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P e a k s   a n d   M o u n t a i n   P a s s e s

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
News: Latest Mountain Everest - 10 October 2005, China's surveying and mapping department said on October 9, 2005, the Mount Everest, located between Nepal and China is 3.7 Meter shorter than the measurement taken in 1971. But is now the height of this peak is 8848.13 meter - 3.7 meter = 8844.43 meter M o r e  I n f o.

K2 (Austin Godwin)
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.  M o r e  I n f o.

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.  M o r e  I n f o.

Lhotse at 8511 metres, is the fourth highest mountain in the world, seen in a telephoto lens from the summit of Pumori, reputed to be Nepal's "easiest" 7000 metre peak. The route follows across the bottom of the western Cwm, in the foreground, then heads up the Lhotse face, to the left of centre, reaching the summit in the upper part of the photo to the left of centre.  M o r e  I n f o.

Makalu is known as the fifth highest mountain peak in the world, an isolated peak, located just 14 miles east of Mount Everest. Makalu's size alone is impressive, but its pyramid like structure with four sharp ridges, makes this mountain all the more spectacular. Makalu is the 5th Highest mountain in the world and this is near by the top  M o r e  I n f o.

Cho Oyu
Cho Oyu is the perfect choice for the mountaineer with some experience at altitude who is looking to attempt an 8,000 meter peak. Climbers who have done well on Denali are good candidates to be successful on Cho Oyu.  M o r e  I n f o.

Dhaulagiri, whose name means White Mountain, is the seventh highest mountain in the world. It is an enormous Himalayan massif, located in north central Nepal. It is the highest mountain located entirely within Nepal. After its discovery by the western world in 1808, it replaced Ecuador's Chimborazo (20,561 ft.) as the postulated highest mountain in the world.  M o r e  I n f o.

This area with rich in natural and cultural heritage was opened for the trekkers very recently. The trek beginning from Gorkha. "Gorkha" the ancient kingdom of Shah Dynasty, the home country of great Gurkha Army has a mixed culture   M o r e  I n f o.

Nanga Parbat Peak
Nanga Parbat, whose name means Naked Mountain, is the ninth highest mountain in the world, and the westernmost mountain of the Himalayas. Its vast snowy face is a powerful spectacle when seen from the arid Indus Valley, M o r e  I n f o.

A trek considered by many to offer all aspects of trekking in Nepal. Green forests, tremendous mountain scenery and a mosaic of cultures not too mention a good work out !. 7300m. Altitude, The trail leads northwards initially, crossing fields of paddy before dissecting the Marshyangdi river gorge, it passes through various interesting villages on route. M o r e  I n f o.

Jammu & Kashmir Glaciers
The Valley of Jammu & Kashmir is the first Himalayan state of India, but its not another hill land of India. Jammu and Kashmir is really three regions: the foothill plains of Jammu; the lakes and blue valleys of Kashmir rising to. M o r e  I n f o.

Uttaranchal Glaciers

About 67 percent of the nearly 12,124 square miles of Himalayan glaciers are receding and in the long run as the ice diminishes, glacial runoffs in summer and river flows will also go down, leading to severe water shortages in the region. M o r e  I n f o.

Principal Peaks & Passes in the Indian Himalaya
Peaks Height (m) Passes Height (m)
Kangchenzonga 8598 Meade's Col 7178
Nanga Parbat 8125 Lungser Pass 6240
Nanda Devi 7816 Ibex Col 6200
Mt. Kamet 7756 Jongsang La 6115
Saltoro Kangri 7742 Saltoro Pass 5900
Jongsang 7459 Bilafond La 5647
Rimo I 7385 Mana Pass 5608
Tent Peak 7365 Khardung La 5602
Abi Gamin 7355 Manirang Pass 5550
Mana 7274 Lipu Lekh 5450
Mukut 7242 Pin Parvati Pass 5319
Hardeol 7151 Saser La 5330
Nun 7135 Lamkhaga Pass 5282
Trisul 7120 Baralacha La 4939
Nanda Kot 6861 Hamta 4885
Leo Pargial 6791 Chobu 4750
Devtoli 6788 Kunzum La 4550
Lungser Kangri 6666 Sach Pass 4414
Shigri Parvat 6645 Inderhara 4350
Manirang 6693 Nathu La 4310
Chiring We 6559 Rohtang 4116
Parvati Parvat 6632 Chandrakhani Pass 3500

Principal Peaks & Passes

Himachal the land of snow, is one of the most beautiful states of the Union.  Landscape is rich and varied: from the fertile plains to lush green meadows, from thick forest to barren Mountains cape. Himachal has a lot to offer to both first time trekkers and experienced mountaineers. Its valleys, passes and landscapes are still unknown, waiting to be explored and experienced. Sixty-Five treks mentioned in the book cover more than hundred destinations but these are just the tip of an iceberg, there are hundreds others.

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