Top 10 Highest Mountains on Our Planet

Climbing on the high mountain is not only a favorite attraction for mountain climbers and extreme sports enthusiasts. In this charms of natural beauty enjoyed also all tourists who are curious and who like adventure tourism. The special significance has some of the highest mountains in the world, whose height gives a special touch of mystery and attraction.

1. Annapurna, Nepal

Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain in the world. Its height is 8,091 meters. It is very interesting for trekkers and adventure lovers. The best months for climbing the Annapurna are April and May, while the good starting point for climbing in the Pokhara in Nepal. A natural amphitheater, circled with the Annapurna Jug (7,219m), Varasikar (7,847m), Gangapurna (7,485m) and Machapuchare (6,993m), serves as a base camp for expeditions, as well as a favorite destination for all mountain lovers.

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2. Nanga Parbat, Pakistan

Nanga Parbat is 8,126 meters high and it is the ninth mountain-top in the world. First man to climb here was the Austrian Herman Bull in 1953, since when his success manage to repeat only a few climbers. The ambition for climbers is not only to climb Nanga Parbat, but also to somehow emulate Bull. The threats to climbers are Islamic terrorists, so all those who are planning a trip, need to be very careful.

Nanga Parbat
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3. Manaslu, Nepal

On the Mountain Manaslu (8,163m high) first climbed the Japanese expedition in 1956. Origin of the name of the mountain can be found in the Sanskrit word “manias” that has meaning “intellect” or “soul”. As the British claim the Everest, so the Japanese, who first climbed Manaslu, consider this peak as theirs. Back in the 1950s, during the trek, HW Tillman and Jimmy Roberts were first to photographed Manaslu. This mountain is interesting for many climbers.

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4. Dhaulagiri, Nepal

Interesting thing, considering this mountain, is that it is one of the world’s 14 mountains that are higher than 8,000 m. It was discovered in 1816 and in Tibetan language name means “white mountain“. Its height is 8,167 m. It was conquered in 1960 and it was made by ​​the Swiss – Austrian expedition. The characteristics of these mountains are very high steep sides.

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5. Cho Oyu, Nepal & Tibet

This is the sixth highest mountain in the world. It is located some 20 km from Mont Everest. Height is 8,201 m and mountain extends to the border of China and Nepal. In translation, Cho Oyu means “Turquoise goddess”. Because of the composition and configuration of this mountain, it is the “easiest” to win among all the others highest mountains in the world.

Cho Oyu
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