Introduction to Melungtse
Melungtse is the highest mountain of the Rolwaling Himal in the Himalaya.
Alternate names for the peak include Menlungtse, Jobo Garu (the official Tibetan
name) and Qiao Ge Ru. The peak has a long summit ridge capped by the east (main)
summit and the west summit, also known as Melungtse II, 7,023m. The mountain's
steep faces make it more difficult than its elevation would suggest.
Location of Melungtse
Melungtse lies just north of the Nepal/Tibet border, on a western spur ridge
coming out of the main north-south trending ridge of the Rolwaling Himal. To the
southwest, across the Menlung Chu, lies
Gauri Sankar, which, though a bit lower
(7134m), is much more visible from Nepal, hence better-known. Melungtse lies
about 40km west of