Top 10 Highest Peaks Of India

07-SEP-2017 05:28

India is a blessed with diversity not only culturally but also with physical features like dry desert, evergreen forest, snowy mountains, long coast and fertile plain.In this article we are giving the detail of the highest peaks of India and most of the peaks of India are located in the northeastern & the northern part 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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