Top 10 Highest Mountains In The World

S.No Mountain Height
1 Mount Everest 29,031.7 ft
2 K2 28,251 ft
3 Kanchenjunga 28,169 ft
4  Lhotse 27,940 ft
5 Makalu 27,766 ft
6 Cho OYU 26,864 ft
7 Dhaulagiri 26,795 ft
8 Manaslu 26,781 ft
9 Nanga Parbat 26,660 ft
10 Annapurna 26,545 ft

What are the Top 10 Highest Mountains?

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1.Mount Everest: It is the tallest and hence, the most famous. Located at an elevation of 29,031.7 ft the Everest has held a grip over man’s attention for centuries. It is situated in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of Himalayas. It was first ascended in 1953 by, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Right now, the Everest has tourists and expeditions throughout the year. 

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2.K2: K2, also knows as Mount Godwin Austen comes second with an elevation of 28,251 ft and is spread out over an area of 13,190 ft. It is located along the China – Pakistan border and is the highest point in the Karakoram mountain range. It is considered to be one of the most intense mountains to climb and it is believed to be harder than Everest. It has the second-highest fatality rate among all mountains over 8000 ft.

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3.Kanchenjunga: Located between Nepal and Sikkim, it is the third-highest mountain in the world. The mountain actually has three peaks, Main Central and South. Until 1952 it was considered to be the highest mountain in the world. It has an elevation of 28, 169 ft and is spread out over 12, 867 ft. 

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4. Lhotse: It has an elevation of 27, 940 ft and covers an area of 1.65 miles. It is one of the more popular mountains since it is pretty close to Everest. They both share the same route for quite a distance from Everest base Camp.

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5. Makalu: The fifth highest peak in the world is located along the Mahalngur Himalayas, about (19 KM South-East of Mt. Everest). It is situated between Nepal and China. The mountain was first submitted in 1955 by a French expedition. All ten members of the expedition were able to reach the top which makes the event extra special.

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6.Cho OYU: Located along the China-Nepal border, Cho OYU is the sixth highest mountain which has an elevation of 26, 864 ft and is spread out over 7, 680 ft. It is about 20 KM west of Mount Everest. It is the easiest mountain to climb among all other top 10 highest mountains in the world.

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7.Dhaulagiri: Located in Nepal, Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Its parent peak is the K2 and is bounded by the tributaries of Bheri river to the north and southwest and on the southeast, it is bound by the Myagdi Khola.

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8.Manaslu: The Manaslu is part of the Nepalese Himalayas and is located in Mansiri Himalayas. It has an elevation of 26,781 ft and is spread out over 10,144 ft. It was first scaled by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu as part of a Japanese expedition in 1956.

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9.Nanga Parbat: It is the ninth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 26,660 ft and covers an area of 15,118 ft. It is part of the Western Himalayas situated in Pakistan. It is most known for its Rupal Pace which is above 4,600m from the base and considered to be the highest mountain face in the world. 

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10.Annapurna: Located in north-central Nepal, Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain in the world. It has an elevation of 26,545 ft. It is very popular as a trekking mountain and attracts the most tourist among the top 10 highest mountains in the world. But attaining the summit is quite hard and it has the highest fatality rate of 32 % among all the top 10 highest mountains in the world.

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