The Himalayas or “abode of snow” is in fact the youngest and highest mountain system in the world. It extends over 2,400kms as a vast south-facing area between the Indus and Brahmaputra rivers with Nanga Parbat (8,125m) and Namcha Barwa (7,755m) as its terminal high points. Fully a third of 800kms of its central section traverses Nepal and is known as the Nepal Himalayas, Here congregate more than 250 peaks that exceed 6,000m in height-a unique concentration of lofty dazzling summits. Of the thirty one Himalayan peaks over 7,600m, twenty-two like in Nepal Himalayas including eight of the world’s fourteen highest giants. These are:

Everest 8,844m Kanchenjunga 8,586m Lhotse 8,516m Makalu 8,462m
Cho Oyu 8,201m Dhaulagiri 8,167m Manaslu 8,163m Annapurna 8,091m

The Himalayan range within Nepal fits into a geographic pattern as the culmination of a series of parallel ranges. The main mountain region, represented by the eternal ranges, lies about 90kms north of the Mahabharat Lekh. The intervening space between the two parallel ranges is made up of the lower belt of the low hills (Pahar) and the higher belt of elevated ridges (Lekh) that provide the first intimation of the high snow continuous range but rather a chain of lofty ridges separated by deep gorges. Each of these mountain chains or Himals in turn sends out a maze of spurs studded with numerous peaks.

In the western and central Nepal, there is yet another mountain range that defines the boundary between Nepal and China. This border range has elevations ranging from 5,000 to 6,000m with comparatively less rugged relief but a harsh climate. Between the main Himalayan range and these border ranges lie some of the elevated Bhot Valleys.

Much of the high country above 5,000m is under the realm of snow and ice although the permanent snow line may vary according to aspect and gradient. Winter snowfall occurs up to an elevation of 2,000m and is much heavier in the western part. While winter is harsh and bitter, summer is the season of alpine flowers and is the time of the year when the high pastures teem with grazing animals from lower valleys. For the mountain communities, it is the time for harvesting their main crop before their winter migration to warmer climates.

Highest peaks in Nepal

There are 1,310 peaks above 6000 meters of which 238 are open for climbing. The following are Nepalese peaks over 8000m in height and open for climbing:
Mt. Everest (8,848m),. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,163m) and Annapurna (8,091m).

Mountain of Nepal and its height. All the height of mountain below are scale in meter.


Mt.Everest 8848 Kangchungtse(MakaluⅡ) 7678
Lhotse 8516 Cho Aui 7352
Makalu 8463 Chamlang 7319
Cho Oyu 8201 Pumo Ri 7161
Gyachung Kang 7952 Baruntse 7129
Nuptse 7855 Ama Dablam 6812
Ngojumba Kang 7743


kangchenjunga 8586 Tent Peak 7365
kangchenjunga west 8505 Kabru North 7353
Kangbachen 7902 Kabru South 7317
Jannu 7710 The Twins 7350
Jongsang Peak 7483 Talung Peak 7349


Lenpo Gang 6979 Phurbi Chyachu 6637
Dorje Lakpa 6986 Langshisa Ri 6427
Gur Karpo Ri 6874 Ganchempo 6387


DhaulagiriⅠ 8167 DhaulagiriⅤ 7618
DhaulagiriⅡ 7751 DhaulagiriⅥ 7268
DhaulagiriⅢ 7715 Churen Himal 7371
Dhaulagiri Ⅳ 7661 Putha Hiumchuli 7246


Manmaslu 8163 Ngadichuli 7871
himalchuli north 7371 Manaslu north 7157
Himalchuli west 7540 Himlung Himal 7126
Himalchuli east 7893


Ganesh Himal Ⅰ 7429 Ganesh Himal Ⅴ 6986
Ganesh Himal Ⅱ 7161 Ganesh Himal Ⅵ 6480
Ganesh Himal Ⅲ(salasungo) 7110 Ganesh Himal Ⅶ 6350
Ganesh Himal Ⅳ 7052


Annapurna 8091 Tarke Kang 7193
Annapurna 7937 Tilitso Peak 7134
Varaha Sikhar 7647 Nilgiri north 7061
Annapurna 7555 Khatung Kang 6484
Annapurna 7525 Lamjung Himal 6983
Kangshar Kang 7485 Ghundanb 6584
Gangapurna 7455 Yakawa Kang 6482
Annapurna south 7225 Patal Hiumchuli 6441
Machhapuchhare 6993


Langtang Lirung 7225 Langtang Ri 7205
Kyungka Ri 6970 Shalbachum 6918
Pemthang Ri 6842


Api 7132 Saipal 7031
Kanjiroba Himal 6883 Jethi Bahurani 6850
Bobye 6808

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