Each one of us has heard about the all-mighty Mt. Everest and why not since it’s the highest peak in the world. But there are very few who know the 2nd highest mountain peak let alone the 10th. Everest gets all the attention, but the entire Asian continent is covered in massive mountain ranges. Asia is home to the world’s top 100 highest peaks. It’s genuinely quite difficult to find a person who is familiar with the rest of the marvelous mountain ranges.

Highest Peaks In The World

Let’s get familiar with some of the highest peaks in the world with the help of this article.

Top 14 Highest Peaks in the world

1. Mount Everest

Mount Everest Highest Peaks In The World

The first one on the list which comes as no surprise is our one and only Mt. Everest. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is also very popular for those who want to take the route from Everest Base Camp to the summit. Indeed, it has become one of the world’s most well-known multi-day treks.

Height of Mount Everest8,849 m / 29,031.69 feet
Location of Mount EverestNepal/Tibet Autonomous Region & China.
Latitude of Mount Everest27.9881° N
Longitude of Mount Everest86.9250° E
Mount Everest: Highest Peaks In The World

2. Mount K2

Mount K2 Highest Peaks In The World

Despite being the world’s second tallest mountain, the mountain is widely regarded as one of the most difficult to climb in the world, notoriously more difficult than Mount Everest. With about 300 successful summits and 77 deaths, K2 has the second-highest fatality rate per summit endeavor of any mountain over 8000m.

Height / Elevation of K28,611 m / 28,251 feet
Location of K2Pakistan / China
Latitude of K227.9881° N
Longitude of K286.9250° E
K2: Highest Peaks In The World

3. Mount Kangchenjunga

Mount Kangchenjunga Highest Peaks In The World

Kangchenjunga is the world’s third highest peak. It is located in Nepal and Sikkim in India, with three peaks on the boundary and the other two in Nepal’s Taplejung District.

Height / Elevation of Kangchenjunga8,586 m / 28,169 feet
Location of KangchenjungaTaplejung District, Nepal / Sikkim, India
Latitude of Kangchenjunga27.7025° N
Longitude of Kangchenjunga88.1475° E
Kangchenjunga: Highest Peaks In The World

4. Mount Lhotse

Mount Lhotse Highest Peaks In The World

Lhotse is one of the most well-known mountain ranges on any list of the world’s top ten highest peaks, owing to its closeness to Mt. Everest. The route up Lhotse is similar same to that of Mt. Everest till Camp 3 and from where you depart to the Reiss couloir from Lhotse Face, from which the peak of Lhotse is conquered.

Height / Elevation of Lhotse8,516 m / 27,940 feet
Location of LhotseNepal/Tibet Autonomous Region & China.
Latitude of Lhotse27.9626° N
Longitude of Lhotse86.9336° E
Lhotse: Highest Peaks In The World

5. Mount Makalu

Mount Makalu Highest Peaks In The World

Makalu is the third of four 8000m mountains in Nepal’s Everest Massif. In 1955, French explorers led by Jean Franco became the first to reach the summit. Their ascent was notable because ten members of the team reached the summit of the mountain during the trip.

Height / Elevation of Makalu8,485 m / 27,825 feet
Location of MakaluNepal/Tibet Autonomous Region & China.
Latitude of Makalu27.8857° N
Longitude of Makalu87.0876° E
Makalu: Highest Peaks In The World

6. Mount Cho Oyu

Mount Cho Oyu Highest Peaks In The World

Cho Oyu is the fourth and last member of the Everest region’s 8000m club. Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth highest mountain at 8188m, is regarded as the easiest of the 8000m mountain ranges to ascend due to the softer ascent slopes. It’s also only a few km from the Nangpa La pass, a major trade route for Tibetan and Khumbu Sherpas.

Height / Elevation of Cho Oyu8,188 m / 26,864 feet
Location of Cho OyuNepalese–Tibetan (Chinese) border 
Latitude of Cho Oyu28.0960° N
Longitude of Cho Oyu86.6615° E
Cho Oyu: Highest Peak in the World

7. Mount Dhaulagiri

Mount Dhaulagiri Highest Peaks In The World

At 8167 meters, Nepal’s Dhaulagiri is the world’s seventh highest mountain and one of the most aesthetically pleasing. The Dhaulagiri was first climbed on May 13, 1960, but it is presumably best known for its prominence on the famous Annapurna Range, with Annapurna I only 34 kilometers away as well as the Dhaulagiri a common feature on the horizon while trekking Annapurna.

Height / Elevation of Dhaulagiri8,167 m / 26,795 feet
Location of DhaulagiriNepal
Latitude of Dhaulagiri28.6985° N
Longitude of Dhaulagiri83.4873° E
Dhaulagiri: Highest Peak in the World

8. Mount Manaslu

Mount Manaslu Highest Peaks In The World

Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world, the name comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Manasa’, which means “intellect” or “soul”. The first ones to scale Manalsu were Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu. They reached the top of the mountain on 9 May 1956. But their ascent was controversial.

