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Adolf von Schlagintweit (9 January 1829 − 26 August 1857) was a German botanist and explorer of Central Asia.
Alan Hinkes OBE (born 26 April 1954) is an English Himalayan high-altitude mountaineer from Northallerton in North Yorkshire.
Aleister Crowley (born Edward Alexander Crowley; 12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947) was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer.
Alexander Mitchell Kellas (21 June 1868 – 5 June 1921) was a Scottish chemist, explorer, and mountaineer known for his studies of high-altitude physiology.
A amoebic liver abscess is a type of liver abscess caused by amebiasis.
Andrej Štremfelj (born 17 December 1956) is a Slovenian mountaineer.
Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan.
Arthur Michell Ransome (18 January 1884 – 3 June 1967) was an English author and journalist.
The Arun River (अरुण नदी) is a trans-boundary river and is part of the Kosi or Sapt Koshi river system in Nepal.
The Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus, previously known as Selenarctos thibetanus), also known as the moon bear and the white-chested bear, is a medium-sized bear species native to Asia and largely adapted to arboreal life.
Austrians (Österreicher) are a Germanic nation and ethnic group, native to modern Austria and South Tyrol that share a common Austrian culture, Austrian descent and Austrian history.
Benoît Chamoux (February 19, 1961 – October 6, 1995) was a French Alpinist, who claimed to have summited 13 of the Eight-thousanders in the Himalayas.
According to the beliefs of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, Beyul are hidden valleys often encompassing hundreds of square kilometers, which Padmasambhava blessed as refuges.
Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan (Druk Gyal Khap), is a landlocked country in South Asia.
For the 1800s US Western lawman that became a movie actor see Bill Tilghman.
The blood pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus) is the only species in genus Ithaginis of the pheasant family.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Booker–McConnell Prize and commonly known simply as the Booker Prize) is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the UK.
Boyan Petrov (Боян Петров, born 7 February 1973 - disappeared May 2018) was a Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, working at the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia.
The Brahmaputra (is one of the major rivers of Asia, a trans-boundary river which flows through China, India and Bangladesh. As such, it is known by various names in the region: Assamese: ব্ৰহ্মপুত্ৰ নদ ('নদ' nôd, masculine form of 'নদী' nôdi "river") Brôhmôputrô; ब्रह्मपुत्र, IAST:; Yarlung Tsangpo;. It is also called Tsangpo-Brahmaputra (when referring to the whole river including the stretch within Tibet). The Manas River, which runs through Bhutan, joins it at Jogighopa, in India. It is the ninth largest river in the world by discharge, and the 15th longest. With its origin in the Manasarovar Lake, located on the northern side of the Himalayas in Burang County of Tibet as the Yarlung Tsangpo River, it flows across southern Tibet to break through the Himalayas in great gorges (including the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon) and into Arunachal Pradesh (India). It flows southwest through the Assam Valley as Brahmaputra and south through Bangladesh as the Jamuna (not to be mistaken with Yamuna of India). In the vast Ganges Delta, it merges with the Padma, the popular name of the river Ganges in Bangladesh, and finally the Meghna and from here it is known as Meghna before emptying into the Bay of Bengal. About long, the Brahmaputra is an important river for irrigation and transportation. The average depth of the river is and maximum depth is. The river is prone to catastrophic flooding in the spring when Himalayas snow melts. The average discharge of the river is about, and floods can reach over. It is a classic example of a braided river and is highly susceptible to channel migration and avulsion. It is also one of the few rivers in the world that exhibit a tidal bore. It is navigable for most of its length. The river drains the Himalaya east of the Indo-Nepal border, south-central portion of the Tibetan plateau above the Ganga basin, south-eastern portion of Tibet, the Patkai-Bum hills, the northern slopes of the Meghalaya hills, the Assam plains, and the northern portion of Bangladesh. The basin, especially south of Tibet, is characterized by high levels of rainfall. Kangchenjunga (8,586 m) is the only peak above 8,000 m, hence is the highest point within the Brahmaputra basin. The Brahmaputra's upper course was long unknown, and its identity with the Yarlung Tsangpo was only established by exploration in 1884–86. This river is often called Tsangpo-Brahmaputra river. The lower reaches are sacred to Hindus. While most rivers on the Indian subcontinent have female names, this river has a rare male name, as it means "son of Brahma" in Sanskrit (putra means "son").
