Top 5 Highest Mountain Peaks in the World: “The jewels of India”, is a term that truly and mainly describes up the top 5 highest mountain peaks of the world. These amazing snow capped mountains attracts thousands of visitors from across the globe for various and several exploration and expedition projects. Since the time of the immemorial the Himalayas have always attracted millions of tourist because of its mountain peaks and snowy glaciers. So here, we have listed top highest mountain peaks in the world, keep reading!
Top 5 Highest Mountain Peaks in the World
1. Mount Everest
This is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at about 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above the sea level and is also the 5th tallest mountain measured up from the centre of the Earth. It is sitauted on the border between the Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, and Tibet, China and is also a part of the Himalayan Mountain Range. Although it is one of the tallest mountain and too attracts up many climbers of both the advanced and the limited climbing skill, it is one of the easier mountains up to climb.
K2 is also one of the second-highest mountain presenr on the Earth, after the highest Mount Everest. It is Sitauted on the borderthat is between Baltistan, in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. With a peak elevation of about 8,611 m (28,251 feet), K2 is the highest and tallst point of the Karakoram Range and is also the highest point in Pakistan. K2 is also known as the “Savage Mountain” due to the difficulty of the ascent and the second-highest fatality rate among the “eight thousanders” for those who actually climb it up. For every four people who have actually reached the summit, one has definitely died trying.
Kangchenjunga is the third highest and largest mountain in the world having an elevation of about 8,586 m (28,169 ft). Mount Kanchenjunga rises at about 20 km (12 mi) from south of the general alignment of the Great Himalayan range, and is situated on the boundary between the Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim. Kangchenjunga is also the highest peak in India, and has also the name of the surrounding section of the Himalayas and means “The Five Treasures of Snows”, as it too contains the five peaks. The treasures that represent the five repositories of God, which are called gold, silver, gems, grain, and the holy books.
Lhotse is the one of the fourth highest mountain currently on Earth and is well connected to the Everest via the South Col. Lhotse means “South Peak” in the Tibetan. In addition to the main summit at the height of about 8,516 metres (27,940 ft) above the sea level, Lhotse Middle (East) is about 8,414 metres (27,605 ft) and the Lhotse Shar is about 8,383 metres (27,503 ft). It is also situated at the border between the Tibet (China) and the Khumbu region of Nepal.
Makalu is known as the fifth highest mountain in the world at theight of about 8,481 metres (27,825 ft) and is sitauted about 19 km (12 mi) in the southeast of the Mount Everest, on the border between thw Nepal and China. It is one of the eight-thousanders, Makalu is truly an isolated peak whose shape is a mostly similar to a four-sided pyramid.
Here, we give and end to our listing of the highest peaks in the world, these peaks are truly deadly and dangerous, do visit them on your own risk, visiting wont’t be a risk, but doing tasks like climbing, hiking etc would be a matter of risk. Hope to see you again on our platform, till then keep reading our latest articles.