List of the 10 Highest Mountains in the World, It's Not Everest!

10 Highest Mountains in the World - Mountains are parts of the earth's surface that are positioned higher than the surrounding area. Each mountain has a different height, some of them even have a height of more than 8,000 meters above sea level.

This highest point attracts climbers from all over the world to compete to conquer it. The following is a list of the world's highest mountains and an explanation of their natural conditions.

List of the 10 Highest Mountains in the World

There are thousands of mountains scattered all over the world. These mountains are generally located in the path where the earth's plates meet.

This time, we will not discuss all the mountains on earth, but will only discuss at least the 10 highest mountains in the world. Curious, what mountains are they? Here's the full review.

10. Mount Nanga Parbat – Pakistan

Mount Nanga Parbat is one of the highest mountains in the world which is in 10th place. This mountain is located in Pakistan and is still part of the enchanting Himalayan mountain range.

List of the 10 Highest Mountains in the World, It's Not Everest!

ThHermann Buhl was the first climber who managed to conquer this peak as high as 8,126 meters above sea level in 1953. The location of Mount Nanga Parbat is in the northern part of Pakistan and is also known as The Man Eater.

Even though Mount Nanga Parbat has a fairly difficult terrain, the panorama offered is no less beautiful than Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Its beauty is also very worthy to be immortalized in pictures or videos.

9. Mount Manaslu – Nepal

The next highest mountain on earth is Mount Manaslu, which is still in the vicinity of Nepal, in the Mansiri Himal and part of the Himalayan mountain range. One of the highest mountains in the world has an altitude of 8,156 meters above sea level. The first climbers to conquer it were Gyaltsen Norbu and Toshio Imanishi in 1956.

The name Manaslu comes from Sanskrit, namely manasa which means Mountain of the Spirit. The highest peak is in Gurkha which is located about 40 miles east of Mount Annapurna.

8. Mount Dhaulagiri – Nepal

This mountain has a height reaching 8,167 meters above sea level which makes it one of the highest mountains in the world.


Mount Dhaulagiri in Nepal was once crowned as the first highest peak in the world in 1808. However, this position was eventually shifted by Mount Kanchenjunga in 1838 and shifted again by Mount Everest in 1858.

7. Mount Cho Oyu – Nepal

This climbing spot called Mount Cho Oyu is known to be difficult to conquer, although at first glance it looks quite easy to climb. The mountain that made it into the ranks of the highest mountains on earth is at an altitude of 8,188 meters above sea level.


Even though they have almost the same height, when compared to other mountains, Cho Oyu tends to be the easiest to climb. Because the slope of the slope is not too steep so it is easier to pass

The mountain whose name means Turquoise Goddess is located between Nepal and China. The first climbers who made it to the top were Herbert Tichy and Joseph Jochler 1954 who came from Austria.

6. Mount Makalu – Nepal

The next highest mountain is Mount Makalu with an altitude of approximately 8,485 meters above sea level. The location is not far from Mount Everest, which is about 19 km to the southeast.


When viewed from the administrative area, Mount Makalu is on the border between Nepal and China. This mountain is also quite popular among climbers because it has a pyramid-shaped peak.

The first climbers who managed to stand on the peak of Makalu were Jean Couzy and Lionel Terray in 1955. Many people think that Makalu Peak is very difficult to conquer because the location is quite remote and filled with steep cliffs.

5. Mount Lhotse – Nepal

The fifth-highest mountain in the world is Mount Lhotse with an altitude of about 8,516 meters above sea level. Like Mount Kanchenjunga, Lhotse is also a neighbor of Mount Everest. The location is right on the border between Nepal and Tibet.


The first climbers who succeeded in conquering the Lhotse peak were a group of people from Switzerland formed by Fritz Luchsinger and Ernst Reiss in 1956. Uniquely, this mountain has a climbing spot called Lhotse Middle which is a branch of the Lhotse peak where the altitude reaches 8,410 meters above sea level and is one of the most difficult peaks to conquer.

4. Mount Kangchenjunga – Nepal

Mount Khangchenjunga is in a location adjacent to the summit of Everest. This mountain is on the border of two countries, namely Nepal and India. This natural landscape means that Mount Kangchenjunga is still part of the Himalayan mountain range.


The first climbers to conquer this 8,586-meter-high mountain peak were George Band and Joe Brown in 1955. According to local people, Kangchenjunga means 'Five Treasures of Snow'. Because on this mountain there are five different peaks, four of which have a height reaching 8,450 meters above sea level.

3. Mount K2 – Pakistan

Mount K2 or also often called Chhogori is the third-highest mountain in the world and is located on the border of Pakistan and Xinjiang, China. This mountain location is also part of the Karakoram Mountains.

According to history, the first climbers who managed to stand on top of Mount K2 were Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli in 1954. This mountain has a peak as high as 8,611 meters above sea level.

Based on the experience of climbers, Chhogori is the mocruelestlace in the world. This mountain offers an extraordinary level of difficulty with a very bad weather factor.

2. Mount Everest – Nepal

The name Everest is definitely familiar to our ears. This mountain is known as the highest peak in the world. Mount Everest is the second-highest mountain in the world which is in Asia. This mountain with an altitude of 8,848 meters above sea level is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet.

The second highest peak, which is part of the Himalayan mountain range, often takes its toll. Many climbers have fallen while trying to conquer this eternal snowy mountain. This mountain has several other names, such as Sagamatha in Nepali and Chomolanga or Qomolangna in Tibetan.

We need to know, the first people to conquer Mount Everest were Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. This historic event was recorded as being carried out on May 29, 1953.

1. Mount Mauna Kea – Hawaiian Islands, USA

Maybe all this time we think that the highest peak in the world is Everest. But unfortunately, recently this fact has finally been refuted.


Research conducted by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) succeeded in proving that Everest is not the highest peak in the world. According to scientists, Mount Mauna Kea is the mountain with the highest peak in the world, reaching 10,210 meters.

However, this figure is obtained by taking measurements from the foot of the mountain which is under the sea. Meanwhile, if measured at sea level, the height is only about 4,205 meters. According to records, one of the mountains in the Hawaiian Islands is an ancient volcano that is no longer active. In the past, this mountain was known as Mauna a Wakea which means White Mountain.

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