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Top 10 Highest Mountains in the World

Top 10 highest Mountains in the World are located in Asia specially in in the Himalayan range. Interesting fact,  out of 10 highest peak above 8000 meters 8 lies in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Here is the list of top 10 highest mountains in the world with the height and located place.

1. Mt. Everest (29,029 ft/8,848 m.), Nepal

Mount EverestMount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Mt Everest is located in Nepal standing on the Nepal-China border with the 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 of both advanced and limited climbing skill, it is one of the easier mountains to climb. Mt. Everest was first summated by Nepali Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and New Zealand climbers 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 K2Mount 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 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)

Mt. KangchenjungaMount Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world with the 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 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 LhotseLhotse is 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 metres (27,940 ft) above sea level, Lhotse Middle (East) is 8,414 metres (27,605 ft) and Lhotse Shar is 8,383 metres (27,503 ft). It is located at the border between Tibet (China) and the Khumbu region of Nepal. Mount Lhotse was first climbed in 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 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 MakaluMount Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world with the height of 8,481 metres (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 Ridgeare the main climbing routes on Mt. Makalu. It is located at the co-ordinates of 27°53’21” N and 87°05’27” E in the eastern part of Nepal.

6. Mt. Cho Oyu (26,906 ft/8,201 m.)

Mount Cho OyuMount Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world. It is located in Nepal-China border in Nepal. Cho Oyu 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 Oyu is known as being one of the easiest of the 8,000 meter peaks due to its straight forward approach and lack of objective dangers. Mount Cho-Oyu was first climbed on on October 19, 1954 by Australian Joseph Joechler, Herbert Tichy (Italy), Pasang Dawa Lama (Nepal).

7. Mt Dhaulagiri (26,795 ft/8,167 m.), Nepal

Mount DhaulagiriMount Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world with the 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 Dhawala means “Dazzling, White Beautiful” and Giri 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 summated by an Austrian, Swiss and Nepali expedition on May 13, 1960.

8. Mt. Manaslu (26,763ft/8,163m), Nepal

Mount ManasluMount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located in the Mansiri Himal in the west-central part of Nepal. Its name, which means “Mountain of the Spirit”, comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition.  It is usually a first choice for adventures climbers looking to climb an 8000m peak. The exact coordinates are: Latitude 28°33’01”N, Longitude 84°33’42”E.

9. Nanga Parbat (26,660 ft/8,126m.) , Pakistan

Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain in the world lies in Pakistan. Nanga Parbat well with the 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 southern side of Indus River in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan.  Hermann Bahl from Australia was the first one to ever climb Nanga Parbat in 1953.

10. Mt. Annapurna (26,545 ft /8,091 m.) , Nepal

Mount AnnapurnaMount Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain in the world. Annapurna is a series of peaks, the highest of which is called Annapurna I, with the 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 peaks 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)  Gangapurna (7455m/24,457ft) Annapurna South (7219m/23,684ft). Maurice Herzog & Louis Lachenal climbed for the first time in June 3, 1950.

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