Carlos Carsolio Larrea (born 4 October 1962 in Mexico City) is a Mexican mountain climber.
Sir Robert Charles Evans M.D., DSc, (19 October 1918 – 5 December 1995), was a British mountaineer, surgeon, and educator.
The chestnut-breasted partridge (Arborophila mandellii) is a species of partridge endemic to the eastern Himalayas north of the Brahmaputra, and is known from Bhutan, West Bengal (Darjeeling only), Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, north-east India, Nepal Himalaya and south-east Tibet.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
The Chogyal ("Dharma Kings",, Sanskrit: धर्मराज) were the monarchs of the former kingdoms of Sikkim and Ladakh in present-day India, which were ruled by separate branches of the Namgyal dynasty.
The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-marketPeter Wilby, New Statesman, 19 December 2013 (online version: 2 January 2014) tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust and published in London.
Darjeeling is a town and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal.
Darjeeling District (pronunciation: dɑ:rʤi:lɪŋ) is the northernmost district of the state of West Bengal in eastern India in the foothills of the Himalayas.
In religion, divinity or godhead is the state of things that are believed to come from a supernatural power or deity, such as a god, supreme being, creator deity, or spirits, and are therefore regarded as sacred and holy.
Douglas Keith Scott CBE, FRSGS known as Doug Scott (born 29 May 1941, Nottingham, England), is an English mountaineer noted for the first ascent of the south-west face of Mount Everest on 24 September 1975.
Douglas William Freshfield (27 April 1845 – 9 February 1934) was a British lawyer, mountaineer and author, who edited the Alpine Journal from 1872 to 1880.
In law, a dwelling (also residence, abode) is a self-contained unit of accommodation used by one or more households as a home, such as a house, apartment, mobile home, houseboat, vehicle or other 'substantial' structure.
The Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows is a montane grasslands and shrublands ecoregion of Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, and Nepal, which lies between the tree line and snow line in the eastern portion of the Himalaya Range.
The Eastern Himalayan broadleaf forests is a temperate broadleaf forest ecoregion found in the middle elevations of the eastern Himalayas, including parts of Nepal, India, and Bhutan.
The Eastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests is a temperate coniferous forests ecoregion which is found in the middle and upper elevations of the eastern Middle Himalayas, in western Nepal, Bhutan and northern Indian states including Arunachal Pradesh.
An ecoregion (ecological region) is an ecologically and geographically defined area that is smaller than a bioregion, which in turn is smaller than an ecozone.
Edurne Pasaban Lizarribar (born August 1, 1973) is a Basque Spanish mountaineer.
The eight-thousanders are the 14 independentIn making any "highest mountains" list, one needs to use a criterion to exclude subpeaks and only list independent mountains.
An endangered species is a species which has been categorized as very likely to become extinct.
The English are a nation and an ethnic group native to England who speak the English language. The English identity is of early medieval origin, when they were known in Old English as the Angelcynn ("family of the Angles"). Their ethnonym is derived from the Angles, one of the Germanic peoples who migrated to Great Britain around the 5th century AD. England is one of the countries of the United Kingdom, and the majority of people living there are British citizens. Historically, the English population is descended from several peoples the earlier Celtic Britons (or Brythons) and the Germanic tribes that settled in Britain following the withdrawal of the Romans, including Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Frisians. Collectively known as the Anglo-Saxons, they founded what was to become England (from the Old English Englaland) along with the later Danes, Anglo-Normans and other groups. In the Acts of Union 1707, the Kingdom of England was succeeded by the Kingdom of Great Britain. Over the years, English customs and identity have become fairly closely aligned with British customs and identity in general. Today many English people have recent forebears from other parts of the United Kingdom, while some are also descended from more recent immigrants from other European countries and from the Commonwealth. The English people are the source of the English language, the Westminster system, the common law system and numerous major sports such as cricket, football, rugby union, rugby league and tennis. These and other English cultural characteristics have spread worldwide, in part as a result of the former British Empire.
Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources.
Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary (Devanagari: फाम्बोन्ग ल्हो) is a wildlife reserve in the East Sikkim district of the state of Sikkim in India.
