Changtse is located immediately north of Everest hence the name Changtse which is Tibetan for north peak. 2 other well-known peaks of the Everest-group; Lhotse(4th highest mountain in world) and Nuptse mean respectively south- and west-peak. Changtse was first ascended in october 1982; officialy by a German expedition; but in fact it had already been climbed by the dutch climber Johan Taks; only 11 days before. I bet the Germans must have thought the peak was still virgin.... Taks was a member of the 1982 Dutch Everest-expedition (Tibetan side; east Rongbuk), and climbed the mountain apparently without a permit against the will of the other expedition members. Nowadays the mountain receives little attention; only 1 or 2 (Chinese)additional expeditions have been listed.
|Range/Region:||Central Nepal Himalaya|
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Sep, Oct|
|Year first climbed:||1982|
|First successful climber(s):||Johan Taks 3th October 1982 (illegal), first ascent with permit; a German party on14th of October 1982 summited with 5 members|
|Nearest major airport:||Kathmandu (Nepal), Lhasa (Tibet)|
Thanks to Frank Verwys for adding this peak.
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