Expertise 32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

Dave and I have been speaking the opposite day about all of the treks and hikes we have accomplished on earth and realized that we have both seen or skilled a lot of the tallest mountains on this planet first hand.

Having been to 110 international locations on all seven continents we have been to the highest of Kilimanjaro and Kinabalu, gazed at Mount Everest from the EBC trek, taken an exciting scenic flight over Mount McKinley and hiked components of the Andes.

We have trekked to totally different components of the Alps and Himalayas and stood in awe of the Rocky Mountains.

So, whereas sipping sizzling cocoa throughout the vacation season, we thought we might reminisce in regards to the tallest mountains on this planet that we have visited or witnessed with our personal eyes. Plus, we have dropped in a number of mountains we nonetheless have but to discover.

Tallest Mountains on Earth

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

The Himalayas

Asia is house to the tallest mountain vary on earth – The Himalayas. So we thought we might begin right here.

We have had the pleasure of mountaineering the Himalayan mountain vary in Nepal and Bhutan. However this mammoth vary cuts via China, India, and Pakistan.

When trekking via the Himalayas, we actually felt like we might contact somewhat piece of heaven. It is among the most placing and awe-inspiring locations we have ever seen.

1. Mount Everest – Nepal

After we have been youthful, it was a dream to summit Mount Everest. As we grew older and wiser, we realized trek to Everest Base Camp was simpler on each our pocketbook at our security.

At eight,848 m – 29,zero29 toes above sea stage, Mount Everest is the indeniable world’s highest mountain.

A trek to Mount Everest Base Camps provides climbers the chance to see Everest a number of occasions throughout the multiday trek. Mockingly, you can not see the summit from base camp, however it’s a tremendous vacation spot to succeed in and look at the Khumba Ice circulate first hand.

We trekked via Sagamartha Nationwide Park in Nepal however Mount Everest additionally borders Tibet. From what we perceive, the Tibet base camp climb is now closed to folks with out permits.

Different Himalayan Mountains

A whole article in regards to the tallest mountains on this planet might be written in regards to the Himalayas.

The Himalayas home eight of the over eight,000 meter (26,246 foot) peaks.

We noticed many from our Everest Base Camp Trek from 8000 meters to gorgeous 6000-meter peak mountains too.

Some well-known mountains alongside the route are.

2. Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on earth at 8516 meters. (27939 toes)three. Mount Makalu is the fifth tallest mountain at 8481 meters tall. (27,824 toes)four. Cho Oyu is the sixth tallest mountain on this planet at 8201 meters excessive. (26,906 toes)5. Nuptse is farther down the record at quantity 12 being 7861 meters excessive (25,790 toes)

6. Ama Dablam

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

Ama Dablam is 6812 meters (22349 toes) excessive. It could be a few thousand meters decrease in top than the opposite Himalayan mountains we noticed, nevertheless it is among the most lovely with a definite jagged peak that towered overhead as we trekked to Everest Base Camp.

There are about half a dozen tall mountains between Mount Nuptse and Ama Dablam that weren’t positioned alongside the EBC Trek.

These we did not see as they’re scattered all through Pakistan, India, and Tibet.

However as we lower to the following set of excessive mountains, we take you to the ultimate two peaks on the Everest Base Camp path.

7. Lobuche standing at 6119 meters (20075 toes) tall. I will always remember our acclimatization day the place we hiked simply above Namche Bazaar in Nepal and have been surrounded by lots of the peaks listed above together with Lobuche.eight. Island Peak stands at 6160 meters (20209 toes) tall and is definitely seen from Gorak Shep. Gorep Shep is the finaly settlement earlier than Base Camp. Island Peak is among the most summited mountains within the Everest Area. From what we understood, many individuals use this as a follow climb earlier than tackling Everest.

9. Annapurna

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

We additionally made our solution to Pokhara Nepal to discover the Annapurna Circuit.

Annapurna has a whopping 13 peaks over 7000 meters and Annapurna itself is the 10 highest mountain on earth at 8091 meters.

