Jongsong Peak

Jongsong Peak (Nepali: जोङ्सोङ् हिमाल) is a mountain in the Janak section of the Himalayas.[2] At 7,462 metres (24,482 ft) it is the 57th highest peak in the world, although it is dominated by 3rd highest, Kangchenjunga, 20 km (12 mi) to the south. Jongsong's summit is on tripoint of India, Nepal and China.[3]

Jongsong Peak
Jongsong Peak is located in Sikkim
Jongsong Peak
Jongsong Peak
Location in Nepal at the shared border triple-point with China and India
Jongsong Peak is located in Province No. 1
Jongsong Peak
Jongsong Peak
Jongsong Peak (Province No. 1)
Jongsong Peak is located in Tibet
Jongsong Peak
Jongsong Peak
Jongsong Peak (Tibet)
Jongsong Peak is located in Nepal
Jongsong Peak
Jongsong Peak
Jongsong Peak (Nepal)
Jongsong Peak is located in India
Jongsong Peak
Jongsong Peak
Jongsong Peak (India)
Highest point
Elevation7,462 m (24,482 ft)
Ranked 57th
Prominence1,256 m (4,121 ft)
Coordinates27°53′N 88°08′E / 27.883°N 88.133°E / 27.883; 88.133Coordinates: 27°53′N 88°08′E / 27.883°N 88.133°E / 27.883; 88.133[1]
LocationChinaIndiaNepal tripoint
Parent rangeHimalayas
First ascent2 June 1930 by Bericht Hörlin and Erwin Schneider


From its first ascent in 1930 by members of German expedition led by Gunther Dyhrenfurth[4] until the first ascent of Kamet on 21 June 1931, Jongsong was the highest climbed peak in the world. The first ascent team of Jongsong peak had included several members who were also members of the International mountaineering organisation Himalayan Club.

On 30 September 2012, a team from the Kolkata section of the Himalayan Club (Pradeep Sahoo (Leader) with Ang Dorji Sherpa and Phurba Sherpa), ascended the Jongsong peak's east summit (named Domo by Dyhrenfurth) on a new route via the eastern ridge of the Jongsong peak from a col between the Jongsong massif and an adjoining peak called Dome Kang. The previous day, another team from the same expedition scaled Dome Kang (Rajib Mondal and Dawa Sherpa) from the common col along its east face (New route first ascent / second ascent overall). They had approached the mountains from the Jongsong glacier, Sikkim.


  1. ^ "Jongsong Peak, China/India/Nepal". Retrieved 8 March 2008.
  2. ^ Carter, H. Adams (1985). "Classification of the Himalaya" (PDF). American Alpine Journal. American Alpine Club. 27 (5): 115. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  3. ^ "MSN Encarta map". Archived from the original on 5 May 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Kangchenjunga". Retrieved 3 June 2008. The team abandoned its attempt on Kangchenjunga to make first ascents of Jongsong (24,334'), Nepal Peak (23,560') and Ramthang (23,310) among others.