Top five highest peaks of the world


  1. Mount Everest (8848m), Nepal

Mt Everest Nepal

  • Also called “Sagarmatha” in Nepali or Chomolungma in Tibetan.
  • It got its name after a survey by the Land  Surveyor General ’Sir George Everest’.
  • Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary was the first one on earth to climb Mount Everest in May 1953.

  1. Mount K2 (8611m), Pakistan China

Mount K2 , Pakistan

  • Mt K2 is situated on the border of China and Pakistan.
  • The name K2 stands for the 2nd peak in the Karakoram Range.
  • Mt K2 also known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori.
  • Mt K2 is the second highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest.

  1. Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nepal/India

Mount Kanchenjunga, Nepal India

  • Mount Kanchenjunga is located in both parts, Nepal and India.
  • Kanchenjunga is also known as “The Five Treasures of Snows”.

  1. Mount Lhotse (8511m), Nepal

Mount Lhotse, Nepal

  • Mount Lhotse is connected to Mount Everest.
  • Lhotse is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet.
  • Also known as one of the most deadly mountains in the world.

  1. Mount Makalu (8485m), Nepal

Mount Makalu Current Affairs PIB

  • Mount Makalu is the fifth highest mountain on the earth with an elevation of 8485m.
  • Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy were the first people on the earth to climb Mt Makalu.



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