World’s 10 highest mountains
The list of the world’s highest mountains seems endless. This list is based on the 10 highest mountains in the world. Therefore, if you have a big interest in mountaineering or trekking, (more info at Kipling Travel) this list is made for you.
If you have a desire to climb the 10 highest mountains in the world, your next travel destination should be Asia. Asia not only offers stunning and high mountains, but also many different cultures, exciting wildlife, and an extremely friendly population. Therefore, if you are going to climb a mountain, you are going to experience so much more than just mountains.
Ten highest mountains
1. Mount Everest
Mount Everest is without doubt the highest mountain in the world, with an altitude of 8,850 meters (29,029 ft). The mountain is located at the mountain range Mahalangur Himal in the Himalayas, on the border between the China, Tibet and Nepal. Since 1953, more than 2,000 people utilizing 14 different routes have climbed the mountain. Due to the mountain’s enormous size, there are many possible routes to take.
2. K2 (Mount Godwin Austen)
K2, also known by the name Mount Godwin-Austen or Chogori, is the second highest mountain in the world, with a peak of 8,611 meters (28,251 ft). K2 is also one of top 10 highest mountains, which is outside the main Himalaya chain, because of the location on the border between Pakistan and China in the Karakoram mountains. The mountain is considered as one of the most difficult mountains to climb.
Khangchendzonga or Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world, and has a peak of 8,586 meters (28,169 ft). The mountain is located on the border between Nepal and India. The name Kanchenjunga means “five treasures of snow”, the mountain has its name because of its five high mountain peaks, all of which are above 8,000 meters high.
The mountain Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world, with a peak of 8,516 meters (27,940 ft), and is located on the border between China and Nepal. The entire Lhotse massif is typically considered as three different mountains because the mountain has three peaks over 8,000 meters.
Makalu is located on the border between Nepal and China, and has a height at 8,485 meters (27,838 ft). There are several expeditions which has repeatedly tried to climb Makalu, but without success. Makalu is known as one of the world’s toughest and most difficult mountains to climb, with its very steep and sharp edges.
The mountain Cho Oyu is a mountain located in the Himalayas, between the border of Nepal and China. The mountain has a peak of 8,201 meters (26,906 ft). The mountain name “Cho Oyu” has a very special meaning. It means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan, due to the very beautiful light blue top.
Dhaulagiri is a mountain with a peak of 8,167 meters (26,795 ft) and located entirely in Nepal. The very first time it was climbed was on May 13, 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali expedition. In the 18th century, the Western world believed that Dhaulagiri was the highest mountain in the world. This believe lasted over 30 years.
The mountain Manaslu, also called Kutang is the eighth highest mountain in the world, with a peak of 8,163 meters (26,781 ft). The mountain is located entirely in Nepal. The name “Manaslu” actually means “Spirit Mountain”. Manaslu is a popular mountain for trekking enthusiasts as the trek to basecamp or around the mountain is very varied. In addition to that, the culture and the nature of the routes up to the top, is something very special.
9. Nanga Parbat
Nanga Parbat, the other top 10 mountain outside the main Himalayan chain, is located in Pakistan, with a peak of 8,126 meters (26,660 ft). The mountain also have an Islamic name, which is Diamir and means “king of the mountains”. The mountain has never been climbed in the winter, which is the same for the mountain K2.
Annapurna is a name that comprises several peaks in the Nepalese Himalayas, where Annapurna I is the highest point in this massif. The mountain has a peak of 8,091 meters (26,545 ft), and is located in central Nepal. The Annapurna massif is 55 km long and consists of very high mountain peaks, all of which are popular mountains to climb. The name Annapurna means, “harvest goddess” because the mountains are used for fertility and agriculture.