Elevation

24,836 ft / 7,570 m

Prominence

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Range

Himalayas

Region

Bhutan

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Last summit

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Highlights
  • Gangkhar Puensum is the highest mountain in Bhutan and a strong candidate for the highest unclimbed mountain in the world with an elevation of 7,570 m and a prominence of 2990 m.
  • Lies on the border with Tibet.
  • After Bhutan was opened for mountaineering in 1983 there were four expeditions that made failed summit attempts in 1985 and 1986.
  • However, in 1998, a team successfully climbed a subsidiary peak of the mountain from Tibet.
  • Since 1994 climbing of mountains in Bhutan higher than 6,000 m has been prohibited out of respect for local spiritual beliefs and since 2003 mountaineering has been forbidden completely.
  • Gangkhar Puensum may keep its unique status for some time: any higher unclimbed peaks in the world are likely to be subsidiary tops, not separate mountains.
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