Top 10 Highest Mountains of Nepal

Last updated on 2022-09-25
Top 10 Highest Mountains of Nepal

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.

10. Annapurna II

Annapurna II
Image Source: Pick Nepal

Annapurna II is a component of the Annapurna Massif and an Easter anchor point. It is the second tallest peak in the Annapurna Massif, standing at 7,937 meters (26,040 ft). Annapurna 2 is the 10th highest peak in Nepal and the 17th highest mountain in the world. The first documented summit of Annapurna II was achieved in 1960 by a British, Indian, and Nepali expedition. Since then, there have only been a few successful summit attempts. Because of the challenging terrain and high slope, it is one of the most difficult mountains to climb. When combined with poor weather conditions like heavy winds and blizzards, the prospects of reaching the top are slim.

  • Elevation : 7,937m/26,040ft
  • Himalayan Range : malayas Range
  • Co-ordinates : 28°32′05″N 84°07′19″E

9. Gyachung Khang

Gyachung Khang
Image Source: PeakVisor

Gyachung Kang is the world's 15th tallest mountain in the world and 9th tallest in Nepal. and. It is, nonetheless, the highest mountain outside of the eight-thousanders. at a height of 7,952 meters/26,089 feet Gyachung Kang is located on the border of Nepal and China. It is also the tallest mountain in the Mahalangur Himal Range between Cho Oyu and Everest in the Khumbu Region. In 1964, Y. Kato, K. Sakaizawa, and Pasang Phutar made the first climb of Gyachung Kang. Unlike other mountains in the area, it is very far from the trails. From the Nepalese village of Gokyo, no path leads there. It is a spectacular trek with no trace of humans.

  • Elevation : 7,952m/26,089ft
  • Himalayan Range : Mahalangur Range
  • Co-ordinates : 28°05′53″N 86°44′42″E

8. Annapurna

Annapurna
Image Source: East News

On June 3, 1950, Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal reached the top of Annapurna, becoming the first humans to set foot on the 8000m mountain. Mt. Annapurna is the most challenging and dangerous of Nepal's 8000-meter peaks. The exposed ridge, high risk of avalanche, and other factors make Annapurna the most dangerous of Nepal's top ten tallest mountains to climb.It lies on Annapurna Himalaya range. Annapurna I, the mountain named after the Hindu goddess of sustenance and nutrition, is located in Nepal's Gandaki Zone. At 8,091 meters (26,545 feet) above sea level, it is Nepal's eighth highest mountain and the world's tenth tallest. Annapurna is surrounded by Kali Gandaki Gorge on the West, Pokhara Valley on the South, and the Marshyangdi River on the North and East.

  • Elevation : 8091m/26,545ft
  • Himalayan Range : Annapurna Himalaya Range
  • Co-ordinates : 28°35′44″N 83°49′13″E

7. Manaslu

Manaslu
Image Source: The Kathmandu Post

Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, a Japanese and Nepali Sherpa climber were the first to reach the summit of Mt Manaslu on May 9, 1956. Mount Manaslu, Nepal's seventh-tallest and the world's eighth highest, is located in Gorkha, Manang-Gandaki Zone. Manaslu is located in the Manaslu Himalaya range and has a height of 8,163 meters (26,781 feet). It is located around 64 kilometres east of Annapurna and is part of the Manaslu Conservation Area; it is also known as "a wall of snow and ice hanging in the sky."This mountain is surrounded by three prominent peaks: Ngadi Chuli, Himalchuli, and Baudha. Larkya La - A glacial lake located north of Manaslu at an elevation of 5,106 meters.

  • Elevation : 8,156m/26,759ft
  • Himalayan Range : Mansiri Himalayan Range
  • Co-ordinates : 28°33′00″N 84°33′35″E

6. Dhaulagiri

Dhaulagiri
Image Source: Snow Leopard Trek

Dhaulagiri is the tallest peak inside a single country's borders (Nepal). With an elevation of 8,167 meters, it is the seventh highest peak in the world and the sixth highest in Nepal (26,795 ft). It is located in the Manaslu Himalaya range. The Bheri River is bounded on the north and south by tributaries, and on the east by Myagdi Khola. This Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is preferred by trekkers who prefer less populated places for their treks. On May 9, 1956, Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu made the first climb of Dhaulagiri. Mount Dhaulagiri is located wholly within Nepal, with no territory shared with neighbouring nations on the boundaries. The view of Dhaulagiri from the drab terrains of Mustang is breathtaking.

