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Top 10 Highest Mountains in the World

Top 10 Highest Mountains in the World

Published Date :21 Jun, 2016

Nepal known as kingdom of the Himalaya. Here are 8 out of 10 highest mountains in the world. Mt. Everest is roof of the World, an elevation of 8,848 meters. Mt. K2 and Nanga Parbat being outside Nepal. Owing to the semi-tropical latitude and rainfall, the mountains are covered in vegetation up to around 3,500-4,000m (the tree line generally goes up to about 3,900m). Beyond the first ridge of the Himalaya is a high altitude or ‘cold’ desert. This includes Upper Mustang, Manang and Dolpo. This trans-Himalaya region is in a rain shadow, as the monsoon clouds drop rain on the south side of the mountains, leaving these areas dry during the summer.

 

Here is list of Top Ten Highest Mountains in the World:

Mountain

Location

Height

First to summit (nationality)

Date

Meters

Feet

 1. Everest1

Nepal/Tibet

8,850

29,035

Edmund Hillary (New Zealander, UK), Tenzing Norgay (Nepalese)

May 29, 1953

 2. K2 (Godwin Austen)

Pakistan/China

8,611

28,250

A. Compagnoni, L. Lacedelli (Italian)

July 31, 1954

 3. Kangchenjunga

Nepal/India

8,586

28,169

G. Band, J. Brown, N. Hardie, S. Streather (UK)

May 25, 1955

 4. Lhotse

Nepal/Tibet

8,516

27,940

F. Luchsinger, E. Reiss (Swiss)

May 18, 1956

 5. Makalu

Nepal/Tibet

8,463

27,766

J. Couzy, L. Terray, J. Franco, G. Magnone-Gialtsen, J. Bouier, S. Coupé, P. Leroux, A. Vialatte (French)

May 15, 1955

 6. Cho Oyu

Nepal/Tibet

8,201

26,906

H. Tichy, S. Jöchler (Austrian), Pasang Dawa Lama (Nepalese)

Oct. 19, 1954

 7. Dhaulagiri

Nepal

8,167

26,795

A. Schelbert, E. Forrer, K. Diemberger, P. Diener (Swiss), Nyima Dorji, Nawang Dorji (Nepalese)

May 13, 1960

 8. Manaslu

Nepal

8,163

26,781

T. Imamishi, K. Kato, M. Higeta, (Japanese) G. Norbu (Nepalese)

May 9, 1956

 9. Nanga Parbat

Pakistan

8,125

26,660

Hermann Buhl (Austrian)

July 3, 1953

10. Annapurna

Nepal

8,091

26,545

M. Herzog, L. Lachenal (French)

June 3, 1950

 

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