Highest Mountain in the World

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Feb 7, 2022, 13:52

The highest mountain peaks across the globe are some of the most stunning and attractive things you can witness once in a lifetime. However, do you know which is the highest peak in the world? Keep reading below to learn more about the topmost mountain peaks across the globe.

Top 10 Highest Mountain in the World

Below is a list of the highest peak in the world in 2022.

Mountains

Height in Metres

Height in Feet

Range

Location & Features

Mount Everest

8,848

29,029

Himalayas

Nepal

K2

8,611

28,251

Karakoram

India

Kangchenjunga

8,586

28,169

Himalayas

Nepal/India

Lhotse

8,516

27,940

Himalayas

Nepal/China – Climbers move to the Lhotse Face in climbing Everest

Makalu

8,485

27,838

Himalayas

Nepal/China

Cho Oyu

8,201

26,906

Himalayas

Nepal/China – Considered “easiest” eight-thousander

Dhaulagiri

8,167

26,795

Himalayas

Nepal – Presumed world’s highest from 1808-1838

Manaslu

8,163

26,781

Himalayas

Nepal

Nanga Parbat

8,126

26,660

Himalayas

India

 

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List of Highest Mountain Peaks in the World

Mentioned hereunder is a list of the top 10 highest mountain peaks globally.

  • Mount Everest, Nepal

Mount Everest is the highest mountain peak worldwide, situated on the Nepal and Tibet border. Located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas, this mountain range spans 8848m (29,029 ft.) above sea level. Also, note that Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first mountaineers who climbed this mountain peak in May 1953.

  • Mount K2, India

Mount K2 is the second-highest mountain range that sprawls in the famous Karakoram Range of the Himalayas. Also known as Godwin Austen, Mount K2 is one of the most challenging mountain peaks to ascend.

  • Kanchenjunga, Nepal/India

Mount Kanchenjunga holds the position of the third-largest mountain peak globally, holding an altitude of 8586 meters. Situated in the Taplejung District, Nepal, Sikkim, India, this mountain peak is listed in the UNESCO world heritage site for its famous treks.

  • Lhotse, Nepal

Mount Lhotse is another stunning mountain peak in Nepal that ranges from 8511 meters. Given its dangerous and rocky route, it is considered one of the most deadly mountain peaks in the world.

  • Mount Makalu, Nepal

Mount Makalu is another stunning mountain range in Nepal, holding an altitude of 8463 meters. This mountain range lies on the famous Mahalangur range and remains situated around 19km southeast of Mount Everest. Due to its steep pitches and sharp edges, this mountain peak is quite challenging to climb.

  • Mount Cho Oyu, Nepal

Mount Cho Oyu is another mountain range in Nepal that remains situated in the Himalayas range and is the sixth highest mountain peak in the world at an altitude of 8201m meters. This mountain range lies on the China and Nepal border near Mount Everest.

  • Mount Dhaulagiri, Nepal

This mount, Dhaulagiri, is the seventh-largest mountain peak in the world, situated in the north of central Nepal with an elevation of 8167 meters.

  • Mount Manaslu, Nepal

Mount Manaslu comes at the eighth position in this list of the highest mountain peaks in the world. Extending at the length of 8163 meters, this mountain range remains encircled by a rock-hard glaze, which encircles an extensive area at the base of the Himalayan mountain, which is one of the most compelling things to visit.

  • Nanga Parbat, India

Situated on the southern side of the Indus River in Gilgit Baltistan, Nanga Parbat is another name in the list of the highest mountains in the world. The elevation of this mountain peak is 8125 meters and known as the killer mountain as numerous climbers died while climbing the mountain range.

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FAQs on Highest Peaks in World?

Which is the highest mountain peak in the world?

Mount Everest, with an altitude of 8,848 meters, is the highest mountain peak in the world.

What are the 7 Highest Peaks in the World?

Mount Everest, Mount K2, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Mount Makalu, Mount Cho Oyu, and Mount Dhaul are the 7 Highest Peaks in the World

In Which Country Is The Highest Mountain Peak Of The World Located?

Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world lies on the border between Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

Which is the Second Highest Mountain in the World?

K2 - is a singular exception located in the nearby Karakoram mountain range is the Second Highest Mountain range in the World.