A peak is classified as a mountain when the certain range or peak is above 4000m. According to Wikipedia, there are a total of 109 mountains with heights reaching 7000m. Mountain ranges also provide scenic beauty and are considered as one of the several unique wonders of the world. Every year, mountaineers go on several expeditions to conquer these beasts and make history. Several people have achieved this feat while some others have failed to complete the journey and have been prey to death and very life-threatening injuries.
The list below shows the top 10 highest mountains in the world. These mountains, according to their heights are one of the highest mountains in the world and surprisingly all of the top 10 mountain peaks are located in the Lower Part of the Asian Continent.
Here are the ten highest mountain peaks in the world
- Annapurna Mountain
Annapurna Mountain Range takes the 10th spot in the list of the top 10 highest mountains of the world. Annapurna range stands tall at a very enormous height of 8,091 m (26,545 ft). The Annapurna Mountain is part of the range known as the Annapurna Himalaya. The Annapurna Mountain is situated in Northern areas of Nepal. Annapurna Mountain precisely lies in the Gandaki Zone of Nepal. The first attempt to climb the Annapurna Mountain was made in 1950.
- Nanga Parbat Mountain
Nanga Parbat Mountain takes the 9th spot in the list of the top 10 highest mountains in the world. Nanga Parbat stands at 9th spot with the height of 8,126 m (26,660 ft). Nanga Parbat lies in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan that is located in Pakistan. According to sources in Wikipedia, the Nanga Parbat Mountain is never ever been climbed in the winter season. The Nanga Parbat is part of the Himalayas that stretches from Pakistan to China. The first expedition to climb this mountain was held in the year of 1953. This mountain is also known as ‘Killer Mountain’ for it has taken the lives of many mountaineers.
- Manaslu Mountain
Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the whole wide world. The Manaslu peak stretches to a height of 8,163 m (26,781 ft). Alongside both Nanga Parbat and Annapuma, Manaslu is part of the Himalayas. The Manaslu Mountain is located in the western-central part of Nepal. To be more precise, the Manaslu Mountain is also located in the Gandaki Zone. The Manaslu peak is part of the Mansiri Himal of Himalayas. The first expedition was led in the year 1956 on the Manaslu peak.
- Dhaulagiri I Mountain
This Mountain peak is named Dhaulagiri I because there are many peaks in the Dhaulagiri Himal and this peak is the first. The Dhaulagiri I is also part of the area of Nepal and this range stands erect at the height of 8,167 m (26,795 ft). The Dhaulagiri I is part of the Himalayan front which extends from Pakistan region to the Chinese region. The first expedition to climb this mountain started in 1960. The Dhaulagiri I takes the 7th spot in the list.
- Cho Oyu Mountain
The Cho Oyu Mountain stands at the 6th spot in the list of the top 10 highest mountains in the world with a height of 8,188 m (26,864 ft). The Cho Oyu Mountain lies at the border of the Nepal and China. This mountain is 20km away from the Everest. The precise location of the Cho Oyu Mountain is that it situates in the Tibet region. The first attempt to climb this mountain was made in 1956 by the Joint Himalayan Committee.
- Makalu Mountain
The Makalu, alongside Cho Oyu, lies in between the areas of Nepal and China, which can otherwise be known as the Tibetan region. The Makalu is the 5th highest mountain in the world with a height of 8,485 m (27,838 ft). The Makalu Mountain is part of the Himalayan region. The first expedition to climb the Makalu Mountain was held in the year 1955. This expedition was led by Lionel Terray alongside Jean Couzy.
- Lhotse Mountain
The Lhotse range makes it to the 4th spot in the list of the top 10 highest mountains in the world. The Lhotse has a height of 8,516 m (27,940 ft) and is the predecessor of the K2 as well as Everest. The Lhotse range lies in the Tibetian region. The Lhotse is part of the Mahalangur Range of the Himalayas. The first expedition to the Lhotse was led in the year of 1956.
- Kanchenjunga Mountain
Kanchenjunga takes the 3rd spot in this list. The height of this mountain supersedes that of the Lhotse which is 8,586 m (28,169 ft). The Kanchenjunga Mountain lies in the Nepal- Indian Border. The Kangchenjunga Mountain is part of the whole of the Himalayan Region. The first expedition was led in 1955 to climb the Kanchenjunga by Joe Brown and George Band.
- K2 Mountain Peak
K2 is also known as Qogir as well as Mount Goodwin-Austen. The K2 is the 2nd highest mountain in the world with an incredible height of 8,611 m (28,251 ft). The K2 lies in the area of Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan. The K2 is part of the Baltoro Karakoram Range. The first expedition to the K2 was led by Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli in the year 1954.
- Mount Everest Mountain
Mount Everest takes the 1st spot in the list of the top 10 highest mountains in the world. Also known as Sagarmatha, Everest stands at 8,848 m (29,029 ft). Mount Everest is located in the Tibetan region. Its precise location is that it is near the Sagarmatha Zone in Nepal. The Everest is part of the Mahalangur Himal of the Himalayas. The first expedition was led in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. The Everest is also the cause of several deaths of mountaineers and due to such cold climate near its peak, it is very difficult to conquer the highest mountain in the world.