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Above 8,000-Meter Peaks

The World's 14 Highest Mountain Peaks (above 8,000 meters)

Amoung the The World's 14 Highest Mountain Peaks (above 8,000 meters) Nepal Cover 8 Peak .Tourism is one of the major income source of Nepalese economy. Nepal Government is also taking interest to open the new and restricted trekking areas and virgin peaks for the summit. Due to this, many trekkers and climbers are being excited to visit Nepal. The Government has categorized the peaks for

The World's 14 Highest Mountain

S.N.

Name of the Mountain

Height

MountainRegion(country)

First to summit (nationality) Date

01

Everest1 8,848 Meters,29,035Feet Nepal/Tibet Edmund Hillary (New Zealander, UK), Tenzing Norgay (Nepalese) May 29, 1953

02

K2 (Godwin Austen) 8,611Metter 28,250 Feet Pakistan/China A. Compagnoni, L. Lacedelli (Italian) July 31, 1954

03

Kangchenjunga 8,586 Metter 28,169 Feet Nepal/India G. Band, J. Brown, N. Hardie, S. Streather (UK) May 25, 1955

04

Lhotse . 8,516 Metter 27,940 Feet Nepal/Tibet Luchsinger, E. Reiss (Swiss) May 18, 1956

05

Makalu 8,463 Metter 27,766 Feet Nepal/Tibet J. Couzy, L. Terray, J. Franco, G. Magnone-Gialtsen, J. Bouier, S. Coupé, P. Leroux, A. Vialatte (French) May 15, 1955

06

Cho Oyu 8,201 Metter 26,906 Feet Nepal/Tibet H. Tichy, S. Jöchler (Austrian), Pasang Dawa Lama (Nepalese) Oct. 19, 1954

07

Dhaulagiri 8,167 Metter 26,795 Feet Nepal A. Schelbert, E. Forrer, K. Diemberger, P. Diener (Swiss), Nyima Dorji, Nawang Dorji (Nepalese) May 13, 1960

08

Manaslu 8,163 Metter 26,781 Feet Nepal T. Imamishi, K. Kato, M. Higeta, (Japanese) G. Norbu (Nepalese) May 9, 1956

09

Nanga Parbat 8,125 Metter 26,660 Feet Pakistan Hermann Buhl (Austrian) July 3, 1953

10

Annapurna 8,091 Metter 26,545 Feet Nepal M. Herzog, L. Lachenal (French) June 3, 1950
11 Gasherbrum I 8,068 Metter 26,470 Feet Pakistan/China P. K. Schoeing, A. J. Kauffman July 4, 1958
12 Broad Peak 8,047 Metter 26,400 Feet Pakistan/China M. Schmuck, F. Wintersteller, K. Diemberger, H. Buhl (Austrian) June 9, 1957
13 Gasherbrum II . 8,035 Metter 26,360 Feet Pakistan/China Moravec, S. Larch, H. Willenpart (Austrian) July 7, 1956
14 Shisha Pangma
8,013 Metetr 26,289 Feet Tibet Hsu Ching and team of 9 (Chinese) May 2, 1964

The World's 14 Highest Mountain

All 14 of the world's 8,000-meter peaks are located in the Himalaya or the Karakoram ranges in Asia. According to Everestnews.com, only 14 climbers have reached the summits of all 14: Reinhold Messner (Italy) was first, followed by Jerzy Kukuczka (Poland), Ehardt Loretan (Switzerland), Carlos Carsolio (Mexico), Krzysztof Wielicki (Poland), Juan Oiarzabal (Spain), Sergio Martini (Italy), Park Young Seok (Korea), Hang-Gil Um (Korea), Alberto Inurrategui (Spain), Han Wang Yong (Korea), Ed Viesturs (U.S.), Alan Hinkes (British), and Silvio Mondinelli (Italy).

List of 8000m Peaks

These are the primary mountains in the world exceeding 8,000 Meters in height. Some of them have subsidiary peaks that are also 8,000m. 

1. The 1955 elevation of Everest, 29,028 ft. (8,848 m), was revised on Nov. 11, 1999, and now stands at 29,035 ft. (8,850 m).