Top 10 World’s Highest Mountain Peaks

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When English mountaineer George Mallory was asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, he probably didn’t realise that his answer would be remembered by generations afterwards. But his infamous reply–“Because it’s there!”–rang out through the decades, inspiring thousands of other climbers the world over. Today, Mallory is considered one of the foremost names in history for climbing world’s highest mountain peaks, and virtually every serious climber that came afterward owes him a significant debt of gratitude for his many contributions to the art, science, and discipline of climbing.

To this day, Mallory and many others like him, serve as inspirations for anyone who has ever felt the urge to go up against nature and face seemingly insurmountable odds. Few of us will be able to climb to the peaks of the top 10 world’s highest mountain peaks, but the accomplishments of those who came before us nevertheless inspire us to dream and to dream big. If you have ever wanted to have a goal to aspire towards, this list of the top 10 highest peaks in the world–most of which are located in Southern Asia, interestingly enough–should provide plenty of fodder for your dream to eventually touch the sky.

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Annapurna I

Annapurna I
Annapurna I

A part of in the Himalayan ranges, this mountain that spans 26,545 feet or 8,091 meters high is situated within the territory of Nepal. Its parent mountain is the Cho Oyu mountain, which ranks six in this list.
9

Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat
Nanga Parbat

Also a part of the Himalayan region, this mountain stands tall at 26,660 feet or 8,126 meters. It falls inside the Pakistan borders. Nanga Parbat is a part of the Dhaulagiri mountain range. Incidentally, the parent mountain Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest peak in the world.
8

Manaslu

Manaslu
Manaslu

Standing at 26,781 feet or 8,163 meters, this mountain also belongs to the Cho Oyu mountain range. Given that, is also a part of the country of Nepal.
7

Dhaulagiri

Dhaulagiri
Dhaulagiri

This Himalayas mountain is considered as a parent mountain because it is the tallest one in its cluster. Found in Nepal, it spans 26,781 feet in height or 8,167 feet.
6

Cho Oyu

Cho Oyu
Cho Oyu

Like Dhaulagiri, this peak is also considered as a parent mountain. However, it still falls short of the tallest ones in the planet. Located along the boundaries of Nepal and Tibet, this peak measures 26,864 feet or 8,188 meters or tall.
5

Makalu

Makalu
Makalu

Also lying along the Nepalese and Tibetan borders is the Makalu mountain. Also a part of the Himalayas, this mountain is quite tall at 27,838 feet or 8,485 meters.
4

Lhotse

Lhotse
Lhotse

The Lhotse mountain is a part of the Mahalangur Himalayan range, just like Makalu and Cho Oyu. This mountain is very tall at 8,516 meters or 27,940 feet.
3

Kangchenjunga

Kangchenjunga
Kangchenjunga

The Lhotse mountain is a part of the Mahalangur Himalayan range, just like Makalu and Cho Oyu. This mountain is very tall at 8,516 meters or 27,940 feet.
2

K2

K2
K2

The K2 mountain that lies in the China and Pakistan borders goes by two other names, Mt. Godwin Austen and Qogir. This mountain is very tall at 8,611 meters or 28,251  feet. It belongs to the Baltoro Karakoram range.
1

Mount Everest

Mount Everest
Mount Everest

Topping this list of the tallest mountains in the world is the most famous Mt. Everest. It stands mightily at 8,848 meters or 29,029 feet. It has got local names too, such as Sagarmatha and Chomolungma. Mount Everest is located along the boundaries of Tibet and Nepal and is a part of the Himalayan region. It is the highest mountain in the Mahalangur Himalayan range, the same range where three other mountains in this list belongs. Many mountaineers has successfully scaled this mountain. 

 

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Written by Eric

Erik is a tech enthusiast and a passionate blogger. Before writing for Top10Tip, he was deeply involved in social sciences as a journalist

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