The Most Beautiful Himalayan Peak?

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Morning all,

I was just wondering what all my fellow Himalaya lovers here thought was the most beautiful of the Himalayan peaks.
I think it's a pretty tough call. I'm well known for having a soft-spot for Kanchenjunga, but would describe it as spectacular rather than beautiful.
My call is a close run thing between Mt Pandim and Kun Peak:

Mt Pandim

Kun Peak

Anyway, what's your favourite Himalayan mountain? (And post/link a picture if you have one!)

Have a good day all,

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Originally Posted by Rob_The_Pom Morning all,

I was just wondering what all my fellow Himalaya lovers here thought was the most beautiful of the Himalayan peaks.
I think it's a pretty tough call. I'm well known for having a soft-spot for Kanchenjunga, but would describe it as spectacular rather than beautiful.
My call is a close run thing between Mt Pandim and Kun Peak:

Mt Pandim

Kun Peak

Anyway, what's your favourite Himalayan mountain? (And post/link a picture if you have one!)

Have a good day all,

Rob
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Tough one

That's a tough one, Rob. Just when you think of one, another comes to mind. And the direction from which you view the peak plays an important part. Among my absolute favourites are, in no particular order, Nanda Devi, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Everest, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, K2, Siniolchu, Bhagirathi II, Shivling and Thalaysagar. As I mentioned, it depends on the direction. Being a climber I will also look at the mountain from a technical point of view.
However, if I have to choose just one, it wold be.........mmmmmmm............ . hmmmmmmmmmmm...............err rrrrrrrrrr.................Nan da Devi.

Good day to you.

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I always thought Mt Kailash was rather beautiful and unusual!! kailash

I would love to that view of Everest from Tibet though, Heinrich Harrer is very moved by the sight in his book "Seven years in Tibet"

Kanchejunga and Nanda Devi both teased me but I didn't get a great sighting of either
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Originally Posted by cyberhippie I always thought Mt Kailash was rather beautiful and unusual!!
It is very beautiful from the South, the classic view, but unrecognisable from other directions. Most peaks, if not all, look beautiful from one direction or angle but are quite unrecognisable from another.
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I'd say Kailash as well, but I never saw it in reall life.
My vote goes for Ama Dablam.
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Favourite peak - Trishul

Favourite range - Dhauladhars

RTP,
This should have been a poll. It would have been interesting to see which peak received the highest votes.
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Well surely the highest vote must go to Everest!!
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RTP,
This should have been a poll. It would have been interesting to see which peak received the highest votes.
I did think about making it a poll, but I had no idea which ten mountains to put in!

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Well surely the highest vote must go to Everest!!
Boom boom!

Cyberhippie, did you check out the rest of the website that you linked the Kailash picture from? The guy was a complete loon! (In the most impressive and admirable sense of the word).

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Originally Posted by cyberhippie Well surely the highest vote must go to Everest!!
Hmm.., not really. It may be the most well known peak, but may not be the majority's favourite.
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Thumbs up Kanchenjunga

Another vote for Kanchenjunga.
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Yeah Rob genuine Mountain Dew stuff, what adventures from this Danish guy I wonder where he practises Demark is largely flat right?

Hey where's that famous Shimla sense of humour? My comment was a play on word the "highest" vote!!!
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Originally Posted by cyberhippie Hey where's that famous Shimla sense of humour? My comment was a play on word the "highest" vote!!!
Pardon the Himalayan blunder cyberhippie; currently going through a rough time, which has made me forget all humour! What you meant was that votes would naturally peak for Everest !
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ME TOO FOR

KANCHENJUNGA
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For me, it's the incomparable and unclimbed Machapuchare.
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