We had each intention of doing the Annapurna Circuit, however after Everest, we discovered ourselves to be a bit lazy and determined to simply do some small treks and mountain biking within the mountains right here.

We remorse it to at the present time.


32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

The Himalayan Mountains of Bhutan aren’t fairly as huge as Nepal and Pakistan, nevertheless it does have a number of 7000-meter peaks.

Gangkhar Puensem is the best mountain in Bhutan at 7,570 meters (24,840 ft). What makes this mountain distinctive is that it is usually the best unclimbed mountain on this planet.

We trekked alongside the Tibetan border throughout our Laya Trek the place we noticed a number of of the highest peaks on earth together with:

10. Mount Jumolhari 7314m 11. Mount Masagang 7194 m 12. Mount Jichu Drake 6989m13. Mount Tsherimgang 6789m.

It was a stupendous trek and we obtained to satisfy the king of Bhutan on the finish of it!

14. Kangchenjunga – Nepal

When writing a “prime record” of something, the highest three ought to all the time be included. So, we’re together with the third highest mountain on earth regardless that we knew nothing about it earlier than I started scripting this publish.

We have not seen it ourselves and it’s one in all lesser climbed mountains of the over 8000-meter peaks, however it’s there and positioned between India and Nepal.

We wish to suppose that we flew over it when touring from Delhi to Neap for our travels via Sagarmatha and Anapurna. We did see plenty of lovely peaks throughout that flight!

15. K2 – Pakistan

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

We have not been to K2, however between the entire mountains we listed above, there’s a greater one and it’s K2.

K2 is the second-highest mountain on this planet positioned within the second-highest mountain vary on this planet.

The Karakoram mountain vary borders, India, Pakistan and China and homes the remaining 4 8000 meter peaks like Nanga Parbat.

K2 (initially named Mount Godwin Austen) is taken into account probably the most tough and harmful mountain to climb on this planet.

Not like Mount Everest, it’s a technical climb and never simply any wealthy particular person can conquer K2.

Situated on the China/Pakistan border it reaches eight,611 meters (28,251 ft) into the air. We have not laid eyes on K2, nor do we have now any intention of climbing it, however I might like to see it at some point!

16. Mount Kinabalu – Borneo

Mount Kinabalu was the very first mountain we ever climbed and we have been hooked.

By Himalayan requirements, it’s a tiny mountain at solely 4095 meters (toes)

Nevertheless it was the primary mountain we ever climbed and it’s gorgeous.

The 2-day climb is harder than one would count on with a tricky collection of steep steps resulting in base camp.

Our calves have been killing us on the finish of that trek, nevertheless it was a tremendous feat and obtained us prepared for extra treks in our future.


32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

After touring all through South East Asia and getting our toes moist with smaller mountain climbs, our subsequent cease was Africa.

It was our dream to climb Mount Kilimanjaro after tackling Mount Kinabalu, and some years later, we did it!

17. Mount Kilimanjaro – Tanzania

After I was younger, I believed Mount Kilimanjaro was proper up there with Everest, however as I shortly came upon, it’s effectively beneath any of the Himalaya mountains.

However it’s Africa’s highest peak and it’s spectacular.

What makes Mount Kilimanjaro so superb is that it’s the world’s tallest freestanding mountain.

It rises above the Serengeti precisely how Toto described it of their track Africa.

The seven-day climb is among the most unusual on this planet beginning in a tropical rainforest going via totally different ecosystems to forests, moorlands, mountain deserts, and eventually, summit local weather zone.

We did the whiskey route, also called the Machame Route and it was plenty of enjoyable!

After we reached the highest of Uhuru Peak, the emotion was excessive.

18. Mount Kenya – Kenya

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

Mount Kenya is the second-highest mountain in Africa and Kenya’s highest peak.

Like K2 to Everest, we have now heard that Mount Kenya is extra of a technical climb.

Batian is the best of three peaks on the mountain at 5,199 (17057 toes) for skilled rock climbers.

The second highest peak is for multi-pitch climbers and the third might be accomplished with out climbing expertise, however it’s nonetheless more durable technically than Kilimanjaro.

