The 10 Highest Mountains in the World

1. Mount Everest – Nepal / Tibet

8,850 m (29,035 ft)

We’ve viewed Mt. Everest from many viewpoints. Pang La Pass and North Face Base Camp in Tibet. Gokyo Ri, Kala Patthar, Renjo La Pass, Scoundrel’s Viewpoint in Everest region of Nepal. Unfortunately, it was not visible when we were in Darjeeling, India.

Mt. Everest

2. K2 – Pakistan

8,612 m (28,253 ft)

We haven’t been to Pakistan – yet!

mountain graphic

3. Kangchendzonga – Nepal / India

8,586 m (28,169 ft)

We’ve spotted Kangchendzonga from Darjeeling in West Bengal as well as from Gantok and Pelling in Sikkim.


4. Lhotse – Nepal

8,501 m (27,890 ft)

We viewed Lhotse from the Chhukhung Valley. The view from Chhukhung Ri is phenomenal!


5. Makalu – Nepal

8,462 m (27,765 ft)

Our best view of Makalu was also from Chhukhung Ri, Nepal. But we also caught a glimpse of it off in the distance from Pang La Pass in Tibet. Unfortunately, it was not visible from Darjeeling while we were there 🙁 Maybe next time!


6. Cho Oyu – Nepal / Tibet

8,201 m (26,900 ft)

Cho Oyu is one of our favorite mountains! We first spotted it from Pang La Pass in Tibet and mistook it for Everest!!! We also got great views from throughout the Gokyo Valley in Nepal. We even trekked the extra 20 km to the unused Nepali base camp just for some close-up views.


7. Dhaulagiri – Nepal

8,167 m (26,794 ft)

We had spectacular views of Dhaulagiri while trekking the Annapurna circuit after the Thorong La Pass. There were also excellent views on trails connecting Tatopani and Ghorepani.


8. Manaslu – Nepal

8,163 m (26,781 ft)

Although Manaslu is quite close during the first third of the Annapurna Circuit, we were only able to see it from Chame and from the upper regions of the Manang Valley. Spectacular views of it rising up behind the jagged Paungi Danda.


9. Nanga Parbat – Pakistan

8,126 m (26,660 ft)

We’ll get to Pakistan someday!!!

10. Annapurna I – Nepal

8,091 m (26,545 ft)

Spectacular views from various points along the Annapurna Circuit as well as from the base camp on the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

Annapurna I

2 responses to “The 10 Highest Mountains in the World”

  1. Have you hiked Kilimanjaro? Marco and I want to tackle that peak.

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