|Elevation||6,888 m (22,598 ft)|
|Prominence||1,480 m (4,860 ft)|
|Coordinates||27°42′41″N 88°19′04″E / 27.71139°N 88.31778°ECoordinates: 27°42′41″N 88°19′04″E / 27.71139°N 88.31778°E|
|Easiest route||glacier/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". It is situated near the green lake adjacent to Kangchenjunga.
Siniolchu's summit was first scaled in 1936 by the German climbers Karl Wien and Adi Göttner. Later Sikkimese Everest climber Sonam Gyatso also scaled the top.
- ^ Ray, Arundhati; Das, Sujoy (2001). Sikkim: A Traveller's Guide. Orient Longman. p. 22. ISBN 978-81-7824-008-4.
- ^ Mason, Kenneth (1955). Abode of the Snow. Rupert Hart-Davis. pp. 275–276. ISBN 978-0-906371-91-6.