Boy, I want I climbed this once we have been mountain climbing commonly.

19. Mount Mawenzi – Tanzania

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

Africa’s third highest peak is definitely positioned on Mount Kilimanjaro. There are three volcanic cones on Kili. The very best level is Uhuru Peak, and the second is Mawenzi standing 5,149 meters (16,893 toes)

I bear in mind seeing this summit from our camp simply two days earlier than our climb and that’s when all of it actually hit house, simply what a feat it’s to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Take a look at our Kilimanjaro Climb

North America

20. Mount Denali aka Mount McKinley

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

We have been very excited to go to Alaska, North America’s closing frontier. Whereas many individuals go to in on a cruise – together with us twice, the land portion of Alaska is a should!

We spent 5 days exploring Alaska by practice and had the privilege of taking a scenic flight round Denali.

Getting up shut and private to this mammoth mountain in a tiny Fokker 50 airplane made us really feel simply how insignificant the human race is. This mountain will go on endlessly, we’re simply non permanent.

21. Mount Logan – Yukon

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

The second highest mountain in North America belongs to Mount Logan within the Yukon.

The Yukon is one in all Canada’s closing frontier and while you go to there your jaw will drop with the vastness of the land and its mountains.

As a matter of truth, 9 of the 10 highest peaks in Canada are positioned within the Yukon!

22. Pico de Orizaba – Mexico

Rounding out the highest three highest mountains in North America is Pico de Orizaba in Mexico.

We now have by no means been to the State of Vera Cruz the place it’s positioned, however my dad and mom have and our plan is to find much more of Mexico within the close to future.

However like we mentioned earlier, we wish to have a pleasant spherical variety of threes.


32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

On the subject of the tallest mountains in Europe, we have not been to the truly tallest. The tallest mountains in Europe are positioned in Russia on the Georgian border. We now have solely pushed via Siberian Russia and we have now by no means been to Georgia.

However if you’re questioning positions one and two go to Mount Elbrus at 5642 meters (18,510 Toes) and Dyktao 5205 meters (17,076 toes) in Russia. Quantity three is Mount Shkhara positioned in Georgia.

This space is named the Caucasus Area and it’s the place you may discover lots of Europe’s tallest mountains.

23. Mont Blanc – France

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

It is not till we get to Mont Blanc at a mere 4808 meters that we get into mountains of Europe that Dave and I’ve seen.

Month Blanc is Europe’s highest mountain exterior the Caucasus.

Situated in France, Mont Blanc is a part of the French Alps.

At any time when we see the Alps, we’re all the time reminded how placing they’re. Individuals have requested, Dave and I what we predict are extra lovely The Rocky Mountains or the Alps.

I might like to say that since I’m Canadian, I choose the Rockies, however the Alps have it fingers down. They’re lovely!

24. Jungfrau – Switzerland


I will always remember our first introduction to the Swiss Alps exploring the unimaginable area of Interlaken.

Mountaineering via the area surrounded by the mighty mountains of Jungfrau, Eiger, and Monch too our breath away. Each actually and figuratively.

25. Monte Rosa – Italy / Switzerland

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

Between the Bernese Alps of Switzerland the place we explored Interlaken and the Pennine Alps the place the second tallest mountain in Europe is discovered, Switzerland homes 9 of the ten tallest mountains within the Alps!

Monte Rosa is the second highest peak within the Alps bordering each Italy and Switzerland.

The Alps are stuffed with lovely mountains. Switzerland and France aren’t the one international locations to name the Alps house.

Germany, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Monaco, and Liechtenstein all home The Alps.

We have had the privilege of witnessing the Italian, Austrian, and German Alps.

26. Zugspitze – Germany

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

Simply this previous summer time we had the possibility to go up Germany’s tallest peak. Zugspitze is positioned in Garmisch Partenkirchen within the lovely Bavarian Alps.

Dwelling to the 1936 Winter Olympics it’s surrounded by Alpine mountains. Zugspitze is barely 2962 meters (9717 meters) excessive, however it’s a powerful sight and it’s straightforward to go up as you’re taking a cable automobile to the highest.

