Dhoung is on the last ridge one has to cross to get to the base of several 7000 metres plus summits. Trisul at 7120 metres is the most prominent. The ridge is a gateway to the Greater Himalayas. South of the ridge are the last of the interior villages in Uttarakhand, some of which are not yet linked by any road. To the north of the ridge, however is the sheer Himalayan massif.