The Asia 100 Finest Mountains ranked by primary factor.

The list below identifies and ranks the 100 Asia mountains with the largest prominence or primary factor. A vertical ascent on foot of at least 600 meter should be honored in order to qualify as a legitimate climb, many peaks will require more.

The primary factor of a mountain is the minimal vertical drop from its summit before one can ascend a higher peak. In terms of map contours, this vertical drop is defined by the first contour that encircles a higher peak and the preceeding (higher) contour line which has the peak in question as the highest point inside its closed curve. Between these two contour lines lies the (usually unique) defining saddle of the mountain.

This list is based on data compiled by Aaron Maizlish and Jonathan de Ferranti, more information can be found here.

Confirmed or suspected corrections are most welcome by email to: petter@ii.uib.no

The list goes down to 2000 meter prominence, a total of 137 mountains.

Two stars behind the rank means that I have climbed it (1/50), (1/100).

RankHeightNamePrimary factorCountrySaddleComments
1 8850 Mount Everest 8850 Nepal/TibetOcean World HP
2**5642 Gora Elbrus 4741 Russia W. Pakistan The "7th" summit
35610 Damavand 4667 Iran In Georgia Volcano, Iran HP
44750 Klyuchevskaya 4649 Russia tbd. Volcano in Asia
58125 Nanga Parbat 4608 Pakistan Zoji La 31 died before first ascent
67439 Jengish Chokusu (Pik Pobeda) 4148 China local Most northerly 7000 m peak
75445 Bogda Shan 4122 China Near Urumqi160 km from -150 m depression
87782 Namcha Barwa 4106 China Lo La First ascent in 1992
98611 K2 4017 Pakistan/China Lo Mustang, Tibet "World's hardest"
108586 Kangchenjunga 3922 India/Nepal tbd 3rd. highest in the world
117706 Tirich Mir 3908 PakistanBaroghil Pass Hindu Kush HP, first ascent by Arne Næss
127556 Minya Konka 3642 ChinaNorth of peak No comment yet
135137 Mount Ararat 3611 TurkeyNear Gardaneh-ye-Kuhin First ascent by Noah!
147649 Kongur Shan3585 China Near Muztagata Discovered in 1900
157495 Pik Imeni Ismail Samani (Pik Kommunizma) 3402 TajikistanNW of Uybulok Pass TBW
168167 Dhaulagiri I 3357 Nepal NW of Za'ngoza'ngoin TBW
174506 Gora Belukta 3343 Russia 42:59:05, 99:39:48 TBW
183666 Jebel an Nabi Shu'ayb 3326 Yemen tbd TBW
194811 Kuh-e-Sabalaan 3283 Iran tbd TBW
203840 Sauyr Zhotasy 3252 China tbd TBW
214886 Tomort 3243 China tbd TBW
225596 Yulong Xueshan 3202 China tbd TBW
233307 Shiveluch 3168 Russia tbd TBW
247816 Nanda Devi 3139 India Near Bhawiti Camp TBW
253607 Ichinsky 3125 Russia tbd TBW
263265 Gunung Lawu 3118 Java, Indonesia tbd TBW
277795 Batura Sar 3117 Pakistan Mintaka Pass TBW
288163 Manaslu 3092 Nepal tbd TBW
296627 Xuelian Feng 3068 China tbd TBW
******** Asia 29 peaks with at least 3000 meter prominence. **** **** **
303456 Koryaksky Volcano 2999 Russia (Kamchatka) tbd TBW
317570 Kangkar Punzum 2995 Buhtan/Tibet tbd TBW
328091 Annapurna 2984 Nepal tbd TBW
334978 Pik Talgar 2981 Kazakhstan TBD TBW
347294 Gyalha Peri 2942 TibetTBDTBW
356760 Chakragil 2934 China tbd TBW
367570 Kangkar Pedcnzum 2932 Tibet (China) tbd TBW
373941 Kuh-e-Taftan 2901 Iran tbd TBW
383019 Jebel Ash Sham 2899 Oman tbd TBW
398027 Shishapangma 2897 China (Tibet) tbd TBW
403826 Saramati 2885 Burma/India tbd TBW
416812 Kuh-e Bandaka 2834 Afghanistan tbd TBW
424969 Jiuding Shan 2808 China tbd TBW
437134 Pik Achiktash (Lenin) 2790 Kyrgyzstan/Tajikistan tbd TBW
447694 Gurla Mandhata 2788 China (Tibet) tbd TBW
454500 Kuh-e Hazar 2741 Iran tbd TBW
463527 Kronotsky Volcano 2736 Russia (Kamchatka) tbd TBW
477546 Muztagh Ata 2735 China tbd TBW
486723 Pik Karla Marksa 2693 Tajikistan tbd TBW
495982 Pik Dankova 2675 Kyrgyzstan tbd TBW
504409 Kuh-e Dinar 2604 Iran tbd TBW
******** Asia 50 Finest above here. **** **** **
512744 Paektu-san 2593 China/North Korea tbd TBW
525248 Borohoro Shan HP 2576 China tbd TBW
