Top 10 Highest Peaks of India

India is blessed not just with cultural diversity but also with diverse physical features like dry desert, evergreen forest, snowy mountains, long coast, and fertile plain. In this article, we have given details of the top 10 highest peaks of India.
Created On: Dec 17, 2020 18:18 IST
Modified On: Dec 29, 2020 16:07 IST
Top 10 Highest Peaks of India
Top 10 Highest Peaks of India

 The Mountain Peaks of India take pride in acting as the roof of the world. Not only the Himalayas but also there are other beautiful peaks and hills in the state like the famous peaks of Western and the Eastern Ghats.  In this article, we have provided the detail of the highest peaks of India. The highest Himalaya Mountain Peaks in India are Kanchenjunga, Nanda Devi, and Kamet range.

Top 10 Highest Peaks Of India

1. Kangchenjunga Peak

Height: 8586 meter
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). 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 meter
Location: Uttarakhand
Facts: Nanda Devi is one of the highest mountains 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 meter
Location: Uttrakhand
Facts: 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. Kamet mountain peak is surrounded by three major neighboring peaks and lies very close to 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 meter
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Facts: The Saltoro Kangri is the highest peak of the Saltoro Mountain range, 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 is a group of five majestic mountain peaks. It 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.

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6. Mamostong Kangri Peak

Height: 7516 meter
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 meter
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Facts: The Rimo is situated at the northern side of Rimo Muztagh in the famous Karakoram ranges. Rimo mountain series consists of four peaks namely, the Rimo I is the highest peak among them. To the northeast lie the northeast Rimo Mountains and the Karakoram Pass, which is one of the most important trade routes in Central Asia.

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8. Hardeol Peak

Height: 7151 meter
Location: Uttrakhand
Facts: 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. It is located in the Milam valley of Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand.

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9. Chaukamba Peak

Height: 7138 meter
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 a total of 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 meter
Location: Uttrakhand
Facts: The highest peak of the group is Trisul. Its name is derived from the Trishul weapon of Lord Shiva. Trisul mountain peaks are near 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's highest mountain range. The above "Top 10 Highest Peaks of India" describes the height, location, and some interesting facts about peaks. These snow-capped mountains attract thousands of visitors every year.

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