Peaks of the Himalayas

The Himalayas is the world's highest mountain range comprising all top ten of the world's highest peaks. In fact, the Himalayas includes 14 peaks more than 8,000 meters high and some 200 more than 6000 meters.

Contrary to popular belief, the Himalayas is a non-continuous range segmented at various places, forming several subranges. Other times, the Himalayas consists of a cluster of mountains on a separate latitude. As such, clustered mountains in the Himalayas are roughly grouped together by regions, sometimes called Himal.

The Himalayas as seen from space!
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As you sail along the Himalayas, east to west, you are greeted with the following panoramic sequence of (known and famous) peaks:

(Names in parantheses refer to old name of the peaks or duplicate name for the peak.)

NAMCHA BARWA HIMAL
Tibet

Kadusam - 5,108m

Namcha Barwa - 7,756m

Jailabaili Feng - 7,151 (23,460ft)


Kula Kangri - 7,554m
Bhutan/Tibet, China


CHOMOLHARI
Bhutan

Jichu Drake

Chomolhari - 7,314m


KANCHENJUNGA HIMAL
India/Mechi Zone, Nepal

Talung - 7,344m

Rathong - 6,678m

Kabru - 7,338m

Pathibhara Purba (The Sphinx) - 6,837m

Pathibhara (The Pyramid) - 7.123m

Nepal - 6,910m

Gimmigela Chuli (Twin Peak) - 7,350m

Kirat Chuli (Tent Peak) - 7,365m

Kanchenjunga South - 8,474m

Kanchenjunga West - 8,420m

Kanchenjunga I(Main)

Height: 8,598 m (28,208 ft)?
Rank: 3
Latitude: 27 42 09 N
Longitude: 88 09 01 E

Yalung Kang - 8,505m

Kangbachen - 7,903m

Ramze - 5,200m

Drohmo - 6,100m

Taple Shikhar (Cross Peak) - 6,341m

Ramthang Chang (Wedge Peak) - 6,812m ?

Kumbhakarna or Jannu (Mystery Peak) - 7,710m

Anidesh Chuli (White Wave Peak) - 6,797m

Jongsang - 7,483m

Dome - 7,442m


JANAK HIMAL
Mechi Zone, Nepal

Janak Chuli (Outlier) - 7,035m

Lashar - 6,487m

Chabuk - 6,754m

Ohmi Kangri - 6,820m

Sharphu - 6,553m

Lapso - 4,470m

Nupchu - 7,028m


LUMBASUMBA (UMBAK) HIMAL
Kosi Zone, Nepal

Senup - 6,257m


KUMBHAKARNA
Koshi Zone, Nepal

Youpa - 6,424m

Makalu I
Height: 8,463 m (27,776 ft)
Rank: 5
Latitude: 27 53 23 N
Longitude: 87 05 20 E

Makalu II (Kangchugtse) - 7,678m

Makalu South - 8,010m

Baruntse - 7,220m (23,517ft)


MAHALANGUR (CHAMLAN) HIMAL
Koshi-Sagarmatha Zones, Nepal

Chamlang - 7,319m (23,983 ft)

Cho Polu - 6,711m

Shantishikhar - 7,591m


KHUMBU (Everest Region) HIMAL
Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal

Shartse - 7,459m

Lhotse Shar - 8,383m

Imja Tse (Island Peak) - 6,183m

Lhotse I

Height: 8,501 m (27,890 ft)?
Rank: 4
Latitude: 27 57 45 N
Longitude: 86 56 03 E

Lhotse Intermediate - 8,410m

Lhotse West I - 7,703m

Lhotse West II - 7,569m

Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest)

Known as Sagarmatha to the local Nepalis and as Quomolongma to the Tibetans, Mt. Everest is famous for being the highest peak in the world.

Height: 8,848 m (29,028 ft)
Rank: 1
First scaled: 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary
Latitude: 27 59 17 N
Longitude: 86 55 31 E

Mt. Everest South - 8,754m

Check out the Ascent to Everest page.

Mera - 6,654m

Nuptse East - 7,815m

Nuptse I - 7,879m (25,850 ft) ?

