19th November 2021

Top 10 Highest Mountains in The World

Many people already know that Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world. It is common knowledge, it is commonplace, and it is not a secret. But, and for a second let’s get serious, how many people do you think you know what the sixth highest mountain in the world is? And, in that sense, what the world’s third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth-highest mountains are. Pretty much. Just true mountaineering hipsters have that type of trivia. Luckily, and a huge shout to Google here to support us in our hour of need, now we can all be mountaineering experts together. top 10 highest mountain in the world, in the nepal we found the 8 mountain in the nepal’s himalaya range. 

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world. It is fairly famous. The big pointy thing about Nepal’s Himalayas. Sits 8,848 m above sea level. It is a truly high mountain. Everyone knows Mount Everest. Many people know that the world’s second highest mountain is K2 too. But very few people know that Kanchenjunga is the third-highest mountain in the world. Or how do you spell it. It’s not as easy as’ K2′ which is for sure. And how many of the world’s tallest mountains do you really know? It’s harder to say in ascending order.

By the time you reach the rest of the world’s 10 highest mountains, most have no idea. Why wouldn’t you? Mount Everest hogs all that glory. And the more widely recognized Seven Summits— the highest mountains on each of the world’s seven continents — do not make much of an appearance on this chart. A top 10 of the highest mountains in the world is solely shared with Asia.

Top 10 Highest Mountains in The World

The following table helps you to know more details about the top 10 highest mountains in the world shortly. 



Hight (m/feet)

Himalayan range. 



Mt. Everest. 


Mahalangur himalaya 

Nepal, china 


Mt. K2


Baltoro Karakoram 

Pakistan, china 




Kanchanjanga Himalaya

Nepal, india 




Mahalangur himalaya 

Nepal, China




Mahalangur himalaya 

Nepal, China 


Cho Oyu 


Mahalangur himalaya 

nepal , China 




Dhaulagiri Himalaya 





Manaslu Himalaya 



Nanga Parbat 


Nanga Parbat himalaya 



Annapurna I


Annapurna Himalaya 


      source: Wikipedia

#1 Mount Everest

ALTITUDE: 8848 M/29029 FT
Location: Solukhumbu District, Province No. 
1, Nepal; Tingri County, Xigazê, Tibet 
Autonomous Region, China
Country: Nepal
First Submitted : May 29, 1953
Summiter Name: Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay 

As we have said before and as you have always learned, Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. The elevation is 8,848 meters above sea level, more than eight times higher than Wales ‘ highest mountain (1,085 meters above sea level).

Everest lies on the border between Nepal and the Tibetan autonomous region. Officially speaking, 1953 saw Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay as the first successful Everest climbers. There are believed to be well over 200 dead bodies on Everest, all of which are surprisingly well-preserved due to the extremely cold temperatures.

Everest participates in the Seven Summits. The Seven Summits is a list composed of the highe

st mountain on each of the seven continents in the world. Climbing all seven of the Seven Summits is one of the greatest mountaineering feats in the sport.

#2 Mount K2

Name: MT K2
ALTITUDE: 8611M/28251 FT
First Submitted : July 31, 1954
Location: Baltistan, Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan; 
Tashkurgan, Xinjiang, China, China–Pakistan border
Country: Pakistan/China Border 
First Summitters: Achille Compagnoni, Lino Lacedelli

K2, also officially known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori, has an elevation of 8.611 meters above sea level. It is located on the China-Pakistan frontier. The Chinese side of the mountain is widely considered to be the tougher and more dangerous side, so the summit is usually attempted from the side of Pakistan.

Hind Annapurna, K2 has the second highest fatality rate of any mountain over 8,000 meters high. About one death for every four good climbs; explaining its reputation as “the Savage Ridge.”

Unlike many of the other 8,000-meter peaks, in winter, no one has climbed K2–though that might change. A winter expedition to K2 has been recently announced–it will run from December 2019 through January 2020.

#3 Mount Kangchenjunga

Name: Mt. Kanchanjanga 
Altitude: 8586M/28,169 Ft
First Summit: May 25, 1955
Location: Taplejung District, Nepal; Sikkim, India
Country: Nepal
First Summiter: George Band, Joe Brown

Kangchenjunga is a mountain which cannot be pronounced after a whole crate of beer. It’s the third highest peak in the world, perhaps more critically than that, too. It lies on the Nepal-India border, with an elevation of 8,586 metres.

Kangchenjunga, located about 125 kilometers from Everest, is the second highest mountain in the Himalayas (with K2 sitting in neighboring Karakorum). It was thought, until 1852, to be the highest mountain in the world. Nonetheless, after some clever estimate, & probably some recalculation to make sure, it was confirmed that Everest was in fact the world’s highest mountain with Kanchenjunga having to settle for sixth.

There is a tradition when Kangchenjunga ascends to stop just short of the summit. This dates back to Joe Brown and George Brand’s first successful mountain climb in 1955. Brown and Brand, who were part of an expedition from Britain, made a promise to tribal monarchs known as the Chogyal that the summit of the mountain would remain virgin. Since then each climber has followed the respectable example set by the first ascent.

#4 Mount Lhotse

mount lhotse with mount everest

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Name: Mt Lhotse
Elevation: 27,940′
First Summit: May 18, 1956
Location: Solukhumbu District, Province No. 1,
Nepal (Khumbu), chinna (Tibet Autonomous Region); 
Country : Nepal 
First summiter: Fritz Luchsinger, Ernst Reiss

Lhotse is just missing out on a medal, and a place on the podium. Lhotse, elevation-8,516 meters, is the world’s fourth highest peak. It adjoins Mount Everest, and is part  of the Everest massif. The Lhotse summit is on the border between Nepal and Tibet’s Khumbu area. It was first climbed to 1956 when the company was conducted by a Swiss team composed of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger.

