Top 10 Highest Mountain Peaks in India and Mountain Ranges

In India there are lot of mountain ranges like Himalayan range, Aravalli range, The Satpura and Vindhaya Range, The Konkan Range etc and various hills and Ghats. Here is a list of top 10 highest mountain peaks in India and mountain ranges in India.

Highest Mountain Peak in India ( Mount K2)

Mount K2 : Mount K2 is the highest mountain peak in India. With an Elevation of 8611 meters, it is the second highest mountain peak on the planet Earth.

The highest mountain in the world is Mount Everest. The mountain Peak K2 is lies in the Indian subcontinent between Baltistan and Xinjian.

It is the highest peak in the Karakoram range. It lies in the northwestern Karakoram Range. The mount K2 is is also known as Savage Mountain .

Highest Mountain Peak in our Solar System

Olympus Mons is the highest mountain peak in our solar system. It is located on the planet mars. This mountain is 24 km high. It’s interesting to know that it three times higher than Mount Everest ( the highest mountain on planet earth )

Top 10 Highest Mountain Peaks in India

Mountain Peak NameHeight ( in meters )
K28611 metres
Kangchenjunga8586 metres
Nanda Devi7816 metres
Kamet7756 metres
Saltoro Kangri7742 metres
Saser Kangri7672 metres
Mamostong Kangri7516 metres
Rimo I7385 metres
Hardeol7151 metres
Chaukhamba I7138 metres
Trisul7120 metres

Important facts about the highest mountain peaks in India

Mount K2 : Mount K2 is the highest mountain peak in India. With an Elevation of 8611 meters, it is the second highest mountain peak on the planet Earth.

The highest mountain in the world is Mount Everest. The mountain Peak K2 is lies in the Indian subcontinent between Baltistan and Xinjian.

highest mountain peaks in India - Mount K2
Mount K2

Kangchenjunga : The second highest mountain peak in India is “Kanchenjunga”. With an elevation of 8586 meters, it is the third highest peak in the plane earth.

The Kanchenjunga is located located in the eastern Himalayas on the border between Sikkim, north-east India, and eastern Nepal.

Kangchenjunga
Kangchenjunga

Nanda Devi : Nanda Devi is the third highest mountain peak in India. The Nanda Devi mountain peak 8716 meters high. It is the 23rd highest peak in the world.

It is situated in the Chamoli Garhwali district of Uttarakhand near the borders of India and Nepal. It is the part of Garhwal Ranges of Himalayan Mountain.

This mountain peak is named after the Goddess Nanda and Sunanda. Nanda Devi is a “Bliss-giving Goddess”.

Kamet : The second highest mountain peak of the Garhwal region is Kamet. It also lies in the chamoli district of Uttarakhand near the border with Tibet area of China .

The Kamet is 7756 meter high from sea level. It has appearance like a pyramid topped by a flat summit area with two peaks.

Saltoro Kangri : The 31st highest peak in the world. It is present in the Saltoro range. Saltoro range is a subrange of Karakoram Range. The Saltoro Kangri peak is 7742 meters high. It also known by other name ” Peak 36″ . It also one of the longest glaciers in the world.

Saser Kangri : The highest peak in the Saser Muztagh range of Karakoram range is Saser Kangri. It is 7672 meters high. The Saser Kangri is a group five mountain peaks.

Mamostong Kangri : The 7516 metres high Mamostong Kangri/ Mamostang Kangri is the 48th highest independent in the world. It lies in the Karakoram range in Ladakh region.

It is present in the remote Rimo Muztagh range which is also a subrange of Karakoram range. It is 30 km east-southeast of the snout of the Siachen Glacier

Rimo I : Rimo I is the 71st highest peak in the world. It is 7385 meters high. It also les in the remote Rimo Muztagh which is a subrange of Karakoram ranges. The Rimo Glacier originates from only and drains to the Shyok River.

The word Rimo means “Striped Mountain”. The Rimo massif is a group of six peaks namely – Rimo I ( 7385 m) , Rimo II ( 7373 m) , Rimo III ( 7233 m) , Rimo IV ( 7169 m) , Rimo V ( 6882 m) , Rimo VI ( 6846 m) .

Hardeol : Hardeol is known as ‘Temple of God’ and ” Trishuli South . This peak lies in the Kumaon Himalaya range . It lies in the northern end of the Milam Valley, in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand . It is 7151 metres high.

Chaukhamba I : Chaukhamba I highest peak in the Gangotri Group of the Garhwal Himalaya. This mountain peak is situated in the west of Badrinath Temple. Chaukhamba is mountain massif consisting of 4 summits – Chaukhamba I , Chaukhamba II, Chaukhamba III , Chaukhamba IV.

Trisul I : Trisul I is 7120 metres high mountain peak in the Western Kumaun , Uttarakhand. Trisul is a weapon of the Lord Shiva . The Trisul group forms the southwest corner of the ring of peaks enclosing the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, about 15 kilometres (9 mi) west-southwest of Nanda Devi itself.

Major Mountain Ranges in India

  1. The Himalaya Range
  2. The Karakoram Range
  3. The Purvanchal Range
  4. The Satpura and Vindhaya Range
  5. The Aravalli Range
  6. The Western Ghats
  7. The Eastern Ghats

Q. Which is the highest mountain in Antarctica ?

Ans. Vinson Massif is the highest mountain in Antarctica. It is 4892 meters high

Q. Which is the highest mountain peak in India ?

Ans. Mount K2 is the highest mountain peak in India. Some might think that Kangchenjunga is the highest peak in India. But they forgot that K2 is in the POK . And POK is also a part of India, So K2 is the highest peak in India.

Q. Which is the highest mountain range in the world ?

Ans. The Himalayas is the highest mountain range in the world. and Mount Everest is the highest mountain peak in the World. This mountain also lies in the Himalayas ranges.

Q. Which is the highest peak in Uttarakhand ?

Ans. Chaukhamba Summit

Q. Is K2 and Kanchenjunga same?

Ans. No , K2 and Kanchenjunga are not same.

Q. Which is Killer Mountain?

Ans. Nanga Parbat is also known as Killer Mountain because it is difficult to be climbed

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