The Himalayan mountains got their name from languages such as Nepali, Tibetan, Hindi and Urdu. Only a few of them have English names. So for most of the people who aren’t from areas/countries where these languages are spoken, the names sound strange and they don’t know what the names mean.
In this blog post, we have compiled a list of the names of the Himalayan mountains and their meanings. All the Himalayan mountains aren’t included. Only 16 meaning names of the Himalayan mountains with their meanings are included in this blog.
Everest is an English name given to the world’s highest peak after the first Surveyor General of India. Everest also has a Nepali name and a Tibetan one. The Nepalese call Everest “Sagarmatha” which means the forehead of the sky. And the Tibetan call it “Chomolunga (also Qomolangma)” which means the mother goddess of the earth.
K2 doesn’t have any specific meaning. An early explorer named it as K2 in his sketch with another nearby mountain as K1.
Kanchenjunga means five treasures of snow.
It means south peak.
It means big black.
6. Cho Oyu
Mountain of the spirit.
9. Nanga Parbat
Literally it means full of food but often it is translated as goddess of the harvests.
It means beautiful mountain.
14. Ama Dablam
16. Kala Patthar
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