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Names, heights, and facts of Mountain ranges in Nepal

Names, heights, and facts of Mountain ranges in Nepal

28th Apr, 2024

Everybody is curious and wants to know the Names, heights, and facts of Mountain ranges in Nepal. Nepal, nestled in the heart of the Himalayas boasts some of the most breathtaking and majestic mountains in the world. These peaks, renowned for their awe-inspiring beauty and spiritual significance, have captivated adventurers, mountaineers, and nature enthusiasts for centuries.

Among Nepal’s most iconic mountains is Mount Everest, the highest peak on Earth, standing at a staggering 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level located in the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. Everest is a symbol of human endeavor and resilience, drawing climbers from across the globe to challenge themselves against its formidable slopes.

Adjacent to Everest, the surrounding peaks form an awe-inspiring panorama, including Lhotse, Nuptse, and Changtse. The Khumbu region is also home to other renowned peaks such as Ama Dablam, known for its striking pyramid shape, and Cho Oyu, the sixth-highest mountain in the world.

To the west of Everest lies the Annapurna Massif, a formidable range that includes Annapurna I, the tenth-highest peak globally. Annapurna, meaning “Goddess of the Harvests,” holds a special place in Nepalese culture and offers some of the most challenging and rewarding trekking routes in the world. The Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp trek are popular choices for adventurers seeking to immerse themselves in the Himalayan landscape.

In the Langtang region, north of Kathmandu, lies another Himalayan gem, Langtang Lirung, a towering peak surrounded by verdant valleys and alpine meadows. The Langtang Valley trek provides a glimpse into the unique culture of the Tamang people and offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks.

Nepal’s mountains are not only a haven for climbers and trekkers but also hold deep spiritual significance for the Nepalese people. Many of these peaks are revered as sacred, and pilgrimage routes wind their way through the mountains, connecting ancient monasteries and temples.

The beauty of Nepal’s mountains extends beyond their physical grandeur; they are also a vital source of biodiversity, supporting diverse ecosystems and rare wildlife. The region is home to elusive snow leopards, red pandas, and a myriad of bird species, adding to the allure of these majestic landscapes.

Whether you’re a seasoned mountaineer seeking to conquer the world’s highest peaks or a nature lover yearning to immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayas, Nepal’s mountains offer an unforgettable journey filled with adventure, spirituality, and natural beauty.

Here are list of all Mountain Ranges with their names and heights mentioned below:


Mountain/PeakmetresSectionNotes and facts
Mount Everest8,848.86Khumbu MahalangurFrom sea level Earth’s highest Mountain
Kanchenjunga8,586Northern KanchenjungaFrom sea level 3rd highest on Earth
Lhotse8,516Everest Group4th Highest
Makalu8,485Makalu Mahalangur5th Highest
Cho Oyu8,201Khumbu Mahalangur6th Highest
Dhaulagiri I8,167Dhaulagiri7th Highest
Manaslu8,163Mansiri8th Highest
Annapurna I8,091Annapurna10th Highest
Annapurna I Middle Peak8,051Annapurna
Gyachung Kang7,952Khumbu Mahalangurbetween Everest and Cho Oyu
Annapurna II7,937Annapurna
Himalchuli7,893MansiriFrom sea level 18th Highest
Ngadi Chuli7,871MansiriFirst ascent 1970
Nuptse7,861Everest Group319 meters prominence from Lhotse
Dhaulagiri II7,751Dhaulagiri
Jannu7,711Kumbhakarna Kangchenjunga
Dhaulagiri IV7,661Dhaulagiri
Dhaulagiri V7,618Dhaulagiri
Annapurna III7,555Annapurna
Jongsong Peak7,462JanakFrom sea level 57 in the world
Kabru7,412Singalila Kangchenjunga
Churen Himal7,385Dhaulagiri
Kirat Chuli7,365Kangchenjunga
Nangpai Gosum7,350Khumbu MahalangurFirst ascent October 12, 1986.
Gimmigela Chuli7,350First ascent 1995
Chamlang7,321Barun MahalangurFrom sea level 79 in the world
Dhaulagiri VI7,268Dhaulagiri
Putha Hiunchuli7,246Dhaulagiri
Langtang Lirung7,227LangtangFrom sea level 99 in the world
Annapurna Dakshin7,219Annapurna
Langtang Ri7,205LangtangFrom sea level 106 in the world
Chamar7,187SringiFirst ascent 1953
Melungtse7,181RolwalingFirst ascent 1988
Pumori7,161Khumbu MahalangurFirst ascent 1962
Nemjung Manang7,140First ascent 1983
Gaurishankar7,134RolwalingFirst ascent 1979
Tilicho Peak7,134AnnapurnaFirst ascent 1979
Api7,132Yoka Pahar GuransFirst ascent 1960
Baruntse7,129Barun MahalangurFirst ascent 1954
Machapuchare6,993AnnapurnaSacred mountain, unclimbed
Kang Guru6,981Larkya or Peri2005 avalanche kills 18
Dorje Lakpa6,966Langtang
Numbur6,958RolwalingFirst ascent 1981
Lugula Himal6,889Gandaki ProvinceFirst ascent 2014
Kanjiroba6,883Kanjiroba Himal
Chumbu6,859Khumbu MahalangurFirst ascent November 3, 2022
Kubi Gangri6,859Himalayas
Jethi Bahurani6,850Himalayas
Ama Dablam6,812Barun Mahalangur“Mother and her necklace”
Kangtega6,782Barun MahalangurFirst ascent 1963
Cho Polu6,735Barun MahalangurFirst ascent 1999
Kang Nachugo6,735Joe Puryear, David GottliebFirst ascent 2008
Lingtren6,714Khumbu MahalangurFirst ascent 1935
Num Ri6,677Barun MahalangurFirst ascent 2002
Khumbutse6,640Khumbu MahalangurFirst mountain west of Everest
Thamserku6,623Barun MahalangurFirst ascent 1964
Pangboche6,620Kutang Himal
Dragmarpo Ri6,578LangtangUnclimbed
Taboche6,542Khumbu MahalangurFirst ascent 1974
Singu Chuli6,501AnnapurnaTrekking peak
Mera Peak6,476HimalayasTrekking peak
Hiunchuli6,441AnnapurnaTrekking peak (difficult)
Cholatse6,440Khumbu MahalangurConnected to Taboche
Kusum Kangguru6,367Barun MahalangurTrekking peak (difficult)
Ombigaichan6,340Barun Mahalangur
Om Parvat6,191HimalayasSacred summit
Kongde Ri6,187Barun MahalangurTrekking peak (difficult)
Imja Tse6,160Khumbu MahalangurAlso known as Island Peak. Popular trekking peak.
Lobuche6,145Khumbu MahalangurTrekking peak
Pisang Peak6,091AnnapurnaTrekking peak
Nirekha6,069Khumbu MahalangurTrekking peak (difficult)
Baden-Powell Peak5,825JugalFormerly known as Urkema Peak
Pokalde5,806Khumbu MahalangurTrekking peak (moderate)
Mount Khumbila5,761MahalangurUnclimbed
Tharpu Chuli5,663AnnapurnaTrekking peak
Kala Patthar5,545Khumbu MahPopular hiking peak below Pumori
Yala Peak5,520Langtang
Gokyo Ri5,357HimalayasPopular hiking peak