Highest Mountains In The World | Top 5 | List 20183 min read

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Highest mountains in the world are measured by their height. Mountains are always fascinating to everyone. There are many mountains in the world but many of them are much higher or taller than others. So, here we present world’s top 5 highest mountains. The fact is all top highest mountains are located in Nepal. Let’s have a look at this.


List Of Top 5 Highest Mountains


5. Makalu, Nepal-China (8485 Meters)

makalu mountain - one of the highest mountains

Makalu is the 5th highest mountain in the world. The isolated peak between the border of Nepal and Tibet. The summit itself lies directly on the international boundary. The dramatic four-sided, the mountain rises 22 kilometers south-east of Mount Everest.Makalu has two notable subsidiary peaks.A strong American team called the California Himalayan Expedition to Makalu, attempted the mountain in the spring of 1954. Its name represents spiritual destiny.


4. Lhotse, Nepal-China (8516 Meters)

Lhotse Mountain - one of the highest mountains

Lhotse is the 4th highest mountain in the world. It stands at 8516m. Lhotse is located on the border of Tibet and Nepal. Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse Middle or East 8413m, Lhotse Shar 8383m, and Lhotse Main 8516m. Lhotse’s long east-west crest is located immediately south of Mount Everest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000m. Lhotse first climbed in 1956 as an alternative route towards the summit of Everest. Sometimes, it considers as part of the Everest because Lhotse lies just south of Mount Everest. Lhotse was first climbed in 1956 by Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger.


3. Kangchenjunga, Nepal-India (8586 Meters)

Kangchenjunga Mountain - one of the highest mountains

Kangchenjunga is the 3rd highest mountain in India and second highest in Nepal. It is the easternmost 8,000-meter peak. Kangchenjunga is the highest mountain in the world and it lies about 75 miles east-southeast of Mount Everest. The mountain is part of the Great Himalaya Range. The mountain is in the Kangchenjunga Himal, a high mountainous region bounded on the west by the Tamur River and on the east by the Teesta River. The name Kanchenjunga is derived from Tibetan word. The first climb on Kangchenjunga was by Joseph Dalton Hooker Between April 1848 and February 1849.


2. K2-Godwin Austen, Pakistan-China (8611 Meters)

K2 mountain - one of the highest mountains

K2 is also known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori. It is the second highest mountain in the world. The mountain rises from its base at about 4,570 meters on the Godwin Austen Glacier. The mountain was first surveyed by a European survey team in 1856. K2 is located in the Karakoram Range and lies partly in a Chinese-administered enclave of the Kashmir. It has given the symbol K2 because it has the second peak measured in the Karakoram Range. It remained a fascination, because of the difficulty of its climbing and the numerous deaths that occurred.


1. Mount Everest, Nepal-China (8848 Meters)

Mount Everest - one of the highest mountains

Mount Everest is world’s highest mountain. Chomolungma or Sagarmatha is another name of the Mount Everest. First of all, It is the world’s highest mountain above the sea level. The current elevation of Mount Everest is 8,848 meters, recognized by China and Nepal. Mount Everest compose of multiple layers of rock folded back on themselves. It’s worth mentioning at this point that there is more than sone way to measure a mountain. Mount Everest attracts many climbers. The first climb was by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.


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