Khartaphu (also Kardapu) is a mountain in the Himalayas of Asia at the head of the Kharta valley. At 7,213 m (23,665 ft) above sea level, it is the 102nd highest mountain in the world. The peak is located in Tibet Autonomous Region, China about 7 km (4.3 mi) northeast of Mount Everest.

Khartaphu is located in Tibet
Location in Tibet Autonomous Region
Highest point
Elevation7,213 m (23,665 ft) [1]
Ranked 102nd
Prominence712 m (2,336 ft) [1]
Parent peakEverest[1]
Coordinates28°03′48″N 86°58′36″E / 28.06333°N 86.97667°E / 28.06333; 86.97667Coordinates: 28°03′48″N 86°58′36″E / 28.06333°N 86.97667°E / 28.06333; 86.97667[1]
LocationTibet Autonomous Region, China
Parent rangeMahalangur, Himalayas
First ascent18 July 1935 by a UK team[1]
Easiest routesnow, ice climb

Khartaphu has a moderately significant subpeak, Khartaphu West, also known as Xiangdong, 28°4′N 86°57′E / 28.067°N 86.950°E / 28.067; 86.950 (Khartaphu West) located approximately 2.6 km (1.6 mi) west of Khartaphu (main)[2] with an elevation of 7,018 m (23,025 ft) and a prominence of 158 m (518 ft).[1]

Khartaphu was first climbed by the 1935 British Mount Everest reconnaissance expedition.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "High Asia summits over 6,750 metres high with 500 metres of re-ascent". Retrieved 2014-08-09.
  2. ^ "Xiangdong, China". Retrieved 2014-08-09.