Top 10 Highest Peaks in the World

Nepal is blessed with 8 out of 10 highest peaks in the world and Nepali people are proud of it. I am going to present some photos and details of the ten highest peaks in this post.

1. Mount Everest 8850m (29035ft) Nepal

The highest peak in the world, Mount Everest is also called Qomolangma/Chomolungma (Tibetian) and Sagarmatha (Nepali). Chomolungma in Tibetian means “Mother of the Universe” or “Goddess Mother of the Snows” and Sagarmatha in Nepali means “Head of the Sky”. Further details about the peak can be read in this wikipedia page.

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Aerial view of Mount Chomolungma (Everest). Picture: ICT(source)

2. K2 (Qogir) 8611m (28250ft) Pakistan / China

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K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth, is located in the Karakoram segment of the Himalayan range, on the border between the Gilgit-Baltistan region of the Pakistan administered Northern Areas and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. Further read in Wikipedia.

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3. Kangchenjunga 8586m (28169ft) Nepal

Kangchenjunga translated means “The Five Treasures of Snows”, as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 metres.

  • Kangchenjunga Main 8,586m (28,169 ft.)
  • Kangchenjunga West (Yalung Kang) 8,505m (27,904 ft.)
  • Kangchenjunga Central (Middle) 8,482m (27,828 ft.)
  • Kangchenjunga South 8,494m (27,867 ft.)
  • Kangbachen 7,903m (25,925 ft.)

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Photo and details in Wikipedia

4. Lhotse 8501m (27920ft) Nepal

This peak is connected to Mount Everest via the South Col. In addition to the main summit at 8,516 metres above sea level, Lhotse Middle (East) is 8,414 metres and Lhotse Shar is 8,383 metres. The rises 3.2 km (1.98 mi) in only 2.25 km (1.4 mi) of horizontal distance, making it the steepest face of this size in the world.(Wikipedia)

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5. Makalu I 8462m (27765ft) Nepal

Makalu is located 22 km (14 mi) east of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet. Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.

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Makalu Photo source

6. Cho Oyu 8201m (26906ft) Nepal

Cho Oyu means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan. It lies 20 km west of Mount Everest, at the border between China and Nepal. (Wikipedia page)

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Beautiful sunset view of Cho Oyu (source)

7. Dhaulagiri 8167m (26794ft) Nepal

Dhaulagiri means “White Mountain”. (Photo from wikipedia)

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8. Manaslu I 8156m (26758ft) Nepal

Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and is translated as “Mountain of the Spirit” (wikipedia)

The subtle changes of the light on the ice of Manaslu are terrific, turning from grey to pink to orange to yellow and then the ‘regular’ white. (text and photo source)

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9. Nanga Parbat 8125m (26658ft) Pakistan

Nanga Parbat means “Naked Mountain” in Hindi. (wikipedia)

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10. Annapurna I 8091m (26545ft) Nepal

Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which is translated as Goddess of the Harvests.

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29 thoughts on “Top 10 Highest Peaks in the World

  1. Yes Nepal is the natural gift of God….mountains,birthplace of gautam Buddha,natural scenery,…….. So I am proud to a nepali…….come let’s join us to visit Nepal…….

  2. Nice of you to compile the info, but how you state which mountain lies in which country can be difficult. eg. Cho Oyu as you say lies between Tibet and Nepal but it’s main peak lies in Tibet (similar story with Everest but the main peak of Everest lies in Nepal). It makes sense to make these things clear so you don’t step on anyone’s toes?

  3. Very interesting stuff about Weird and Funny World » Blog Archive » Top 10 Highest Peaks in the World . Thanks and keep up the good work. Merry christmas to u all ;)

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