Gauri Sankar (7,134 m)

Gauri Sankar is a mountain in the Himalayas, the second highest peak of the Rolwaling Himal, behind Melungtse (7,181m). The name comes from Sanskrit for the Goddess (Gauri) and her Consort (Shankar), denoting the sacred regard to which is afforded it by the peoples of Tibet and Nepal.Gauri Sankar lies near the western edge of the Rolwaling Himal, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Kathmandu. (It is almost directly between Kathmandu and Mount Everest, and is visible from Kathmandu.) To the west of the peak lies the valley of the Bhote Kosi, the western boundary of the Rolwaling Himal. To the north lies the Menlung Chu, which separates it from its sister peak Menlungtse. To the south lies the Rolwaling Chu, which leads up to the Tesi Lapcha pass, giving access to the Khumbu region.It is in Dolakha District.

Image From Flickr: John Town , Prabin Silwal , Randomix

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7,134 m / 23,406 ft

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