Category: 100 Highest Mountains

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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