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The Himalayas boasts 10 of the world's highest peaks. It is truly worth visiting the famous peaks of the Himalayas. Here is some information on the different peaks of Himalayas other than the famous ones.


Himalayas : Himalayan Facts : Himalayan Peaks and Mountains

Himalayan Peaks and Mountains


Everybody wants to explore the Himalayas due to different reasons some for adventure and fun while the other for climbing the highest peak of this range, which is about 8, 850m in altitude. Everybody who visits the Himalayas deep inside their heart they want to explore the Mount Everest. The Himalayas is the world's highest mountain range and the home for 10 of the world's highest mountain peaks. Fourteen peaks of the Himalayas are above the height of 8,000m. Apart from the famous mountain peaks like Mount Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga there are other peaks like Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Manaslu, Lahotse, Dhaulagiri.

Mount Everest
Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world. It rises to a height of 8,850m (29,035) above sea level. It is one of the mountains in the Himalayan range. Covering the frontiers of Tibet and Nepal, north of India. The mountain is named after Sir George Everest, who was a British surveyor-general of India. It is known by different names in different regions like Sagarmatha in Nepal and Quomolongma in Tibet. The latitude of Mount Everest is 27 59 17 N and Longitude is 86 55 31 E. In Sanskrit Himalayas mean, "abode of snow". The mountain is totally covered with snow. The height of the mountain varies depending on the amount of snowfall on its peak.

Karakoram
K2 is also known as Austin Godwin, named after an English photographer who explored the region. Locally it is known as "Chogo Ri", meaning "The Great Mountain". It is the second highest mountain peak in the world with a height of 8,611m or 28,250ft.

Kanchenjunga
Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain peak of the world. It covers around 7000 sq km on the Sikkim and Nepal border. The word Kanchenjunga means "The Five Treasures of the Snow" in the local language, referring to its five summits, which are all over 8,000 meters. It is located at Latitude 27° 42' 9'' and Longitude 88° 9' 1 '. Kanchenjunga has an altitude of 8, 586m or 28, 169 feet, making it the world's third highest peak. It has five peaks of which the highest peak is 8,586m or 28,169 feet. It has still remained unexplored in spite of several attempts. According to Sir John Hunt, who climbed the peak of Everest with Sir edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norkey, has said Kanchenjunga is a more dangerous and hard to explore, than the Mount Everest itself. It is also known by different names like "Kachendzonga", "Kangchen Dzö-nga", and "Kangchanfanga".

Nanga Parbat
Nanga Parbat or naked mountain is another important peak of the Himalayan range. According to sources it is the ninth highest mountain in the world. It is located in regions of Baldistan, Korakoram Range, Gilgit, Pakistan. Nanga Parbat has a height of 8,126m or 26,660 ft. The mountain has such sharp edges that it cannot hold much of snow. That's the reason the mountain peaks have an unclad appearance. It has three faces, the Rahikot, Diamir and rupal. It is considered a very dangerous mountain because of the tragedies, which took place earlier. It is located at Longitude 74.35 and Latitude 35.10.

Annapurna
Among the other famous peaks of the Himalayas the Annapurna range is a very important Himalayan range. It is located in central Nepal Himalayas with an altitude of 8,091m. It ranks 10th highest mountain in the world. The Annapurna range stretches from west to east consisting of the following major peaks of the range:

Annapurna South Face: altitude: 7,219m,
Gang: altitude: 7,647m,
Gangapurna: altitude: 7,455m,
Annapurna III: altitude: 7,555m,
Annapurna IV: altitude: 7,525m and
Annapurna II: altitude: 7,937m.
Annapurna I altitude: 8,091 m.

It is located to the east of a great gorge that cuts through the Himalayas by the Kali Gandaki river, on its western and northwestern slopes it has glaciers, which drain into this gorge. Annapurna has many high peaks but the two highest peaks are Annapurna I and Annapurna II, at the western and eastern ends.

Manaslu
Manaslu, is located in Nepal about forty miles east of Annapurna with an altitude of 8,156m. It is the 8th highest mountain in the world. Manaslu is the highest peak of the Gurkha plateau. The name Manaslu is taken from a Sanskrit word "Manasa" which means "Mountain of the Spirit". It is located at longitude 84.33 and latitude 28.33. Other than the Manaslu the other high peaks of the Gurkha plateau are as follows:

Manaslu North altitude: 7,154 m.
Dakura altitude: 7,837 m.
Himal Chuli altitude: 7,864 m.
Manaslu East altitude: 7,894 m.

Dhaulagiri Mountain
It is located in the Eastern Nepal, Nepal and Tibet border with an altitude of 8,201m, is the 7th highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri means "white mountain". It is the highest mountain located entirely within Nepal. The peak stretches for 30 miles consisting of sharp ridges, icefalls, and glaciers. Along the main peak, several other pyramid-shaped peaks rise. Four of these peaks, from east to west, rise above 25,000 feet. It is located at longitude 83.30 and latitude 28.42.

Lhotse
Lhotse is the fourth highest peak in the Himalayan range. It is located in the China and Nepal border with an altitude of 8,516m. The peak stretches from east to west, which is located south of Mount Everest. South Col, a vertical ridge connects the peaks of the two mountains, which is never below 8, 000m. Other than the main peak of the Lhotse there are two other peaks like Lhotse Shar, which is located east of the main peak, and Nuptse, which is on the mountain's west ridge. It is located at longitude 86.56.03 and latitude 27.57.45.





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