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The Mountain peaks of India are set as jewels in the crown on Indian Map. These dazzling mountains are pride of India. Most of these Highest Mountain Peaks are located in the Northern and Northeastern part of India. Majority of the mountain peaks listed below are part of Himalayan Range and Karakoram Range stretched between three countries namely India, China and Pakistan. Twelve out of hundred highest mountain peaks of the world are located in India and on Indian boundaries. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Tallest 15 Mountain Peaks of India
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Tallest 15 Mountain Peaks of India
The Mountain peaks of India are set as jewels in
the crown on Indian Map. These dazzling mountains
are pride of India. Most of these Highest
Mountain Peaks are located in the Northern and
Northeastern part of India. Majority of the
mountain peaks listed below are part of Himalayan
Range and Karakoram Range stretched between three
countries namely India, China and Pakistan.
Twelve out of hundred highest mountain peaks of
the world are located in India and on Indian
boundaries. Many of these mountain peaks are the
popular trekking destinations for people from all
over the world. Every year thousands of trekkers
from around the world participate in various
exploration and expedition projects. They are
attracting people since ages. The northern peaks
of India are the most favorite destination for
hiking, trekking and climbing. Some are attracted
to the splendid beauty of the snow capped
mountain peaks and the others are attracted
towards the adventure of climbing.
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Tallest 15 Mountain Peaks of India
Some are attracted to the splendid beauty of the
snow capped mountain peaks and the others are
attracted towards the adventure of climbing.
1. Kangchenjunga 2. Nanda Devi 3. Kamet 4. Salt
oro Kangri 5. Saser Kangri I 6. Mamostong
Kangri 7. Rimo 8. Hardeol 9. Chaukhamba 10. Tr
isul 11. Mana 12. Mukut Parbat
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Tallest 15 Mountain Peaks of India
1. Kangchenjunga Kangchenjunga is the third
highest peak in the world and 1st in India.
Kanchenjunga stands tall with an elevation of
8,586 meters (28,169 ft). The literal translation
of Kanchenjunga means The Five Treasures of
Snows and these treasures are gold, silver,
gems, grain, and holy books. Kangchenjunga is a
group of five peaks out of which four are over
8450 ft. The Kanchenjunga is the highest mountain
peak in India and ranked 3rd highest summit in
the world. 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 Nanda devi is the second highest
mountain peak in India. This is the highest peak
(entirely) in the country, as 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. The mountain stands tall at an
elevation of 7824 meters (25663 ft). Nanda Devi
is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas region in
the state of Uttarakhand. Nanda Devi is the
highest summit in the two massif another one is
called as Nanda Devi East, located at the eastern
part. Nanda Devi is one of the highest mountain
in the world and ranked second in India.
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3. Kamet 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 and
third highest mountain peak of India with an
elevation of 7,756 m. 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. However, the standard route offers a
relatively straightforward ascent, starting from
the East Kamet Glacier and ascending via Meade's
Col, then continuing on up the northeast edge of
the north face.
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4. Saltoro Kangri 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. The Saltoro Kangri is 31st
highest independent mountain peak in world with
an elevation of 7,742 m (25,400 ft) in Kashmir.
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5. Saser Kangri I Saser Kangri I (or Sasir
Kangri) is the highest peak in the Saser Muztagh,
the easternmost sub-range of the Karakoram range
in India. This massif lays toward the
northwestern end of the Saser Muztagh, at the
head of the North Shukpa Kunchang Glacier, a
major glacier, which drains the eastern slopes of
the group. The mountain stands at an elevation of
7,672 m (25,171 ft) and is ranked at no. 35 in
worlds highest mountain peaks. 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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6. Mamostong Kangri Mamostong Kangri or
Mamostang Kangri is the highest peak in the
remote Rimo Muztagh range, which is a subrange of
the Karakoram range in India. The Karakoram Range
is spread in three countries namely Pakistan,
India and China. Mount Mamostong lies in Indian
part of Karakoram Range. The mountain stands at
an elevation of 7,516 meters (24,659 feet) and is
ranked 48th in worlds highest peaks It is
located about 30 km east-southeast of the snout
of the Siachen Glacier. It is the 48th highest
independent peak in the world.
