Top 10 Highest Mountain Peaks in the World

Mount Everest Top Ten Mountain Peak

It takes great athleticism and months of training before being able to climb one of the highest mountain peaks in the world. There are some people who have climbed high mountains more than once while others have died in the process. Eight out of the ten highest peaks in the world are present in Nepal. Below is a list of the top ten peaks in the world.

10. Annapurna I

The name Annapurna is a Sanskrit word and it means Goddess of the Harvests. The height of this peak is 8091 meters and it is present in Nepal.

9. Nanga Parbat

With a height of 8125 meters, Nanga Parbat (which is translated from Hindi as “Naked Mountain”) is one of the two peaks on this list which is not in Nepal. This peak, which is covered in snow all year round, is located in Pakistan.

Nanga Parbat Highest Mountain Peak Top Ten

8. Manaslu I

Manaslu is also a Sanskrit word and it means “Mountain of the Spirit”. This peak is especially known for the color changes it undergoes throughout the day. It goes through grey, pink, orange, yellow and white depending on the positioning of the sun throughout the day. Manaslu I has a height of 8156 meters.

7. Dhaulagiri

With a height of 8167 meters, Dhauligiri is yet another peak which is situated inside the borders of Nepal. The name, translated to English, means “White Mountain”.

6. Cho Oyu

Another Nepalese peak, the Cho Oyu, which is Tibetan for “Turquoise Goddess”, lies just 20 kilometers from Mount Everest, and forms the border between China and Nepal.

5. Makalu I

This is another peak in the proximity of Mount Everest. The Makalu I lies just 22km east of Mount Everest and this time around, it forms the border between Nepal and Tibet. This peak is especially known for its shape as a four sided pyramid. Its height is 8500 meters.

4. Lhotse

There is a connection between Mount Everest and this peak at the South Col. The rise of 3.2 km in a horizontal distance of 2.25 km makes this the steepest mountain of this size in the world.

3. Kangchenjunga

The name translates to “The Five Treasures of Snows” and sure enough, there are five peaks on this mountain, with four of them climbing over 8450 meters. This mountain, along with many of its cousins, is also situated in Nepal.

2. K2

The second highest peak in the world, K2 is located in Pakistan and has a height of 8611 meters. It is part of the Himalayan range, more specifically the Karakoram segment. The Himalayan range of mountains stretches further into China and Nepal.

Mount Everest Top Ten Mountain Peak

1. Everest

There are no prizes for guessing what the highest peak in the world is called or even where it is located. With a height of 8850 meters, there are plenty of names of this mountain in different languages. It is called Chomolungma in Tibetan and Sagarmatha in Nepali. Those names respectively mean “Mother of the Universe” and “Head of the Sky.