Gangkhar Puensum in Bhutan is ready for a challenge; not yet climbed by man.
Gangkhar Puensum is the highest mountain in Bhutan and the highest unclimbed mountain in the world, with an elevation of 7,570 meters (24,836 ft) and a prominence of 2,995 metres (9,826 ft).
“What you see is what you get. In Bhutan, you will encounter a completely undiluted culture that gives you a completely authentic experience of the country.”
Traveling in Bhutan can be challenging and sometimes physically hard, but the country’s premises and opportunities also give you a very clear sense of where you are. It’s both liberating, inspiring and quite adventurous, and it’s perhaps the closest you get to being an explorer.
“White Peak of the Three Spiritual Brothers” is what Gangkhar Puensum means
The name means “White Peak of the Three Spiritual Brothers”.
Gangkhar Puensum lies on the border with Tibet. After Bhutan was opened for mountaineering in 1983 there were four expeditions that resulted in failed summit attempts in 1985 and 1986. Bhutan has a border to Tibet but also to Nepal, a most central country in the Himalayas.
In 1999, a Japanese expedition successfully climbed Liankang Kangri, a 7,535 meters subsidiary peak (not an independent mountain), separated from the main peak by a 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) long ridge to the north-northwest.
So are you ready for Gangkhar Puensum?
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