10 Highest Peaks in the World

If you’re looking for something epic and incredible to do next year maybe climbing the world’s highest peaks could be it?

1. Everest (Nepal/Tibet)


Photo credit; Kala Patthar

Range; Mahalangur Himalaya

Height; 8,848 metres

First Ascent; 1953


2. K2 (Pakistan/China)


Photo credit; mariachily

Range; Baltoro Karakoram

Height; 8,611

First Ascent; 1954

3. Kangchenjunga (India/Nepal)


Photo credit; Sandeepc

Range; Kangchenjunga Himalaya

Height; 8,586

First Ascent; 1955

4. Lhotse (Nepal/Tibet)


Photo credit; Uwe Gille

Range; Mahalangur Himalaya

Height; 8,516

First Ascent; 1956

5. Makalu (Nepal/Tibet)


Photo credit; jez s via Flikr

Range; Mahalangur Himalaya

Height; 8,485

First Ascent; 1955

6. Cho Oyu (Nepal/Tibet)


Photo credit; Uwe Gille

Range; Mahalangur Himalaya

Height; 8,188

First Ascent; 1954

7. Dhaulagiri 1 (Nepal)


Photo credit; Bhismakandel

Range; Dhaulagiri Himalaya

Height; 8,167

First Ascent; 1960

8. Manaslu (Nepal)


Photo credit; Ben Tubby

Range; Mansalu Himalaya

Height; 8,163

First Ascent; 1956

9. Nanga Parbat (Pakistan)


Photo credit Rafcool m

Range; Nanga Parbat Himalaya

Height; 8,126

First Ascent; 1953

10. Annapurna 1 (Nepal)


Photo credit; Arite

Range; Annapurna Himalaya

Height; 8,091

First Ascent; 1950


3 Responses to “10 Highest Peaks in the World”

  1. Colin says:

    It’s amazing that they’re all in Asia!!!

  2. Megan says:

    Phew, I’m tired just thinking about climbing those, but they sure are gorgeous. I love hiking and mountains, but climbing Everest and the like has never appealed to me too much! Though I *am* trying to convince my fiance that hiking Kilimanjaro is a perfect honeymoon activity…he’s not sold on the idea, though.

  3. Sonya says:

    Fab list of the highest peaks in the world! It’s a real inspiration for mountain travelers.


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