Not many a times do we realize the grandeur of the earth and our second-worth existence in the seas of time. But the instances at which this realization is felt, the majestic aura of nature reveals itself in the form of incredible structures, extreme conditions, and wonders out of the world! The highest mountains of the world are magically wondrous, with extreme ecosystems and unimaginable lives, one of the masterpieces of Mother Earth. It sounds like the most fantastic and adventurous holiday idea but touring at such high altitudes and rawness of nature is no child play! Find out more about the 10 Highest Mountains of the world before you hit the Everest.
Check Out The Highest Mountains Of The World
1. Mount Everest
Mount Everest, as everyone knows, is the highest mountain of the world. Part of the Great Himalayas, it lies at the border between China and Sagarmatha zone of Nepal. The lesser known facts about Everest is that it actually is an easier climb in terms of ascent and steepness in comparison to some shorter (relatively) but extremely difficult mountains.
Height- 8,848 metres (29,029 feet)
K2 is the highest peak of Pakistan as well as the Karakoram range. Standing at the border of Pakistan's Gilgit-Balistan and China's Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, it is popularized as the "Savage Mountain" for claiming the life of 1 out of 4, repeatedly over years.
Height- 8,611 metres (28,251 feet)
Kangchenjunga, located at Nepal and Sikkim border, is the highest peak of India and in itself consists of 5 peaks, which gives its meaning "Five Treasures of Snow". It is believed to be representing God's 5 repositories – Grain, Holy Books, Gold, Silver and Gems.
Height- 8,586 metres (28,169 feet)
"South Peak" is the meaning of Lhotse in Tibetan and it lies at the border of Tibet and Khumbu, Nepal. It is directly connected with Everest through South Col and apart from the main peak, its allies Lhotse Middle and Lhotse Shar are nearly as high too.
Height- 8,516 metres (27,940 feet)
Makalu peak is one of the highest peaks of the world from among the more than 8,000s but this is not the only curious thing about it, of course. It is also the only peak shaped with rare pyramid from all 4 sides. 12 kilometers southeast from Everest, it lies at the Nepal-China border.
Height- 8,481 metres (27,825 feet)
6. Cho Oyu
Cho Oyu is located at the border of Nepal and Tibet and its name is derived from Tibetan meaning "Turquoise Goddess". Lying merely 20 kilometers west of Mount Everest, this is the westernmost peak of the Mahalangur Himalayas' Khumbu sub-section.
Height- 8,201 metres (26,906 feet)
This mountain has some interesting stuff going on, from the name meaning "White Mountain" to 30 years of misconception of it being the highest mountain. Lying north of central Nepal, its geography includes being face to face with Annapurna, divided by a valley.
Height- 8,167 meters (26,795 feet)
"Manasa" is the Sanskrit word for "soul" and thus, this has often been referred to as the "Mountain of the spirit". Standing in the west-central Nepal, this Nepalese mountain is actually more adorned by the Japanese. It was first climbed by two Japanese too!
Height- 8,156 meters (26,759 feet)
9. Nanga Parbat
Nanga Parbat, Urdu for "Naked Mountain", is the grandest peak in Pakistan rising above the touching areas. It was earlier called "Killer Mountain" for its extreme difficulty level, which fortunately or unfortunately has dropped in recent years. You still don't want to take it lightly, duh!
Height- 8,126 meters (26,660 feet)
The Annapurna range of peaks is rather a series of death beds waiting to claim their next victim, with a success rate of whopping 40%. Centrally located in Nepal, this part of Himalayas has darn dangerous peaks, Annapurna-1 being the highest.
Height- 8,091 meters (26,545 feet)
Have you ever visited any of the highest mountains of the world? If not, you know what's your next holiday destination is! Hope you enjoyed reading. Cheers!