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7,861 metres (25,790 feet)
Location: Khumbu, Nepal


27°57′59″N, 86°53′24″E

First ascent:
1961 by a British team

Nuptse is a mountain in the Nepalese Khumbu region of the Himalaya, two kilometres WSW of Mount Everest. Nuptse is Tibetan for west peak, as it is the western segment of the Lhotse-Nuptse massif. Nuptse is situated in the Khumbu Himal just southwest of Mount Everest. The name Nup-tse is tibetan and means west-peak, as it is the western part of the Lhotse-Nuptse-massif. The main ridge, which is separated from Lhotse by a 7556m high saddle, is crowned by 7 peaks and goes west-northwest until its steep west-face drops down more than 2300m to the Khumbu-glacier. The steep and rocky south-face of Nuptse is 2500m high and 5 kilometers wide.

On the way to Mount Everest Base camp, we can see this magnificent mountain- NUPTSE. From our camp in Gorakshep, you will be very close to the peak. Late in the evening the last rays of sun was falling on the peak, and i took several shots before it became dark. No filters were used. Auto expo.

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