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Central Nepal Himalaya

Range TypePolitically-defined sub-range
Highest PointMount Everest (8848 m/29,029 ft)
CountriesNepal (93%), China (58%), India (49%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesTibet (29%), Bihar (25%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area121,774 sq km / 47,017 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent476 km / 296 mi North-South
416 km / 259 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long27° 23' N; 85° 33' E
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Map of Central Nepal Himalaya
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Central Nepal Himalaya.
HimalayaLevel 2 (Parent)
         Punjab HimalayaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Garwhal HimalayaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Western Nepal HimalayaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central Nepal HimalayaLevel 3
                 Annapurna HimalLevel 4 (Child)
                 Ghurka HimalLevel 4 (Child)
                 Ganesh HimalLevel 4 (Child)
                 Xishapangma AreaLevel 4 (Child)
                 KhumbuLevel 4 (Child)
                 Kathmandu-TeraiLevel 4 (Child)
         Sikkim-Eastern Nepal HimalayaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Bhutan HimalayaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Assam HimalayaLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Central Nepal Himalaya

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Mount Everest884829,029Khumbu
2.Lhotse851627,940Khumbu
3.Makalu848527,838Khumbu
4.Cho Oyu818826,864Khumbu
5.Manaslu816326,781Ghurka Himal
6.Annapurna809126,545Annapurna Himal
7.Shishapangma802726,335Xishapangma Area
8.Manaslu East799226,220Ghurka Himal
9.Annapurna East Pk.798026,181Annapurna Himal
10.Gyachung Kang795226,089Khumbu
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Mount Everest884829,029Khumbu
2.Manaslu816326,781Ghurka Himal
3.Annapurna809126,545Annapurna Himal
4.Shishapangma802726,335Xishapangma Area
5.Yangra742924,373Ganesh Himal
6.Gode Chuli29459662Kathmandu-Terai



Photos of Peaks in the Central Nepal Himalaya

Mount Everest

Snow clouds formed by intense wind are common sights on the massive rocky pyramid of Mount Everest.
Lhotse
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Mt.Everest on the left and Lhotse on the right in this view from the route to Everest basecamp. November, 1972 Photo by Richard Carey.
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Makalu
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NW Face of Makalu from Baruntse basecamp (1999-10). Photo by Robert Garneau.
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Cho Oyu
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The south face of Cho Oyu, 6th highest peak on earth, photographed at 4900 meters on Gokyo Ri (2013-03-19). Photo by Adam Walker.
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Annapurna III
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Awesome scenery in the Nepal Himalaya: Machhapuchare (Fishes Tail) and Annapurna III. Photo by Tom Sewell.
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Pumori
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Pumori from Kala Pattar North (1986-02-15). Photo by John Stolk.
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Machapuchare
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Awesome scenery in the Nepal Himalaya: Machhapuchare (Fishes Tail) and Annapurna III. Photo by Tom Sewell.
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Ama Dablam
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View of Ama Dablam from the area of the Thyangboche Monastery. Taken on a trekking trip to Mt. Everest Basecamp (1972-04-20). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Taboche
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The east and north faces of Taboche (6367 meters) seen from Thukla (4611 meters), March 11, 2013. Photo by Adam Walker.
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Cholatse
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The east face of Cholatse (6440 meters) seen from Dughla (4600 meters), March 11, 2013. Photo by Adam Walker.
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