highest mountain peaks in India

India is blessed with different landforms and terrains. From the northernmost point to the tip of southern peninsular, India encompasses the beauty of high rise mountains, rivers, dessert, Island, valleys, and plateaus. The natural beauty of the country is one of the jewels which made many foreign kingdoms establish here. The most fascinating of all the landforms is the chain of the vast Himalayan mountain range bordering the northern curve of India running from north to east. This range is the home for the highest mountain peaks in India. You can imagine its beauty by the line Mughal Emperor Jahangir wrote in his poem. On his first glimpse of Himalayas, “Gar firdaus bar-rue zamin ast, hami asto, hamin asto, hamin ast” (means, if there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here). Here, we have listed the top 10 highest mountains in India to help you know interesting facts about it with its location, height, and ranking. Generally, a mountain range has multiple peak points so, we have also listed the peaks other than the highest peak points.

Majestic Highest Mountain Peaks of India

1. Kangchenjunga

Kangchenjunga is the highest peak of the Himalayas in India, and the third-highest summit in the world, Kangchenjunga, lies between Nepal and India’s border in the vast Himalaya range. It features five peaks, and out of which three mountains that are main, central, and south touch the border of the country and rest two touches the border of Nepal. That’s the reason it is called ‘five treasures of snow’. Below is the list of five peaks of the same mountain range. Because of its altitude, it is also one of the coldest places in India.

  • Height– 8,586m
  • Location– Nepal-Sikkim border         
  • Rank- 3rd highest in the world
Kangchenjunga 8,586 m
Kangchenjunga West8,505 m
Kangchenjunga Central8,482 m
Kangchenjunga South  8,494 m
Kangbachen  7,903 m

2. Nanda Devi

Situated on the Garhwal Himalayas region in Uttarakhand, Nanda Devi is the second highest peak in India. India has many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, Nanda Devi is one of them. Nanda Devi National Park, which lies in the laps Himalayan range, displays the beauty of flora and fauna in the highest altitude. It is among the highest mountains in the world and is one of highest mountain peaks in India, which lies entirely in Indian landmass. You can enjoy its majestic beauty from Mukteshwar. 

  • Height– 7,816
  • Location– Garhwal, Uttrakhand
  • Rank-23rd in the world
Nanda Devi           7,816 m
Nanda Devi East  7,434 m

3. Kamet

Kamet is the second-highest mountain peak in the Garhwal region and is the highest summit. It is one of the highest mountain peaks in India. The peak nestled between neighboring peaks and is close to Tibetan Plateau because of which is not accessible like other Himalayan peaks. We consider this peak as one of the natural wonders in India. You can visit it and be the witness of the same.

  • Height– 7,756
  • Location– Gharwal, Uttar Pradesh
  • Rank-29rd in the world
Kamet               7,756 m
Abi Gamin       7,434 m
Mana 7,272 m
Mukut Parbat7,242 m

4. Santoro Kangri

Santoro Range is one of India’s highest peaks and lies in the land of Jammu and Kashmir. Its location is very thrilling as it is very close to Siachen Glacier, which is the longest glacier in the world. It is the highest peak of Santoro mountain range located in the remote area of the Karakoram. As the range stands alone, the Santoro Kangri peak is ranked 31st in the world’s highest independent peak. 

  • Height– 7,742
  • Location– Kashmir, Jammu, and Kashmir
  • Rank-31rd  in the world
Santoro Kangri         7,742 m
K12  7,428 m
Ghent Kangri 7,401 m
Sherpi Kangri7,380 m

5. Saser Kangri

Saser Kangri is one of India’s highest mountain peaks lying in the mountain range of Saser Muztagh. This is a sub-range of the southern part of the Karakoram range. The mountain peak is located in Ladakh. Saser Kangri is more populated than the above-listed mountains, and thus, it is easy to access. It is ranked 35th in the list of highest mountain peaks in India. If you are planning of visiting offbeat hill stations, you can consider this tough adventurous terrain.