Lieutenant Colonel Sir Francis Edward Younghusband, (31 May 1863 – 31 July 1942) was a British Army officer, explorer, and spiritual writer.
Francis Sydney Smythe, better known as Frank Smythe or F. S. Smythe (6 July 1900, Maidstone, Kent – 27 June 1949), was an English mountaineer, author, photographer and botanist.
The Ganges, also known as Ganga, is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh.
The Ganges basin is a part of the Ganges-Brahmaputra basin draining 1,086,000 square kilometres in Tibet, Nepal, India and Bangladesh.
Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth (November 12, 1886 – April 14, 1975) was a German-born, German and Swiss mountaineer, geologist and Himalayan explorer.
A gemstone (also called a gem, fine gem, jewel, precious stone, or semi-precious stone) is a piece of mineral crystal which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments.
George Christopher Band OBE (2 February 1929 – 26 August 2011) was an English mountaineer.
Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner (born 13 December 1970) is an Austrian mountaineer.
Germans (Deutsche) are a Germanic ethnic group native to Central Europe, who share a common German ancestry, culture and history.
Gimmigela Chuli, or The Twins, is a mountain in the Himalayas, located on the border between Taplejung, Mechi, Nepal and Sikkim, India.
Ginette Harrison (28 February 1958 – 24 October 1999) was a professional climber of British origin.
A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.
Global warming, also referred to as climate change, is the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects.
Goecha La (el. 4940 mt or 16,207 ft) is a high mountain pass in Sikkim, India in the Himalaya range.
Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from aurum) and atomic number 79, making it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally.
The Great Trigonometrical Survey was a project which aimed to measure the entire Indian subcontinent with scientific precision.
Hermann Schlagintweit, Sakünlünski (13 May 1826 – 19 January 1882), also known as Hermann Rudolph Alfred von Schlagintweit-Sakünlünski, was a German explorer of Central Asia.
High Time to Kill, published in 1999, is the fourth novel by Raymond Benson featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond (including Benson's novelization of Tomorrow Never Dies).
A hill station is a town located at a higher elevation than the nearby plain or valley.
The Himalayas, or Himalaya, form a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.
An icefall is a portion of certain glaciers characterized by rapid flow and a chaotic crevassed surface.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections.
Jerzy Kukuczka (24 March 1948 in Katowice, Poland – 24 October 1989 Lhotse, Nepal) was a Polish alpine and high-altitude climber.
The Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve (formerly Toorsa Strict Nature Reserve) in Bhutan covers in Haa District, occupying most of its area.
Joseph Brown, usually Joe Brown, CBE (born 26 September 1930) is an English climber, born the seventh and last child of a family in Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire, England.
Joe Tasker (12 May 1948 – 17 May 1982) was a British climber, active during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
John Angelo Jackson (21 March 1921 – 2 July 2005) was an English mountaineer, explorer and educationalist.
Jongsong Peak is a mountain in the Janak section of the Himalayas.
Jore Pokhri Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Darjeeling District, West Bengal.
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (30 June 1817 – 10 December 1911) was a British botanist and explorer in the 19th century.
K2 (کے ٹو), also known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori (Balti and چھوغوری),, at above sea level, is the second highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest, at.
Kabru is a mountain in the Himalayas on the border of eastern Nepal and India.
Kalimpong is a hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal.
The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is a protected area in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal.
Khangchendzonga National Park also Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve is a National Park and a Biosphere reserve located in Sikkim, India.
Kinga Baranowska (born 17 November 1975 in Wejherowo) is a Polish mountaineer.
Kiran Desai (born 3 September 1971) is an Indian author.
Kirat Chuli or Tent Peak is a mountain in the Himalayas.
Kitty Films (キティフィルム Kiti Firumu) was a production company established in 1972 in Japan.
The Koshi or Kosi River (कोशी नदी,, कोसी नदी) drains the northern slopes of the Himalayas in Tibet and the southern slopes in Nepal.
Krzysztof Wielicki (born January 5, 1950 in Szklarka Przygodzicka, municipality Ostrzeszów, Poland) is a Polish alpine and high-altitude climber, regarded as one of the greatest Polish climbers in history.
Kumbhakarna or Jannu (Limbu: Phoktanglungma) is the 32nd highest mountain in the world.
The Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary, located in East Sikkim, India.
The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England.
