It is true that if you are blessed enough to witness some of the world’s tallest mountains, it can be the most beautiful and majestic thing in a person’s life. The most surprising thing is that, the top 10 tallest mountains in the world are all located in Asia. Also each of the ten mountains has reached an altitude of over 8,000m in height. Below you will be provided with the list of top 10 highest mountains in the world so that you will be able to know exactly where they are located, the exact height of the mountain and also the range of the mountain.
10 Tallest Mountains in the World Right Now
This is the tenth tallest mountain in the world. The mountain is located in central Nepal in Asia. The mountain is estimated to be approximately 26,545 feet tall, that is 8,091 meters tall. Annapurna is actually a series of peaks and the highest of them is called the Annapurna. The peaks of this mountain are said to be one of the most dangerous in the whole world to climb. In fact, statistics that was conducted recently shows that the mountain’s fatality rate is about 40%. The mountain ranges in the Himalaya.
9. Nanga Parbat
This is the worlds 9th tallest mountain. It is said to be approximately 26,660 ft, translating to about 8,126 meters in height. This mountain was commonly known as the killer mountain because it used to be incredibly dangerous to climb in almost half of the 20th century. In fact, most people lost their life while trying to climb this mountain during that time. However, it has become less dangerous to climb the mountain recently because of the increased safety measures that have been put in place. Nowadays, it is commonly known as Urdu meaning the naked mountain. The mountain is located in Pakistan and although it is less dangerous to climb, it is still very difficult because if its immense and dramatic peak that raises above its surroundings. It ranges along the Himalaya.
This is the world’s eighth tallest mountain .The name Manaslu means, the mountain of the spirit. It is estimated to stand at 26,759 ft translating to about 8,156 meters high. The mountain is part of Nepalese Himalayan. This mountain is actually known for its long valley glaciers and ridges that normally approach from all directions and culminate in a steeply peak that towers above the surrounding landscape. This is actually one of the most dominant features of this mountain and it can be viewed from a distance.
This is seventh tallest mountain in the world and it is approximated to be about 26,795 feet translating to 8,167 meters tall. The mountain is located in the north of central Nepal. The name Dhaulagiri means White Mountain. The west and the south faces of this mountain both have massive drops. Each of them rises to over 4,000M from its base and because of this feature; it has been a site of epic climbs. This mountain along with Annapurna has one of the most dramatic scenes than any other mountains in the world. The two mountains are separated by a valley and it is an amazing sight to see. Because of reason mentioned above, this mountain was thought to be the highest mountain in the world for about thirty years.
6. Cho Oyu
This is world’s sixth highest mountain. It is estimated to be approximately 26,906 feet that is 8,201 meters high. Just like other Himalayan mountains, it lies between China and Nepal (Tibet). When people were exploring the Himalayan mountains, most people used it as a warm up mountain because it is one of the easiest mountain to climb.