World Highest Mountains In Nepal

29 Apr, 2017  |   By Apar Datta

Nepal is known as the land of the Himalayas world over. There are 1,310 peaks above 6000 meters of which 238 are already opened for climbing. Likewise, out of fourteen 8000 meters above peaks eight of them, including the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest lies in Nepal. Other seven are namely Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna.

Best Treks to see 8 Highest Mountains in Nepal

Mohare Danda Trekking  -  Easy and Short Trek to see Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna.

Annapurna Short Trek - Short Base Camp Trek to Experience Annapurna: 1oth Highest Mountain

Annapurna Circuit Trek - Circuit Trek with the view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu

To see 5 Highest Peaks Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Kanchanjunga, and Makalu -  Pikey Peak Trek

Trekking Trail Nepal also offers free trekking for Everest Base Camp Trek, Mohare Danda Trek, and Mardi Himal Trek once a year. For Free Trekking in Nepal contact us with the form at the bottom of World’s 8 highest mountains in Nepal Blog.

1. Everest - Highest Mountain of the World

Mount Everest is the highest mountain hit world measuring 8848m (29029feet) in height. It was first climbed on May 29 2-53 by a New Zealander sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norway of Nepal, Mount Everest is also known by the Tibetan Name Chomolungma (Goddess Mother of the Snow), and by the Nepali name Sagarmatha (Mother of the Universe).

Everest had been tempted many times before the important expedition being that of 1922, 1923, and 1924, the Body of George H. L. Mallory, who died in an earlier attempt (1924), was discovered not the mountain in 1999. More than 600 climbers from 20 countries have climbed the summit by a various route from both north and south, Climber’s ages have ranged from twelve years to sixty. Climbing on Everest is very strictly regulated by both Nepalese and Chinese Government.

Everest Base Camp Trekking

Climbing Everest and Everest Base Camp Trek or becoming Increasingly popular on both the north and south side of the Mountain. On the north side, a Buddhist monastery stands at the foot of Rongbuk Glacier, Beneath Everest’s spectacular North face. The monastery is one of two whose locations were selected specifically to allow religious contemplation of the great peak. The other is the Thyangboche Monastery in Nepal the once-active Rongbuk monastery in Tibet has required much rejuvenation from the destruction it experienced following China's invasion of Tibet.

2. Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga (8586m) is the third highest mountain in the world, From 1838 until 1849, it was believed to be the highest. It is an enormous mountain mass, and many satellite pass rises from its narrow icy ridges. It is located on the border of Nepal and Sikkim, just 46 miles northwest of Darjeeling. It is the most easterly of the great 8,000-meter peaks of the Himalayas.


Though not successfully climbed until 1955, it was first attempted in 1905, but four members of that international parties were killed in an avalanche. As inspiring as Kanchenjunga beauty is that at least the first three parties to ascent the mountain never attempted the final few feet to the summit out of voluntary respect for the Sikkimese, who consider the summit sacred. The successful British expedition of 1955 set the standard by stopping a few feet short to the actual summit, in honor of the local religion.

3. Lhotse

Lhotse (8516 m) is the fourth highest mountain in the world. Its long east-west crest is located immediately south of Mount Everest and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000 meters. Lhotse is sometimes mistakenly identified as the south peak of the Everest massif.

highest mountain lhotse

No serious attention was turned to climbing Lhotse until after Everest had finally been ascended. Lhotse was first climbed in 1956 by two Swiss, Fritz Luchsinger and Ernest Reiss. In addition to the main summit, there are two subsidiary peaks. Lhotse Shar, which is immediately east of the main summit, and Nuptse, a high peak on the Mountain’s West Ridge.

4. Makalu

Makalu (8,463m) is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is an isolated peak, located just 14 miles east of Mount Everest. Its size alone is impressive, but its structure that of a perfect pyramid with four sharp ridges makes this highest mountain of the world all the more spectacular.

maklau Base Camp trekking

It has proved to be a challenging climb, as only five of its first sixteen attempts were successful. Previously, it had been admired and studied by several Everest parties, but like so many other giants in the Khumbu region. It was not attempted until the summit of Everest had been attained in 1954, A French group first climbed Makalu in the year 1955. Como Lonzo (35,650ft.) is a subsidiary peak of Makalu, rising just north of the higher summit, separated by a narrow saddle.

5. Cho Oyu

Cho Oyu (8,201) is the sixth highest mountain in the world, located a short distance to the west form Everest and Lhotse in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal along the Tibetan border. Its towering peak sands, with Everest, will above the surrounding highest mountains.

highest mountain of the world cho oyu

Cho Oyu becomes a familiar landmark to climbers ascending Everest via north face. Just west of Cho Oyu is the Nangpa La, a 19,000-foot glacier pass, and the main trade route between Khumbu Sherpas and Tibet in 15th century. Cho Oyu’s proximity to the Nangpa La has earned it the distinction among some climbers as being the easiest 8,000meter peak. It was the third such peak climbed, and the first climbed in autumn by two Austrian.

6. Dhaulagiri

Dhaulagiri (8,167m), which also called as White Mountain, is the seventh highest mountain in the world. This is an enormous Himalaya massif, located in north-central Nepal. It is replaced by Ecuador Chimborazo (20,561 ft.) as the postulated highest mountain in the world. It maintained this standing for nearly 30 years, until the discovery of Kanchanjunga, which was ten false believed to be the world’s highest mountain.

poon hill short trekking

Dhaulagiri crest stretches for thirty miles, lending structure to an otherwise tangled topography of twisting ridges, glaciers, and ice falls. along the main crest, several pyramid-shaped peaks rise, Four of these summits, numbered from east to west, rise above 25,000 feet. In 1960, the Swiss/Austrian expedition who first the summit did so despite their airplane having crashed during the approach, this was first Himalayan climb supported by an airplane, although the plane was subsequently abandoned on the mountain. You can enjoy the Dhaulagiri South Base Camp with Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trek.

7. Manaslu

Manaslu with the height of 8,163 m is the high peak of the Gorkha massif and is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located about forty miles east of Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain. The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and it culminates in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape and is a dominant feature when seen from afar.

manaslu larkya la pass trek

The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can roughly translate as Mountain of the Spirit An all-female Japanese expedition successfully acceded to the summit, thereby becoming the first woman to climb an 8,000-meter peak. This Mount Manaslu offers Manaslu Circuit Trek for trekking enthusiasts around the circuit of Larkya La Pass.

8. Annapurna - 10th Highest Mountain of The World

Annapurna (8,091m) is an enormous Himalayan massif is the tenth highest mountain in the world. In 1950, it becomes the first 8,000-meter mountain to be successfully climbed, It is located east of a great gorge cut through the Himalayan by the Kali Gandhi river, the mountain has glaciers on its western and northwestern slopes, which drain into this gorge. Annapurna is a Sanskrit name that can be translated as Goddess of the harvests or more simply the provider of grains.

annapurna tenth highest mountain of the world

Annapurna’s many high peaks, five are labeled using some variation of the name Annapurna. Of these, the two highest (Annapurna I and II), stand like bookends at the western and eastern ends of the massif. Base Camp of Annapurna is one of the most popular Base Camp Trek in Nepal also knows as Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

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