Top 10 Highest Mountains in the World
The top 10 highest Mountains in the World are located in Asia, especially in the Himalayan range. Interesting fact, out of the 10 highest peaks above 8000 meters 8 lie in the Himalayas of Nepal. Here is the list of the top 10 highest mountains in the world with the height and location place.
1. Mt. Everest (29,029 ft/8,848 m.), Nepal
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Mt Everest is located in Nepal standing on the Nepal-China border with a height of 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) above sea level. Everest is known as “Sagarmatha” in Nepal and “Chhomolongma” in Tibet. Although it is the tallest mountain and attracts many climbers with both advanced and limited climbing skills, it is one of the easier mountains to climb. Mt. Everest was first summated by Nepali Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and New Zealand climber Mr. Edmond Hillary with a British expedition in 1953 from the South Col route. Climbing Mt Everest is the aim of many people in their life.
2. Mt. K2 (8,611 m /28,251 feet), Pakistan
Mount K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. Mt K2 lies in Pakistan in the Karakoram Range of the Himalayas. There are many peaks in the Karakoram range, the second peak, K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and the highest peak in Pakistan. K2 is known as the “Savage Mountain” due to the difficulty of ascent and the second-highest fatality rate among the “eight-thousanders” for those who climb it. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying. The first ascent of K2 was completed by an Italian expedition team which was led by Mr. Ardito Desiofinally. His team Mr. Lino Lacedelli and Mr. Achille Compagnoni successfully ascended to the summit of K2 (8611m/28,251ft) via the Abruzzi Spur climbing route on July 31, 1954.
3. Mt. Kangchenjunga (28,169 ft /8,586 m)
Mount Kangchenjunga is the third-highest mountain in the world with a height of 8,586 m (28,169 ft). It is located in Nepal standing on the Nepal-India border. Kangchenjunga is the highest peak in India, and also the name of the surrounding section of the Himalayas and means “The Five Treasures of Snows”, as it contains five peaks. The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books. Kanchenjunga is the easternmost highest mountain on the earth. Mr. Joe Brown and George Band of the British Expedition team on 25 May 1955 climbed this peak for the first time.
4. Mt. Lhotse (27,940 ft/8,516 m), Nepal
Mount Lhotseis the fourth highest mountain in the world. It is connected to Everest via the South Col. Lhotse means “South Peak” in Tibetan. In addition to the main summit at 8,516 meters (27,940 ft) above sea level, Lhotse Middle (East) is 8,414 meters (27,605 ft) and Lhotse Shar is 8,383 meters (27,503 ft). It is located at the border between Tibet (China) and the Khumbu region of Nepal. Mount Lhotse was first climb on 18 May 1956 by Mr. Fritz Luchsinger and Ernst Reiss from Switzerland. Mt. Lhotse is becoming famous for its tremendous and dramatic South face. The South face raises 3.2 km and is 2.25 km wide making it the steepest face of this size in the world. Lhotse is registered as one of the most extremely difficult climbs and is rarely attempted.
5. Mt. Makalu (27,825 ft/8,481 m), Nepal
Mount Makalu is the fifth-highest mountain in the world with a height of 8,481 meters (27,825 ft). It is located 19 km (12 mi) southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and China. Mt Makalu was first climbed by an American team led by William Siri in the spring of 1954. The South East Ridge and the Northwest Ridge are the main climbing routes on Mt. Makalu. It is located at the coordinates of 27°53’21” N and 87°05’27” E in the eastern part of Nepal.
6. Mt. Cho Oyo (26,906 ft/8,201 m.)
Mount Cho Oyo is the sixth-highest mountain in the world. It is located on the Nepal-China border in Nepal. Cho Oyo means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan. The mountain is the westernmost major peak of the Khumbu sub-section of the Mahalangur Himalaya 20 km west of Mount Everest. Cho Oyo is known as being one of the easiest of the 8,000-meter peaks due to its straightforward approach and lack of objective dangers. Mount Cho-Oyo was first climb on October 19, 1954, by Australian Joseph Joechler, Herbert Tichy (Italy), and Pacing Adwa Lama (Nepal).
7. Mt Dhaulagiri (26,795 ft/8,167 m.), Nepal
Mount Dhaulagiri is the seventh-highest mountain in the world with a height of 26,795 feet /8,167 meters. It is located just north of central Nepal. The name Dhaulagiri comes from the Sanskrit word where Chawla means “Dazzling, White Beautiful” and Geri means “Mountain”. The normal climbing route for Dhaulagiri is the Northeast ridge. The exact coordinates are 28°41’48” N, Latitude, and 83°29’42” E Longitude. Dhaulagiri was first summat by an Austrian, Swiss, and Nepali expedition on May 13, 1960.
8. Mt. Manaslu (26,763ft/8,163m), Nepal
Mount Manalo is the eighth-highest mountain in the world. It is located in the Mandarin Himalia in the west-central part of Nepal. Its name, which means “Mountain of the Spirit”, comes from the Sanskrit word Manias, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. Manalo was first climbed on May 9, 1956, by Toshio Manisha and Galen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. It is usually the first choice for adventure climbers looking to climb an 8000-m peak. The exact coordinates are Latitude 28°33’01” N, and Longitude 84°33’42” E.
9. Pakistan Nanga Parbat (26,660 ft/8,126m.)
Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest mountain in the world lies in Pakistan.
Nanga Parbat, with a height of 26,660 feet (8,126 meters), was known as "Killer Mountain. “till the first half of the twentieth century. Now, however, it is less dangerous to climb, but still very difficult. This mountain is an immense and dramatic peak that rises above its surrounding area in Pakistan. It is located on the southern side of the Indus River in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. Hermann Bah from Australia was the first one to ever climb Nanga Parbat in 1953.
10. Mt. Annapurna (26,545 Ft /8,091 m.), Nepal
Mount Annapurna is the tenth-highest mountain in the world. Annapurna is a series of peaks, the highest of which is called Annapurna I, with a height of 26,545 ft /8,091 m. The peaks in the Annapurna range are some of the world’s most dangerous to climb. In fact, they have a fatality rate of about forty percent. The peak’s exact location can be found at the coordinates of 28°35’45” N83°49’20” E. The Annapurna massif contains six major peaks, Annapurna I (8091m/26,545ft) Annapurna II(7937m/26,040ft) Annapurna III(7555m/24,786ft) Annapurna IV (7525m/24,688ft) Annapurna (7455m/24,457ft) Annapurna South (7219m/23,684ft). Maurice Herzog & Louis Lacteal climbed for the first time on June 3, 1950.
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In addition, Mount Everest is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas.
Of comparison K2, at 8,611 metres (28,251 ft) above sea level, is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest (at 8,849 metres (29,032 ft)).