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Central Nepal Himalaya

Range TypePolitically-defined sub-range
Highest PointMount Everest (8848 m/29,029 ft)
CountriesNepal (46%), China (29%), India (25%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesTibet (29%), Bihār (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.Annapūrna809126,545Annapurna Himal
7.Annapurna-Middle Peak805126,414Annapurna Himal
8.Shishapangma802726,335Xishapangma Area
9.Annapurna East Pk.802626,332Annapurna Himal
10.Manaslu East799226,220Ghurka Himal
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.Annapūrna809126,545Annapurna Himal
4.Shishapangma802726,335Xishapangma Area
5.Ganesh Himal742924,373Ganesh Himal
6.Phulchowski Mountain27629062Kathmandu-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.
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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Māchhāpuchhare
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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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