two more peaks i.e central (6,310 m) and northern (6,450 m) that altogether gives it the shape of a shark’s fin. The Shark’s fin route up the central mountain peak is reputed among the mountaineers for being one of the hardest route in the world. Also, this is why the two higher peaks were climbed first before the harder central peak, which was finally climbed successfully by a team consisting of Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturkin in the year 2011. Meru peak was the site of the world's highest BASE Jump from 'Earth', by Glenn Singleman and Heather Swan from a height of 6,604 metres in june 2006, which has been since surpassed.
In the Uttarakhand Himalayas, mount peru is well liked for adventure activities like trekking and peak climbing that are organised time to time depending on the favourable weather conditions there. For all the adventure enthusiasts, Uttarakhand is one of the dream destinations for an unforgettable mountaineering experience. And this is what has gained immense popularity to Uttarakhand tourism. As for the Mount Meru, there are two routes to reach to the peak i.e Shark’s fin route and the northwest wall. In order start the trek for it, one has to reach Uttarkashi. From where buses are available to reach Gangotri. At a trekking distance from Gangotri, there is a base camp set up at Tapovan. To reach Uttarkashi, Dehradun is the most well-connected city that can be reached through bus, train or flight.