Category: Himalayas

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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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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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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Kumbhakarna (Jannu)

Kumbhakarna (Jannu, Phoktanglungma) “That is not a mountain, it is a ferocious giant.” -Everest ascensionist Tenzing Norgay on Kumbhakarna Kumbhakarna mountain is commonly referred to as both Kumbhakarna, its official name, and Jannu, perhaps the more popular name. In the Limbu language, it is named Phoktanglungma, meaning “mountain with shoulders” (with “phoktang” meaning shoulder and …

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Dhaulagiri II

Dhaulagiri II The mountain’s Nepalese name, धौलागिरी, is from the Sanskrit language where धवल (dhawala) translates to mean dazzling, white, and beautiful, and गिरि (giri) means mountain. It sits in the Dhaulagiri Himalaya mountain range where Dhaulagiri, to the southeast of Dhaulagiri II, is its parent mountain. Other nearby peaks are Sangdachhe Himal to the …

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Kamet

Kamet (कामेत) Located in India near the border of China, Kamet mountain is known for its unusual shape because it looks like a great pyramid topped by a flat summit area with two peaks. Nearby peaks are Abi Gamin to the northeast and Mana I to the southeast. Country: India Mountain Range: Garhwal Himalaya Elevation: …

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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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Chomo Lonzo

Chomo Lonzo (珠穆隆索峰, Zhūmùlóngsuǒ Fēng) Chomo-Lonzo means “bird goddess,” and when viewed from the east, the mountain resembles an eagle with spread wings. Chomo Lonzo lies in in Tibet, northeast of Makalu in the Mahalangur or Khumbu Himalayas. Other neighboring peaks include Lhotse and Mt Everest to the west, Baruntse and Hongku Chuli to the …

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