Category: China

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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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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Kongur Tagh

Kongur Tagh (Kongkoerh, قوڭۇر تاغ‎, Коңур Тағ, Хонгор Таг, Hongor Tag, 公格尔峰, Gōnggé’ěr Fēng) Kongur Tagh stands in the Kongur Shan mountain range in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. The Kongur Shan range, which includes Mount Muztagh Ata, is sometimes considered part of the “Eastern Pamirs.” In the Uyghur language, the name means …

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Gurla Mandhata

Gurla Mandhata (Naimona’nyi, Memo Nani, 納木那尼峰) The Tibetan name for the mountain, Naimona’nyi, is said to come from the words “naimo” (herbal medicine), “na” (black), and “nyi” (heaped-up slabs), translating roughly to “the mountain of slabs of black herbal medicine.” Mandhata is named after king Mandhata of suryavansha of the Ikshvaku dynasty. Gurla Mandhata sits …

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Namcha Barwa

Namcha Barwa (Namchabarwa, གནམས་ལྕགས་འབར་བ།, Gnams lcags ‘bar ba, Namjagbarwa, 南迦巴瓦峰, Nánjiābāwǎ Fēng) Namcha Barwa is located in Nyingchi Prefecture in an isolated part of southeastern Tibet that has few outside visitors. Standing inside the Great Bend of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, it is a lone peak just east of the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon. Guests …

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