Lieutenant Colonel Laurence Austine Waddell, CB, CIE, F.L.S., L.L.D, M.Ch., I.M.S. RAI, F.R.A.S (1854–1938) was a British explorer, Professor of Tibetan, Professor of Chemistry and Pathology, Indian Army surgeon, collector in Tibet, and amateur archaeologist.
, referred to as Heldensagen vom Kosmosinsel (incorrect German, translating to "heroic tales of the cosmic island") in the opening credits and sometimes abbreviated as, is a series of science fiction novels written by Yoshiki Tanaka.
The Lepcha are also called the Rongkup meaning the children of God and the Rong, Mútuncí Róngkup Rumkup (Lepcha: ᰕᰫ་ᰊᰪᰰ་ᰆᰧᰶ ᰛᰩᰵ་ᰀᰪᰱ ᰛᰪᰮ་ᰀᰪᰱ; "beloved children of the Róng and of God"), and Rongpa (Sikkimese), are among the indigenous peoples of Sikkim and number between 30,000 and 50,000.
Lhasa is a prefecture-level city, formerly a prefecture until 7 January 1960, one of the main administrative divisions of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
The Lhonak River is a tributary of the Teesta River in the Indian state of Sikkim.
Limbu (Limbu: ᤕᤠᤰᤌᤢᤱ ᤐᤠᤴ, yakthung pān) is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken by the Limbu people of eastern Nepal and India (particularly Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim, Assam and Nagaland) as well as expatriate communities in Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Canada and the US.
The following sortable table lists land surface elevation extremes by country.
There are at least 109 mountains on Earth with elevations greater than above sea level.
This is a list of mountains and mountain ranges in India.
Nepal contains part of the Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world.
The following is a list of mountains that have been presumed, at one time, to be the highest mountain in the world.
This is a list of mountain peaks ordered by their topographic prominence.
Maenama Wildlife Sanctuary, is a wildlife reserve in the South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim covering an area of around.
Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary (Pron: móhɑ́nɑ́ndaa, Nepali: महानन्दा, Bengali: মহানন্দা) is located on the foothills of the Himalayas, between the Teesta and Mahananda rivers.
Marko Prezelj (born 13 October 1965) is a Slovenian mountaineer and photographer.
Michelle Paver (born 7 September, 1960) is a British novelist and children's writer, known for the fantasy series Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, set in pre-agricultural Stone Age Europe.
A microdot is text or an image substantially reduced in size onto a small disc to prevent detection by unintended recipients.
The monsoon of South Asia is among several geographically distributed global monsoons.
A moraine is any glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris (regolith and rock) that occurs in both currently and formerly glaciated regions on Earth (i.e. a past glacial maximum), through geomorphological processes.
Mount Everest, known in Nepali as Sagarmāthā and in Tibetan as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas.
Namcha Barwa or Namchabarwa (Chinese: 南迦巴瓦峰, Pinyin: Nánjiābāwǎ Fēng) is a mountain in the Tibetan Himalaya.
Nanga Parbat (Urdu), locally known as Diamer, is the ninth highest mountain in the world at above sea level.
Colonel Narendra "Bull" Kumar, PVSM, KC, AVSM, (also spelled Narinder; born 8 December 1933) is an Indian soldier-mountaineer.
Neora Valley National Park is situated in the Kalimpong district, West Bengal, India and was established in 1986.
Nepal (नेपाल), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल), is a landlocked country in South Asia located mainly in the Himalayas but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain.
The Nepalese–Tibetan War (नेपाल-भोट युध्द) was fought from 1855 to 1856 in Tibet between the forces of the Tibetan government (Ganden Phodrang, then under administrative rule of the Qing dynasty) and the invading Nepalese army, resulting in victory for Nepal.
Norman David Hardie (28 December 1924 – 31 October 2017) was a New Zealand climber who was involved in the first ascent of 8,586-metre (28,169 ft) Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world.
North Sikkim is a district of the Indian state of Sikkim.
Norwegians (nordmenn) are a Germanic ethnic group native to Norway.
The Old Man of Coniston is a fell in the Furness Fells in the English Lake District.
The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colourful and fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family.
Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary (Pron: pǽngólɑ́kha, Nepali: पाङ्लखा) is a wildlife reserve in the East Sikkim district of the state of Sikkim in India.
