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.

Elevation (feet): 24,868
Elevation (meters): 7,580
Continent: Asia
Country: China
Range/Region: Central Nepal Himalaya
Latitude: 28.0253
Longitude: 86.9142
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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