Mountains The Himalayas mountain range of India includes over fifty mountains and peaks, home to many of Earth’s highest peaks which are considered sacred in Hinduism and Buddhism.
Here is the list of top five highest major summits in India with height in meters.
Kanchenjunga Mountain with an elevation of 8,586 m is part of the great Himalayas, between Nepal and Sikkim of India. The third highest mountain of the world is home to five Himalayan highest peaks by name Kangchenjunga Main, West, Central, South and Kangbachen.
Kangchenjunga Main is the highest mountain peak of India and third highest peak in the world. The Goecha La high mountain pass of Sikkim and trek itself along with Singalila Ridge are noted for its views of Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest.
Nanda Devi, Uttarakhand
Nanda Devi mountain of Uttarakhand house the second highest mountain peak in India and also is the highest mountain located entirely within the country.
The mountain and peak surrounding area was declared a biosphere reserve and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Home to rare larger Himalayan mammals such as Himalayan musk deer, snow leopard,Brown bear, Himalayan black bear and Himalayan tahr.
Kamet mountain of Uttarakhand in the Garhwal region is the second-highest Indian mountain located entirely within the country. Garhwal division of Uttarakhand lies in the Himalayas and home to important Hindu pilgrimage circuit called Chota Char Dham in the Garhwal Himalayas.
Saltoro Kangri, Jammu and Kashmir
Saltoro Kangri or K10 is part of the Saltoro range and also highest peak of the Saltoro Mountains, The Saltoro Mountains are a subrange of the Karakoram and part of Jammu and Kashmir of India.
Saser Kangri, Ladakh
Saser Kangri mountain or K22 is located within Ladakh and home to six mountain peaks of Saser Kangri I, Saser Kangri II to IV and Plateau Peak. Ladakh is a union territory of India that extends from the Siachen Glacier and renowned for its remote mountains.
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Siachen Glacier at an altitude of 5,753 m is now open for tourism and tourist, From Siachen Base Camp to Kumar Post is a 56 km trek at different heights and now a Selfie at Siachen possible. Tourism will be allowed in the world’s highest battlefield from SBC to Kumar Post and require to have inner line permit.