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Passu Sar

Passu Sar (پسو سر‎, Passu Sar, Passu I) Serving as the high peak of the Passu massif, Passu Sar lies west of the Hunza Valley in the Gilgit District of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, west of the Hunza Valley. The region is breathtaking, holding some of the world’s highest peaks, and the surrounding mountain passes are dotted …

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Noshaq

Noshaq (Nowshak, Nōshākh, نوشاخ‎) Noshaq stands on the border between the Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan and Chitral District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Its closest neighboring peaks are Gumbaz-E-Safed to the northwest and Istor-o-Nal to the southeast. Countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan Mountain Range: Hindu Kush Elevation: 24,580 feet / 7,492 meters First Ascent: 1960, by a Japanese expedition …

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Pumari Chhish

Pumari Chhish (پماری چش‎, Pumarikish, Peak 11) Pumari Chhish is a tall peak in the Hispar Muztagh mountain range, a subrange of the Karakoram mountain range, that sits east of Khunyang Chhish. The mountain is located southeast of Kunyang Chhish North and east of Kunyang Chhish. Country: Pakistan Mountain Range: Hispar Karakoram Elevation: 24,580 feet …

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Saser Kangri III

Saser Kangri III Located in Jammu and India’s northernmost state, Kashmir, Saser Kangri III is one of the six peaks in the Saser Kangri massif: Saser Kangri I, Saser Kangri II East, Saser Kangri II West, Saser Kangri III, Saser Kangri IV, and Plateau Peak. The other closest peaks to Saser Kangri III include Chamshen …

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Ismoil Somoni Peak

Ismoil Somoni Peak (Қуллаи Исмоили Сомонӣ, Qulla-i Ismō‘il-i Sōmōnî, Qullaji Ismojili Somonī, قلّهٔ اسماعیل سامانی‎‎, пик Исмаила Самани) Tajikistan’s highest peak, Ismoil Somoni Peak, is named after Ismail Samani, who was an emir of the Samanid dynasty circa 900. From 1932-1962 the mountain was known as “Stalin Peak,” and from 1962-1998 it was called “Communism …

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Muztagh Ata

Muztagh Ata (مۇز تاغ ئاتا, Музтаң Ата, 慕士塔格峰, Mùshìtǎgé Fēng) Muztagh Ata sits in the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau, and it is sometimes considered to be a part of the Kunlun Shan mountain range, although it is actually more connected with the Pamirs. It is located in northwest China in Akto County in …

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Saser Kangri II East

Saser Kangri II East Saser Kangri II East saw its first ascent in 2011, partly due to its extreme difficulty, but also due to the fact that it (and much of the eastern Karakoram mountains) was closed off to climbers until 2010 because of the India-Pakistan border conflict. Saser Kangri II East is one of …

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Mamostong Kangri

Mamostong Kangri (Mamostang Kangri, K35) Mamostong Kangri, also known as K35, stands as the highest peak in the Rimo Muztagh mountain range, which is an isolated subrange of the Karakoram mountain range located in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, India, near the Chinese border. Climbing the mountain is nearly impossible due to the …

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Kongur Tiube

Kongur Tiube (公格尔九别峰, Kongur Tiubie, Jiubie, Kungur Tjube Tagh) Kongur Tiube sits in the Kongur Shan mountain range in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China and is a subpeak of Kongur Tagh. In the local language, Kongur Tiube translates to “the mountain with a white cap.” Is stands close to the Tajikistan border to …

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Kula Kangri

Kula Kangri Kula Kangri sits on the border of Bhutan and Tibet, China, which causes a bit of debate as to whether or not it is the highest mountain in Bhutan or if the peak can be claimed by Tibet. Its closest major neighboring peaks are Chura Kang to the southeast and Chomolhari Kang to …

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Changtse

Changtse Changtse stands directly north of Mount Everest between the Main Rongbuk and East Rongbuk Glaciers in Tibet, China. In Tibetan, the name “Changtse” translates to “north peak.” It stands just north of the border with Nepal and east of Rongbu Bingchuan, also known as “Rongbuk” Glacier, Lombak Glacier, and Ice Tallinn. Country: China Mountain Range: …

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Skyang Kangri

Skyang Kangri (سکیانگ کنگری) The mountain Skyang Kangri is also referred to as “Staircase Peak,” because of its staircase shape with five steps on the East Ridge. Skyang Kangri sits on the border of Pakistan and China in the Karakoram mountain range. Its closest neighboring peaks are K2 directly to the southwest, as well as …

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Gongga Shan / Minya Konka

Gongga Shan / Minya Konka (贡嘎山, 貢嘎山, Gònggá Shān, Minya Konka, Mi’nyâg Gong’ga Riwo) Mount Gongga, also referred to as Gongga Shan and Minya Konka, sits in the Daxue Shan mountain range, between Dadu River and Yalong River, and is known to locals as “The King of Sichuan Mountains” because it is the highest peak …

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Gangkhar Puensum

Gangkhar Puensum (གངས་དཀར་སྤུན་གསུམ་, Kangkar Punsum, Gangkar Punsum, Gankar Punzum) Gangkhar Puensum sits in the Kula Kangri Himalaya mountain range in Bhutan, China. The name Gangkhar Puensum translates to “White Peak of the Three Spiritual Brothers.” The mountain remains unclimbed, because in 1994, climbing mountains higher than 6,000 meters was prohibited in Bhutan as a display …

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Annapurna III

Annapurna III Annapurna III is part of the Annapurna Massif which includes one peak over 26,000 feet, 13 over 23,000 feet, and 16 more over 20,000 feet. The Annapurna Massif contains the following prominent peaks, in descending order by height: Annapurna I (Main) (26,545 ft), Annapurna II (26,040 ft), Annapurna III (24,786 ft), Annapurna IV (24,688 ft), Gangapurna (24,457 ft), and Annapurna South (23,684 ft).  There are also several less …

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Trivor

Trivor (ترِووُر‎) Trivor is a mountain in the Hispar Muztagh mountain range, a subrange of the Karakoram range in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. The mountain is one of the higher peaks in the Hispar Muztagh. It is so difficult to climb, that its peak has been reached by climbers only twice. Its closest neighboring …

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