Top 10 Highest Mountains In The World

What would be the first thing you search when you heard about a famous mountain? height right. We all love high mountains. As you know most of the highest mounatins are situated within the Himalayan rage. Here list of top 10 highest mountains in the world.

10 Annapurna I, Himalaya

 

Annapurna I mountains within himalayan range situated in Northern Nepal have height of 8091 meters. The other 13 peaks within it’s mountain rage also have height above of 7000 meters. The entire area of this mountain range protected by Annapurna conservation area, in fact largest conservation area in Nepal.

It is one of the dangerous mountains to climb in the world. Avalanches are becomes common thing in Annapurna mountain region. There are 54 death recorded here, first successful climb was made a French mountaineer in 1950. The Annapurna circuit also became one of the most popular treks in the world.

9 Nanga Partbat

 

Nanga parbat also known as killer mountain is situated in western part of himalayas. It is the ninth highest mountain in the world with height 8126 meters. It is entitled as killer mountain because of it becomes too difficult to climb. Most of the climbing attempts faced failure and  marked successful attempt by Herman Buhl in 1953.

More than 60 people also lost their life on mountaineering in nanga parbat. The ridges of mountains found to be covered with huge blocks of ice and rock. This mountain is yet to be climbed in winter, many mountaineers missed upon the expedition.

8 Manaslu

 

Manaslu also known as mountain of spirit situated in North-Central part of Nepalese himalayas. It having height of 8156 meters, became eighth highest mountain in the world. It is also known for long ridges and dangerous avalanches.  This mountain also have attractive look from all faces.

The dangerous avalanches within this mountain area took away many lives. The first ever successful expedition recorded on here was Gyalzen Norbu, A Japanese mountaineer in 1956.  Nepalese government also offers trekking option in Manaslu for the visitors, offers beautifuls sights of peaks over 6000 meters in height.

7 Dhaulagiri I

 

Dhaulagiri I is situated in the western part of himalayas. It holds the record of seventh highest mountain in the world with height of 8167 meters. Many of peakes of this mountain rage covered with snow and glaciers, gifts stunning white appearance.

The avalanches are also happens here, moderately dangerous. The first successful expedition was recorded by Swiss-Austrian-Napali group in 1960.

6 Cho Oyu

 

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Cho oyu mountain situated in between the border of Tibet and Nepal, the western part of himalayas. It is the sixth highest mountain in the world with height 8201 meters. Cho oyu mountain considered as the easiest mountain to climb that above 8000 meters.

There are only moderate slopes within cho oyu mountain range. This areas is also safe from avalanches and extreme bad weather conditions. It was climbed at first by Herbert Tichy in 1954.

5 Makalu

Makalu

 

It is situated in between the border of Nepal and China. It have height of 8463 meters and regarded as fifth highest mountain in the world. Unlike other mountains Makalu have pyramidal structure, makes more attractive.

The makalu barun valley is a popular glacier valley in the base of Makalu mountain, protected by Makalu barun national park. It was climbed at first by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy in 1955.

4 LHotse

 

LHotse is situated near to the region of mighty Mount everest. It have height of 8516 meters, the fourth highest mountain in the world. Upon the appearance it shows resemblance with mount everest. The first successful climb on LHotse was made by Norman Dyhrenfurth in 1955.

3 Kangchenjunga

 

Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. It situated between the borders of India and Nepal, have height of 8586 meters. It is also known as five treasures of snow because of high mighty peaks.

Many areas of this mountain region becomes dangerous through avalanches. The landscapes of Kangchenjunga shared by India, Nepal, China and BHutan. This landscape also includes many rare plant species.

2 K2

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It is the second highest mountain in the world. K2 is situated in northern part of Pakistan, having height of 8611 meters. K2 also known as savage mountain because of extreme dangerous environment. It is the second most fatality reported mountain area in the world.

The avalanches, storms and bad weather itself makes K2 too dangerous for mountaineers. The valley of mount K2 enriches my glaciers and rich source of fresh water.

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1 Mount Everest

Mount everest is the highest mountain in the world with height of 8868 meters. It is actually situated in between the border of Tibet and Nepal. The height of everest increases at rate of 4mm per year.

The lime stones within the summit of mount everest having age of 250 million years. The bad temperature variations, high wind and altitude problems also shows dangerous face of everest.The first successful ascent to top of everest was accomplished by Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay in 1953.