Rank: 25
Latitude: 27 58 02 N
Longitude: 86 53 14

Nuptse West I - 7,795m

Nuptse West II - 7,745m

West Shoulder

Lho La - 6,006m

Khumbutse

Changatse - 7,550m

Lingtrentse

Khumbila - 18,900 ft

Kyogi Ri

Hongku Chuli (Pyramid Peak) - 6,809m

Peak 38 East - 7,502m

Shar Tse II (Peak 38) - 7,591m

Kyashar (Peak 43) - 6,767m

Khonga Tse (Mehra) - 5,849m

Pokalde - 5,806m

Pumori - 7,145m (23,442 ft) ?

Hunchhi - 7,161m

Kusum Kanguru - 6,367m

Tawoche - 6,501m

Lobuje (Lobuche) - 6,119m

Lobuje West - 6,145m

Cho Khung

Cholatse - 6,440m

Gyachung Kang I - 7,952m (25,990 ft) ?

Gyachung Kang II - 7,035m

Ngojumba Kang East (Ngoxumpga Ri) - 7,610m

Ngojumba Kang Central (Ngoxumpga Ri) - 7,646m

Ngojumba Kang West (Ngoxumpga Ri) - 7,806m ?

Cho Oyu

Height: 8,201 m (26,906 ft)
Rank: 6
Latitude: 28 05 37 N
Longitude: 86 39 43 E

Cho Oyu North - 7,570m

Nganpai Gosum East - 7,110m

Nganpai Gosum Central - 7,296m

Nganpai Gosum West - 7,352m

Sanu Taboche - 5,305m


BARUN
Koshi-Sagarmatha Zones, Nepal

Barun Tea - 7,129m

Ama Dablam - 6,856m (22,402 ft) ?

Latitude: 27 51 42 N
Longitude: 86 51 50 E

Mangtalga

Kangtega - 6,779m ?

Thamserku - 6,623m


ROLWALING HIMAL
Sagarmatha-Janakpur Zones, Nepal

Karyolung - 6,683m (21,960 ft) ?

Nupia

Kwangde (Kawande) - 6,011m

Latitude: 27 48 01 N
Longitude: 86 38 01

Numbur - 6,957m (22,831 ft) ?

Parchemuche (Parchamo) - 6,187m

Chobuje - 6,685m

Ramdung - 5,925m

Likhu Chuli (Pigferago) - 6,620m (21,720 ft)

Chugimago - 6,297m (20,660 ft)

Melungtse - 7,181m (20,660 ft)

Gauri-Shankar - 7,134m (23,442 ft) ?

Teng Kangpoche

Bigpher Go

Tengi Rigi Tau

Lanmoche Ri

Drangnag Ri - 6,801m

Panbug Ri

Yalung Ri


Chhoba-Bhamare - 5,970m (19,550 ft)


JUGAL HIMAL
Bagmati Zone, Nepal

Phurbi-Ghyachu - 6,658m (21,870 ft) ?

Gumba Chuli (Lady's Peak) - 6,256m

Bhairab Takura (Madiya Peak) - 6,799m

Loengpo Gang (Big White Peak) - 7,083m ?

Dorje Lakpa I (Twin peaks) - 6,988m (26,150 ft) ?

Dorje Lakpa II - 6,517m

Dome Blanc - 6,830m

Gachenpo (Gang Chenpu) - 6,397m ?

Gurkapo Ri - 6,891m

Bhemthang Ri (Merimoto) - 6,758m ?

Goldum - 6,620m

Gyaltzen - 6,151m

Shisha Pangma (Xixabangma)

Height: 8,046m (26,397ft)
Rank: 13
Location: Tibet (but part of the Jugal Himal group?)

Langsisa Ri - 6,427m

Urkunmang - 6,151m


LANGTANG HIMAL
Bagmati Zone, Nepal

Langtang Ri - 7,205m

Bhemdang Ri - 6,150m

Kangja Chuli - 5,844m

Langtang Lirung - 7,246m (23,750 ft) ?

Kalotappa - 4,707m

Yala Peal - 5,520m

Big Surja Peak - 5,144m

Small Surja Peak - 5,000m


GANESH HIMAL
Bagmati Zone, Nepal

Palder - 5,896m ?