Paul Bauer (December 29, 1896 – January 9, 1990) was a German poet and mountaineer.
Peter Boardman (25 December 1950 – 17 May 1982) was a British mountaineer and author.
Peter Habeler (born 22 July 1942) is an Austrian mountaineer.
Plants are mainly multicellular, predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae.
Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country located in Central Europe.
The Poles (Polacy,; singular masculine: Polak, singular feminine: Polka), commonly referred to as the Polish people, are a nation and West Slavic ethnic group native to Poland in Central Europe who share a common ancestry, culture, history and are native speakers of the Polish language.
A Rakshasa (राक्षस) is a mythological being in Hindu mythology.
Raymond Benson (born September 6, 1955) is an American author best known for being the official author of the James Bond novels from 1997 to 2003.
The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also called the lesser panda, the red bear-cat, and the red cat-bear, is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China.
Reinhold Messner (born 17 September 1944) is an Italian mountaineer, adventurer, explorer, and author from the bilingual Italian province of South Tyrol.
Rhododendron (from Ancient Greek ῥόδον rhódon "rose" and δένδρον déndron "tree") is a genus of 1,024 species of woody plants in the heath family (Ericaceae), either evergreen or deciduous, and found mainly in Asia, although it is also widespread throughout the highlands of the Appalachian Mountains of North America.
Robert Lock Graham Irving (17 February 1877 – 10 April 1969), was an English schoolmaster, writer and mountaineer.
Robert Schlagintweit (24 October 1833 – 6 June 1885) was a German explorer of Central Asia who also wrote about travels in America.
The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK's learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830 for the advancement of geographical sciences.
Salt, table salt or common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.
Sarat Chandra Das (শরৎচন্দ্র দাস) (1849–1917) was an Indian scholar of Tibetan language and culture most noted for his two journeys to Tibet in 1879 and in 1881–1882.
The is a Japanese speculative fiction award for the best science fiction works and achievements during the preceding year.
Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary was set up in 1915 in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, India.
The Seven Third Summits are the third-highest mountains of each of the seven continents.
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is a nature park in the Indian state of Sikkim.
Sikkim is a state in Northeast India.
The Sikkimese language, also called "Sikkimese Tibetan", "Bhutia", "Drenjongké" ("Rice Valley language"), Dranjoke, Denjongka, Denzongpeke, and Denzongke, belongs to the Southern Tibetic languages.
Singalila in the Himalaya is a 2016 film directed by George Thengummoottil.
Singalila National Park is a national park of India located on the Singalila Ridge at an altitude of more than 7000 feet above sea level, in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal.
The Singalila Ridge is a north-south mountain ridge running from northwestern West Bengal through Sikkim in the Indian part of the Himalayas.
Siniolchu is one of the tallest mountains of the Indian state of Sikkim.
The snow leopard or ounce (Panthera uncia) is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia.
Standard Tibetan is the most widely spoken form of the Tibetic languages.
A storm is any disturbed state of an environment or in an astronomical body's atmosphere especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather.
The Swallows and Amazons series is a series of twelve children's books by English author Arthur Ransome, named after the title of the first book in the series and set between the two World Wars.
The Swiss (die Schweizer, les Suisses, gli Svizzeri, ils Svizzers) are the citizens of Switzerland, or people of Swiss ancestry. The number of Swiss nationals has grown from 1.7 million in 1815 to 7 million in 2016. More than 1.5 million Swiss citizens hold multiple citizenship. About 11% of citizens live abroad (0.8 million, of whom 0.6 million hold multiple citizenship). About 60% of those living abroad reside in the European Union (0.46 million). The largest groups of Swiss descendants and nationals outside Europe are found in the United States and Canada. Although the modern state of Switzerland originated in 1848, the period of romantic nationalism, it is not a nation-state, and the Swiss are not usually considered to form a single ethnic group, but a confederacy (Eidgenossenschaft) or Willensnation ("nation of will", "nation by choice", that is, a consociational state), a term coined in conscious contrast to "nation" in the conventionally linguistic or ethnic sense of the term. The demonym Swiss (formerly in English also Switzer) and the name of Switzerland, ultimately derive from the toponym Schwyz, have been in widespread use to refer to the Old Swiss Confederacy since the 16th century.
