Tallest Mountains in the World, Top 10

Each and every nation in this world is blessed with distinct special attractions. Believe it or not, amongst the top 10 tallest mountains in the world, all of them are in Asian countries. In addition, amid 10, all of the prominence are of beyond 8000 meters. The most mind boggling point is the fact that the major 8 out of the 10 tallest mountaintops in the earth are all positioned in Nepal. It is the wealthiest country in the terms of highest highlands range.

Nepal is already well-known for the land of Mt Everest, but very few people know about other great mountains. Due to lack of publicity, the remaining other pinnacle is commonly not in discussion at rest of the world. For that reason, we can see crowed and more traffic in the Mount Everest regions. But very few foreign climbers are available to see in rest of the expedition site for climbing.

List of the 10 tallest Mountains in the World

Underneath, you will be provided with the list of top 10 highest mountains in the world to make it easier to know and where they are exactly based, with the name and the exact height of the massif. We also have presented the pictures and brief information about each of them too.

Tenth highest: Mount Annapurna

Annapurna Base Camp

Mount Annapurna is the 10th tallest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,091 meters. It is famous around the world for trekking. Two French, Maurice Herzog, and Louis Lachenal have climbed it the first time in 1960 AD.
Locality: Nepal

Ninth tallest: Nanga Parvat

Nanga Parbat Himalaya
Image courtesy: Ahmed Sajjad Zaidi

Nanga mountain is the world’s ninth tallest peak. The height of Nanga Parvat is 8,126 meters (26,660 ft) from the ocean surface. It is located in Baltistan, Diamer district of Pakistan. Austrian mountaineer, Hermann Buhl was the first ascender of this peak in 1953 AD.

Eighth highest: Mount Manaslu

Mount Manaslu
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Mount Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8163 meters from the sea level. It lies in a Northern part of the Gorkha district in Nepal. In 1956 AD, Japan’s Toshio Imanishi, and Gyalzen Norbu of Nepal has climbed it for the first time.
Location: Nepal

Seventh highest: Mount Dhaulagiri

Places to visit in Ghorepani Poon Hill
View of Dhaulagiri from Ghorepani Poon Hill

Mt. Dhaulagiri is the 7th tallest massif of the world with a tallness of 8167 meters. It lies within the world’s best trekking area. In 1960 AD, Dhaulagiri Himal was first ascented by two Swiss citizens, Kurt Diemberger and A. Schelbert. It lies at the Manang and Mustang district of Nepal.
Position: Nepal

Sixth highest: Mount Cho Oyu

Cho Oyu Mountain Nepal
Via: Boyko Blagoev

This is the 6th tallest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,201 meters. This peak is located in Solukhubhu district of Nepal within Mahalangur Range. Austrian, Herbert Tichyand and Nepal’s Pasang Dawa Lama was the first ascenders who climbed Mount Cho Oyu in 1954 AD.

Fifth highest: Mt Makalu

Makalu Peak
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The Mount Makalu is the 5th highest mountain in the world. It lies in the sankhuwasabha district of Nepal with an elevation of 8,463 meters from the sea level. In terms of infrastructure development, this area is quite backward. So the popularity of this site is not satisfactory. Two French climbers, Jean Couzy and Lionel Terray, climbed this crag for the first time in 1955 AD.

Fourth highest: Mount Lhotse Himal

Lhoste Himal Nepal
via: Richard Weil

Mt Lhotse is the 4th highest mountain in the world with a height of 8,516 meters from the sea level. It is located within the Mahalangur Himalayan chain in Solukhubhu district of Nepal. Two Swiss mountaineers, Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger climbed this Himal for the first time in 1956 AD.

Third Tallest: Mt Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga Nepal
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This is the world’s third highest peak and Nepal’s second highest mountain with a height of 8586 meters. The exact location of this top is Taplejung district of Nepal, however, the main crest lies in the border between Nepal and Sikkim (India). In 1955, two English climbers Joe Brown and George Band had climbed this crag for the first time.

Second highest: Mount K2

Second tallest mountain in the world
Image by: Stefanos Nikologianis

The K2 mountain is also known as Mount Godwin Austin, the second largest peak in the world. Its height is 8,611 meters (28,251 feet) from the ocean surface. This massif is situated at the place of Baltistan, located near to the border of Pakistan and China. Two Italian mountaineers, Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli was the first man to reach at the summit of Mt. K2 in 1954 AD.

Tallest Peak in the world: Mount Everest

Everest Mountain ranges

The highest peak in the world is Mt Everest, which is 8,848 meters from the sea level. In Nepal, it is also known as Sagarmatha, which is located in Solukhubhu district of Nepal. In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa successfully climbed it for the first time. This peak, which is situated on the border of Nepal and China, can be climbed from both sides. However, many mountaineers prefer to climb it from the Nepal side and this part is famous as well.

Conclusion and Important Information

Above information is enough to know about the top ten tallest mountains in the world. Similarly, over the past few years, it was coming to preach that there are only eight peaks in Nepal, which are of more than 8,000 meters. In reality, there are 14 mount-tops in Nepal, which are beyond eight thousand meters. Such as, beside above tops, Lhotsesar of Solukhumbu (8404 m), Lhotse Middle (8410 m), Kanchenjunga South (8476 m), Kangchenjunga Central (8473 meter), and Yalung Kang West (8077 m), Yalung Kang (8505 meters) of Taplejung.

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