Consider the following pairs Peak Mountains

  1. Namcha Barwa – Garhwal Himalaya
  2. Nanda Devi – Kumaon Himalaya
  3. Nokrek – Sikkim Himalaya

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 3 only


The correct answer to the question is:

(b) 2 only

Here’s a detailed explanation for each pair:

  1. Namcha Barwa – Garhwal Himalaya
    • Namcha Barwa is located in the region of Pemako in Tibet, not in the Garhwal Himalaya.
    • It is considered the easternmost point of the Himalayas and is situated in the extreme east of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
  2. Nanda Devi – Kumaon Himalaya
    • Nanda Devi is the second-highest mountain in India and is located entirely within the country.
    • It is part of the Kumaon Himalayas and is situated in the state of Uttarakhand, between the Rishiganga valley on the west and the Goriganga valley on the east.
    • This pair is correctly matched.
  3. Nokrek – Sikkim Himalaya
    • Nokrek National Park is located in the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, India, not in the Sikkim Himalaya.
    • Nokrek Peak is a mountain in the Naga Hills in India.

Learn more

  • Namcha Barwa
    • It is the highest peak in the Namcha Barwa Himal range.
    • The mountain has an elevation of 7,782 meters (25,531 feet).
    • The Brahmaputra River takes a U-turn on reaching Namcha Barwa.
  • Nanda Devi
    • The mountain has two summits: the main summit at 7,816 meters (25,643 feet) and Nanda Devi East at 7,434 meters (24,389 feet).
    • Nanda Devi is the patron goddess of the Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas.
    • The surrounding Nanda Devi National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
  • Nokrek National Park
    • The park is the core area of the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve.
    • UNESCO added the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve to its list of Biosphere Reserves in May 2009.
    • The park is a hotspot of biodiversity in Meghalaya and is home to various species of flora and fauna.

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