Top 10 Tallest Mountains in the World (with Map & Photos)

Climbing fan? If the answer is yes, you probably know the 10 Tallest Mountains in the World perfectly. They are all located in Asia, concentrated in the Himalayan and Karakorum ranges. In fact, the only ones that exceed 7,000 meters are there. The tallest mountain in Europe (Monte Elbrús) measures 5,652 meters and the highest in America (Aconcagua) measures 6,960 meters.

Tallest Mountains in the World
Mount Everest, Tallest Mountain in the World

1- Everest


It is in the Himalayas, between China and Nepal. It measures 8,848 meters above sea level and owes its name to the Royal Geographical Society, which in 1865 listened to a British surveyor from India named Andrew Waugh who decided to name it after his predecessor, Sir George Everest.

 

2- K2


It belongs to the Karakorum mountain range and is between Pakistan, India and China. It is 8,611 meters high and is said to be the most difficult to climb along with Annapurna and Nanga Parbat. It is said that it is a wild mountain and is the second that has taken more life among those known as "eight thousand", only surpassed by Annapurna. For every four people who have managed to reach the top, one has died trying.

Top 10 Tallest Mountains in the World
K2, Tallest Mountain in the World

3- Kanchenjunga


Its name means "The five treasures of the snows." It measures 8,586 meters and is in the Himalayas, in Nepal. Its parent mountain is Mount Everest.

 

4- Lhotse


It is another mountain that belongs to the Himalayas. It has a height of 8,516 meters and is between China and Nepal. Its name means "South Peak" in Tibetan. On May 20, 2011, a Russian climber who had not even reached the age of 18 reached its peak, which is undoubtedly quite a feat.

 

5- Makalu


In the Himalayas there is also the fifth tallest mountain in the world. It measures 8,463 meters and belongs to both China and Nepal. It is a peak that draws a lot of attention because of its quasi-pyramidal shape. Makalu means "Black Mountain".

Top 10 Tallest Mountains in the World
Makalu, Tallest Mountain in the World

6- Cho Oyu


Also in the Himalayas is Cho Oyu, between China and Nepal. In this case we must speak of 8,201 meters of altitude and a name that means "Turquoise Goddess". It is the easiest "eight thousand" to climb, which is why it is very popular with people who are not experts in climbing.

 

7- Dhaulagiri


In the Himalayas, this 8,167 meter -high mountain rises, which was climbed for the first time in 1960. Its name means "Beautiful Mountain", something that those who have dared to reach its top have been able to see closely. It belongs to Nepal.

 

8- Manaslu


This mountain is also Nepalese, which occupies the eighth position in the ranking of Tallest Mountains in the World. It is 8,156 meters high and belongs to the Himalayas. Its name means "Mountain of Spirits" and it must be said that it was ascended for the first time in 1956.

Top 10 Tallest Mountains in the World
Manaslu, Tallest Mountain in the World

9- Nanga Parbat


In Pakistan there is the ninth tallest mountain. It is 8,125 meters high and we find it in the Karakorum mountain range. It came to be named as "The Killer Mountain" by the first expedition that managed to reach the summit in 1953, since it had claimed many victims. Until February 2016 it had not been climbed in winter, since the weather conditions are very adverse. That means that the only mountain that has not yet been climbed at that time of year is K2.

 

10- Annapurna


There is no mountaineer who does not respect Annapurna, which is the tenth tallest mountain on Earth with its 8,091 meters of altitude. Her name means "Goddess of crops" or "Goddess of abundance." However, it is best known for its loss ratio, which is slightly below 40%. It is estimated that for every two climbers who successfully go up and down it, a third dies trying.