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Le Siniolchu vu depuis le Glacier de Zemu. Photo de Vittorio Sella (1859-1943).jpg
Siniolchu taken from the Zemu Glacier by Vittorio Sella
Highest point
Elevation6,888 m (22,598 ft)
Prominence1,480 m (4,860 ft)
Coordinates27°42′41″N 88°19′04″E / 27.71139°N 88.31778°E / 27.71139; 88.31778Coordinates: 27°42′41″N 88°19′04″E / 27.71139°N 88.31778°E / 27.71139; 88.31778
Siniolchu is located in India
Parent rangeHimalayas
First ascent1936
Easiest routeglacier/snow/ice climb

Siniolchu is one of the tallest mountains of the Indian state of Sikkim. The 6,888 metres (22,598 ft) mountain is considered to be particularly aesthetically attractive, having been described by Douglas Freshfield as "the most superb triumph of mountain architecture and the most beautiful snow mountain in the world".[1] It is situated near the green lake adjacent to Kangchenjunga.

Climbing history[edit]

Siniolchu's summit was first scaled in 1936 by the German climbers Karl Wien and Adi Göttner.[2] Later Sikkimese Everest climber Sonam Gyatso also scaled the top.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Ray, Arundhati; Das, Sujoy (2001). Sikkim: A Traveller's Guide. Orient Longman. p. 22. ISBN 978-81-7824-008-4.
  2. ^ Mason, Kenneth (1955). Abode of the Snow. Rupert Hart-Davis. pp. 275–276. ISBN 978-0-906371-91-6.