536250 Yaomei Feng 2571 China tbd TBW
545830 Altun Shan 2528 China tbd TBW
******** Asia 54 peaks with at least 2500 meter prominence. **** **** **
554136 Uludoruk 2483 Turkey tbd TBW
564622 Gora Alagordy 2480 China/Kazakhstan tbd TBW
572694 Anai Mudi 2479 India tbd TBW
585325 Kuh-e Safed Khers HP 2470 Afghanistan tbd TBW
594466 Gora Bazardyuzi 2454 Russia/Azerbaijan tbd TBW
606882 Bairiga 2444 China (Tibet) tbd TBW
615467 Kuh-e Chuk Shahk 2444 Afghanistan tbd TBW
623003 Pik Pobeda 2443 Russia (Magadan) tbd TBW
637937 Annapurna II 2437 Nepal tbd TBW
643917 Erciyes Dagi 2419 Turkey tbd TBW
652629 Jebel Katarina 2404 Egypt tbd TBW
666940 Pik Revolutsii 2402 Tajikistan tbd TBW
673503 Kuh-e Zendan 2400 Iran tbd TBW
687752 Dhaulagiri II 2397 Nepal tbd TBW
693087 Qomet es Saouda 2392 Lebanon tbd TBW
708485 Makalu 2378 China/Nepal (Tibet) tbd TBW
713282 Kertau 2365 China tbd TBW
725034 Gora Kazbek 2353 Georgia tbd TBW
733796 Jargalant Khairkhan 2353 Mongolia tbd TBW
747422 Yangra Kangri 2352 China/Nepal (Tibet) tbd TBW
754374 Nayramadlin Orgil 2342 China/Mongolia tbd TBW
768188 Cho Oyu 2340 China/Nepal (Tibet) tbd TBW
772453 Ledyakaya 2337 Russia (Magadan) tbd TBW
783756 Demirkazik Tepe 2336 Turkey tbd TBW
795450 Tekilik Shan 2316 China tbd TBW
805900 Pik Sat 2302 Tajikistan tbd TBW
814755 Sikaram Sar 2295 Afghanistan/Pakistan tbd TBW
826614 Gora Kurumdy 2278 Tajikistan/Kyrgyzstan tbd TBW
833932 Kackar Dagi 2272 Turkey tbd TBW
844050 Shir Kuh 2271 Iran tbd TBW
853100 Dashennongjia 2270 China tbd TBW
865490 Gora Chimtarga 2266 Tajikistan tbd TBW
874000 Otgon Tenger Uul 2259 Mongolia tbd TBW
882636 Doda Betta 2256 India tbd TBW
897162 Nyainqentanglha Feng 2239 China (Tibet) tbd TBW
906740 Kawagebo 2232 China (Tibet) tbd TBW
913750 Taibai Shan 2232 China tbd TBW
925808 Kangze'gyai 2231 China tbd TBW
934895 Semionova Tien-Shanskogo 2231 Kyrgyzstan tbd TBW
943072 Pik Bam 2230 Russia (Far east) tbd TBW
954750 Huatou Jian 2223 China tbd TBW
966956 Sepu Kangri 2213 China (Tibet) tbd TBW
972923 Zhupanovsky Volcano 2210 Russia (Kamchatka) tbd TBW
982598 Ngoc Linh 2208 Vietnam tbd TBW
997060 Kangtö 2195 China/India (Tibet) tbd TBW
1003672 Mount Ostry Tolbachik 2190 Russia (Kamchatka) tbd TBW
******** Asia 100 Finest above here. **** **** **
1014058 Suphan Dagi 2189 Turkey tbd TBW
1027206 Norin Kang 2160 China (Tibet) tbd TBW
1038080 Gasherbrum I 2155 China/Pakistan tbd TBW
1043070 Mount Victoria 2148 Burma tbd TBW
1054493 Gora Tebulosmta 2145 Russia/Georgia tbd TBW
1064090 Aragats 2143 Armenia tbd TBW
1072187 Gunung Tahan 2140 Malaysia tbd TBW
1113802 Ich Obo 2132 Mongolia tbd TBW
1125048 Kuh-e Baba HP 2111 Afghanistan tbd TBW
1133067 Yuzhno Muiskyy Khrebet HP 2107 Russia (Far east) tbd TBW
1142681 Kuh-e Shab 2100 Iran tbd TBW
1153540 Helan Shan 2098 China tbd TBW
1165621 Pik Skalistiy 2095 Kyrgyzstan tbd TBW
1174200 Zard Kuh 2095 Iran tbd TBW
1186070 Lamo-She 2093 China tbd TBW
1197050 Chomolhari 2086 China/Bhutan (Tibet) tbd TBW
1204300 Barkol Shan 2083 China tbd TBW
1213240 Kuh-e Fareghan 2082 Iran tbd TBW
1222830 Phu Bia 2079 Laos tbd TBW
1233315 Dunheger 2075 China/Mongolia tbd TBW
1242460 Opala Volcano 2070 Russia (Kamchatka) tbd TBW
1257165 Chamar 2061 Nepal tbd TBW
1263524 Medetsiz Tepe 2058 Turkey tbd TBW
1275588 Xuebao Ding 2057 China tbd TBW
1282420 Chu Yang Sin 2055 Laos tbd TBW
1297132 Api 2040 Nepal tbd TBW
1302350 Kuh-e Genu 2035 Iran tbd TBW
1317128 Pauhunri 2030 China/India (Tibet) tbd TBW
1326245 Sulamutag Feng 2028 China tbd TBW
1337492 Noshaq 2024 Afghanistan/Pakistan tbd TBW
1345992 Kawarani 2018 China tbd TBW
1356286 Kuh-i Belandtarin 2008 Afghanistan tbd TBW
1365205 Gora Dykhtau 2002 Russia tbd TBW
137/td>6204 Ge'nyen 2000 China tbd TBW
******** Asia 137 peaks with at least 2000 meter prominence. **** **** **

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