Top ten mountain peaks

Very interesting fact about highest mountain peaks is that all world top ten are located in Asia. One more interesting fact is that 8 out of 10 are in Nepal, the other two in Pakistan and China. The following is the list of top ten mountain peaks, take a look:

  1. Mount Everest (Nepal), takes place number one, as the highest mountain in the world, with the highest peak at 8,848 meters above the sea level. 210 people died while trying to climb the Everest, reason: the amount of oxygen in so-called death zone cannot sustain human life.

    Photo by Pavel Novak
  2. K2 (China), or Godwin Austen, is with 8,611 meters high peak, the second highest mountain in the world. Its nickname Savage Mountain describes this mountain perfectly; it is the second deadliest mountain in the world.
  3. Kanchenjunga (Nepal) means “The Five Treasures of Snows”, as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 meters. The highest peak is 8,598 meters above sea level.
  4. Lhotse(Nepal) 8,501 meters high, is connected to Mount Everest via the South Col.
  5. Makalu is located 22 km east of Everest. It is an isolated peak with the four sides in pyramid shape and it is 8,470 meters high.

    Photo by Ben Tubby

  6. Cho Oyu (Nepal) means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan. It elevates up to 8,201 metres, ad it is considered as one of the easiest mountain to climb.
  7. Dhaulagiri (Nepal) or better known as White Mountain has its highest peak at 8,167 meters.
  8. Manaslu (Nepal) is translated as “Mountain of the Spirit”. Highest peak is at 8,163 meters.

    Photo by Ben Tubby

  9. Nanga Parbat (Pakistan) in Hindi means Naked Mountain, but it is also known as Killer mountain. The highest elevation is 8,126 meters.
  10. Annapurna (Nepal) is known as Goddess of the harvest in Hinduism. Its highest peak is 8091m above the sea level.

    Photo by Wolfgang Beyer
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