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 highest mountains located on India near Mount Everest. 

10. Annapurna

Mount-Annapurn

Annapurna is a massif that located in the Himalaya. Annapurna I peak is 8091 m above sea level. Annapura 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

Mount-Manaslu

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

7. Dhaulagiri

Mount-Dhaulagiri

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

6. Cho Oyu

Mount-Cho-Oyu

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

5. Makalu 

Mount-Makalu
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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 

Mount-Lhotse

Lhotse the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8516 m. above sea level. Lhotse 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

Mount-Kangchenjunga

Kangchenjunga the third highest mountain in the world at 8586 m. above sea level. Kangchenjunga 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 alson 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. Original name of Mount Everest was Gauri Sankar. The mountain was renamed by Surveyor General of India George Everest in 1865.

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