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Top Ten Highest Mountains of Nepal

Top Ten Highest Mountains of Nepal

Published Date :23 Apr, 2019

 1. Mt. Everest (roof of the world) 

Mount Everest (No. 1 highest mountain of the world) is known as Sagarmatha in Nepali Chomolungma in Tibetan language. Mount Everest lies exactly in the border between Nepal and Tibet With the height of 8848 meters above sea level which makes its summit highest point of the world. There are two access climbing point to summit of Mount Everest one from Nepal and the other from Tibet. Mount Everest is a division of the Mahalangur Himalayan range and it lies in the Khumbu section of Nepal. Mount Everest was first climbed in 1953 by a New Zealand mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who was his Nepali Sherpa companion. Mount Everest collects highest revenue  in the nation than other tourism product.

2 . Kanchenjunga.

Kanchenjunga is second highest mountain of the Nepal and third highest in world with the elevation of 8586. It is situated about 125 kilometers south-east of Mount Everest. Until 1852, Kangchenjunga was known as the highest mountain on Earth, but calculations based on various readings and measurements made by the Great Trigonometrically survey of India in 1849 came to the winding up that Mount Everest, identified as Peak XV at the time, was the highest. Kangchenjunga was first summated on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and  Geroge Band, who were part of a British expedition. The word “Kanchenjunga” comes from Tibet. It translates to “five repositories of great snow”. There is a legend that originates from the native Lhopo people’s beliefs that says that the five treasures of Kanchenjunga are concealed in the mountain slopes and will only expose themselves to the stanch when the world is in grave threat.

3. Lhotse

Lhotse is the 3rd highest mountain peak in Nepal. Exact south of Mount Everest lies the long east-west crest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col. South appearance of Lhotse is the most technical face of Lhotse. Lhotse can be climbed either from Everest Base Camp or by Chhukung. The early attempt on Lhotse was by the 1955 International Himalayan Expedition, headed by Norman Dyhrenfurth. It also included two Austrians and two Swiss and was the first expedition in the Everest area to include Americans .On May 18, 1956, Fritz Luchsinger and Ernest Reiss, two Swiss climbers, complete the first ascent of Lhotse I.


Makalu is the 5th highest mountain of the world and 4th highest in Nepal. It is situated in Mahalangur Range 19 km from the mighty Everest in the border between Nepal and Tibet. Makalu expedition is one of the harder eight thou sanders, and is well thought-out one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. Makalu was first summated on May 15, 1955 by Lionel Terray and  Jean Couzy of a French team led by Jean Franco. Franco, Guido Magnone and Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa reached summit next day, followed by Jean Bouvier, Serge Coupé, Pierre Leroux and André Vialatte on the 17th.

5. Cho Ouy

Cho -Ouy is the 6th highest mountain in the world and 5th highest in Nepal at 8,188 metres. Cho oyu means "Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan.  The mountain is the westernmost major summit of the Khumbu sub-section of the Mahalangur 20 km west of Mount Everest. The mountain stands on the China border. Cho Oyu was first ever attempt in 1952  by an expedition organised and financed by the Joint Himalayan Committee of Great Britain as grounding for an effort on Mount. It is the second most trafficked  eight thousand after Everest (whose height makes it the most popular), and has over four times the ascents of the third most popular  eight thousand Gasherbrum II. It is marketed as a "trekking peak", achievable for climbers with high fitness, but low mountaineering experience. Everest the following year.

6. Dhaulagiri I

Dhaulagiri is one of the most popular 8000m. peak for climbing in Nepal. It is the word 7th highest mountain above sea level.  It forms the eastern affix of the Dhaulagiri Himal, a subrange of the Himalaya in the Dhaulagiri Zone of north central Nepal. It lies northwest of Pokhara, 200km away from Kathmandu an important regional town and tourist center. Across the bottomless gorge of the Kali Gandaki to the east lies the Annapurna Himal, home to Annapurna I, one of the other eight-thousand. When Dhaulagiri was first discovered in 1808, it was known to be the highest mountain in the world for the westerners. It remained as highest peak around the world for 30 years before Kanchanjunga took its place.

7. Manaslu

The Manaslu is fantastic experience as walk leads through tribal villages with remarkable culture and simple way of life among the hill people in the lap of high mountains of Midwest Himalaya.  Mt. Manaslu reach (8163m) and is eight highest mountain of the world, coupled with a chance to witness the rich local heritage and biological diversity of the region.  In view of its favorable landscape of long ridges and glacial valleys, Manaslu offers several routes to mountaineers. Important peaks adjoining Manaslu include Ngadi Chuli, Himalchuli and Baudha. The Manaslu Conservation Area, affirmed as such in December 1998 under the National Parks and Wild Life Conservation Act, subsumes Manaslu within it.

8. Annapurna I

Annapurna is a segment of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that consist of 8,091 m (26,545 ft) Annapurna I ,thirteen plus peaks over 7,000 m (22,970 ft) and 16 more over 6,000 m (19,690 ft). This section is a 55 km-long (34miles long) massif. Annapurna I is tenth among Earth's fourteen eight-thousand. It ascends east of the Kali Gandaki ravine unscrambling it from Dhaulagiri massif which is 34 km to the west and the gorge flanked by is considered Earth's deepest. It is 10th Highest Mountain of the planet. In a Sanskrit, Annapurna means “full of food” and generally  translated as goddess of the Harvests.

9. Gyachung kang

Gyachung Kang is a high mountain of the Khumbu region in the elevation of 7,952 m. It is the highest crest between Everest and Cho Oyu. Its lookalike snow and rock peaks tower above the instant surroundings, separated by a narrow saddle. The loom is effortless by Gokyo Lake, then by crossing from the Ngozumpa glacier. The mountain was first attempted on April 10, 1964 by Y. Kato, K. Sakaizawa and Pasang Phutar and on the next day by K. Machida and K. Yasuhisa. The north face was first climbed in 1999 by a Slovene expedition and was repeated by Yasushi Yamanoi in 2002.

10. Annapurna II

Annapurna II is part of the Annapurna  mountain range, and is the eastern affix of the range. It was first climbed in 1960 by a British/Indian/Nepalese team led by J .O .M Roberts via the West Ridge, approached from the, Annapurna II does not rank far behind Annapurna I main, which serves as the western affix. It is a fully sovereign peak, despite the close association with Annapurna I Main which its name implies. Annapurna II is the 16th highest mountain of the world.