Height / Elevation of K28,163 m / 26,781 feet
Location of K2Nepal
Latitude of K228.5497° N
Longitude of K284.5597° E
K2: Highest Peak in the World

9. Mount Nanga Parbat

Mount Nanga Parbat Highest Peaks In The World

Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the world, located in Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan area in the Himalayan Region. The title, like many of the others, is Sanskrit, with ‘nanga’ and ‘parvata’ meaning ‘naked mountain.’ The Tibetan name for the mountain is, ‘Diamer,’ which means “huge mountain.”

Height / Elevation of Nanga Parbat8126 m/ 29,031.69 feet
Location of Nanga ParbatPakistan
Latitude of Nanga Parbat35.2375° N
Longitude of Nanga Parbat74.5891° E
Nanga Parbat: Highest Peak in the World

10. Mount Annapurna I

Mount Annapurna 1 Highest Peaks In The World

Annapurna is a group of peaks, the highest among which is Annapurna I, which stands at 26,545 feet/8,091 meters. The Annapurna peaks are among the most dangerous in the world to climb. They have a forty percent fatality rate. The exact location of the peak can be found at the coordinates 28°35’45” N83°49’20″E.

Height / Elevation of ANNAPURNA I8,091 m/ 26,545 feet
Location of ANNAPURNA INepal
Latitude of ANNAPURNA I28.6136° N
Longitude of ANNAPURNA I83.8736° E
Nanga Parbat: Highest Peak in the World

The six major peaks of Annapurna are: Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft), Annapurna II (7,937m/26,040ft): Annapurna III (7,555m/ 24,786ft), Annapurna IV (7,525m / 24,688ft), Gangapurna (7,455m/24,457ft), Annapurna South (7,219m/23,684ft) 

11. Mount Gasherbrum I

Mount Gasherbrum 1 Highest Peaks In The World

Gasherbrum I, also recognized as Hidden Peak and initially identified as K5 by British surveyors in 1856, is the highest point of the Gasherbrum Massif’s seven peaks. It is the 11th highest peak in the world, standing at 8,080m. Gasherbrum I became the first 8,000m peak climbed alpine style by Americans Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman. 

Height / Elevation of Gasherbrum I8080 m/ 26,510 feet
Location of Gasherbrum IPakistan
Latitude of Gasherbrum I35.7193° N
Longitude of Gasherbrum I76.7106° E
Gasherbrum I: Highest Peak in the World

12. Mount Broad Peak

Mount Broad Peak Highest Peaks In The World

Broad Peak is the world’s 12th tallest mountain and one of the world’s ‘easiest’ 8,000-meter peaks. It is located on the border of Pakistan and China, has 10 times as many summits as Mt. Everest, and is adjacent to K2. This 52-day journey offers several of the best views of the Karakorum.

Height / Elevation of Broad Peak8016 m/ 26,299 feet
Location of Broad PeakPakistan
Latitude of Broad Peak35.811668° N
Longitude of Broad Peak76.565002° E
Broad Peak: Highest Peak in the World

13. Mount Gasherbrum II

Mount Gasherbrum 2 Highest Peaks In The World

Gasherbrum II is the world’s 13th highest mountain, rising 8,035 meters (26,362 feet) above sea level. Since G2 is one of the most remote 8,000-meter peaks, it has climbed ten times less than Mt. Everest. It is among the most accessible 8000-meter peaks, ranking 13th out of 14 8000-meter peaks, with Shishapangma ranking 14th and requiring a difficult hike up to the true summit.

Height / Elevation of Gasherbrum II8035 m/ 29,031.69 feet
Location of Gasherbrum IIPakistan & China
Latitude of Gasherbrum II35.7193° N
Longitude of Gasherbrum II76.7106° E
Gasherbrum II: Highest Peak in the World

14. Mount Shishapangma

Mount Shishapangma Highest Peaks In The World

Shishapangma, also recognized as “the god of the grasslands” in Tibetan, is the lowest of the world’s fourteen 8,000-meter peaks. It’s also the only 8000-meter peak in Tibet that has been accessible to foreign climbers since 1978. Shishapangma, at 8,027 meters, is an amazing addition to large Himalayan peaks that is accessible by ski or snowshoe.