While you’re there, be sure you hike to the Alpsix, one other excessive peak within the Bavarian Alps.

South America

The Andes are the best mountain vary exterior of Asia operating down the West Coast of South America from Venezuela making them the longest continental mountain vary on earth.

In addition to Venezuela, the Andes run via, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.

27. Mount Aconcagua – Argentina

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

The tallest mountain within the Andes is Aconcagua positioned in Argentina. It’s truly one of many seven summits at 6962 meters (22841 toes) tall.

To be included as one of many seven summits, you have to be the tallest mountain on a continent. So Kilimanjaro for Africa and Denali for North America are one other two of the seven summits.

Many individuals make it a objective to climb the seven summits.

Between Argentina and Chile, they’ve 9 of the 10 highest mountains in South America.

We now have solely trekked within the South of Argentina so we have not had the chance to trek via Patagonia but the place the massive peaks are. Nevertheless it’s on our record!

28. Huascarán

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

Peru is the one different nation with a excessive mountain within the prime 10 in South America.

Huascarán is positioned within the Cordillera Mountain Vary which is the best tropical mountain vary on this planet. It’s the fourth highest mountain in South America and is well-liked with climbers.


Earlier than we go away our tallest mountains for good, we can not neglect together with Oceania. Oceania consists of Australia, Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia together with New Zealand.

29. Mount Prepare dinner – New Zealand

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

Out of the tallest mountains in Oceania, we have now solely been to Mount Prepare dinner in New Zealand.

Mount Prepare dinner’s declare to fame is that Sir Edmund Hillary educated right here for Everest.

Do not let its 3724 meters top idiot you. It is a robust technical climb for skilled alpine lovers.

There are giant crevasses and vertical ascents. If you do not have mountaineering expertise, it isn’t one thing to be taken on.

30. Mount Kosciuszko – Australia

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

Australia is not a spot that we consider that has tall mountains, nevertheless it does technically belong within the seven summits record with Mount Kosciuszko.

Mount Kosciuszko is a tiny 2,228 meters (7,310 ft), however it’s the highest mountain in Australia. Situated within the snowy mountains of the Australian Alps, it is a well-liked playground for out of doors actions.

Whereas it’s thought-about one of many seven summits on some lists, there may be one other that would make the declare to fame.

A good way to see mountains is from a sizzling air balloon.

31. Jaya Peak – New Guinea

Jaya Peak in New Guinea is the world’s tallest island peak and is greater than twice the peak of Mount Kosciuszko.

At 4884 meters () it’s greater than twice the peak of Australia’s tallest peak.

32. Mauna Kea – Hawaii

32 of the Tallest Mountains within the World

Talking of the world’s tallest island peak, I’m reminded of the enormous sea cliffs of Hawaii.

At any time when we take a helicopter flight over a Hawaiian Island we’re in awe of its mountains and cliffs.

So it will make sense that the second tallest island peak could be present in Hawaii.

However there’s extra to the story.

Right here you’ll truly discover the world’s tallest mountain that you just did not even know existed.

Mount Everest, could have the best elevation on earth, however Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain on this planet reaching up from the depths of the Pacific Ocean.

For an island, it is peak is a whopping  four,207 meters (13,803 ft) above sea stage, however beneath the surfaces is one other 5800 meters making the overall top of Mauna Kea 10,000 meters (33,000 ft).

Now that is large.

Info in regards to the Tallest Mountains within the World

What are the seven summits?

The seven summits are the best mountains on every continent. Asia is Everest, South America is Aconcagua, Denali for North America, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe and Mount Kosciuszko in Australia.

What number of peaks are above 8000 meters?

There are 14 mountains on this planet above 8000 meters.

What’s the highest mountain vary in North America

The Alaskan Vary is the best mountain vary in North America.

What’s the second tallest mountain on this planet?

K2 is the second tallest mountain on earth positioned within the second-highest mountain vary on this planet, the Karakoram mountain vary.

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