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Top 10 Highest Mountains On Earth

Are you an avid adventurer looking for some of the best views on earth? Here's a list of the highest summits in the world to make you feel like you're on top of the world.

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Mount Everest

Mount Everest

Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibetic languages China as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain. Its peak is 8,848 metres above sea level. Mount Everest is in the Mahalangur Range.

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Mount Annapurna

Mount Annapurna

Annapurna (Sanskrit, Nepali, Newar: अन्नपूर्ण) is a massif in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes one peak over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft), thirteen peaks over 7,000 metres (23,000 ft), and sixteen more over 6,000 metres (20,000 ft).[3] The massif is 55 kilometres (34 mi) long, and is bounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge on the west, the Marshyangdi River on the north and east, and by Pokhara Valley on the south.

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Mount K2

Mount K2

Mount K2 is the world’s second highest mountain (8611m) after Mount Everest. It is situated between the border of China and Pakistan. The name K2 stands for the 2nd peak in the Karakoram Range. Climbing to K2 is a very difficult task, but still about 250 climbers have successful reached at the top of K2.

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Mount Kangchenjunga

Mount Kangchenjunga

Kangchenjunga, also spelled Kanchenjunga, is the third highest mountain in the world, and lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India. The name means Five Treasures of the Great Snow, a reference to its five summits.

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Mount Lhotse

Mount Lhotse

Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 metres, after Mount Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga. Part of the Everest massif, Lhotse is connected to the latter peak via the South Col. Lhotse means “South Peak” in Tibetan.

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Mount Makalu

Mount Makalu

Makalu, the world's fifth highest peak in the world rising to 27,765 feet (8,463 meters). This beautiful and impressive massive is situated just 14 miles east of Everest in the Khumbu region. Its size alone is impressive, but its perfect pyramid structure with four sharp ridges makes this mountain all the more spectacular.

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Mount Cho Oyu

Mount Cho Oyu

Cho-Oyu at 8201 metres/26,906 feet has only recently become a popular mountain to climb. It is now known to be one of the most accessible of the world’s fourteen 8,000 metre/26,500 foot mountains. This is because the ascent to the summit plateau is short and direct.

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Mount Dhaulagiri I

Mount Dhaulagiri I

The Dhaulagiri massif in Nepal extends 120 km (70 mi) from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri. This massif is bounded on the north and southwest by tributaries of the Bheri River and on the southeast by Myagdi Khola. Dhaulagiri I is the seventh highest mountain in the world at 8,167 metres (26,795 ft) above sea level. It was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali expedition.

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Mount Manaslu

Mount Manaslu

Mount Manaslu is eighth highest mountain of the world, located in Nepal Himalaya with an elevation of 8163 meters. Surrounding by rock hard ice which covers a large area at the bottom of the mountain is one of the most interesting things to see. The meaning of the Manaslu is “Mountain of the spirit”. T. Imanishi from Japan became the 1st ever person to climb Manaslu in 1956.

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Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat is the world’s ninth tallest mountain of the world. It is located on southern side of Indus River in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. Nanga Parbat means “Naked Mountain”. The elevation of this Peak is 8125 meters. It is also known as the Killer Mountain because lots of climbers died in the first half of the twentieth century. Hermann Bahl from Australia was the first one to ever climb Nanga Parbat in 1953.