Height / Elevation of Shishapangma8,027 m/ 26,335 ft feet
Location of ShishapangmaPakistan
Latitude of Shishapangma28.3525° N
Longitude of Shishapangma85.7792° E
Shishapangma: Highest Peak in the World

Highest Peaks in the World List

1.Mt. EverestNepal8,848 m27.9881° N86.9250° E
2.Mt. K2Pakistan8,611 m35.8800° N76.5151° E
3.Mt. KangchenjungaNepal-India border8,586 m27.7025° N88.1475° E
4.Mt. LhotseNepal8,516 m27.9626° N86.9336° E
5.Mt. MakaluNepal8,481 m27.8857° N87.0876° E
6.Mt. Cho OyuNepal-China border8,201 m28.0960° N86.6615° E
7.Mt. DhaulagiriNepal8,167 m28.6985° N83.4873° E
8.Mt. Manaslu Nepal8,163m28.5497° N84.5597° E
9.Mt. Nanga ParbatPakistan8,126m35.2375° N74.5891° E
10.Mt. Annapurna INepal8,091 m28.6136° N83.8736° E
11.Mt. Gasherbrum IPakistan8,080 m35.7193° N76.7106° E
12.Mt. Broad PeakPakistan8,016 m35.811668° N76.565002° E
13.Mt. Gasherbrum IIPakistan & China8,035 m35.7193° N76.7106° E
14.Mt. ShishapangmaPakistan8,027 m28.3525° N85.7792° E
Highest Peaks in the World List

Highest Peaks in the World from Sea Level

RankMountainHeight (Meters)Height (feet)Location
1.Mt. Mauna Kea10,203 m33476 ft
Hawaii, USA
2.Mt. Everest 8,848 m29,031.7 ft
Nepal, China
3.Mt. K2 8,611 m28,251 ft
Pakistan & China
4.Mt. Kangchenjunga8,586 m 28,169 ft
Nepal & India
5.Mt. Lhotse8,516 m27,940 ft
Nepal & China
6.Mt. Makalu8,485 m 27,838 ft
Nepal & China
7.Mt. Cho Oyu8,818 m26,864 ft
Nepal & China
Mt. Dhaulagiri I


26,795 ft
9.Mt. Manaslu

26,781 ft
10.Mt. Nanga Parbat8,126 m 26,660 ftPakistan
11.Mt. Annapurna I 8,126 m26,510 ftNepal
12.Mt. Gasherbrum I8,080 m26,510 ftPakistan
13.Mt. Broad Peak8,016 m26,299 ftPakistan
14.Mt. Gasherbrum II8,035 m29,031 ftPakistan & China
15.Mt. Shishapangma8,027 m26,335 ftPakistan
Highest Peaks in the World from Sea Level

Highest Peaks in the World Map

Highest Peaks in the World Map | Image Source: Caingram

Highest Peaks in the World Ranked

1.Mt. EverestNepal8,848 m
2.Mt. K2Pakistan8,611 m
3.Mt. KangchenjungaNepal-India border8,586 m
4.Mt. LhotseNepal8,516 m
5.Mt. MakaluNepal8,481 m
6.Mt. Cho OyuNepal-China border8,201 m
7.Mt. DhaulagiriNepal8,167 m
8.Mt. Manaslu Nepal8,163m
9.Mt. Nanga ParbatPakistan8,126m
10.Mt. Annapurna INepal8,091 m
11.Mt. Gasherbrum IPakistan8,080 m
12.Mt. Broad PeakPakistan8,016 m
13.Mt. Gasherbrum IIPakistan & China8,035 m
14.Mt. ShishapangmaPakistan8,027 m
Highest Peaks in the World List

Highest Mountain Peaks in the world in India

RankHighest Peaks of IndiaElevation (m)FeetLatitude Longitude 
1.Mt. Kanchenjunga8, 58628,169 ft27.7025° N88.1475° E
Highest Mountain Peaks in the world in India

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Frequently Asked Questions for Highest Peaks in the world

When Is the Best Time of Year to Trek to Everest Base Camp?

The best times to trek to Everest Base Camp are during the pre-monsoon season (March, April, and May) and the post-monsoon season (September and October) (September, October, and November).

How Difficult Is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Most individuals who have prepared and received training for this adventure will be able to complete it. One thing is certain: it’s not an easy task and is not made for tourists who are just looking for some mild adventure.

In Nepal, how many peaks can you climb?

The Mountaineering Section of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation in Nepal allows climbing on 326 peaks.

How difficult is it to climb in the Himalayas?

There are no easy peaks because even the easiest peaks can become difficult depending on muscular endurance and weather. 

What happens if you get sick while trekking or climbing?

Because altitude sickness is very likely during the trek, That’s why you will have guides well equipped with basic medical knowledge needed for treatment. If the basic treatment does not cure the illness, the patient will be airlifted back to Kathmandu for further treatment.

What are the most important pieces of climbing equipment?

The following are some essential climbing equipment:
1. Quickdraws
2. A Sport Harness
3. A Sport Harness
4. An Assisted Braking Belay Device
5. Chalk Bag, chalk
6. Helmet
7. Crag bag.