Standing tall at 24,836 feet, the Gangkhar Puensum mountain in Bhutan is the world’s highest unclimbed mountain and the 40th highest mountain in the world! Due to local beliefs, mountaineering on Gangkhar Puensum has not been allowed for years now. However, you can still have a look at this gigantic natural wonder which is easily visible if you are trekking from Thimpu towards Bamurpa.
Commonly known as: The highest unclimbed mountain in the World
Located in: Bhutan-China Border
Located in a remote area near Northern Bhutan, Kula Kangri is a picturesque mountain and there still remains quite a lot of dispute on whether this mountain range is a part of Bhutan or Tibet. Visiting Kula Kangri would be easier if you are travelling to Nepal. After visiting Lhasa and the other viewpoints nearby, you can drive to the Kula Kangri Base camp, around 350Kms from there.
Best to climb during April, May, September, October
Located in: Tibet (disputed)
Situated between Bhutan and China, Tongshanjiabu is mostly restricted and has no official records of mountaineering. It is the world’s 103th largest mountain and has been restricted for climbing till date due to its dangerous steep and as it remains snow caped throughout the year. Tour packages in Bhutan do not offer a trip to this mountain.
Located in: Between Bhutan and China
When in Thimphu, you should definitely visit Jomolhari . It gets as low as -10 degrees near this mountain so if you plan to visit Jomolhari, make sure you bring loads of warm clothes with you. If you like trekking then this is a great choice but do pack warm sleeping bags for the night. Jomolhari looks the best when snow covered and it becomes all the more adventurous
Temperature: as low as -10 degrees
Commonly known as: Bride of Kanchenjunga
Located in: The border of Tibet, China, and Thimphu district of Bhutan.
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Mount Jitchu Drake is easily accessible from Jolmolhari and since both these peaks are located very close to each other, it would be better if you plan a trip to these mountains on the same day. Most tourist packages to Bhutan cover this peak and if you are interested in trekking then do pack accordingly because it is quite secluded and things won’t be easily available there.
Located in: Paro
Bhutan Black Mountains lie between the Mangde river in the east and Sankosh river in the west. If you are going towards Punakha, you can enjoy the breath-taking view of this mountain range. Bhutan Black mountains.The Black Mountains have remained isolated for years now and is home to many ethnic and traditional diversities.
Located in: Sub-range of the Hilamayas
Kangphu Kang, situated on the border between China, Bhutan, and Tibet, is in the middle of a big U-shaped valley. From Lehedi, you have to go towards the Chu Num river which you have to cross via a bridge and then you can finally spot the gigantic Kangphu Kang. It is an extremely breath-taking mountain with natural beauty and is a must for adventure as well as nature lovers.
Temperature: border between China, Bhutan, and Tibet
Gipmochi Mountain, located in between Sikkim and Bhutan lies in the Lower Himalayan range. There is also a dispute due to the claims by the Chinese, as they consider this mountain as its tri-junction.
Commonly known as: The Great Queen, Geymo Chen
Located in: between Sikkim and Bhutan Border (Disputed)
Liang kang Kangri, a peak in the Himalayas is located at the at the Bhutan China border. Liang kang Kangri stands tall at 7,535 meters and is among the top mountains in Bhutan. It is near Gangkhar Puensum and Tangguo and is the second highest unclimbed mountain in the world, after Gangkhar Puensum.
Located in: Bhutan China Border
Masang Kang is located in the Jigme Dorji National Park, in the North of Bhutan. The enchanting mountain of Masang Kang, located near the Lava Village stands tall beside the Mo River. Easily accessible by car, this mountain is a great one for light trekkers and if you love hiking, you should definitely give it a try.
Located in: Jigme Dorji National Park,Bhutan
Each and every part of Bhutan is worth a picture and the memories worth cherishing. You can’t just miss these mighty mountains if you are in Bhutan. But make sure, when you are travelling to Bhutan for a vacation, you should refer to a proper tour guide, and have warm clothes at all times. So, get ready! Hop on a plane and discover the beauty of the ‘land of thunder dragons’!