The world’s highest mountains is the 8.848 m (29.028 ft) above sea level Mount Everest also know as tallest mountain in the world located at Nepal Asia. Most of the highest mountains in the world are located in Pakistan and Nepal Asia as part of the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges so let’s check out our list of the highest peaks on each continent of the Earth. The height measurements are in meters and feet above sea level. For more information on mountains, take a look at our list of the top ten highest mountains in the world.
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Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres above sea level. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point. (Wiki)
Height: 8.848 Meter / 29.028 Foot
K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. With a peak elevation of 8,611 m, K2 is part of the Karakoram Range, and is located on the border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit–Baltistan.
Height: 8.611 Meter / 28.251 Foot
Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world, with an elevation of 8,586 m and located along the India-Nepal border in the Himalayas.
Height: 8.586 Meter / 28.169
Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on Earth and is connected to Everest via the South Col. In addition to the main summit at 8,516 metres above sea level, Lhotse Middle is 8,414 metres and Lhotse Shar is 8,383 metres.
Height: 8.511 Meter / 27.923 Foot
Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,481 metres and is located 19 km southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and China. One of the eight-thousanders, Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.
Height: 8.463 Meter / 27.765 Foot
Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,201 metres above sea level. Cho Oyu means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan.
Height: 8.201 Meter / 26.906 Foot
The Dhaulagiri massif in Nepal extends 120 km from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri. This massif is enclosed on the north and southwest by tributaries of the Bheri and on the southeast by Myagdi Khola.
Height: 8.167 Meter / 26.794 Foot
Manaslu, also known as Kutang is the eighth highest mountain in the world, and is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal.
Height: 8.163 Meter / 26.781 Foot
Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the world and the western anchor of the Himalayas. Located in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, Nanga Parbat is one of the eight-thousanders, with a summit elevation of 8,126 metres.
Height: 8.125 Meter / 26.656 Foot
Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes 8,091 m (26,545 ft) Annapurna I, thirteen additional peaks over 7,000 m (22,970 ft) and 16 more over 6,000 m (19,690 ft). This section is a 55 km-long (34 mi-long) massif bounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge on the west, the Marshyangdi River on the north and east, and Pokhara Valley on the south. Annapurna I is tenth among Earth’s fourteen eight-thousanders. 8167 metre Dhaulagiri I rises 34 km to the west across the Kali Gandaki Gorge, considered Earth’s deepest canyon.
Height: 8.091 Meter / 26.545 Foot
Gasherbrum I also known as Hidden Peak or K5, is the 11th highest peak on Earth, located on the Pakistani–Chinese border in Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan and Xinjiang region of China. Gasherbrum I is part of the Gasherbrum massif, located in the Karakoram region of the Himalaya. Gasherbrum is often claimed to mean “Shining Wall”, presumably a reference to the highly visible face of the neighboring peak Gasherbrum IV; but in fact it comes from “rgasha” (beautiful) + “brum” (mountain) in Balti, hence it actually means “beautiful mountain.”
Height: 8.068 Meter /26.469 Foot
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