The Tambar Nadi (known as the Tamor River) is a major river in eastern Nepal, which begins around Kanchenjunga.
Taplejung District (ताप्लेजुङ जिल्ला is the Mountain district out of 14 districts of Province No. 1 of eastern Nepal. The district covers. The 2011 census counted 127,461 population. Taplejung is the district headquarters The name Taplejung is derived from the name Taple and the word jung. Taple was the medieval Limbu king who used to rule the area and jung in the Limbu language means fort. Literally, Taplejung means Fort of King Taple.
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama, is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet.
The Teesta River (or Tista River) is a long river flowing through the Indian states of West Bengal and Sikkim through Bangladesh before emptying to the Bay of Bengal.
The Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands is a narrow lowland ecoregion at the base of the Himalayas, about wide, and a continuation of the Gangetic Plain.
The Inheritance of Loss is the second novel by Indian author Kiran Desai.
The Statesman is an Indian English-language broadsheet daily newspaper founded in 1875 and published simultaneously in Kolkata, New Delhi, Siliguri and Bhubaneswar.
The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.
The Times Literary Supplement (or TLS, on the front page from 1969) is a weekly literary review published in London by News UK, a subsidiary of News Corp.
Tibetan Buddhism is the form of Buddhist doctrine and institutions named after the lands of Tibet, but also found in the regions surrounding the Himalayas and much of Central Asia.
The Tibetic languages are a cluster of Sino-Tibetan languages descended from Old Tibetan, spoken across a wide area of eastern Central Asia bordering the Indian subcontinent, including the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas in Baltistan, Ladakh, Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan.
Tiger Hill (2,590 m) is located in Darjeeling, in the Indian State of West Bengal, and is the summit of Ghoom, the highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tonglu (3036 m amsl) is the one of the higher peaks of the Singalila Ridge and a small settlement inside the Singalila National Park in the Darjeeling subdivision, Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal in India near the India - Nepal border.
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Harry Reginald Antony "Tony" Streather OBE (born 24 March 1926) is a former British army officer who served in the Gloucestershire Regiment, and mountaineer who first-ascended Tirich Mir and Kangchenjunga.
In topography, prominence characterizes the height of a mountain or hill's summit by the vertical distance between it and the lowest contour line encircling it but containing no higher summit within it.
Turkish people or the Turks (Türkler), also known as Anatolian Turks (Anadolu Türkleri), are a Turkic ethnic group and nation living mainly in Turkey and speaking Turkish, the most widely spoken Turkic language.
Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium, with the chemical formula CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O.
An ultra-prominent peak, or Ultra for short, is defined as a mountain summit with a topographic prominence of or more.
Vittorio Sella (28 August 1859 – 12 August 1943) was an Italian photographer and mountaineer, who took photographs of mountains which are regarded as some of the finest ever made.
Wanda Rutkiewicz (February 4, 1943 – May 12–13, 1992) was a Polish computer engineer and mountain climber.
West Bengal (Paśchimbāṅga) is an Indian state, located in Eastern India on the Bay of Bengal.
The White-bellied musk deer or Himalayan musk deer (Moschus leucogaster) is a musk deer species occurring in the Himalayas of Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan and China.
William Woodman Graham (–) was a British mountaineer who led the first pure mountaineering expedition to the Himalayas and may have set a world altitude record on Kabru.
Worship is an act of religious devotion usually directed towards a deity.
In the folklore of Nepal, the Yeti or Abominable Snowman (Nepali: हिममानव himamānav, lit. "snow man") is an ape-like entity, taller than an average human, that is said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet.
is a Japanese novelist.
Yuma Sammang is god of the Limbu community of Nepal Limbuwan sikkim, Assam.
Zemu Glacier is the largest glacier in the Eastern Himalaya.
Zsolt Erőss (March 7, 1968 – May 21, 2013) was the most successful Hungarian high-altitude mountaineer, summiting 10 out of the 14 eight-thousanders.
Zygmunt Andrzej Heinrich (21 July 1937 in Łbowo, central Poland – 27 May 1989 in Mount Everest) was a Polish mountaineer.
The 1905 Kanchenjunga expedition was a Himalayan mountaineering expedition aimed to climb Kanchenjunga, which would only be conquered in 1955.
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