The top ten highest mountains in Nepal are among the world's top 17 tallest mountains. The Himalaya is the world's youngest and tallest mountain range, stretching 2,400 kilometres. A third of its middle part, approximately 800 kilometres, passes through Nepal and is known as the Nepal Himalaya. Nepal, the country of the Himalayas, is recognized throughout the globe as a mountaineers' and trekkers' paradise. Nepal Himalaya has around 1310 mountains ranging in elevation from 5500m/18,090ft to 8848m/29,028ft above sea level. All 8000m-plus summits are located on the boundary between the Indian and Eurasian continental plates, with Nepal accounting for eight of them. With 8 mountains higher than 8000 meters and hundreds of peaks higher than 6000 meters available for climbing, Nepal unquestionably tops the list of mountain-climbing destinations.
*The ranking is done based on the elevation of the mountains.