Top 10 Peaks in the World ...

Nepal is blessed with 8 out of 10 highest peaks in the world and Nepali people are proud of it. I am going to present some photos and details of the ten highest peaks in this post.

1. Mount Everest 8850m (29035ft) Nepal

The highest peak in the world, Mount Everest is also called Qomolangma/Chomolungma (Tibetian) and Sagarmatha (Nepali). Chomolungma in Tibetian means “Mother of the Universe” or “Goddess Mother of the Snows” and Sagarmatha in Nepali means “Head of the Sky”. 



2. K2 (Qogir) 8611m (28250ft) Pakistan / China

K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth, is located in the Karakoram segment of the Himalayan range, on the border between the Gilgit-Baltistan region of the Pakistan administered Northern Areas and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. Further read in Wikipedia.



3. Kangchenjunga 8586m (28169ft) Nepal


Kangchenjunga translated means “The Five Treasures of Snows”, as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 metres.

Kangchenjunga Main 8,586m (28,169 ft.)
Kangchenjunga West (Yalung Kang) 8,505m (27,904 ft.)
Kangchenjunga Central (Middle) 8,482m (27,828 ft.)
Kangchenjunga South 8,494m (27,867 ft.)
Kangbachen 7,903m (25,925 ft.)






4. Lhotse 8501m (27920ft) Nepal

This peak is connected to Mount Everest via the South Col. In addition to the main summit at 8,516 metres above sea level, Lhotse Middle (East) is 8,414 metres and Lhotse Shar is 8,383 metres. The rises 3.2 km (1.98 mi) in only 2.25 km (1.4 mi) of horizontal distance, making it the steepest face of this size in the world.(Wikipedia)



5. Makalu I 8462m (27765ft) Nepal

Makalu is located 22 km (14 mi) east of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet. Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.



6. Cho Oyu 8201m (26906ft) Nepal


Cho Oyu means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan. It lies 20 km west of Mount Everest, at the border between China and Nepal. 



7. Dhaulagiri 8167m (26794ft) Nepal


Dhaulagiri means “White Mountain”. (Photo from wikipedia)






8. Manaslu I 8156m (26758ft) Nepal

Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and is translated as “Mountain of the Spirit” (wikipedia)

The subtle changes of the light on the ice of Manaslu are terrific, turning from grey to pink to orange to yellow and then the ‘regular’ white. (text and photo source)






9. Nanga Parbat 8125m (26658ft) Pakistan

Nanga Parbat means “Naked Mountain” in Hindi. (wikipedia)



10. Annapurna I 8091m (26545ft) Nepal

Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which is translated as Goddess of the Harvests.