Category: India

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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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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Saser Kangri

Saser Kangri (Sasir Kangri) Saser Kangri is the highest peak in the Saser Muztagh mountain range, which is an eastern subrange of the Karakoram range. Sasir Kangri lies in Jammu and Kashmir, which is the northernmost state of India. Country: India State/Province: Ladakh  Mountain Range: Saser Karakoram Elevation: 25,171 feet / 7,672 meters First Ascent: 1973, …

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Saltoro Kangri / K10

Saltoro Kangri | K10 (سالتورو کانگری‎) | Peak 36 The Saltoro Kangri, also referred to as K10 and formerly Peak 36, refers to the twin peaks Saltoro Kangri I and Saltoro Kangri II, which are connected by a saddle. It is a gorgeous sight which rises above the valleys of the Kondus and the Saltoro …

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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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Nanda Devi

Nanda Devi Nanda Devi is a mountain in India’s Garhwal Himalaya mountain range. The name is translated as “Bliss-Giving Goddess,” and Nanda Devi is regarded as the patron-goddess of the Uttarakhand Himalaya. The peak stands in a ring of some of the highest mountains in the Indian Himalayas, making it extremely difficult to reach. For …

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Earth’s 10 Highest Mountains

All of the world’s ten highest peaks, based on height above sea level, lie in or near the Tibetan region of the Himalayas, with Everest as the tallest and most of the rest being child mountains of Everest.  The highest peaks of the Himalayan region stretch from India to the southwest of Nepal, to China to …

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Kangchenjunga

Kangchenjunga India’s Kangchenjunga (sometimes spelled Kangchenjunga) actually has five prominent peaks, and the tallest is the country’s highest point. The mountain is also known as the “Five Treasures of Snow,” named for its glistening peaks. The nickname comes from the Tibetan words “Kang-chen-dzo-nga” or “Yang-chhen-dzö-nga,” which translate to “Five Treasures of the Great Snow” in …

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Rimo III

Rimo III Rimo III is the third highest peak in the Rimo mountain massif, and sits in the Terong Basin of the eastern Karakoram mountains.  The word “Rimo” translates to mean “striped mountain,” and was likely named for the mountain’s striped appearance. The Rimo Glacier drains into the Shyok river from Rimo I. The Rimo …

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