Category: Nepal

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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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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Ngadi Chuli

Ngadi Chuli (Manaslu II, Peak 29, Dakura, Dakum, Dunapurna) Ngadi Chuli, also known as Manaslu II, is a high peak in the Mansiri Himal mountain range, which stands next to the towering Mt. Manaslu to the south. Other nearby mountains include Thulagi Chuli to the northwest and Himalchuli to the southeast. The Pangpoche Himal HP …

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Himalchuli

Himalchuli (Himal Chuli) Mount Himalchuli is part of the Mansiri Himal, which are part of the Nepalese Himalayas. The mountain sits south of Mount Manaslu, Thulagi Chuli, and Ngadi Chuli, and is located southeast of Dona Lake and north of the small lake Meme Pokhari. Country: Nepal Mountain Range: Manaslu Himalaya Elevation: 25,896 feet / …

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Machapuchare

Machapuchare (Machhapuchchhre, Machhapuchhre, माछापुच्छ्रे) Mount Machapuchare (sometimes spelled Macchapucchre) is sacred to the people of Nepal, and to Shiva, the Hindu deity who transforms and destroys evil. Because it is so revered, climbing the peak is forbidden. The name Machapuchare translates to “fishtail” in Nepali, likely because its double peak looks similar to a fish’s …

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Imja Tse (Island Peak)

Imja Tse | Island Peak [wp_ad_camp_1] Imja Tse, better known as Island Peak, got its more popular name from members of a British expedition, who dubbed it “Island Peak” for the fact that it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The mountain is located in Sagarmatha National Park in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal, and is …

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Annapurna II

Annapurna II Annapurna II is part of the great Annapurna Mountain Massif, which holds some of the world’s highest peaks, including Annapurna I and II, both of which are over 26,000 feet, 13 peaks over 23,000 feet, and 16 more over 20,000 feet high. The Annapurna Massif contains the following prominent peaks, in descending order by …

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Gyachung Kang

Gyachung Kang (ग्याचुङ्काङ, Gyāchung Kāng, 格重康峰, Gézhòngkāng Fēng) Gyachung Kang is located in Sagarmatha National Park in the the Gokyo region of Nepal, and stands as a prominent peak in the the Mahalangur Himal range of the Himalayas.  It is the highest point between Everest and Cho Oyu. Countries: Nepal, China Gyachung Kang stands on the …

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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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