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Top 10 Highest Peaks Of India

Sep 14, 2011 16:21 ISTHemant Pratap Singh
General Knowledge Category:All Top 10 Lists, General Knowledge Lists

The Mountain peaks of India are like the jewels of Indian map. These peaks increase the beauty of the region. Most of the peaks of India are located in the northeastern & northern part of India. In this article we are giving the detail of the highest peaks of India. The following is the list of Top 10 Highest Peaks in India. Kanchenjunga tops the list followed by Nanda Devi and Saltoro Kangri.

Top 10 Highest Peaks Of India

1. Kangchenjunga Peak

Height: 8586 metre
Location: Sikkim
Facts:
Kangchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world and 1st in India. It stands tall with an elevation of 8,586 meters (28,169 ft). The literal meaning of Kanchenjunga is “The Five Treasures of Snows” (namely gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books). Kangchenjunga section contains five peaks and the region has 12 more peaks over 7,000 m (23,000 ft). The highest mountain Kangchenjunga is located at the border of India and Nepal in the great Himalayas range, Sikkim.

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2. Nanda Devi Peak

Height: 7816 metre
Location: Uttrakhand
Facts: Nanda Devi is one of the highest mountain in the world and ranked second in India. This is the highest peak (entirely) in the country because 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.

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3. Kamet Peak

Height: 7756 metre
Location: Uttrakhand
Facts: The Kamet is the highest summit in the Zaskar mountain Range of Garhwal region in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. Kamet is second highest mountain summit of Garhwal Himalayas.Kamet mountain peak is surrounded by three major neighboring peaks and lies very close the Tibet. It is situated north of the main range and is more remote and therefore less accessible than some Himalayan peaks.

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4. Saltoro Kangri Peak

Height: 7742 metre
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Facts: 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.

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5. Saser Kangri Peak

Height: 7,672 metre
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Facts: The Saser Kangri are group of five majestic mountain peaks. It is the highest mountain peak among the all five brothers with an elevation of  7,672 m (25,171 ft) and Ranked 35th in the world.

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6. Mamostong Kangri Peak

Height: 7516 metre
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Facts: Mamostong Kangri is the highest mountain of sub-ranges Rimo Mustagh of the Great Karakoram range. Mamostong Kangri is located in the remote area of the Siachen Glacier. Mamostong Kangri is ranked 48th independent highest peak in the world.

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7. Rimo Peak

Height: 7385 metre
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Facts: The Rimo is situated at the northern side of Rimo Muztagh in the famous the Karakoram ranges. Rimo mountain series consists of four peaks namely, the Rimo I is the highest peak among them. To the northeast lie the North-east Rimo Mountains and the Karakoram Pass, which is one of the most important trade route in central Asia.

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8. Hardeol Peak

Height: 7151 metre
Location: Uttrakhand
Facts: Hardeol also called as Temple of God is one of the major mountain peak of the Kumaon Himalaya located at the northern side of Sanctuary and guarding the Nanda Devi. It is located in the Milam valley of Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand.

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9. Chaukamba Peak

Height: 7138 metre
Location: Uttrakhand
Facts: The Chaukhamba summit is the highest peak in the group of the Gangotri located in the Garhwal Himalaya region of Uttarakhand. The Gangotri Group has total four peaks and Chaukhamba I is the highest among them. Chaukhamba got its name due to the four big peaks along with each other.

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10. Trisul Peak

Height: 7120 metre
Location: Uttrakhand
Facts: The highest peak of the group is Trisul I. Its name is derived from Trishul weapon of Lord Shiva. Trisul mountain peaks are near to the Nanda Devi sanctuary.

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List of Top 10 Highest Peaks of India

Name of Highest Peak (Decreasing order)

Height (metre)

Kangchenjunga Peak

8586 metre

Nanda Devi Peak

7816 metre

Kamet Peak

7756 metre

Saltoro Kangri Peak

7742 metre

Saser Kangri Peak

7,672 metre

Mamostong Kangri Peak

7516 metre

Rimo Peak

7385 metre

Hardeol Peak

7151 metre

Chaukamba Peak

7138 metre

Trisul Peak

7120 metre

The Great Himalayas Mountain ranges are the world highest mountain range. In the above "Top 10 Highest Peaks of India" describes the height, location and some interesting facts about peaks. These snow capped mountains attracts thousands of visitors.

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15 Comment

ALLEN,

It is superbbbbbbbbbbbbbb!

sid,

K2 is the highest... its may be in pok but that part is part of india.... pls correct jagran josh team... if we dont respect ourselves noone else will

Rohit,

This article is ridiculously wrong! Except for the first 2 peaks all the rest are wrong. There are over 10 Indian peaks over 7000 meters in India including Kamet and the Saser Kangri peaks...So stupid to include 2000 meter peaks in this list, which are tiny hills compared to the Himalayan range! Someone needs to do their research before posting articles. and NO K2 and Nanga Parbat are in Pakistan & China, not India.

Dev,

K2 (8,611 mt) and Nanga Parbat (8,125 mt) are in Pakistan controlled Kashmir, but Kashmir is Indian Part, so they are also Indian Peaks

AP,

Which Idiot Posted this?

himanshu dheer,

You have missed so many peaks...some of the himalayas are as follows:- Mt. Everest Nepal 8848 Kanchenjunga India 8598 Makalu Nepal 8481 Dhaulagiri Nepal 8172 Nanga Parbat India 8126 Annapurna Nepal 8078 Nanda Devi India 7817 Kamet India 7756 Namcha Barwa India 7756 Gurla Mandhata Nepal 7728

X KHATRI,

I LIKES THE ANSWER

kapoor,

want to know more genral knowledge

suhaani ,

this is not right

aarya,

very helpful

kingravi,

very nice

Mohd tipu,

That is very good information. I get rid of my Qus.

kavi,

very useful informations. thanks for it

Manvi Singh ,

The question is damn easy and anyone can put his/her fingers on it.

yogi,

You got to be a nut. This is an in-genuine list of highest Indian peaks. Where is Kamet, Trishul, Hardeol etc etc?

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