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Top Ten Highest Mountain Peaks in India

India is home to some of the tallest and greatest mountain peaks in the World. Situated just near to the Ecuador, having these Mountainous ranges offer this great nation a flavor of weather, seasons and natural wonders.

Here are the Top 10 Mountains Peaks in India:

Kanchenjunga   Height: 8,586 Meters     Mount Kangchenjunga, Himalaya State: Sikkim

Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world and 1st in India. Kanchenjunga stands tall with an elevation of 8,586 meters (28,169 ft). The literal translation of Kanchenjunga means “The Five Treasures of Snows” and these treasures are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books. Kanchenjunga is a group of five peaks out of which four are over 8450 ft.

Nanda Devi Height: 7,816 Meters     Mount Garhwal Himalaya   State: Uttarakhand

Nanda devi is the second highest mountain peak in India. This is the highest peak (entirely) in the country, as Kanchenjunga lies on the border areas of India and Nepal. It was the highest known mountain in the world until 1808 when western surveyors discovered Dhaulagiri. The mountain stands tall at an elevation of 7824 meters (25663 ft).

Kamet   Height 7,756 Meters, Mount: Garhwal Himalaya, State: Uttarakhand

Kamet is the second highest mountain peak in Garhwal Himalayas. It lies in the Chamboli District of Uttrakhand. It is the third highest peak in India (according to India however, the rank is much lower as it includes in its list of mountains all those in Pakistan occupied Kashmir). The Kamet mountain peak is the 29th highest in the world.

Saltoro Kangri / K10  Height: 7,742 Meters Saltoro Karakoram State: Jammu and Kashmir

The Saltoro Kangri is the highest peak of Saltoro Mountain ranges,a sub range of Karakoram, the biggest range of greater Himalaya mountains. Saltoro Mountains are situated at the center of great Karakoram and very near to the longest glaciers in the world, the Siachen Glacier. The Saltoro Kangri is 31st highest independent mountain peak in world with an
elevation of 7,742 m (25,400 ft) in Kashmir.

Saser Kangri I / K22  Height: 7,672 Meters, Mount: Saser Karakoram State: Jammu and Kashmir

Saser Kangri I (or Sasir Kangri) is the highest peak in the Saser Muztagh, the easternmost sub-range of the Karakoram range in India. This massif lays toward the northwestern end of the Saser Muztagh, at the head of the North Shukpa Kunchang Glacier, a major glacier, which drains the eastern slopes of the group. The mountain stands at an elevation of 7,672 m (25,171 ft) and is ranked at no. 35 in world’s highest mountain peaks.

Mamostong Kangri / K35  Height: 7,516 Meters,    Rimo Karakoram   State: Jammu and Kashmir

Mamostong Kangri or Mamostang Kangri is the highest peak in the remote Rimo Muztagh range, which is a subrange of the Karakoram range in India. The Karakoram Range is spread in three countries namely Pakistan, India and China. Mount Mamostong lies in Indian part of Karakoram Range. The mountain stands at an elevation of 7,516 meters (24,659 feet) and is raked 48th in world’s highest peaks.

Saser Kangri II E                Height: 7,513     Mount, Saser Karakoram             State: Jammu and Kashmir

Another magnificent peak in the Saser Muztagh is Saser Kangri II. The eastern elevation of the peak is 7,518 m (24,665 ft) and the western elevation is 7,500 meters. Saser Kangri II is ranked 49 in the top 100 mountain peaks of the world.

Saser Kangri III  Height:7,495  Mount: Saser Karakoram              State: Jammu and Kashmir

At no. 51 in the list of top 100 mountain peaks of the world is Mount Saser Kangri III that stands at an elevation of 7495 meters (24,590 ft). This mountain is located on Saser Muztagh Range that is a sub-range of Karakoram Range.

Teram Kangri I   Height:7,462  Mount: Siachen Karakoram         State: Jammu and Kashmir

The Teram Kangri group is a mountain massif in the remote Siachen Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram range. The high point of the group, and of the Siachen Muztagh, is Teram Kangri I. The peak lies on the boundary between China and the disputed Siachen Glacier region near the line of control between India and Pakistan. The northeast side of the peak is in Chinese-controlled territory, the southwest side in the disputed Siachen area currently controlled by India.

Jongsong Peak  Height:7,462  Mount: Kangchenjunga, Himalaya             State: Sikkim

Jongsong Peak is a mountain in the Janak section of the Himalayas. At 7,462 metres (24,482 ft) it is the 57th highest peak in the world, although it is dominated by 3rd highest, Kangchenjunga, 20 km (12 mi) to the south. Jongsong’s summit is on tri-junction of India, Nepal and China.

Rank Mountain name Height (m) Range name State
1 Kanchenjunga 8,586 KangchenjungaHimalaya Sikkim
2 Nanda Devi 7,816 Garhwal Himalaya Uttarakhand
3 Kamet 7,756 Garhwal Himalaya Uttarakhand
4 Saltoro Kangri / K10 7,742 Saltoro Karakoram Jammu and Kashmir
5 Saser Kangri I / K22 7,672 Saser Karakoram Jammu and Kashmir
6 Mamostong Kangri / K35 7,516 Rimo Karakoram Jammu and Kashmir
7 Saser Kangri II E 7,513 Saser Karakoram Jammu and Kashmir
8 Saser Kangri III 7,495 Saser Karakoram Jammu and Kashmir
9 Teram Kangri I 7,462 Siachen Karakoram Jammu and Kashmir
10 Jongsong Peak 7,462 KangchenjungaHimalaya Sikkim

 

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