Ganesh V - 6,986m

Ganesh I (Yangra) - 7,429m

Ganesh III (Salasungo) - 7,110m

Ganesh IV (Pabil) - 7,102m

Ganesh II - 7,111m

Langpo - 6,668m

Pasubo - 6,177m


SHRINGI HIMAL
Gandaki Zone, Nepal

Gosainthan - 26,291ft

Khojang - 5,559m

Shringi - 7,187m


SERANG/YANGRA HIMAL
Gandaki Zone, Nepal

Chamar - 7,187m


GORKHA/MANSIRI HIMAL
Gandaki Zone, Nepal

Baudha - 6,672m

Himalchuli North - 7,371m

Himalchuli West - 7,540m

Himalchuli East - 7,893m

Nagadi Chuli (Peak 29) - 7,871m

Takura - 7,835m

Manaslu East - 7,895m

Manaslu North - 7,157m

Manaslu

Height : 8,163 m (26,781 ft)
Rank : 8
Latitude: 28 32 58 N
Longitude: 84 33 43 E

Naike

Naike North


LARKYA HIMAL
Gandaki Zone, Nepal

Kang Guru - 6,981m

Larkya Peak North - 6,065m


PERI HIMAL
Gandaki Zone, Nepal

Lapachun - 5,960m

Samdo - 6,335m ?

Swelokhang - 6,180m

Phungi - 6,535m

Panbari Himal - 6,887m

Cheo - 6,820m

Himlung - 7,126m

Nemjung - 7,140m

Tilje Peak

Gyajikang - 7,038m

Kuchubhro - 5,910m

Kanguru - 7,010m

Ratna Chuli - 7,035m ?


DAMODAR HIMAL
Gandaki Zone, Nepal

Pokharkan - 6,347m

Amotson - 6,392m

Chhubche - 5,603m

Pisang Peak - 6,091m

Rambrung - 4,440m

Bhrikuti Shail - 6,364m

Chulu East - 6,584m

Chulu West - 6,584m

Gungdang - 6,584m

Genjang - 6,112m

Putrun Himal - 6,465m

Yakawa Kang - 6,482m

Sya Gang - 6,053m

Khatung Kang - 6,484m

Thorung Ri - 6,200m


ANNAPURNA HIMAL
Gandaki Zone, Nepal

Lamjung Peak - 6,983m (22,740 ft) ?

Annapurna-II - 7,937m (26,041 ft)

Annapurna-IV - 7,525m (24,666 ft)

Annapurna-III - 7,556m (24,767 ft) ?

Gangapurna - 7,455m (24,457 ft) ?

Gandharva Chuli (Gabelhorn) - 6,248m

Rankharka - 5,672m

Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) - 6,993m

Mardi Himal - 5,587m

Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome) - 7,193m (23,191 ft)

Glacier Dome West - 7,069m

Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) - 5,663m

Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak) - 6,501m

Khangshar Kang (Roc Noir) - 7,485m (24,556 ft)

Hiunchuli - 6,441m

Annapurna-I
Gandaki Zone, Nepal

Height : 8,091 m (26.545ft)
Rank : 10
Latitude: 28 35 45 N
Longitude: 83 49 20 E

Annapurna Fang - 7,647m

Tilicho Peak - 7,134m

Annapurna Dakshin (Annapurna South/Moditse) - 7,219m (23,683ft)
Latitude: 28 31 04
Longitude: 83 48 30

Baraha Shikhar (Fang) - 7,647m (25,089 ft)


NILGIRI HIMAL
Dhaulagiri Zone, Nepal

Nilgiri South - 7,061m (23,166 ft)

Nilgiri East - 7,134m

Nilgiri Central - 6,940m

Nilgiri West - 7,055m

Nilgiri North ? - 6,839m


MUSTANG HIMAL
Dhaulagiri Zone, Nepal

Manshail - 6,335m

Arniko Chuli - 6,034m


MUKUT HIMAL
Dhaulagiri-Karnali Zones, Nepal

Thapa Peak - 6,013m

Dhampas - 5,951m

Hongde - 6,556m


DHAULAGIRI HIMAL
Dhaulagiri Zone, Nepal

Tukuche - 6,920m (22,691 ft)

Dhaulagiri

Height : 8,167m (26,795 ft)
Rank : 7
Latitude: 28 41 46 N
Longitude: 83 29 43 E

Dhaulagiri-I - 6,566m

Sita Chuchura - 6,611m

Manapathi - 6,380m

Ruyachaur Dhuri - 5,724m

Dhaulagiri-II - 7,751m (25,492 ft)

Dhaulagiri-III - 7,715m (25,312 ft)

Dhaulagiri-V - 7,618m (24,992 ft)

Dhaulagiri-IV - 7,661m (25,133 ft)

Gurja - 7,193m (23,599 ft) ?

