Ganesh Himal

Ganesh Himāl (Nepali: गणेश हिमाल) is a sub-range of the Himalayas located mostly in north-central Nepal, but some peaks lie on the border with Tibet. The Trisuli Gandaki valley on the east separates it from the Langtang Himal; the Budhi (Buri) Gandaki valley and the Shyar Khola valley on the west separate it from the Sringi Himal and the Mansiri Himal (home of Manaslu, the nearest 8000m peak).[2] The range lies about 70 km north-northwest of Kathmandu.

Ganesh Himal
गणेश हिमाल
Ganesh Himal air view.jpg
Ganesh Himal mountain range. Peaks (left to right): unnamed peak (6250 m), Ganesh-II, Pabil, Salasungo
Highest point
Elevation7,422 m (24,350 ft)[1]
Coordinates28°23′33″N 85°07′48″E / 28.39250°N 85.13000°E / 28.39250; 85.13000Coordinates: 28°23′33″N 85°07′48″E / 28.39250°N 85.13000°E / 28.39250; 85.13000[1]
Ganesh Himal is located in Nepal
Ganesh Himal
Ganesh Himal
Location in Nepal.
DistrictDhading-Gorkha border
Parent rangeHimalayas
Borders onLangtang Himal, Sringi Himal and Mansiri Himal

The highest peak in the range is Yangra (Ganesh I), 7,422 m (24,350 ft). There are three other peaks over 7000 metres plus some fourteen others over 6000 metres.[2] Ganesh Himal enjoys great vertical relief over nearby valleys, particularly Ganesh NW (see below), being closest to the Shyar Khola.

The name for the range comes from the Hindu deity Ganesha, usually depicted in the form of an elephant. In fact, the south face of Pabil (Ganesh IV) slightly resembles an elephant, with a ridge that is reminiscent of an elephant's trunk.

Names and elevations for this range differ from source to source; see the notes below the table. The least ambiguous way to refer to the different peaks would be "Ganesh NW", etc., but this is not the standard practice in the literature for this range.

First ascent of Ganesh I happened on October 6th, 1955. Summit group was conformed by famous guide Raymond Lambert, Pierre Vittoz, Eric Gauchar, all of them Swiss, and French Mme. Claude Kogan.[3]

Highest peaksEdit

Mountain [1] Height (m) [2] Height (ft) Coordinates [3] Prominence (m) [4] Parent mountain First ascent
Yangra (Ganesh I/Main/NE) 7,422 24,350 28°23′33″N 85°07′48″E / 28.39250°N 85.13000°E / 28.39250; 85.13000 2,352 Manaslu 1955
Ganesh II/NW 7,118 23,353 28°22′45″N 85°03′24″E / 28.37917°N 85.05667°E / 28.37917; 85.05667 1,198 Yangra 1981
Salasungo (Ganesh III/SE) 7,043 23,107 28°20′06″N 85°07′18″E / 28.33500°N 85.12167°E / 28.33500; 85.12167 641 Ganesh IV 1979
Pabil (Ganesh IV/SW) 7,104 23,307 28°20′45″N 85°04′48″E / 28.34583°N 85.08000°E / 28.34583; 85.08000 927 Ganesh II 1978



  1. ^ The names Ganesh II, Salasungo (Ganesh III), and Pabil (Ganesh IV) are from the Finnmap[4] They do not agree with other, older sources such as Carter[2][5] or Neate[6] (which is derived from Carter). Ohmori[7] attests the name "Lapsang Karbo" for the southeast peak, here called Salasungo.
  2. ^ Heights are from the Finnmap.[4]
  3. ^ Coordinates have been derived from the Finnmap by Eberhard Jurgalski.
  4. ^ Prominence values (except for Yangra) have been derived from the Finnmap by Eberhard Jurgalski. For Yangra, the value is from[1]
  5. Location Dhading


  1. ^ a b c "Tibet Ultra-Prominences". Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Carter, H. Adams (1985). "Classification of the Himalaya" (PDF). American Alpine Journal. American Alpine Club. 27 (59): 124. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  3. ^ "American Alpine Journal 1956". AAJO. American Alpine Club. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b Finnmap topographic map of the Ganesh Himal, produced for the Government of Nepal.
  5. ^ American Alpine Journal 1989, p. 210.
  6. ^ Neate, Jill (1989). High Asia: An Illustrated History of the 7000 Metre Peaks. The Mountaineers. ISBN 978-0898862386.
  7. ^ Ohmori, Koichiro (1994). Over The Himalaya. Cloudcap Press (The Mountaineers). ISBN 978-0938567370.

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