The world’s tallest mountains are some of the most majestic and beautiful things that one can be blessed enough to witness in their lifetime. They are all located in Asia and each reach an altitude of over eight thousand meters in height. There are only fourteen mountains in the world that can boast such a height. Below are the ten highest of these fourteen mountains.
There is a very interesting point to be noted that there are approximately 100 mountains in this world over a height of 7,200 metres or 23,622 feet and all of which are situated in central asia and southern asia. Here,In this article,we are giving a list of top Most highest mountain peaks in this world with their respective heights location and other information about them.
Standing at about 29,029 feet (8,848 meters), Everest boasts the top spot for the tallest beautiful mountain in the world. It is located on the border between Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, and Tibet, China and is part of the Himalayan Mountain Range. Although it is the tallest mountain and attracts many climbers of both advanced and limited climbing skill, it is one of the easier mountains to climb.
Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world, and is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. Its name, which means “Mountain of the Spirit”, comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. It is said that “just as the British consider Everest their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain”
Nanga Parbat (Naked Mountain) is the ninth highest mountain in the world that has been known to be notoriously difficult to climb. It was so named because of some of its extremely steep slopes that are bereft of vegetation and snow. Nanga Parbat is not a single peak but 20 kilometers long series of peaks and ridges culminating in an enormous ice crest of 8126 meters. It’s the western anchor of the Himalayas and westernmost of all eight thousanders.
Its parent mountain being K2, whose parent is Mount Everest, Dhaulagiri 1 with a grand height of 8167m (26,795 ft) is the fifth highest mountain peak in the world. It extends 120 km from the Kaligandaki River west to Bheri. Its name Dhaulagiri is a conjunction of Sanskrit words dhawala, meaning white and beautiful and giri meaning mountain. Annapurna 1 is merely 34 kms east of this mountain range. The first successful expedition to this mountain was made in 1960 by a Swiss Australian Nepali team.
Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft). Mount Kanchenjunga rises about 20 km (12 mi) south of the general alignment of the Great Himalayan range, and is located on the boundary between Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim. Kangchenjunga is the highest peak in India, and also the name of the surrounding section of the Himalayas and means “The Five Treasures of Snows”, as it contains five peaks.