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Kula Kangri

Coordinates: 28°13′39″N 90°37′00″E / 28.22750°N 90.61667°E / 28.22750; 90.61667
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Kula Kangri
Kula Kangri (7538 m) from Moenla Karchung in Bhutan or Tibet. Border is disputed.
Highest point
Elevation7,528 m (24,698 ft)[1][2]
Ranked 46th
Prominence1,654 m (5,427 ft)[1][2]
Coordinates28°13′39″N 90°37′00″E / 28.22750°N 90.61667°E / 28.22750; 90.61667[2]
Kula Kangri is located in Tibet
Kula Kangri
Kula Kangri
(Location in question if on, or which side of the China–Bhutan border)
Kula Kangri is located in China
Kula Kangri
Kula Kangri
Kula Kangri (China)
Kula Kangri is located in Bhutan
Kula Kangri
Kula Kangri
Kula Kangri (Bhutan)
LocationTibet, People's Republic of China, and Kingdom of Bhutan
Parent rangeHimalaya
First ascent1986

Kula Kangri is claimed by many authorities to be the highest mountain in Bhutan but this is disputed by others, who claim that Kula Kangri is wholly in Tibet. The mountain is part of the Bhutan Himalaya.

Chinese and Japanese authorities claim nearby Gangkhar Puensum is higher, and the claim that Kula Kangri is in or on the border with Bhutan is challenged.[3]

Climbing history[edit]

The first ascent was by a combined Japanese and Chinese team in 1986.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Kula Kangri, China" on Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-11-24.
  2. ^ a b c "High Asia II: Himalaya of Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and adjoining region of Tibet" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2011-11-24.
  3. ^ Barnett, Robert (May 7, 2021). "China Is Building Entire Villages in Another Country's Territory". Foreign Policy. Archived from the original on May 7, 2021. Retrieved May 21, 2024.
  4. ^ Hirai, Kazumasa (1987). "The Ascent Of Kula Kangri From Tibet". Japanese Alpine News. 43. Retrieved 18 September 2014.