  • Elevation : 8,167m/26,795ft
  • Himalayan Range : Dhaulagiri Range
  • Co-ordinates : 28°41′48″N 83°29′35″E

5. Cho Oyu

Cho Oyu
Image Source: Seven Summit Treks

Mt. Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world and the fifth-highest in Nepal, remains the safest and easiest of all the 8000m summits. It is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet, China in the Mahalangur Himalaya range. It is located in the Khumbu Region of Nepal, in the eastern section of the country. The most popular climbing route for Cho Oyu is the North West ridge from Tibet. Cho Oyu has a base camp on both banks of the river (Nepal and Tibet, China). 'Cho Oyu' is a Tibetan term that means 'Turquoise Goddess.' Tibetan and Nepali traders utilize yaks and mules to trade on the mountain. In 1954, Joseph Jochler, Herbert Tichy, and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama were the first to set foot on the summit.

  • Elevation : 8,201m/26,906ft
  • Himalayan Range : Mahalangur Range
  • Co-ordinates : 28°05′39″N 86°39′39″E

4. Makalu

Makalu
Image Source: Wikimedia

At a height of 8,485m/27,838ft, Makalu is the fourth highest peak in Nepal and the fifth highest mountain in the world. Because of its steep slopes and knife-edge ridges, it is regarded as one of the most challenging eight thousand-meter mountains. On May 15, 1955, Mr. Jean Couzy of France climbed Mt. Makalu for the first time via the west face. It is located in Province No. 1 in the Mahalangur Himalayan range, on the boundary between China and Nepal. The picturesque Makalu-Barun Valley is one of the most stunning and mysterious aspects of a visit to Mount Makalu. Furthermore, the glaciers and white rivers around Makalu Barun add to the destination's value.

  • Elevation : 8,463m/27,766ft
  • Himalayan Range : Mahalangur Range
  • Co-ordinates : 27°53′23″N 87°05′20″E

3. Lhotse

Lhotse
Image Source: Wikimedia

Lhotse is Nepal's third highest peak and the world's fourth-tallest, located in the Mahalangur Range on the boundary between Tibet and the Khumbu area of Nepal's Province No. 1. Lhotse follows the same path as Everest up to Camp 3. Lhotse also has two summits, Lhotse Middle and Lhotse Shar, in addition to the main top. It features three summits, the highest of which is 8,516 meters above sea level (27,940 ft). In 1956, Ernest Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger became the first people to reach the main peak of Mount Lhotse. It has two routes, one from Everest Base Camp and one from Chhukung.

  • Elevation : 8,516m/27,940
  • Himalayan Range : Mahalangur Range
  • Co-ordinates : 27°57′42″N 86°55′59″E

2. Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga
Image Source: Up To Himalaya

The Taplejung District, Province No. 1, is home to Nepal's second tallest mountain and the world's third-highest peak, 'Kanchenjunga.' It is 8,586 meters (28,169 feet) tall and is also known as "the five gems of snow" due to its five conspicuous summits. Joe Brown and George Band were the first to reach the top in 1955.It is made up of four climbing routes, three of which are in Nepal and one in India's Sikkim. Kanchenjunga, previously regarded to be the tallest peak in the world, is located in the Great Himalayan Range near Nepal's eastern border with India. Kangchenjunga and its satellite summits constitute a massive mountain massif that includes five of the world's tallest peaks (Kanchenjunga Main, West, Central, South and Khangbachen).

  • Elevation : 8,586m/28,169ft
  • Himalayan Range : Great Himalayan Range
  • Co-ordinates : 27°42′12″N 88°08′51″E

1. Mount Everest

Mount Everest
Image Source: Britannica

Mt. Everest, which stands at an elevation of 8,848 m (29,029 ft) and is recognized by both China and Nepal, was established by an Indian survey in 1955 and verified by a Chinese survey in 1975. It lies in the Mahalangur Range. Two primary climbing routes are used for commercial Everest ascents (South and North). The first ascent of Everest was Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on 29 May 1953. Out of the fourteen 8000m summits in the world, Everest has the most summiteers. The climb to Everest base camp is also a popular walking vacation, with over 35000 people going each year. The hike leads you up to the world's tallest mountain's base camp.

