Five Highest Mountains In The World
There are several mountains across the globe, here are the top five highest mountains in the world and where they are located.
1.MOUNTAIN EVEREST (8,848m).Asia
Mountain Everest is Earth’s highest mountain above sea level, the mountain is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The China-Nepal border runs across its summit point.
Its elevation (snow height) of 8,848.86m (29,031.7 ft) was most recently established in 2020 by the Chinese and Nepal authorities. Mountain Everest attracts many climbers, including highly experienced mountaineers.
There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit form the southeast in Nepa (known as the “standard route”) and the other form the north in Tibet.
2. K2 (8,611m), Asia
K2, at 8,611 metres (28,251 ft) above sea level, is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest which is 8,849 metres. It lies in the Karakoram range, partially in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-administered Kashmir and partially in a China-administered territory of the Kashmir region included in the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang.
K2 became popularly known as the Savage Mountain after George Bell, a climber on the 1953 American expedition, told reporters, “Its a savage mountain that tries to kill you.” Of the five highest mountains in the world, K2 is the deadliest; approximately one person dies on the mountain for every four who reach the summit.
Also occasionally known as Mount Godwin-Austen, other nicknames for K2 are The King of Mountain, as we as The Mountain of Mountains after prominent Italian climber Reinhold Messner titled his book about K2 the same.
3. KANGCHENJUNGA (8,586m), Asia
Kangchenjunga or Khangchendzonga, is the third highest mountain in the world. Its summit lies at 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas, the Kangchenjunga Himal, which is bounded in the west by the Tamur River, in the north by the Lhonak River and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Teesta River.
It lies in the border region between Nepal and Skkim state of India, with three of the five peaks, namely Main, Central and South, directly on the boarder, and the peaks West and Kangbachen in Nepal’s Taplejung District.
4. LHOTSE (8,516 m), Asia
Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 metres (27,940 ft), after Mount Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga. The main summit is on the border between Tibet Autonomous Region of China and the Khumbu region of Nepal.
With Everest to the north and Nuptse to the west, Lhotse forms the apex of the massive horseshoe-shaped arc of the Everest massif. Despite the tremendous vertical relief of its South and Northeast Faces, it is the least prominent of the eight-thousanders due to the great height of the South Col between it and Everest.
5. MAKALU (8,481m), Asia
Mount Makalu, is the world’s fifth-highest mountain, reaching a lofty height of 8,4481m. Makalu is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet Autonomous Region (China), it is situated twelve miles from Mount Everest. Makalu means “Great Black One”, due to its dark rock formation although it is mostly covered in snow and ice.
After research, we discovered that most to highest mountains in the world are located in Asia. All the first five highest mountains in the world are in Asia.