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Mahālangūr Himāl (Nepali: महालङ्गूर हिमाल, Mahālaṅgūra himāla) is a section of the Himalayas
Himalayas
in northeast Nepal
Nepal
and south-central Tibet
Tibet
of China extending east from the pass Nangpa La
Nangpa La
between Rolwaling Himal
Rolwaling Himal
and Cho Oyu, to the Arun River.[1] It includes Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu
Cho Oyu
— four of Earth's six highest peaks. On the Tibetan side it is drained by the Rongbuk and Kangshung Glaciers and on the Nepali side by Barun, Ngojumba and Khumbu
Khumbu
Glaciers and others. All are tributaries to the Koshi River
Koshi River
via Arun River on the north and east or Dudh Kosi
Dudh Kosi
on the south. Mahalangur Himal
Mahalangur Himal
can be divided into three subsections:

Makālu (Nepali: मकालु) nearest the Arun River and along the Nepal- China
China
border including Makalu
Makalu
8463m, Chomo Lonzo
Chomo Lonzo
7790m south of the Kama valley in Tibet, Kangchungtse or Makalu
Makalu
II 7678m, Peak 7199 and some ten others over 6000 metres. Barun (Nepali: बरुण, Baruṇa) inside Nepal
Nepal
and south of the Makālu section. It includes Chamlang
Chamlang
7319m and Chamlang
Chamlang
East 7235m, Peak 7316, Baruntse
Baruntse
7129m, Ama Dablam
Ama Dablam
6812m and about 17 others over 6000 metres. Khumbu
Khumbu
(Nepali: खुम्बु) along the international border west of the Makalu
Makalu
section, Including the Everest
Everest
massif: Everest 8848m, Lhotse
Lhotse
8516m, Nuptse
Nuptse
7855m and Changtse
Changtse
7580m. West of Everest are Pumori
Pumori
7161m and Cho Oyu
Cho Oyu
8201m plus some 20 others over 7000 metres and 36 over 6000 metres.[2]

The Khumbu
Khumbu
region of Nepal
Nepal
is the best known populated part of the Mahalangurs since it is on the access trail to the normal (South Col) route up Everest.

North side: Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Gyachung Kang
Gyachung Kang
and Cho Oyu
Cho Oyu
from Tibet

South Side: View from Mera Peak

References[edit]

^ H. Adams Carter (1985). "Classification of the Himalaya" (PDF). American Alpine Journal. American Alpine Club. 27 (59): 116–120. Retrieved May 1, 2011.  ^ "H. Adams Carter, 1985, op. cit." (PDF). 

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 242286076 GND: 4525740-1

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