Which is the highest mountain peak in India?

If you search on the internet ‘which is the highest mountain peak in India?’, you will see different answers. This is because some websites consider the peaks in the disputed regions while ranking and some websites do not. Some rank the peaks that lie entirely within India while some rank the shared peaks also. I will try to clear all the doubts on this topic through this article.

Highest mountain peak in India

Not considering the disputed regions, Kanchenjunga is the highest mountain peak in India. The peak is located in Sikkim state and is shared by India and Nepal. Standing at an elevation of 8,586 meters, it is the third highest peak in the world. Up until the mid-nineteenth century, Kanchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain peak in the world.

A photo of Kanchenjunga peak, the highest peak in India (not considering the disputed regions)

Considering the disputed regions, K2 is the highest peak in India. It has an elevation of 8,611 m and is the second-highest peak in the world. K2 is located in the Karakoram range in Gilgit-Baltistan. Just a tad higher than Kanchenjunga, K2 is considered one of the most difficult peaks to climb in the world.

Nanda Devi peak which has an elevation of 7,816 meters is often called “the highest peak located entirely within India”, not considering the disputed regions. Nanda Devi is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is the 23d highest mountain peak in the world. The area around the peak is a protected National Park known as Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Nanda Devi peak

Quick question

Which is the largest state in northeast India?

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Answer to quick question

Arunachal Pradesh is the largest state in Northeast India. Assam is the second largest.

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