Interestingly, it was not until 2001 that Lhotse Middle was presented. The Middle was the last eight thousand meter peak to be submitted and is widely regarded as the world’s most challenging climb over eight thousand meters, despite being lower than the main Lhotse summit. This is due to the imposing tower-like form at its upper reaches, in large part.

2019 has been a busy year for ski descents in the Himalayas. Not only did it feature K2’s first ski run, it was also the year that brought us Lhotse’s first ski run-made by American duo Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison.

#5 Mt. Makalu

Name: Makalu
Elevation: 8485 M/27,825 Ft
First Summit: May 15, 1955
Location: Province No. 1 (Khumbu), 
Nepal / Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Country: Nepal
First Summiter: Lionel Terray, Jean Couzy

Makalu is officially the fifth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,485 metres. Located 19 km south-east of Everest, on the Nepal-China border, Makalu is notable for the iconic pyramid shape of its summit. Makalu was first summited in 1955 by Jean Couzy and Lionel Terray who made up part of a French expedition.

Due to the isolated location of the mountain, which leaves it exposed to the elements, and the numerous knife-edge ridges and steep pant-filling sections, Makalu is known by many in the mountaineering community as one of the most challenging climbs in the world. In particular the latter stages of the ascent include some extremely technical climbing of rock and ice.

#6 Mt. Cho Oyu

Name:Cho Oyu
Altitude: 8188 M/26,906 Ft
First Summit: October 19, 1954
Location: Nepal (Province No. 1)–China (Tibet)
Country: Nepal 
First Sumiter: Herbert Tichy, Pasang Dawa Lama, Joseph Jöchler

One mountain down Makalu’s height list but at the opposite end of the spectrum of difficulty, is Cho Oyu. While it is nothing but a casual walk in the park, its elevation is after all an intimidating 8,188 metres, Cho Oyu is seen by many as the “easiest” to climb in the plus-8,000 M Mountains due to its accessibility and generally moderate slopes.

Cho Oyu, meaning “Turquoise Goddess” stands at the border between China and Nepalese. Austrians Joseph Jöchler and Herbert Tichy, as well as Pasang Dawa Lama from Nepal, achieved the first ascent in 1954.

#7 Mount Dhaulagiri

Name: Dhaulagiri I
Altitude: 8167 M/ 26795 Ft
First Summit:13 May 1960
Location:Nepal Western part of Nepal. 
Country: Nepal
First Summiter: Fritz Moravec

Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest mountain in the world, with an elevation of 8,167 metres. It is located in Nepal, and was first culminated by a combined Swiss / Austrian / Nepalese effort in 1960.

In 1808 Dhaulagiri was marked as the highest mountain in the world of those yet surveyed in the record books. It was registered as the highest mountain in the world until 1838, when Kangchenjunga took the top spot, after which Everest officially came to number one in 1858.

#8 Mount Manaslu

Name: Manasalu
Altitude: 26,759′
First Summit: May 9, 1956
Location: Gorkha, Manang-Gandaki Zone, Nepal
Country: Nepal 
First Summiters: Artur Hajzer, Gyalzen Norbu, Toshio Imanishi

Manaslu comes in at number eight on the list of the highest mountains of all time. Manaslu is situated in the western-central part of Nepal and has a height 8,163 meters above sea level.

Manaslu’s first successful climb came in 1956, when Japanese climber Toshio Imanishi and Nepalese Sherpa Gyalzen Norbu made it to the top.  The peak, the highest in Gorkha District, is a significant part of the history of mountaineering in Japan.

The Imanishi ascent and subsequent climbs by other Japanese explorers have seen Japan claim Manaslu as their own, in the same way that some Brits consider Everest their peak.

#9 Mt. Nanga Parbat

Name: Nanga Parbat 
Altitude: 8126M/26,660 Ft 
First Summit: July 3, 1953′
Location: Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan; Nanga Parbat lies approx 27km
Country: Paakistan
First Summiter: Hermann Buhl

Nanga Parbat is the world’s ninth tallest mountain. The elevation is 8.126 meters above sea level. The mountain is located in Pakistan Region Gilgit-Baltistan. It resides on the westernmost point of the Himalayas, and is also the furthest west of the eight thousand-meter peaks of the world.

In 1953, the first man to climb Nanga Parbat was Hermann Buhl, who was part of the German / Austrian expedition team. Nanga Parbat is a notoriously dangerous climbing peak, and those who deal with nicknames and the like have been dubbed the “Killer Hill” The Mountain is locally known as Deo Mir. Literally translated, that means “huge mountain.”

One of Nanga Parbat’s standout features is the Rupal Head, which rises from bottom to top for 4,600 metres. The Rupal Face, located on the south side of the mountain, is often referred to as the world’s highest mountain face.

#10 Mount Annapurna

Name: Annapurna I 
Altitue: 8026 M/26,545 ft
First summit: 3 June 1950
Location: Gandaki Zone, Nepal
Country: Nepal
first Summiters: Maurice Herzog

It is Annapurna that completes this list of the top 10 highest mountains in the world. Technically speaking, Annapurna is in fact a Himalayan massif containing 30 mountains over 6,000 metres. However, for the purposes of this article, rest assured that whenever we say “Annapurna,” we actually refer to the only mountain in the massif above 8,000 meters high.

Historically speaking Annapurna is one of the most difficult and dangerous mountains in the world to climb, and the supporting peaks in the massif are. For example, the fatality-to-summit ratio on Annapurna is a terrifying 32%. The mountain is situated in north-central Nepal, and a French expedition led by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal first summited in 1950.


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