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|Location in Nepal|
|Elevation||7,187 m (23,579 ft)|
|Prominence||2,061 m (6,762 ft)|
North central Nepal
|First ascent||June 1953 by M. Bishop, Namgyal|
|Easiest route||rock/snow/ice climb|
Chamar is the highest peak of the Sringi (or Serang) Himal, which is a subrange of the Nepalese Himalayas.
Chamar and the entire Sringi Himal lie in Central Nepal, just south of the Tibetan border, between the Shyar Khola valley on the east and the Tom Khola—Trisuli Gandaki valley on the west. Chamar is about 90 km northwest of Kathmandu, and about 25 km east of Manaslu, the nearest eight-thousander.
The Sringi Himal is small in land area and remote even by Himalayan standards; it has seen little visitation from outsiders.
Although low in elevation among the major mountains of Nepal, Chamar is exceptional in its steep rise above local terrain. For example, it rises 5500 m from the Tom Khola/Trisuli Gandaki confluence in a horizontal distance of about 13 km.
Interestingly, there is no record of attempts on this mountain prior to the successful first ascent in 1953. In May-June of that year, a party from New Zealand climbed the peak via the Northeast Ridge route, placing five camps.
The Himalayan Index lists three more unsuccessful attempts, in 1983, 1994, and 2000, but no more ascents of the peak.