Top Ten Highest Mountains to Visit in the World
The highest mountain is Mount Everest and everyone knows it. How about the second highest one or the fifth highest one? Are you an adventure traveler looking for some adrenaline actions?
Here is the list of top ten highest mountains in the world for you to visit.
1. Mount Everest
Reaching 8,848m above sea level, this mountain is the top in the list. Located in the border of Nepal and Tibet, the mountain can be reached through both the countries. People reach the base camp for an adventurous trip. Those who wish to climb the peak train for more than a year to gain physical and mental stamina to do so. The best time to visit the base camp or for climbing, is between April and June or, between September and November. During these seasons, the temperature will be comparatively warm and the place will be dry too.
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K2 or Mount Godwin Austen perches up to 8611 m above sea level. Located on China and Pakistan border, this mountain is famous for climbing and trekking. Winter is the worst time to visit this mountain as it experiences extreme storms that span for several days. The base camp for this mountain is located in Pakistan. It is one of the most difficult mountain to ascend and it has a high fatality rate next to Annapurna. Thus, seasonal tourists do not try to go beyond the base camp.
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Located in Sikkim of India and Nepal, this peak stands at 8,586m. The scenic view of this mountain can be enjoyed from Darjeeling in India and Ilam of Nepal. From the Darjeeling war memorial, one can enjoy a clear view of the peak. Permission to ascend the mountain is denied from India due to locals considering the peak to be sacred. Trekking choose Nepal route to ascend. For trekking, the most pleasing route to the foothill is Goecha La located in Sikkim.
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At a height of 8,516, this tall mountain stands in Tibet. It borders Tibet and Khumbu of Nepal. It is very close to Mount Everest and it is one of the most difficult mountains to climb because of the extreme weather condition. The base camp of this mountain is Everest Base Camp. After Camp 3, mountaineers take a different route to reach Lhotse.
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At 8,485m, this mountain borders Nepal and China. The mountain is very famous for Makalu Barun Valley located on the base of the mountain. During summer, the valley turns into a lush green paradise with high waterfalls, craggy rock, wild colorful flowers, deep gorges, lush forests and it homes several species of birds and animals. Although famous among ice climbers, Makalu is not chosen by most of the mountaineers due to its difficult geographical elements.
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6. Cho Oyu
Standing at a height of 8,188m, this mountain runs from Nepal to China. Hiking, climbing and mountaineering are common in this mountain. Those who have completed mountaineering course and have knowledge on using oxygen supplements are only allowed to climb the peak. Sherpas assist climber to complete their task. Due to its moderate slopes, it is one of the easiest mountains to climb.
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Located in Nepal, this mountain stands 8,167m tall. In 19th century, this mountain was considered as the tallest mountain in the world. Tourists visit Poon Hills to get a clear view of the mountain range. Many mountaineers consider this mountain, easy to climb. It is not common for tourists to choose this mountain base for trekking.
This mountain is 8,163m tall and stands in Nepal. You can find numerous trekking routes in this mountain range. Most of the routes start from Annapurna Circuit Trek. Registered guides are available for tourists to hire. The ancient salt trading route is very common among tourists as the route covers many scenic spots, pine covered Syala village, Buddhist monasteries and others. Spring and pre-monsoon seasons are considered to be the best time to visit this mountain.
9. Nanga Parbat
Standing 8,1726m over mean sea level, this mountain is located in Pakistan. This mountain is tagged as Killer Mountain because of the complexity in ascending the mountain. The southern side of the mountain is called RupalFace, it is the highest mountain face in the world. Rupal Valley, close to the mountain is an important attraction here. Avid mountaineers visit Nanga Parbat for ascending.
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Tagged as the most deadly mountain in the world, This is the most difficult mountain to climb. This is a cluster of 30 different mountains. Tourists visit this mountain rage for some adventures trekking time. There are three main trekking routes very common among tourists. The trekking route takes one to four days to complete. Mountain biking is becoming common in Mustang district. Find here complete info : Annapurna Circuit
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These top highest mountains are considered to be mighty and dangerous even for the avid climbers. If you are looking for tourism activities, choose trekking routes that are specified for amateurs and choose to hire reputed guide wherever possible.