  • Elevation : 8848m/29,029ft
  • Himalayan Range : Mahalangur Range
  • Co-ordinates : 27°59′17″N 86°55′31″E

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10. Annapurna II

Annapurna II
Image Source: Pick Nepal

Annapurna II is a component of the Annapurna Massif and an Easter anchor point. It is the second tallest peak in the Annapurna Massif, standing at 7,937 meters (26,040 ft). Annapurna 2 is the 10th highest peak in Nepal and the 17th highest mountain in the world. The first documented summit of Annapurna II was achieved in 1960 by a British, Indian, and Nepali expedition. Since then, there have only been a few successful summit attempts. Because of the challenging terrain and high slope, it is one of the most difficult mountains to climb. When combined with poor weather conditions like heavy winds and blizzards, the prospects of reaching the top are slim.

  • Elevation : 7,937m/26,040ft
  • Himalayan Range : malayas Range
  • Co-ordinates : 28°32′05″N 84°07′19″E

9. Gyachung Khang

Gyachung Khang
Image Source: PeakVisor

Gyachung Kang is the world's 15th tallest mountain in the world and 9th tallest in Nepal. and. It is, nonetheless, the highest mountain outside of the eight-thousanders. at a height of 7,952 meters/26,089 feet Gyachung Kang is located on the border of Nepal and China. It is also the tallest mountain in the Mahalangur Himal Range between Cho Oyu and Everest in the Khumbu Region. In 1964, Y. Kato, K. Sakaizawa, and Pasang Phutar made the first climb of Gyachung Kang. Unlike other mountains in the area, it is very far from the trails. From the Nepalese village of Gokyo, no path leads there. It is a spectacular trek with no trace of humans.

  • Elevation : 7,952m/26,089ft
  • Himalayan Range : Mahalangur Range
  • Co-ordinates : 28°05′53″N 86°44′42″E

8. Annapurna

Annapurna
Image Source: East News

On June 3, 1950, Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal reached the top of Annapurna, becoming the first humans to set foot on the 8000m mountain. Mt. Annapurna is the most challenging and dangerous of Nepal's 8000-meter peaks. The exposed ridge, high risk of avalanche, and other factors make Annapurna the most dangerous of Nepal's top ten tallest mountains to climb.It lies on Annapurna Himalaya range. Annapurna I, the mountain named after the Hindu goddess of sustenance and nutrition, is located in Nepal's Gandaki Zone. At 8,091 meters (26,545 feet) above sea level, it is Nepal's eighth highest mountain and the world's tenth tallest. Annapurna is surrounded by Kali Gandaki Gorge on the West, Pokhara Valley on the South, and the Marshyangdi River on the North and East.

  • Elevation : 8091m/26,545ft
  • Himalayan Range : Annapurna Himalaya Range
  • Co-ordinates : 28°35′44″N 83°49′13″E

7. Manaslu

Manaslu
Image Source: The Kathmandu Post

Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, a Japanese and Nepali Sherpa climber were the first to reach the summit of Mt Manaslu on May 9, 1956. Mount Manaslu, Nepal's seventh-tallest and the world's eighth highest, is located in Gorkha, Manang-Gandaki Zone. Manaslu is located in the Manaslu Himalaya range and has a height of 8,163 meters (26,781 feet). It is located around 64 kilometres east of Annapurna and is part of the Manaslu Conservation Area; it is also known as "a wall of snow and ice hanging in the sky."This mountain is surrounded by three prominent peaks: Ngadi Chuli, Himalchuli, and Baudha. Larkya La - A glacial lake located north of Manaslu at an elevation of 5,106 meters.

  • Elevation : 8,156m/26,759ft
  • Himalayan Range : Mansiri Himalayan Range
  • Co-ordinates : 28°33′00″N 84°33′35″E

6. Dhaulagiri

Dhaulagiri
Image Source: Snow Leopard Trek

Dhaulagiri is the tallest peak inside a single country's borders (Nepal). With an elevation of 8,167 meters, it is the seventh highest peak in the world and the sixth highest in Nepal (26,795 ft). It is located in the Manaslu Himalaya range. The Bheri River is bounded on the north and south by tributaries, and on the east by Myagdi Khola. This Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is preferred by trekkers who prefer less populated places for their treks. On May 9, 1956, Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu made the first climb of Dhaulagiri. Mount Dhaulagiri is located wholly within Nepal, with no territory shared with neighbouring nations on the boundaries. The view of Dhaulagiri from the drab terrains of Mustang is breathtaking.

