10 Tallest and Highest Mountain in the World
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Right between the sky and the world as we know it, lays the splendor of the world.
Majestic mountains that command respect and yet at the very same time welcome you with their unwavering beauty. Most of the world’s 10 tallest mountains are located in what is known as the holiest place on earth Nepal. They hover over everyone in majestic splendor, and it really makes you wonder if this is truly the seat of God. Witnessing them in your lifetime is truly a blessing and a great feat which is not easily accomplished by many
10 – The Annapuma Mountain
Annapuma is made of a series of peaks located in the north central part of Nepal. The mountain stands at a height of 8091meters above sea level. The Annapuma mountain is rated the 10th highest mountain in the whole world. The mountain is flanked with the Kali Gadaki Gorge on its western side, on it north and east side flows the Marshyangdi River while on the south stand the majestic Pokhara Valley. Towards its western end the Annapuma Sanctuary a high basin is enclosed by its peak. These peaks are renowned for being the world’s most dangerous peaks to be climbed and have a fatality rate of almost 40%. On the 3rd of June 1950, two members of the French expedition Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal went on record as the first men ever to try and conquer the mountain. A documentary of their attempt on Mount Annapuma was filmed.
9 – Nanga Parbat
Nanga Parbat is an Urdu name for “naked mountain” is the world’s ninth tallest mountain. It stands at a glorious height of about 26,660 feet (8,126 meters). The mountain boasts of extremely steep slopes which are deprived of snow and vegetation. Right around the peak flow the Indus River skirts right through to the plain of Pakistan, in the western anchor of the Himalayas with the peak located in Pakistan in the region of Gilgit-Balkistan. The Nanga Parbat is famous for its extremely dangerous and difficult mountain climbing earning itself the nickname of “Killer Mountain”. A member of the German-Austrian team, Austrian climber Hermann Buhl Nanga Parbat was the first to climb it on the 3rd of July 1953. Climbing Nanga Parbat has never been attempted in winter.
8 – Manaslu
Manaslu when translated means “Mountain of the Spirit” and is the eighth highest mountain peak in the world. It is located in the west-central part of Nepal, in the Mansiri Himal and is part of the Nepalese Himalayans and towers majestically at about 26,759 feet (8,156 meters) high above sea level. Himalayas. Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, two members of the Japanese Expedition were among the first to climb the peak on the 9th of May 1956. The Manaslu region is a popular trekking destination due to its long ridges and valley glaciers which offers a safe climbing from all directions. The Manalsu is famous for its feasible climbing a number of about 53 fatalities.
7 – Dhaulagiri I
Dhaulagiri Mountain is the seventh highest mountain in the world it is located just north of central Nepal and it is about 26,795 feet (8,167 meters) above sea level and about 120 km from the Kaligandaki River. Its name is derived from Sanskrit word “dhawala”, meaning white, dazzling, beautiful, and the “giri” meaning mountain therefore translated in full it is “White dazzling beautiful mountain”. Streams of the Bheri River cover the peak from both the north and southwest sides and right on the southeast is the Myagdi Khola feature massive drops, each rises over 4000 meters from its base, this side of the mountain is renowned for its epic climbs. Both the Dhaulagiri Mountain and the Annapurna boasts of more spectacular scenes than the other mountains. The reason behind this is that they face each other while separated by a valley and for this reason only for more than thirty years it was believed to be to be the highest mountain in the world. The first expedition team to ever summit t
6 – Cho Oyu
The Cho Oyu Mountain is the sixth highest mountain in the world and is located on the Tibet-Nepal border right between Nepal and China. It bears a Tibatan name meaning “Turquoise Goddess”. This mountain rises at about 26,906 feet (8,201meters) above sea level. Its major peak is located in the Khumbu section of the mighty Mahalangur Himalaya and is situated at a distance of 20 km from Mount Everest. The very first people to ever scale this mountain were an Austrian expedition team comprising of Joseph Jochler, Herbert Tichy, and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama on the 19th of October 1954. The Cho Oyu Mountain is well known as the easiest 8000 meter peak to climb and is very famous among professional guided parties.
