Top 7 Highest Mountain Peaks in the World

Posted by on July 11, 2015 in Mountaineering, Peak Bagging | 0 comments

Top 7 Highest Mountain Peaks in the World

This article is an effort to figure out top seven highest mountain peaks among all other which are present in the world.

Nature is exceptionally extensive. One of the most widespread compositions of nature is the large mountains over the globe. These mountains are certainly beautiful snow covered or forested masses, though they are enormous and powerful. Some of the mountains are unbelievably high and vast.

Mountains are always majestic and charming things, especially tallest mountains are such beautiful that one can be blessed enough to witness in their lifetime. Among the highest mountains of the world 14 mountains with more than 8,000 meters height are situated in the south central Asia in Himalayan ranges which have been explored by mankind, as adventurous mission, after sacrificing various lives. Brief information about the top 7 highest mountains in the world is provided here under for your guidance. Below is a list of Top Seven Highest Mountain Peaks In The World:

Annapurna

Annapurna is the tenth highest peak in the world situated in central Nepal with nearly 8,091 meters or 26,545 feet height. It is the highest mountain among a series of peaks in this region. It is considered as the most dangerous peak to climb on as more than 40% is the rate of fatality on this mountain.

Mount Everest

With an incredible height of 8,848m (29,029 ft) Mount Everest is the world’s highest mountain peak. It is a parent mountain for many hundreds of other peaks. Expeditions to Everest were made since 1921, though the first successful one was only possible in 1953, which was by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas and the border between China and Nepal runs across it. It received its name from Andrew Waugh who named it after his predecessor Sir George Everest. Though there have been many partially and completely successful attempts to climb the Everest the most recent and amazing one is by Arunima Sinha. She is the first female Amputee and also the first Indian Amputee to climb Mount Everest.

Nanga Parbat

Next mountain peak in my list of top seven highest mountain peaks in the world is Nanga Parbat and it is ranked as ninth highest mount. Nanga Parbat highness is approximately 26,660 feet which is 8126 meters. Although “Nanga Parbat” name of this ninth highest peak is Urdu for word “Naked Mountain” and till 1st half of the 20th century it was called as “Killer Mountain”. It was given this name killer just because this peak is unbelievably dangerous for climbing to the top. Now it is considered as less dangerous comparatively but very difficult peak. Nanga Parbat is highly immense and spectacular climax that augments above its adjoining region in Pakistan.

Lhotse

Lhotse with a height of 8,516 m (27,940 ft), is the fourth highest mountain peak in the world. It is connected to the Mount Everest by a path called the South Col. In Tibetan Lhotse means “south peak”. It is located at the border of Tibet and the Khumbu region of Nepal. Lhotse was first climbed on May 18, 1956 by a Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger.

Manaslu

Lateral meaning of this eighth highest mountain of the world is – Mountain of the Spirit’. This 8,156 meter or 26,759 feet high mountain is the part of Himalayan ranges connected to Nepal region. The most dominating feature of this mountain is that it appears to be possibly approachable from all directions due to its valleys and long ridges, when viewed from a distance, but all of these approaches end up in a steep peak towering above the landscapic beauty surrounding it.

Makalu Peak

Makalu Peak

Makalu

This fifth highest mountain in the world is located on the boarder of China and Nepal just about 14 miles on the east of Mount Everest with 8,462 meter or 27765ft height. This mountain is uniquely shaped as a pyramid standing isolated in the Himalayan ranges with its four sides. Kangchungtse, or Makalu II is another peak associated with this mountain but being less than 8,000 meters in height it can not be included in this list of highest mountains.

Kangchenjunga

It is the third highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) above sea level. On its west is the Tamur River and on the east the Teesta River. Kangchenjunga is located on the boundary between Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim. It is the highest peak in India and the easternmost of the peaks higher than 8,000 m (26,000 ft). Kangchenjunga is worshiped in Sikkim and Darjeeling. For its five high peaks, it is also called Five Treasures of Snow. Interestingly, it was known to be the highest mountain peak of the world, till 1952, but after the Great Trigonometric Survey, this air was cleared. It was first climbed by British people Joe Brown and George Band in 1955.

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