Nepal for six more eight thousanders

view of everest nuptse and southcolThe Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) will ask for recognition of six more eight thousanders in Nepal at the meeting of the Himalaya host countries this April. Last October, the NMA had submitted a similar proposal to the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation which has not reached a decision. The six peaks for which separate eight-thousander status is being sought are Yalung Khang, West Yalung Khang, Kanchanjunga Central, Kanchanjunga South, Lhotse Middle and Lhotse Shar. They all lie on the Nepal-India and Nepal-China borders. There are 14 peaks above 8,000 m in the world, all of them in Asia. Among them, eight lie in Nepal—Everest (8,848 m), Kanchanjunga (8,586 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Manaslu (8,163 m) and Annapurna I (8,091 m).

Source: The Kathmandu Post

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