5 – Makalu
Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at a height of 8463 meters above sea level. The name Makalu means ‘The Great Black One’ due to its angry and sullen appearance. Makalu is located in the Mahalangur ranges of the Himalayas and lies in the border of Nepal and china. It is an isolated peak shaped like a four sided pyramid. It also has a subsidiary peak that doesn’t quite meet up to Makalu’s fame of being called the “eight-thousander” but called Kangchungtse, or Makalu II. Towering more than 8000 meters, this peak has proved to be among the most difficult peaks to be climbed and lies northeast of the main summit while connected to the Makalu Mountain by an arrow saddle called Chomo Lonzo. In 1955 Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy were the first people to summit this peak. The Makalu Barun valley lying in Nepal is a unique landscape that is home to some of the cleanest and unused mountain ecosystems in the world.
4 – Lhotse
Mount Lhotse is the fourth highest peak in the world and is connected to Everest at the South Col. The Lhotse mountain peak has the highest peak and is about 27,940 feet (8,516 meters) above sea level and is located at the border between Tibet and Khumbu region in Nepal. Lhotse when translated means “the south peak” in Tibetan. In addition to the main summit Lhotse has three other peaks, Lhotse main (8516 meters), Lhotse Shar (8383 meters) and Lhotse East (8413). It is also part of the Mahalangur ranges of the Himalayas which is part of the Mount Everest. Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger were among the first people to ever reach the summit of Lhotse in 1956.
3 – Kangchenjunga
The Kangchenjunga Mountain once believed to be the tallest mountain in the world, is at number three at 28,169 feet (8,586 meters) above sea level. It is located in the border of eastern Nepal and Sikkim in India. When translated its name means “The Five Treasures of the Snow”. The Kangchenjunga Mountain has four peaks and each of these peaks is said to represent the five repositories of God which is gold, silver, gems, grain and holy books. The main peak of Kangchenjunga is the second most highest point in Nepal, right after Mount Everest and the highest mountain in India. In 1852 Kangchenjunga was believed to be the tallest mountain in the world with its peak lying on the Kangchenjunga Himal section of the Himalayas meaning it lies in both Nepal and India. This region is comprehensively surrounded by 16 peaks which are above 7000 meters. Joe brown and George Band were the first people to summit this mountain. Since this mountain is sacred to the Kirant religion, when they arrive
2 – Mount K2 or Mount Godwin-Austen – 2nd tallest mountain in the world
K2 (Mount Godwin-Austen) is located on the border between Pakistan and China and is part of the Himalayan Mountain Range and has the second tallest mountain peak in the world. Hovering over a height of about 28,251 feet (8,611 meters) above sea level, no wonder it is known as the “Savage Mountain”. The K2 peak is located in the border between Pakistan and China in the Gilgit- Baltistan region. This mountain has the highest point in the Karakoram Range and also has the highest point in Pakistan. Another name for Mount K2 is Mount Godwin Austen in honor of Henry Godwin Austen who was an early explorer in this region. At the bottom the mountain is bordered by the Tarim Basin to its north and some of the lesser Himalayas to its south. The Southern and Eastern side of the mountain is surrounded by glaciers. This source of water contributes significantly towards agriculture in the valleys and also contributes towards the regional fresh water supply. Mount K2 is famous for its fatality ra
1 – Mount Everest – the highest mountain in the world
Now this is truly the seat of the Gods!, Standing magnificently at about 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level, Mount Everest boasts the very top spot for the tallest mountain in the world. It is located on the border between Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, Tibet and China and is also part of the Himalayan Mountain Range. This peak of the world is part of the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas which is also home to many other tall mountains of the world. Everest is known by different names, it is called ‘Sagarmatha’ by the Napalese people, ‘Chomolungma’ is its Tibetan name, it is also called ‘Peak XV’ after the Great Trigonometric Survey of British India conducted in 1856 and officially declaring 8848m as Everest’s actual height. And finally the name Everest was given to it by Andrew Waugh after the welsh surveyor George Everest who was his predecessor as the surveyor general of India. In 1953 using the South East Route, Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary were the first ones to finall