The Natural world is always the best option to be your destination for an adventure or just a trip with your friends or family. There is nothing more beautiful than highest mountains which are the masterpiece of nature. If we talk about Escape from the daily hustle and bustle of life and look for an inspiration to get lost in, nothing inspires one’s restlessness more than the world’s tallest mountains. If we snuggle across the borders of Pakistan, China, India and Nepal, these mountains are as beautiful and fascinating as they are daunting for climbing admirer. There is so much to explore there. Increase your knowledge of natural beauty and add in must-visit places following the top 10 highest mountains in the world.
10 – Annapurna I (26,545 Feet/ 8091 meters)
Annapurna is one of the most intimidating adventures. It has the forbidden distinction of being not only one of the highest mountains in the world but also one of the world’s most dangerous one. Annapurna is a massif located in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal. Another name used for Annapurna I is “goddess of the harvest” which is due to its climber fatality rate of 41%. It is considered as the hardest mountain to climb. Though It is dangerous and has taken the lives of many humans, we cannot deny the fact that it is one of the beautiful places in the world
9- Nanga Parbat (26,660 feet/8126 meters)
Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the world, Nanga Parbat means in English “naked mountain”. It is located in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan and is locally known as Diamer. Many climbers die every year that gives this mountain name ‘killer mountain’. Fairy Meadows is located at the base of Nanga Parbat and is famous as the ‘Heart of North Pakistan’. It lies in the south of the Indus River in the Diamer District of Gilgit-Baltistan in the Pakistan-administered region of Kashmir. Nanga Parbat is one of only two peaks on earth that rank in the top twenty of both the highest mountains in the world and the most prominent peaks.
8- Manaslu (26,781 feet/8163 meters)
This eighth-highest mountain in the world located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, is in the west-central part of Nepal. Manaslu translates to “mountain of the spirit,” derived from Sanskrit word for “soul”. The Peak of Manaslu is home to several endangered species, including Himalayan musk dear and snow leopards. Being in Manaslu allow you to enjoy a quiet time hiking in pure bliss away from the noise of the modern world.
7- Dhaulagiri I (26,795 Feet/ 8167 meters)
Dhaulagiri is the high point of the Dhaulagiri Himal If we talk about just Nepal, Dhaulagiri is the highest mountain located entirely within Nepal. Though K2 is its parent mountain, Dhaulagiri is both physically and visually appealing. Its name translates “dazzling, white, beautiful mountain” in Sanskrit. Another interesting fact is that it is unparalleled as it rises 7000 m over kali Gandaki valley with the horizontal length of 30km.
6- Cho Oyu (26,864 feet/ 8188 meters)
Cho Oyu translates to “turquoise goddess” in Tibetan. This beautiful mountain stands on the China-Nepal border. Cho Oyu is considered the easiest 8,000-metre peak to climb. It provides a perfect entrance into high altitude Himalayan climbing. The mountain was first climbed on October 1954 by, via the north-west ridge by Herbart Tichy. An interesting fact is that it does not mark the technical summit that can be the source of confusion and debate among Climbers.
5- Makalu (27,838 feet/8485 meters)
Makalu is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet Autonomous Region, China. This fifth highest mountain is located just 12 miles southeast of Mount Everest. It is famous for its unique, four-sided pyramid shape Makalu is categorized as an ultra-prominent peak. It is one of the harder and technical eight-thousanders.
4-Lhotse (27,940 feet/8516 meters)
Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world. It is another captivating peak in the Mount Everest massif. Lhotse is gaining popularity with climbers and commercial guides as an alternative to Everest. Snowless Southeast Ridge Slabs are considered more challenging.
3- Kangchenjunga (28,169 feet/ 8586 meters)
This third highest mountain is a major feature of the Himalayan range. It is the highest peak in India What makes this the dangerous mountain for climbers is a threat of snowstorms and snow slide Mount Everest is considered as its Parent mountain. It straddles the border between India and Nepal. Near the top, the oxygen in the air is about a third at sea level. It was the request of an ancient Chogyal Dynasty to every climber to leave the peak untouched.
2 – K2 (28,251 feet/ 8611 meters)
K2 is also known as the “Savage Mountain”. It is the second-highest mountain in the world. K2 extends through the Baltoro Muztagh and Karakoram mountain ranges of China and Pakistan. Its fatality rate is of more than one death for every four climbs who reach the summit. This mountain was discovered in 1856 and was given its name because of it being the second peak measured in the Karakoram range.
1-Mount Everest (29,029 feet/8848 meters)
This mountain is Earth’s highest mountain. It is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the world. Most airlines avoid flying directly over the Himalayas. It was named after Sir George Everest, a British surveyor-general of India. Its peak marks the international border between China and Nepal. Weather conditions are extreme on Mount Everest. During the warmest month of the year, July average temperature is registered at 19 F. It’s not just cold but also wind and precipitation which cause danger to climbers.