Top 10 World's Highest Mountain



Here is the list of world's top10 Highest Mountain.
1. Everest, Himalayas, Nepal / Tibet, 29.035 ft / 8.850 m
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Mount Everest
The most famous mountain peak in the Himalayas is also the highest of them all -- Mount Everest. It is known by the name of Sagarmatha among the Nepalese and Qomolangma (Chomolangma) in Tibet, meaning goddess-mother.The highest point on earth, Mt Everest rises majestically up to a height of 8,848 m (29,028 ft) above sea level. This is the official figure as recorded by the 1954 Indian Government Survey, although recent surveys have suggested slightly varying figures.
On Mt Everest, three mountain ridges -- the Southeast, the Northeast, and the West - - meet to form two summits: the main Everest summit at 8,848 m (29,028 ft) and the South Summit at 8,748 m (28,700 ft) above sea level. The North face of Everest rises about 12,000 ft above the Tibetan Plateau. Viewed from the Nepal side, Everest forms a cluster of high mountain peaks along with other Himalayan giants -- Changtse from the north (7,560 m), Khumbutse from the northwest (6,665 m), Nuptse from the southwest (7,861 m), and Lhotse from the south (8,501 m). More top 9 World's Highest Mountain after the break..

2. K2 (Godwin Austen), Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan/ China, 28.250 ft / 8.611 m
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K2 is the second highest mountain in the world after Mount Everest. With a maximum altitude of 8,611 meters (28,251 feet), K2 is part of the Karakoram range, and is situated on the border between the Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang Taxkorgan, China and Gilgit Gilgit and Baltistan in Pakistan .

K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of the climb and the second highest mortality among the "eight miles" for those who climb it. For every four people who have reached the summit, one died trying. Contrary to Annapurna, the mountain with the rate highest mortality never been climbed K2 in winter.

3. Kangchenjunga, the Himalayas, India/ Nepal, 28.169 ft / 8.586 m
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Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world (after Mount Everest and K2), with a height of 8,586 meters (28,169 feet). Kangchenjunga translated means "five treasures of snow," because it contains five peaks, four of which are over 8,450 meters. Treasures represent the five deposits of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books. Kangchenjunga called Sewalungma local Limbu language translates as "Mountain to offer greetings." Kanchenjunga is considered sacred or Sewalungma Kirant religion.

4. Lhotse I, Himalayas, Nepal / Tibet, 27.940 ft / 8.516 m
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Tibetan Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world (after Mount Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga) and is connected to Mount Everest via the South Col addition to the main summit at 8,516 meters above sea level, Lhotse Middle ( East) and Lhotse Shar 8414 meters is 8383 meters. It lies on the border between Tibet (China) and in the Khumbu region of Nepal.
5.Makalu I, Himalayas, Nepal / Tibet, 27.766 ft / 8.463 m
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Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world and is 22 km (14 miles) east of Mount Everest on the border between Nepal and China. One of eight miles, Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a pyramid with four sides.

Makalu is a subsidiary of two main peaks. Kangchungtse or Makalu II (7678 m) is located about 3 km (2 miles) north-northwest of the main peak. The increase of around 5 km (3.1 miles) north-northeast of the main peak is a broad plateau, and attaches Kangchungtse close at 7200 m saddle Chomo Lonzo (7,804 m).

6. Cho Oyu, Himalaya Mountains, Nepal / Tibet, 26.906 ft / 8.201 m
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Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world 8,201 meters above sea level. Cho Oyu in the Himalayas and is located 20 km west of Mount Everest on the border between China and Nepal. Cho Oyu means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan.


7. Dhaulagiri, Himalayan Mountains, Nepal, 26.795 ft / 8.167 m
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Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world. It forms the eastern anchor of the Dhaulagiri Himal, a subset Dhawalagiri Himalayas and the northern part of central Nepal. It lies northwest of Pokhara, a major regional hub and tourist center. Through the deep gorge of the Kali Gandaki in the east of the Annapurna Himal, home Annapurna I, one of the other eight thousanders. Dhaulagiri means "White Mountain".

8. Manaslu I, Himalaya Mountains, Nepal, 26.781 ft / 8.163 m
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Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world and is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas in the central-western Nepal. Its name means "Mountain of the Spirit" comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning "spirit" or "soul." Manaslu was first climbed by 9 May 1956 Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. It is said that "just as the British considered Everest their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain."

9. Nanga Parbat, Himalaya Mountains, Pakistan, 26.660 ft / 8.125 m
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Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain on Earth and one of the eight thousand to a peak height of 8,126 meters (26,660 feet). Nanga Parbat means "Naked Mountain" in English;. Parbat Parvata derived from the Sanskrit word meaning "mountain, rock, and nanga an urdu word which means" naked "Known as the" Murderer Parbat Mountain "Nanga is one of the deadliest of the eight thousand for climbers in the first half-century since I was younger, but a rise of extreme gravity. It is also a huge dramatic peak that rises high above its surrounding terrain.

10.Annapurna, Himalayan Mountains, Nepal, 26.545 ft / 8.091 m
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Annapurna is a series of summits of the Himalaya, a 55 km (34 mi) long massive highest point, Annapurna I, 8091m, making it the 10th highest peak in the world and the one of 14 "eight-thousand." It is located east of a large canyon cutting through the Himalayas by the Kali Gandaki River, which separates it from the Dhaulagiri massif. (Dhaulagiri I lies 34 km to west of Annapurna I) source

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