By Raza Mehdi
Nov 22, 2022
Annapurna mountain is the tenth-tallest mountain in the world, located east of the Gandaki River in north-central Nepal. Annapurna I is the deadliest mountain in the world according to Guinness World Record and has a 32% fatality rate because of its extreme climate.
ANNAPURNA I, NEPAL - 8091M
The ninth-highest mountain in the world is located in Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan region in the western Himalayas. The name means ‘naked mountain’ in Sanskrit, along with the highest mountain face rising 4,600m and dubbed Rupal Face. Nanga Parbat has earned the nickname Killer Mountain for its high number of climber fatalities.
NANGA PARBAT, PAKISTAN - 8126M
Manaslu is the eighth-highest mountain in the world, and the Sanskrit name means “intellect” or “soul”. Located in west-central Nepal, this mighty peak in the Himalayas is well-known as the introductory 8000m peak. Manaslu is an excellent training climb for aspiring climbers.
MANASLU, NEPAL - 8163M
The Dhaulagiri in Nepal is the seventh-highest and most aesthetically stunning mountain in the world. The Dhaulagiri was first climbed on 13 May 1960 but is perhaps best known for its visibility on the popular Annapurna Circuit, with Annapurna I just 34km away.
DHAULAGIRI, NEPAL - 8167M
Cho Oyu is the sixth-highest mountain and translates to "the Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan. Some climbers claim that Cho Oyu is the easiest to climb among the 8000 meter peaks. There are no technical sections, and the objective dangers are nearly nonexistent.
CHO OYU, NEPAL-TIBET (CHINESE) BORDER - 8188M
Makalu is the fifth-highest mountain in the world, with an altitude of 8,482 metres in Nepal. It is an isolated peak that has a four-sided pyramid shape. It was first summited in 1955 by a French team of ten members led by Jean Franco using supplementary oxygen day and night.
MAKALU, NEPAL-TIBET (CHINESE) BORDER - 8485M
The fourth-highest mountain in the world, Lhotse, is located between the border of Nepal and China. It is best known for its proximity to Mount Everest and follows the Everest climbing route. The trail to the south face of the peak is the steepest and is avoided by climbers.
LHOTSE, NEPAL-TIBET (CHINESE) BORDER - 8516M
Kangchenjunga is the third-highest mountain in the world. It can be found between Nepal and Sikkim in India, with three peaks on the border and the other two in the Taplejung District of Nepal, making it the highest peak in India.
KANGCHENJUNGA, NEPAL/INDIA - 8586M
The second-highest mountain in the world, K2, took its name from the Great Trigonometrical Survey of British India. There wasn’t a local name for the mountain then, so the name stuck. It is one of the toughest mountains in the world to climb, much harder than Mt. Everest.
K2, KARAKORAM, PAKISTAN/CHINA - 8611M
Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world and was first climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. Everest is over 60 million years old and was formed when India’s continental plate pushed under Asia and raised a huge mass of land upwards, creating the world’s highest mountain range- the Himalayas.
MT. EVEREST, NEPAL-TIBET (CHINESE) BORDER - 8848M
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