Siguang Ri

Siguang Ri

Overlook of Cho Oyu and surrounding mountains

Siguang Ri mountain sits just north of the China-Nepal border in the Mahalangur Himalaya range of Tingri County in the city of Shigatse in Tibet, China. It has two subpeaks, Siguang Ri Shar and Siguang Ri Northwest, and is a child mountain of the sixth highest mountain in the world, Cho Oyu, which is south-southwest of Siguang Ri.

Other peaks near Siguang Ri include Gyachung Kang to the southeast and Tenzing Peak to the south. The Mount Everest Camp is located to the east of the mountain, as well as temples and lodging on the nearby Zhufeng Road. Visitors can enjoy seeing local wildlife and vegetation in the Sagarmatha National Park a little further south of Siguang Ri.

Country: China

State/Province: Tibet

Mountain Range: Mahalangur Himalaya

Parents: Cho Oyu, Mahalangur, Himalayas

Elevation: 23,976 feet / 7,308 meters

Prominence: 2,130 feet / 650 meters

First Ascent: 1989

Fun Fact: Siguang Ri is the 83rd highest peak in the world.

Plant Life:  Vegetation in the Mahalangur Himalaya region and Sagarmatha National Park includes rhododendron, juniper, herbs, and wildflowers.

Animal Life: Some common local mammals living in Sagarmatha National Park in the Mahalangur Himalayas are the snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan tahr, musk deer, wild yak, Himalayan pika, black bear, yellow-throated marten, and mountain weasel.

Bird Life: Birds of the Mahalangur Himalayas include the Tibetan snow cock, Himalayan monal, and blood pheasant.

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