List of the Top 10 Tallest Mountains in the World

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Before compiling a list of the tallest mountains in the world, it is important to define what is considered to be a mountain. A mountain is generally defined as a large land form that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak. Mountains are scattered all over the world. Mountains are generally steeper than a hill or a mound. The adjective “montane” is used to describe mountainous areas and things that are associated with them. The study of mountains is called Orography.

List of the World’s Tallest Mountains

Following is a list of the Top 10 tallest mountains in the world. The list is in descending order and provides the mountain’s name, height and the location.

1Mount Everest

List of the Top 10 Tallest Mountains in the World

Mount Everest is 8850 meters or 29,035 feet high. It is located in Nepal/China.

2Qogir / K2

Qogir (also known as K2) is 8611 meters or 28,250 feet high. It is located in Pakistan.

3Kangchenjunga

Kangchenjunga is 8586 meters or 28,169 feet high. It is located in Nepal.

4Lhotse

Lhotse is 8501 meters or 27,920 feet high and is Located in Nepal.

5Makalu

Makalu I is 8462 meters or27,765 feet high and is Located in Nepal.

6Cho Oyu

Cho Oyu is 8201 meters or 26,906 feet high and is located in Nepal.

7Dhaulagiri

Dhaulagiri is 8167 meters or 26,794 feet high and is located in Nepal.

8Manaslu I

Manaslu I is 8156 meters or 26,758 feet high and is located in Nepal.

9Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat is 8125 meters or 26,658 feet high and is located in Pakistan.

10Annapurna I

Annapurna I is 8091 meters or 26,545 feet high and is located in Nepal.

More Information

As you will notice from the list, eight of the top 10 tallest mountains in the world are located in Nepal.

The dormant volcano Mauna Kea (on the Big Island of Hawaii) could be considered the tallest mountain in the world. If you measure it from its base in the Hawaiian Trough (3,300 fathoms deep) to its summit of 13,796 feet, it reaches a height of 33,476 feet, which is even higher than Mount Everest.

For more detailed information on these mountains and many others, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest_mountains_on_Earth.

Questions

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Michael Kissiah is the owner of Brandy Lane Publishing, LLC, which owns and operates a small portfolio of websites, including eInvestigator.com. Michael created eInvestigator.com more than 20 years ago after working as a private investigator in the state of Florida. Since that time, he has become an expert at how to find information online and has written over 1000 articles on topics related to the investigation industry. In addition, he is the author of the "Private Investigator Licensing Handbook", available at Amazon.com.

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