  • Height– 7,672 m
  • Location– Ladhak
  • Rank-35rd  in the world
Saser Kangri I     7,672 m
Saser Kangri II East7,518 m
Saser Kangri II West7,500 m
Sherpi Kangri7,380 m
Saser Kangri III7,495 m
Saser Kangri IV7,416 m

6. Mamostong Kangri

It is the highest peak in Rimo Muztagh, which is a sub-range of the Karakoram Range. It stands high in the Ladakh and touches the border of China. The mountain is located in the 20km east-south-east of the Siachen Glacier. It is a situation in the mid of two giant glaciers, Chong Kumdan glacier (north) and Thangman glacier (south). It is one of the highest peaks in India, as it ranks 48th across the globe.

  • Height– 7,516 m
  • Location– Ladakh
  • Rank-48th  in the world

7. Rimo

The Rimo mountain peak is situated on the remote northern side of Rimo Muztagh in the famous Karakoram ranges. The mountain lies in the Siachen area of Ladakh. It features four peaks and is one of the highest mountain peaks in India. However, it sits close to the military sensitive Siachen Glacier. Therefore, most treks and expeditions are organized in this area of the Himalayas running from Ladakh to Himachal Pradesh. 

  • Height– 7,385 m
  • Location– Ladakh
  • Rank-71st  in the world
Rimo I   7,385 m
Rimo II  7,373 m
Rimo III 7,233 m
Rimo IV  7,169 m

8. Kirat Chuli

Also known as Tent Peak, Kirat Chuli is one of India’s highest peaks lying on the border of India and Nepal. This lies in the range of Kangchenjunga. It is one of the favored camp bases for expedition aspirants. However, the extreme cold weather and cold storm can result in deadly encounters during your expedition.

  • Height– 7,365 m
  • Location– India-Nepal Border
  • Rank-76th  in the world

9. Chaukhamba

This mountain massif is located in the Gangotri Group of the Garhwal Himalaya. It is one of the primary summits and one of the highest mountain peaks in India. It features four Summits, including northeast – southeast trending ridge. Chaukhamba was named after the four peaks. Bikers and snowy mountains are a deadly combination, but nowadays, mountain biking is a trendy thing. You can look for mountain areas like this to go for short experience with proper precaution and permission.

  • Height– 7,138 m
  • Location– Gharwal, Uttarakhand
  • Rank-24th in India
Chaukamba I7,138 m
Chaukamba II7,070 m
Chaukamba III6,995 m
Chaukamba IV6,854 m

10. Trisul

Trisul is a group of three Himalayan mountain peaks of western Kumaon. All the three peaks resemble Trident, which is believed to be Lord Shiva’s weapon. Trisul is located close to the second-highest mountain peak and India and very close to Nanda Devi sanctuary. From the sanctuary, you can just sit and adore the overwhelming beauty of sunrise and sunset. 

  • Height– 7,120 m
  • Location– Gharwal, Uttarakhand
  • Rank-28th in India
Trisul I7,120 m
Trisul II 6,690 m
Trisul III6,007 m

Conclusion

In the list of top 10 highest mountain peaks in India, we have placed important names based on their height from sea level. The grandeur of these mountains has amazed everyone who could lay their eyes on it. These are undoubtedly the pride of our nation. Here we have only covered the top 10, but there are numerous beautiful mountains and breathtaking hills spread across the country. We see many enthusiastic people aspiring to be successful mountaineers. If you are one of them, go ahead and enjoy your teak. However, if you read the blog to gain more knowledge, we hope it was quite helpful.  Let us know if you want to add any other Indian mountain peak on the list.

FAQs

1. Which mountain peak is the highest in India?

The highest mountain peak in India is the Kangchenjunga, with a height of 8,586m. It is also the 3rd highest mountain in the world.

2. How many mountain ranges are there in India?

There are seven major mountain ranges in India. The famous and great Himalayas is the youngest and one of the most extended mountain ranges in the world.

3. Is k2 the highest mountain peak in India?

K2 or Godwin-Austen is the highest mountain peak in the mountain range of Himalayas. However, K2 lies on the disputed land of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK). Hence Kangchenjunga is the highest mountain peak in India.

4. Which is the highest mountain peak in the world?

Mountain Everest is the highest mountain peak in the world, and it lies on the land of Nepal.

5. Which is the second highest peak in India?

Nanda Devi is the second highest peak in India, with a height of 7816m.

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