Highest Himalayan Peaks in India

Highest Himalayan Peaks in India

Top 12 Highest Himalayan Peaks in India

India is a diverse country. In terms of natural terrain, India has many valleys, mountains, rivers, flora, and fauna. Himalaya is the highest mountain range in the world and separates India from neighboring countries by acting as a natural border. When it comes to the highest peaks there are various highest world-famous Himalayas peaks in India. In this blog, we will explore some of the highest Himalayan peaks in India.

As India is home to some of the highest mountain peaks in the world and the Himalayan peaks are on top of them. Majority of the Himalaya mountain peaks are situated in the Karakoram ranges, Garhwal Himalaya and Kanchenjunga. Most of the highest peaks in India are situated in Sikkim and Uttarakhand state of India. So let's explore them below

1. Kangchenjunga – (8586 m, 28169 ft), (Rank 3rd) Sikkim, India

The Kangchenjunga is the highest mountain peak in India and is ranked 3rd highest summit in the world with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft). The highest mountain Kangchenjunga is located at the border of India and Nepal in the great Himalayas range, Sikkim.

The name Kanchenjunga is derived from the Tibetan words, 'Kanchen' and 'Dzonga', meaning 'Five Treasuries of the Great Snow', as it contains five peaks and the region has twelve more peaks over 7,000 m (23,000 ft).


2. Nanda Devi – (7824 m, 25663 ft), (Rank 23rd) Uttarakhand, India

The Nanda Devi is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas region in the state of Uttarakhand. Nanda Devi is the highest summit in the two massifs another one is called as Nanda Devi East, located in the eastern part.

Nanda Devi is one of the highest mountains in the world and ranked second in India. Climbing is not allowed on Nanda Devi as it is considered a holy peak. Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve is home to many famous treks like Roopkund Trek, Kuari Pass Trek, Valley of Flowers Trek, and Hemkund sahib trek.

Nanda Devi

 3. Kamet – (7756 m, 25446 ft), (Rank 29th) Uttarakhand, India

The Kamet is the highest summit in the Zaskar mountain Range of the Garhwal region in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. Kamet is the second-highest mountain summit of the Garhwal Himalayas and the third-highest mountain peak in India with an elevation of 7,756 m (25,446 ft).

Kamet mountain peak is surrounded by three major neighboring peaks and lies very close the Tibet.


4. Saltoro Kangri – (7742 m, 25400 ft), (Rank 31st) Kashmir, India

The Saltoro Kangri is the highest peak of the Saltoro Mountain ranges, a sub-range of the Karakoram, the biggest range of the greater Himalayan Mountains. Saltoro Mountains are situated at the center of great Karakoram and very near to the longest glacier in the world, the Siachen Glacier.

The Saltoro Kangri is the 31st highest independent mountain peak in the world with an elevation of 7,742 m (25,400 ft) in Kashmir.

Saltoro Kangri

5. Saser Kangri – (7672 m, 25171 ft), (Rank 35th) Kashmir, India

The Saser Kangri is a group of five majestic mountain peaks situated in the Saser Muztagh range in Jammu and Kashmir. Saser Muztagh is one of the sub-range of the great Karakoram range and lies in the southeast part of the Karakoram range.

Saser Kangri I is the highest mountain peak among all five brothers with an elevation of 7,672 m (25,171 ft) and Ranked 35th in the world. Saser Kangri II is ranked 49 and Saser III is ranked 51 in the top 100 mountain peaks of the world.


6. Mamostong Kangri – (7516 m, 24659 ft), (Rank 48) Kashmir, India

The Magnificent Mamostong Kangri is the highest mountain of sub-ranges Rimo Mustagh of the Great Karakoram range. Mamostong Kangri is located at a majestic altitude of 7,516 m (24,659 ft) in the remote area of the Siachen Glacier.

Mamostong Kangri is ranked 48th independent highest peak in the world.


7. Ghent Kangri – (7401 m, 24,281 ft), (Rank 69) Kashmir, India

Ghent Kangri (or Mount Ghent, Ghaint I) is a high peak at the north end of the Saltoro Mountains, a subrange of the Karakoram range. It is located west of the Siachen Glacier in an area under Indian control since 1984.

Mount Ghent stands at an elevation of 7401 meters (24281 ft) and is ranked 69th in the list of highest mountain peaks in the world.

Ghent Kangri

8. Rimo – (7385 m, 24229 ft), (Rank 71) Kashmir, India

Rimo means “stripes ", the group of Rimo is the group of the “striped " mountains. The Rimo massif is located at the northern side of Rimo Muztagh in the famous Karakoram ranges. The striped mountains are lies northeast part of the great Siachen Glacier with an elevation of 7,385 m (24,229 ft).

Rimo mountain consists of four peaks, the Rimo I is the highest peak among them with 7,385 m (24,229 ft).


9. Abi Gamin – (7355 m, 24131 ft), Uttarakhand, India

Abi Gamin or Ibi Gamin is one of the highest peaks located in the Chamoli district of the Indian state Uttarakhand. It lies on the India-Tibet border just 2 km away from mount Kamet. It is also the second-highest peak in the region after Kamet.

This peak is a part of the Himalayan Range and is situated on the watershed of the upper Alaknanda and Dhauli.

Abi Gamin

10. Hardeol – (7151 m, 23461 ft), Uttarakhand, India

Hardeol also called as Temple of God is one of the major mountain peaks of the Kumaon Himalaya located at the northern side of Sanctuary and guarding the Nanda Devi.

The 7,151 m (23,461 ft) highest Hardeol peak is situated in the Milam valley of Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand.


11. Chaukhamba – (7138 m, 23419 ft), Uttrakhand, India

The Chaukhamba summit is the highest peak in the group of the Gangotri situated in the Garhwal Himalaya region of Uttarakhand. The Gangotri Group has a total of four peaks and Chaukhamba I is the highest among them with an elevation of 7,138 m (23,419 ft).

Chaukhamba got its name due to the four big peaks along with each other.


12. Trishul – (7120 m, 23359 ft), Uttarakhand, India

Trisul is one of the three mountain peaks of a group located in the mountainous regions of Kumaon in Uttarakhand state. The highest peak of the group is Trisul I at an elevation of 7,120 m (23,359 ft).

The three got their name after the Trishul weapon of Lord Shiva, Trisul Mountain peaks are near to the Nanda Devi sanctuary.


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