Tenzing Peak

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Tenzing Peak
Cho Oyu.jpg
The North Face of Cho Oyu from Tingri in Tibet. Tenzing Peak is the peak on the left.
Highest point
Elevation 7,916 m (25,971 ft) [1]
Coordinates 28°06′21″N 86°41′13″E / 28.10583°N 86.68694°E / 28.10583; 86.68694Coordinates: 28°06′21″N 86°41′13″E / 28.10583°N 86.68694°E / 28.10583; 86.68694
Tenzing Peak is located in Nepal
Tenzing Peak
Tenzing Peak
Location in Nepal
Location Border of Tibet and Nepal
Parent range Himalayas
First ascent April 24, 1965 by Naomi Uemura and Pemba Tenzing

Tenzing Peak is the name which has been proposed by the Government of Nepal for a 7,916-metre (25,971 ft) peak in the Himalayas in honour of Tenzing Norgay, who made the first ascent of Everest with Edmund Hillary in 1953.[1] It is also known variously as Ngojumba Kang, Ngozumpa Kang and Ngojumba Ri.

In September 2013 a government panel recommended that two mountains on the ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang be called Hillary Peak and Tenzing Peak as part of a batch of new summits that would be opened to climbers in 2014. It is in fact a satellite peak of Cho Oyu.[2]

It was first climbed on 24 April 1965 by Naomi Uemura and Pemba Tenzing as part of a Japanese expedition from the Alpine Club of Meiji University.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Mount Everest: Hillary and Tenzing to have peaks named after them". The Guardian. 6 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "List of identified peaks located in Nepal". explorehimalaya.com. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Yoshizawa, Ichiro (1966). "Ngojumba-Ri". American Alpine Journal. 15 (40): 190. Retrieved November 27, 2016.