Dhaulagiri-VI - 7,268m ?

Churen Himal East - 7,371m

Churen Himal West - 7,371m

Putha Hiunchuli - 7,246m


PATRASI HIMAL
Karnali Zone, Nepal

Narbukang ? - 6,005m

Kanjeralwa - 6,612m

Shey Shikhar (Junction Peak) - 6,139m

Phunphun Chuli (Wedge Peak) - 6,102m

Kagmara I - 5,960m

Patrasi - 6,450


KANJIROBA HIMAL
Karnali Zone, Nepal

Tripura Hiunchuli (Hanging Glacier Peak) - 6,553m

Tso Karpo - 6,518m

Kanjiroba - 6,883m

Palta Thumba (Milchberg) - 6,126m


JAGDULA HIMAL
Karnali Zone, Nepal

Jagdula Peak - 5,764m


SISNE HIMAL
Karnali Zone, Nepal

Sisne - 5,849m


CHANGLA HIMAL
Karnali Zone, Nepal

Changla - 6,563m


GAUTAM HIMAL
Karnali Zone, Nepal


KANTI HIMAL
Karnali Zone, Nepal

Danphe Shail - 6,103m

Chandi - 6,623m

Khaptang - 5,965m


GORAKH HIMAL
Karnali Zone

Asajya Tuppa - 6,205m

Gorakh Himal - 6,088m

Chanla Himal - 6,563m


CHANDI HIMAL
Karnali Zone, Nepal

Lalung - 5,309m


SAIPAL HIMAL
Seti Zone, Nepal

Saipal East (Humala) - 6,882m

Saipal - 7,031m

Firnkof - 6,697m

Firnkof West - 6,645m

Numuche - 5,249m


NALAKANKAR HIMAL
Karnali Zone, Nepal

Nalakankar - 6,062m ?

Takhu - 6,800m

Numuchetuppa - 5,250m


GURANS/YOKA
Mahakali Zone, Nepal

Bobaye - 6,808m

Jethi Bahurani - 6,849m

Nampa - 6,754m


BYASRIKHI HIMAL
Mahakali Zone, Nepal

Api - 7,132m

Kapchuli - 6,467m

Nampa South - 6,580m

Api West - 7,100m

Jyachhyung - 6,388m


Gurla Mandhata - 7,728m (25,355ft)
Tibet

Kailas (Kang Rimpoche) - 6,714m
Tibet, China


NANDA DEVI
India

Nanda Devi - 7,817m


GARHWAL HIMALAYA
India

Shivling - 6,543m

Bhagirathi I - 6,512m

Bhagirathi II - 6,454m

Bhagirathi III - 6,856m

Bandarpunch - 6,320m

Kedar Dome - 6,831m

Kedarnath - 6,940m

Sumeru Parbat - 6,331m

Meru North - 6,450m

Meru South - 6660m

Meru West - 6361m

Trimukhi Parbat


Sudarshan Parbat


Panch Chuli Himal
Kumaun


Kamet - 7,758m
India/Tibet

Shillo - 23,050ft


KARAKORAM

Mt. K2 (Godwin Austen)

Height: 8,611m (28,250ft)
Rank : 2
Location : India/Pakistan/China

Gasherbrum I

Height: 8,068m (26,470ft)
Rank: 11
Location: Pakistan/China

Broad Peak

Height: 8,047m (26,400ft)
Rank: 12
Location: Pakistan/China

Gasherbrum II

Height: 8,035m (26,360ft)
Rank: 14
Location: Pakistan/China


Rakaposhi - 7,740m (25,550ft)

Nanga Parbat

Height: 8,125m (26,660 ft)
Rank: 9 Location: Pakistan

Haramosh Peak - 24,270ft
Pakistan


HINDU KUSH
Pakistan/Afghanistan

Tirich Mir - 25,363ft

Istor-O-Nal - 24,272ft


Abi-Gamin - 7,360m (24,140ft)

Nun - 7,198m (23,610ft)

Main Sources:
Adventure Nepal, Vol.3, No.5 Sept-Oct 1993,pp. 32-33
Some Provisions Relating To Mountain Tourism in Nepal, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, HMG Nepal


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