Top 10 Highest Mountain Peaks In The World


Whenever one talks about the highest peaks in the world, Mount Everest is the name known to most of the people. Most of us know that the highest peak in the world is Mount Everest, but how many of us can name the highest peak after Mount Everest or the top 10 highest peaks in the world?

Well, this can be a question in your upcoming competitive examination. So why not know about the top 10 highest peaks in the world and some interesting facts about it?

Here you go:


1. Mount Everest (8848m)

The highest peak in the World, Mount Everest is located in the Northeastern part of Nepal. 

Mt Everest was named after the survey done by Land Surveyor General ‘Sir George Everest’ who tried to locate the exact location of the peak. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary became the first people to climb Mount Everest in May 1953.


2. K2 (8611m)

 Mt K2 is situated on the border of China and Pakistan in the Karakoram Range. As it is the second peak in Karakoram range, it is called K2. An Italian expedition was first climbed Mount K2 in 1954. K2 is officially known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori.


3. Kangchenjunga (8586m)

Kangchenjunga is located on the borders of Nepal and India. Being blessed with five treasures of God viz. Gold, silver, gems, grains and holy books, Kanchenjunga is known as ‘The Five Treasures of Snow’. In 1955, Joe Brown and George Band became the first people to successfully climb this peak.


4. Mount Lhotse (8511m)

Lhotse is the fourth highest peak in the world. Located on the border of Nepal and Tibet, Lhotse is connected to Mount Everest. Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger successful climbed Mount Lhotse in 1956. 


5. Makalu (8462m)

Located 19 km southeast of Everest, Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world. Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy from a French expedition first climbed the Makalu in 1955. 


6. Cho Oyu (8201m)

The sixth highest peak in the world Cho Oyu is situated in the Himalayan range and Nepal. The first people to enjoy the beauty of Cho Oyu were Austrians Joseph Jöchler and Herbert Tichy, as well Pasang Dawa Lama from Nepal who climbed in 1954. Cho Oyu is also known as “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan.


7. Dhaulagiri I(8167m) 

Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest peak in the world is located in the north of central Nepal. Dhaulagiri is also called as White Mountains. It was first climbed by K. Diemberger, P. Diener, Nyima Dorji, Nawang Dorji have climbed it in May 1960.  


8. Manaslu (8163m)

The eighth highest peak in the world, Manaslu is situated in west-central part of Nepal. In 1956, Japenese climbers Toshio Imanishi and Nepalese Sherpa Gyalzen Norbu climbed the Manaslu peak first. 


9. Nanga Parbat (8125m)

Nanga Parbat is situated in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. As lots of climbers have died climbing Nanga Parbat, it is also called as ‘Killer Mountain’. It is also called as Deo Mir. Hermann Buhl from a German/ Australian expedition became the first man to ascend Nanga Parbat in 1953.


10. Annapurna I (8091m)

A French expedition led by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal climbed Annapurna first. The tenth highest mountain in the world is located in central Nepal and considered as the most dangerous one to climb. Annapurna name refers to the ‘Goddess of Harvest’.


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