Melungtse (7,181 m)

Melungtse is the highest mountain of the Rolwaling Himal in the Himalayas. The peak has a long summit ridge capped by the east (main) summit and the west summit, also known as Melungtse II, 7,023m. The mountain's steep faces make it more difficult than its elevation would suggest.Melungtse lies just north of the Nepal - China border, on a western spur ridge coming out of the main north-south trending ridge of the Rolwaling Himal, in Tingri County, Shigatse Prefecture of Tibet. To the southwest, across the Menlung Chu, lies Gauri Sankar, which, though a bit lower (7134 m), is much more visible from Nepal, hence better-known. Melungtse lies about 40 km west of Mount Everest.

Image From Flickr: Suraj Manandhar , EarthOwned , Randomix

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Peak Facts

Elevation:
7,181 m / 23,560 ft
Latitude:
27.9725
Longitude:
86.431667

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