Nepal is known as the country of Himalayas. It is home to the tallest mountain in the world – Mt.Everest (8848m/29,029ft). Mt Everest is called as “Sagarmatha”in Nepali. Along with Mount Everest there lies eight of the tallest mountains in the world. So, we can assume that mountain or peak climbing is abundant here.
Let’ssee top 10 highest mountains in Nepal.
Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain in the world. Located in Solukhumbudistrict,climbing to its summit is one of the hardest. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary were first people to climb this peak in 1973. Mount Everest region of Nepal is believed to have highest income from tourism and Mt. Everest base camp is one of the most popular tourism destination. Namche bazar, Sagarmatha national park and Tengboche Monastery are famous sites in this region.
Mt.Kanchenjunga is located in TaplejungDistrict. It is the third highest mountain in the world and second highest in Nepal. In 1995,Gorge Band and Joe brown from Britain where the first person to climb this peak.
Mt Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world and third highest in Nepal, located in Khumbu region of Nepal. Swiss expedition team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger climbed this mountain in 1956.
Mt. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world and fourth highest in Nepal. Located in Khumbu region of Nepal, it is 22 km southeast of Everest. Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy from French where first people to climb this mountain in 1955.
Mt.Cho is the sixth highest mountain in the world and fifth highest in Nepal. This majestic peak is situated in border between Nepal and china. Austrian expedition team of Joseph Jochler , Herbert Tichy and Sherpa PasangDawa Lama were first people to climb this peak in 1954.
Dhaulagiri I (8167m/26,796ft)
Mt.Dhaulagiri I is the seventh highest mountain in the world and sixth highest in Nepal. Located in Annapurna region, it is part of Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. Kurt Diemberger ,A.Schelbert , E.Forrer , NawangDorjr and NyimaDorje were the first people to climb this mountain in 1960.
Mt. Manaslu is eighth highest mountain in world and seventh highest mountain in Nepal. Mt.Manaslu is located in Gorkha district of Nepal. It is famous as “the mountain of Spirits”. ArturHajzer ,GyalzenNorbu and Toshio Imanishi were the first people from japan , to climb this mountain in 1956.
Annapurna I is the tenth highest mountain in the world and eighth highest in Nepal. Annapurna I is located in Annapurna region. Annpurna circuit trek and Annapurna base camp are the popular trek in this region. The first people to climb this Mountain were Maurice Herzog, Louis Lachenal , Lionel Terray .
This beautiful peak is located in Nepal – china border, part of Khumbu region.Yukihiki Kato, Kiyoto Sakaizawa and PasangPhutar – Japanese expedition team where first to climb this mountain in 1964.
Annapurna II is part of Annapurna massif. Chris Bonington, J. O. M. Roberts, Richard Grant and Sherpa AngNyima – British/Indian/Nepali expeditionteam were the first to climb this mountain in 1960.