Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Getting to Know Bhutan: The Highest...

The view of Gangkar Puensum from Bhumtang. Photo was taken by Jigme Dorji.

The highest…
mountain of Bhutan and  unclimed mountain in the World is the Gangkar Puensum, "Three brothers of the white mountain” or "White Peak of the Three Spiritual Brothers” (1), with the elevation of 7,570 m (24,836 ft). Gangkar Puensum is part of the Great Himalaya and close to the border of China.

"Since 1994 climbing of mountains in Bhutan higher than 6,000 metres has been prohibited out of respect for local spiritual beliefs, and since 2003 mountaineering has been forbidden completely” (2). 

Read more about Gangkhar Puensum here

Here you can read a story about the three brothers.

If you come to the congress, you will see from the plane or from Bhumtang, where the congress will be located.

Blog post written by Anna Varga.

(1), (2) Quotes taken from wikipedia.

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