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7. Rimo The Rimo massif is located at the
northern side of Rimo Muztagh in the famous the
Karakoram ranges. The striped mountains are lies
northeast part of the great Siachen Glacier with
an elevation of 7,385 m (24,229 ft). Rimo
mountain are consists of four peaks, the Rimo I
is the highest peak among them with 7,385 m
(24,229 ft). The Rimo Muztagh is bordered on the
north by the Rimo Glacier, which drains to the
east into the upper Shyok River, and by the Teram
Shehr Glacier, a tributary of the Siachen
Glacier. To the northeast lie the Northeast Rimo
Mountains and the Karakoram Pass, a pass on one
of the historically important trade routes into
Central Asia. To the north lies the eastern end
of the Siachen Muztagh.
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8. Hardeol 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. The 7,151
m (23,461 ft) highest Hardeol peak is situated in
the Milam valley of Pithoragarh district in
Uttarakhand. Hardeol peak lies very next to
another Himalayan mountain peak called Tirsuli
with an height of 7,074 m (23,209 ft).
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9. Chaukhamba The Chaukhamba summit is the
highest peak in the group of the Gangotri
situated in the Garhwal Himalaya region of
Uttarakhand. The Gangotri Group has total four
peaks and Chaukhamba I is the highest among them
with an elevation of 7,138 m (23,419 ft).
Chaukhamba got its name due to the four big peaks
along with each other.
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10. Trisul Trisul is one of the three mountain
peaks of a group located at mountainous regions
of Kumaon in Uttarakhand state. The highest peak
of the group is Trisul I at an elevation of 7,120
m (23,359 ft). The three got its name after
Trishul weapon of Lord Shiva, Trisul mountain
peaks are near to the Nanda Devi sanctuary.
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11. Mana Northeast of Badrinath is another
impressive cluster of mountain peaks. The
mountains rise almost on the Indo-Tibetan border
with Mana and Kamet as the principal peaks. Mana
itself marks the eastern extremity of the Zanskar
range. It lies between the pass of the same name
and the Niti Pass. The mountain peak stands at an
elevation of 7355 meter (24,131 ft) and is ranked
at no. 92.
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12. Mukut Parbat Mukut Parbat is one of the
neighboring peaks of Mount Kamet. Mukut Parbat is
located south-southeast of Kamet. The mountain
stands at an elevation of 7242 metres (23760 ft)
and is ranked 97th in top 100 mountain peaks of
the world.
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13. K12 K12 is the second highest peak in the
Saltoro Mountains, a subrange of the Karakoram
range in the Siachen region, near Jammu and
Kashmir. It lies near the Line of Control. Its
name comes from its designation given during the
original survey of the Karakoram range.K12 lies
to the southwest of the Siachen Glacier the K12
glacier heads on its northeast slopes and feeds
the Siachen. The western slopes of K12 drain to
the Bilafond Glacier system, and thence to the
Dansam River, and eventually the Indus River.
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14. Ghent Kangri Ghent Kangri (or Mount Ghent,
Ghaint I) is a high peak near the north end of
the Saltoro Mountains, a subrange of the
Karakoram range. It is located west of the
Siachen Glacier in an area under Indian control
since 1984, but very close to the Actual Ground
Position Line with Pakistan. Ghent Kangri is also
known as Mount Ghent or Ghaint I. It is the
sixty-ninth highest mountain in the world. The
parent mountain of Ghent Kangri is Saltoro
Kangri. It ranks 69th in the list of highest
mountain peaks of the world.
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15. Teram Kangri Teram Kangri group is a
mountain massif in the remote Siachen Muztagh, a
subrange of the Karakoram range. The high point
of the group, and of the Siachen Muztagh, is
Teram Kangri I. The peak lies on the boundary
between China and the disputed Siachen Glacier
region near the line of control between India and
Pakistan. The northeast side of the peak is in
Chinese-controlled territory, the southwest side
in the disputed Siachen area currently controlled
by India.
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