Himalayan Peaks

Highest Himalayan Peak: More then 8,000 metres (26,000 feet).
Major Himalayan Peaks: Mount Everest, Mount Kanchenjunga, Nanga Parbat
K2 Mountain: The 2nd highest mountain in the world about 8,611 m from sea level
Himalayan Destinations: Lahaul & Spiti, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh

Kangchenjunga Himalayas Since time immemorial, people have got attracted sages, adventurers and tourists to the Himalayas because of its mountain peaks and snowy glaciers. But to really experience the majestic Himalayan panorama, you have visit the Himalayn lands of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. 10 highest peaks of the world are situated within the Himalayas and out of those 10, 8 are the part of the Nepalese Himalayas. Discover the beauty of the Himalayas from five exceptional viewpoints, Singu Chuli Base Camp, Machapuchare, Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp, the Rongbuk Glacier and Thang La, Tibet.

Mount Everest
Mount Everest is word's mightiest mountain crowing with the highest peak in the world, rising up to 29,029 feet (8,848m) above the sea level. Everest is the most conspicuous mountain peak of Himalayan ranges that lies along the border of Nepal and Tibet offering some of the most challenging peaks to its climbers.
This unconquered, puissant peak of Himalaya was conquered by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepal and Edmund Percival Hillary of New Zealand on May 29, 1953. They climbed the summit of Everest through the Southeast Ridge Route and claimed the tile of being the first to climb Mt.Everest.

Kangchenjunga
Kangchenjunga (Kanchenjunga) is the most romantic mountain and it covers 7000 sq. kms, which mainly faces part of Sikkim (India) and Nepal. The word 'kangchenjunga' (Kanchenjunga) means "The Five Treasures of the Snow" in the local dialect, referring to its five summits which are spread over 8,000 meters. It is also called as "Kangchen Dzö-nga", "Kachendzonga", "Kangchanfanga".

Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. From 1838 until 1849, it was believed to be the highest. It is an enormous mountain mass, and many satellite peaks rise from its narrow icy ridges. It is located on the border of Nepal and Sikkim, just 46 miles northwest of Darjeeling. It is the most easterly of the great 8,000 meter peaks of the Himalayas. The Kangchenjunga measures 28,169 feet and 8586 in Mts. it stretches from 27ƒ 42' N Longitude to 88ƒ 08' E Latitude. Best climbing months vary from (pre-monsoon) April to may, to (post-monsoon) September to October.

K2 Nanga Parbat, Himalayan
K2 peak is locally known as "Chogo Ri", which means "The Great Mountain", at 8,611 m from sea level, is the 2nd highest mountain in the world. K2 stretches from Pakistan to China border in the mighty Karakoram range. It is a rocky mountain up to 6,000m, beyond which it becomes an ocean of snow. The traditional route to K2's base camp goes from Skardu, which is linked with Islamabad by a good road. From Skardu the route goes via Shigar-Dassu-Askole up to Concordia over the Baltoro glacier.

Nanga Parbat
Of the numerous peaks situated in the Himalayan region, Nanga Parbat peak has passed into mountaineering lexicon. Standing remote and aloof, at the western edge of these ranges, Nanga Parbat's name that means "the Naked Mountain", describes the peak better than anything else. Its sharp ridges can hold little snow and this unclad appearance is most unusual in zones where all other mountains are wrapped in white snow. It is considered the ninth highest mountain in the world.

Lhotse
Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the Himalayas. Its long east-west crest is located immediately south of Mount Everest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000m.

Sometimes mistakenly Lhotse has been identified as the south peak of the Everest massif. No serious attention was turned to climbing Lhotse until Everest had finally been ascended. Lhotse first climbed in 1956 as an alternative route towards the summit of Everest.



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