Top 10 Unclimbed Mountains in the world


Humans always try to do unique things that keep them separated from the crowd. There are many sportspeople or adventurers who always eager to record their names in Guinness world book records by going beyond their fear.

We people especially wanderers are so fascinated by mountaineers who climb Mount Everest. Many trekkers want to climb and explore Everest but they forget about those mountain peaks that have not been climbed yet.

Yes!!! There are still a few mountains that are untouched by human. These unclimbed mountains are either unclimbable or prohibited for some reasons. So, here are the unconquered or unclimbed mountain peaks in the world that you may want to see.

Unclimbed Mountains in the world

Unclimbed MountainsHeightLocation
Masherbrum7,821 mBaltistan, Pakistan
Gangkhar Puensum7,570mBhutan/China
Annapurna III (South-East Ridge)7,555 mNepal
Muchu Chhish7,452mPakistan
Kabru North Summit7,412mIndia/Nepal
Labuche Kang III7,250mTibet, China
Karjiang I7,221mTibet, China
Tongshanjiabu7,207 mBhutan
Mount Kailash6,638mTibet, China
Sauyr Zhotasy3,840mChina/Kazakhstan

Here is the list of highest unclimbed mountains in the world:


1. Masherbrum (Northeast Face)

Height: 7821 meters (25,659 ft) (North peak), 7806 meters (S/W peak)
Location: Baltistan, Pakistan

Masherbrum is situated in the Ghanche District, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. It is the 22nd highest mountain in the world and the 9th highest in Pakistan at 7,821 meters (25,659 ft). It was the first mapped peak in the Karakoram mountain range, therefore it is also known as “K1”.

Masherbrum has only had four ascents till date, but none from the North-East face of the mountain. 

2. Gangkhar Puensum

Gangkhar Puensum is the highest mountain in Bhutan

Height: 7,570m (24,836ft)


The Gangkhar Puensum is the highest mountain in Bhutan with an elevation of 24,836 ft and a prominence of 9,826 ft. It is the world’s highest unclimbed mountain situated at the Bhutan China border. The Gangkhar Puensum means ‘White Peak of the Three Spiritual Brothers”.

Bhutan banned climbing mountains in the country with hight more than 19,685ft in 1994. This is due to respect for local spiritual beliefs. After 2003, mountaineering in Bhutan has been banned completely.

3. Annapurna III (Southeast Ridge)

Annapurna III (Southeast Ridge)

Height: 7555 meters (24,787 ft)
Location: Nepal

Annapurna III is a mountain in the Annapurna mountain range located in Nepal. It has a height of 7,555 meters (24,787 ft) that makes it the 42nd highest mountain in the world and the third highest peak of the Annapurna mountain range. It is one of the most extreme challenges in mountaineering. 

It was first climbed on 6 May 1961 by an Indian expedition led by Capt. Mohan Singh Kohli via the Northeast Face. Several mountaineer teams have attempted to summit Annapurna III via the southeast ridge, however, no one has successfully climbed using this route.

4. Muchu Chhish

Muchu Chhish

Height: 7,452m (24,591ft)

Muchu Chhish is the sub-range of the Karakoram in Pakistan with the hight of 24,449 ft. Many attempts have been made to reach this mountain but none of them got success as this unclimbed mountain is located at a very remote and inaccessible region. Muchu Chhish is one of the highest mountains on Earth that remain unclimbed even though it is legal to do so.

5. Kabru North Summit

Kabru North Summit

Height: 7,412m (24,318ft)
Location: India/Nepal

Kabru is also known as the mountain of God. It is situated in the Himalayas on the border of eastern Nepal and India. It has many peaks. Among them, the highest peak on Kabru is of 7,412m (24,318ft) which is an officially unclimbed peak.

6. Labuche Kang III

Labuche Kang III

Height: 7,250m (23,786ft)
Location: Tibet, China

Labuche Kang III is the highest non-prohibited unclimbed peak in the world situated in Tibet Autonomous Region. With the elevation of 7,250 m (23,790 ft), this peak is one of the untouched highest peaks.

7. Karjiang I

Karjiang I

Height: 7,221m (23,691ft)
Tibet, China

The mount Karjiang I with 23,691-foot peak is located near the Bhutan–China border and is the part of Karjiang mountain. It is also known as Karjian South.  Many groups have tried to climb Karjiang I but failed.

8. Tongshanjiabu

Height: 7207 meters (23,645 ft)
Location: Bhutan (Himalayas)

Tongshanjiabu is one of the mountains in the Himalayas with a height of 7,207 meters (23,645 ft). It is the 103rd tallest mountain in the world that lies in the disputed border territory between Bhutan and China.

Tongshanjiabu has never been officially climbed. There is not much information about Tongshanjiabu because it is deadly in nature to go there.

9. Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash

Height: 6,638m (21,778ft)
Location: Tibet, China

Mount Kailash has a height of 6,638 m (21,778 ft) and it is located in the Kailash Range. Climbing Kailash Parvat is not prohibited but it means disrespecting the emotions of Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Bons. Many mountaineers tried to climb this mountain but never got success.

10. Sauyr Zhotasy

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Height: 3,840m (12,600ft)

The Sauyr Zhotasy is the highest point in the Saur Range with 3,840m high peak. It’s not an unclimbable mountain but no one climbs this mountain due to political issues in the area.

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These are the top unclimbed mountains that are virgin till now. No one climbed these mountains as many of them are unclimbable or prohibited. Mount Gangkhar Puensum is the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.