  • Elevation : 8,167m/26,795ft
  • Himalayan Range : Dhaulagiri Range
  • Co-ordinates : 28°41′48″N 83°29′35″E

5. Cho Oyu

Cho Oyu
Image Source: Seven Summit Treks

Mt. Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world and the fifth-highest in Nepal, remains the safest and easiest of all the 8000m summits. It is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet, China in the Mahalangur Himalaya range. It is located in the Khumbu Region of Nepal, in the eastern section of the country. The most popular climbing route for Cho Oyu is the North West ridge from Tibet. Cho Oyu has a base camp on both banks of the river (Nepal and Tibet, China). 'Cho Oyu' is a Tibetan term that means 'Turquoise Goddess.' Tibetan and Nepali traders utilize yaks and mules to trade on the mountain. In 1954, Joseph Jochler, Herbert Tichy, and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama were the first to set foot on the summit.

  • Elevation : 8,201m/26,906ft
  • Himalayan Range : Mahalangur Range
  • Co-ordinates : 28°05′39″N 86°39′39″E

4. Makalu

Makalu
Image Source: Wikimedia

At a height of 8,485m/27,838ft, Makalu is the fourth highest peak in Nepal and the fifth highest mountain in the world. Because of its steep slopes and knife-edge ridges, it is regarded as one of the most challenging eight thousand-meter mountains. On May 15, 1955, Mr. Jean Couzy of France climbed Mt. Makalu for the first time via the west face. It is located in Province No. 1 in the Mahalangur Himalayan range, on the boundary between China and Nepal. The picturesque Makalu-Barun Valley is one of the most stunning and mysterious aspects of a visit to Mount Makalu. Furthermore, the glaciers and white rivers around Makalu Barun add to the destination's value.

  • Elevation : 8,463m/27,766ft
  • Himalayan Range : Mahalangur Range
  • Co-ordinates : 27°53′23″N 87°05′20″E

3. Lhotse

Lhotse
Image Source: Wikimedia

Lhotse is Nepal's third highest peak and the world's fourth-tallest, located in the Mahalangur Range on the boundary between Tibet and the Khumbu area of Nepal's Province No. 1. Lhotse follows the same path as Everest up to Camp 3. Lhotse also has two summits, Lhotse Middle and Lhotse Shar, in addition to the main top. It features three summits, the highest of which is 8,516 meters above sea level (27,940 ft). In 1956, Ernest Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger became the first people to reach the main peak of Mount Lhotse. It has two routes, one from Everest Base Camp and one from Chhukung.

  • Elevation : 8,516m/27,940
  • Himalayan Range : Mahalangur Range
  • Co-ordinates : 27°57′42″N 86°55′59″E

2. Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga
Image Source: Up To Himalaya

The Taplejung District, Province No. 1, is home to Nepal's second tallest mountain and the world's third-highest peak, 'Kanchenjunga.' It is 8,586 meters (28,169 feet) tall and is also known as "the five gems of snow" due to its five conspicuous summits. Joe Brown and George Band were the first to reach the top in 1955.It is made up of four climbing routes, three of which are in Nepal and one in India's Sikkim. Kanchenjunga, previously regarded to be the tallest peak in the world, is located in the Great Himalayan Range near Nepal's eastern border with India. Kangchenjunga and its satellite summits constitute a massive mountain massif that includes five of the world's tallest peaks (Kanchenjunga Main, West, Central, South and Khangbachen).

  • Elevation : 8,586m/28,169ft
  • Himalayan Range : Great Himalayan Range
  • Co-ordinates : 27°42′12″N 88°08′51″E

1. Mount Everest

Mount Everest
Image Source: Britannica

Mt. Everest, which stands at an elevation of 8,848 m (29,029 ft) and is recognized by both China and Nepal, was established by an Indian survey in 1955 and verified by a Chinese survey in 1975. It lies in the Mahalangur Range. Two primary climbing routes are used for commercial Everest ascents (South and North). The first ascent of Everest was Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on 29 May 1953. Out of the fourteen 8000m summits in the world, Everest has the most summiteers. The climb to Everest base camp is also a popular walking vacation, with over 35000 people going each year. The hike leads you up to the world's tallest mountain's base camp.

  • Elevation : 8848m/29,029ft
  • Himalayan Range : Mahalangur Range
  • Co-ordinates : 27°59′17″N 86°55′31″E