Kula Kangri

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Kula Kangri
Kula Kangri is located in China
Kula Kangri
Kula Kangri
(Location in question if on, or which side of China/Bhutan border)
Highest point
Elevation 7,538 m (24,731 ft) [1][2]
Ranked 46th
Prominence 1,654 m (5,427 ft) [1][2]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 28°13′39″N 90°37′00″E / 28.22750°N 90.61667°E / 28.22750; 90.61667Coordinates: 28°13′39″N 90°37′00″E / 28.22750°N 90.61667°E / 28.22750; 90.61667[2]
Location Tibet, People's Republic of China (/ Kingdom of Bhutan)
Parent range Himalaya
First ascent 1986

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 first ascent was by a combined Japanese/Chinese team in 1986.[3] The mountain occupies two ranges, the Himalaya and 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 here.

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  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. ^ Hirai, Kazumasa (1987). "The Ascent Of Kula Kangri From Tibet". Japanese Alpine News. 43. Retrieved 18 September 2014.