Karjiang (Karejiang)

Mountains of Tibet, China

Karjiang is a child mountain of Kula Kangri. It is so isolated, steep, and difficult to climb that the mountain remains unclimbed. Also, mountaineers need a permit to access Karjiang. The mountain is located in Tibet, China, near the Bhutan–China border.

The closest peaks to Karjiang are Chura Kang to the south-southeast and Chomolhari Kang, Kangphu Kang, and Jejekangphu Kang to the west-southwest. The mountain is just a few miles north of Bhutan’s Wangchuck Centennial National Park.

Country: China

State/Province: Tibet

Mountain Range: Kula Kangri Himalaya

Parents: Himalaya

Elevation: 23,691 feet / 7,221 meters

Prominence: 2,890 feet / 880 meters

First Ascent: unclimbed

Fun Fact: Karjiang is the 99th highest peak in the world.

Plant Life: The nearby Wangchuck Centennial National Park is rich with 693 plant species.

Animal Life:  Wangchuck Centennial National Park protects the local wildlife including the royal bengal tiger, snow leopard and leopard, leopard cat, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan musk deer, Himalayan serow, Bhutan takin, and the rare Tibetan wolf, only seen in Wangchuck Centennial National Park.

Bird Life: As many as 250 bird species have been spotted in the Wangchuck Centennial National Park area.

Butterfly Life: 42 butterfly species have been recorded in the Wangchuck Centennial National Park area.


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