Top 10 Highest Mountains in the World

Most people know that Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Well, do you know what the second third highest mountains are? Some of the highest mountains located in India near Mount Everest.

10. Annapurna


Annapurna is a massif located in the Himalaya. Annapurna I peak is 8091 m above sea level. Annapurna massif includes one of the dangerous, difficult mountains in the world. Climbers climbed the Annapurna mountain for the first time in 1950.

9. Nanga Parbat

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Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the world at 8126 m. above sea level. Nanga Parbat is situated in the Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan. Nanga Barbat locally meaning is Bare Mountain. Nanga Barbat is the fifteenth episode of the third season of Arrow. 

8. Manaslu


Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8163 m. above sea level. Manaslu’s meaning is the mountain of the spirit. Manaslu is located in the Gorkha District of Nepal.

7. Dhaulagiri


Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world at 8167 m. above sea level. Dhaulagiri’s meaning is a white mountain. Dhaulagiri is located in Nepal. It was first climbed in 1960 by Swiss/Austrian/Nepali climbers.

6. Cho Oyu


Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8188 m. above sea level. Cho Oyu’s meaning is the Turquoise Goddess. Cho Oyu is located on the China-Nepal border. Cho Oyu is the easiest mountain to climb cause of moderate slopes.

5. Makalu 


Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8485 m. above sea level. Makalu is located on the border between Nepal and China. The first climb on Makalu was made by an American team led by Riley Keegan in 1954.

4. Lhotse 


Lhotse the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8516 m. above sea level. Lhotse’s meaning is “South Peak” in Tibetan. Lhotse is located on China and Nepal border. The first climb on Lhotse was made by a team led by Norman Dyhrenfurth in 1955.

3. Kangchenjunga


Kangchenjunga the third highest mountain in the world at 8586 m. above sea level. Kangchenjunga’s meaning is The Five repositories or ledges of great snow. Kangchenjunga sits on India and Nepal border.

2. K2 / Qogir / Godwin Austen

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K2 is the third highest mountain in the world at 8611 m. above sea level. K2 also known as Qogir / Godwin Austen. Hollywood movie Vertical Limit was set on K2. K2 is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan

1. Mount Everest

Here is the winner. Glamorous mighty Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world at 8848 m. Mount Everest is located on the border between China and Nepal. The first successful Everest climbers were Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. The original name of Mount Everest was Gauri Sankar. The mountain was renamed by the Surveyor General of India George Everest in 1865.

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