You have seen a number of mountains in the world. These are the beauty of nature. The mountains have glaciers, different types of plants and animals. The mountains have the fabulous physical appearance which are the favorite place for tourist to visit. Nepal is famous in having number of highest mountains. Nepal is the country which has the world’s most highest mountains. The world’s 8 highest mountains are found in Nepal. We are providing here the list of Top 10 Highest Mountains in The world. The highest mountain means the height of the mountain from sea level to its top peak.
10. Annapurna I
Annapurna I is found in Nepal. This beautiful mountain has the 6 major peaks, These have covered the area of about 55 km. Annupurna 1 has the height of 8,091 meters. In 1950 This mountain was first to be climbed by the two hikers Louis Lachenal and Mauric Heroz. The book was written by climber Maurice Hezog. This book gained a too much popularity. Its sale was in millions. In This book he wrote about his whole expedition. Annapurna 1 is the world’s 10th hugest mountain.
9. Nanga Parbat
Nanga Parbat is located in a beautiful country Pakistan. Nanga Parbat is 2nd highest mountain in Pakistan. With the height of 8,125 meters Nanga Parbat is ranked at number 9 position in this list. This mountain is found on southern side of Indus River in Gilgit Baltistan. This mountain is so dangerous and tough and is well known as Killer Mountain. Number of climber has lost their lives yet.Its dangerous curves and routes made it so difficult to climb. In 1953 Hermann Bahl an Australian climber succeeded to climb it.
Manaslu mountain is situated in Masiri, Nepal. Manaslu means “Mountain of the spirit”.It was be climbed first time by Japanese climber T. Imanishi in 1956. More than 300 climbers have done this job This is the world’s 8th highest mountain with its height of 8,163 meters. The shape of Manaslu mountain is like ice made Petronas Towers. The surrounded area is covered with ice.This place is the most favorite place of tourists. They love to visit this place. Its beauty attracts more to come again.
Another mountain of Nepal is included in this list. It is Dhaulagiri mountain. It is the 7th highest mountain in the world. You will be thinking about the meaning of Dhaulagiri. It has many meanings but most well knows is “white Mountain” “beautiful”. This mountain has the height of 8,167 meters. It was first climbed by Maz Eiselin and Lucerne. Both are climber of Swisis and Australian team. It is a beautiful place with full of ice. If you love to play with ice then you should visit this place.
6. Cho Oyu
Cho Oyu is the 6th highest mountain. It lies in the Himalayas and is 20 km west of Mount Everest, at the border between China and Nepal. It has the height of 8,201 meters above sea level. Cho Oyu means “Torquoise Goddess” in Tibetan. In 1952 it was first attempted by an expedition organized. The mountain was first climbed on October 19, 1954 by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jochler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition. Cho Oyu is considered as the easiest mountain to climb due to its moderate slopes. But to climb one of the highest mountain is not easy.
Makalu mountain is found on the border between Nepal and China. It is the world’s fifth highest mountain in the world with 8,481 meters height. Makalu mountain is an isolated peak whose shape is a four sided pyramid. The first attempt on Makalu was made by American team in 1954. But it was first climbed on May 15, 1955 by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy of the French expedition led by Jean Franco. It was a great achievement to reach on such a difficult peak.Which has the sharp edges.
Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on Earth. It is connected to Everest via the South Col. It is also situated on the border of Nepal and China. The height of this mountain is 8,516 meters. It is one of the most deeply mountain. Early attempt on Lhotse was in 1955 by International Himalayan Expedition headed by Norman Dyherenfurth. The successful attempt was done in 1956 by the Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger. Number of deaths have been recorded due to which Lhotse is considered as the most deadly mountain. This mountain has many dramatic rocky routes which made it so dangerous.
It is the 3rd highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,586 meters and is found along India-Nepal border in the Himalayas. Kangchenjunga means “The Five Treasures of Snows” it contains five peaks. This mountain has a huge quantity of ice. This mountain is widely separated and is being shared with four countries Bhutan, India ,China and Nepal. In 1955 on 25 May Joe Brown and George Band succeeded to climb this mountain.
K2 is the second highest mountain on Earth. It has the peak elevation of 8,611 meters. K2 is a part of Karakorum Range and is located on the border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan and China. It is well known as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of ascent. k2 is so difficult and dangerous. For every four people who have reached th summit, one has died trying. But still about 250 climbers have succeeded in climbing this tough mountain. The first successful attempt was made by Italian expedition Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni in 1954. This mountain has a massive quantity of ice. This is the lovely place to visit.
1. Mount Everest
The world’s highest mountain is Mount Everest which has the top height of 29,035 meters. You will find this mountain on the border of China and Nepal. Mount Everest has the meaning of “Mother of all mountains”. This mountain is also a dangerous one due to altitude sickness, wind and weather. Mount Everest is the aim of every climber to climb. In May 1953 the successful attempt was made by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal and Edmund Percival Hillary from New Zealand. This mountain has a extremely steep slopes which make it difficult to climb.