The tallest mountains in the world are some of the most majestic and beautiful things that one can be blessed to witness in his life. They are all located in Asia and each one reaches an altitude of more than 8000 meters above sea level.
Here is the list of the 10 highest mountains in the world.
Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal. It is a series of peaks, the highest of which is called Annapurna I. Which is the 10th highest mountain in the world. It is located in central Nepal and is approximately 8,091 meters (26,545 feet) tall. Its peaks are some of the most dangerous in the world to climb. In fact, they have a mortality rate of around forty percent.
9. Nanga Parbat
Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the world and is about 8,126 meters (26,660 feet) high. Although the name is Urdu for “Naked Mountain”, during the first half of the 20th century it was known as “Killer Mountain”. It was so named because it used to be an incredibly dangerous climb to the top. Now, however, it is less dangerous to climb, but it is still very difficult. This mountain is a huge and dramatic peak towering over its surrounding area in Pakistan. It is in Diamir, the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.
Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world and is located in the Mandiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the central-western part of Nepal. Its name, which means “Mountain of the Spirit”, comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, which means “intellect” or “soul”. Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956, by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. It is said that “just as the British consider Everest their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain.”
Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world and is approximately 26,795 feet (8,167 meters) high. It is located north of central Nepal. Its name means “White Mountain”. The south and west faces of Dhaulagiri feature massive drops; each rises more than 4,000 meters from its base, and each has been the site of epic ascents. This mountain, along with Annapurna, is home to a more dramatic scene than most other mountains as they face each other while separated by a valley. This is an incredible sight to see, and one of the main reasons why, for thirty years, it was thought to be the tallest mountain in the world.
6. Cho Oyu
It is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,201 meters (26,906 feet) above sea level. Cho Oyu means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan. The mountain is the westernmost major peak in the Khumbu subsection of the Mahalangur Himalaya, 20 km west of Mount Everest. The mountain is located on the border between Tibet and Nepal.
Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,481 meters (27,825 feet) and lies 19 km (12 miles) southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and China. One of the eight thousand, Makalu is an isolated peak shaped like a four-sided pyramid.
It is the fourth highest mountain in the world and is connected to Everest through the South Col. Lhotse means “South Peak” in Tibetan. In addition to the main summit at 8,516 meters (27,940 feet) above sea level, Lhotse Middle (East) is 8,414 meters (27,605 feet) and Lhotse Shar is 8,383 meters (27,503 feet). It is located on the border between Tibet (China) and the Khumbu region in Nepal.
Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft). Mount Kanchenjunga rises about 20 km (12 miles) south of the general alignment of the Great Himalayan Range and lies on the border between Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim. Kangchenjunga is the highest peak in India, and also the name of the surrounding section of the Himalayas and means “The Five Treasures of the Snows” as it contains five peaks. The treasures represent the five deposits of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and sacred books.
K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. It is located on the border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County in Xinjiang, China. With a maximum elevation of 8,611 m (28,251 ft), K2 is the highest point in the Karakoram Range and the highest point in Pakistan. K2 is also known as the “wild mountain”. Due to the difficulty of the ascent and the second-highest mortality rate among the “eight thousand” for those who climb it. Of every four people who have reached the summit, one has died in the attempt.
1. Mount Everest
Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth, peaking at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level and the fifth highest mountain measured from the center of the Earth. It is located on the border between the Sagarmatha area, Nepal, and Tibet, China and is part of the Himalayas. Although it is the highest mountain and attracts many climbers with limited and advanced climbing skills, it is one of the easiest mountains to climb.