Top 5 Highest Mountains of Nepal

Nepal is home to the tallest mountain in the world – Mt. Along with that, out of ten, eight of the world’s highest mountain lies here in Nepal, therefore Nepal has become of the most attractive location for trekkers, climbers, and hikers from all over the globe. So, we will discuss the top five tallest and famous mountains in Nepal

  1. Mount Everest

Height: 8848 meters

Location: Solukhumbu District. Part of the Khumbu Mahalangur Himalayan Range.

Everest lies in the part of the Khumbu Region. It is named after Sir Gorge Everest and consists of two main climbing routes, one from Nepal and another from Tibet. The first person to climb Mount Everest is Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Mount Everest, as estimated, is Nepal’s biggest generator of revenue in the tourism and trekking industry. The fact that Everest is the most widespread mountain peak in the world has made the Everest region the most sought-after trekking region in the country. Due to the commercialization of trekking journeys, the Everest Base Camp Trek has increased in fame universally; and taking into consideration the many physical attributes of the Everest region like the well-known mountain town of Namche Bazaar, the Tengboche Monastery, Sagarmatha National Park and the vantage point of Kalapatthar, the Khumbu region remains at number one in terms of famed trekking endpoints from around the planet.

  1. Kanchenjunga

Height: 8586 meters

Location: Taplejung District. Part of the Northern Kanchenjunga Himalayan range

The third highest mountain in the world with a height of 8586 meters gives with more than an experience. Providing brilliant sight Kanchejunga being the third highest peak in the world and the second highest peak in Nepal is not considered a thrilling level of striving while trekking to the base camp. For generations, there have also been legends reported by the inhabitants of the areas about a valley of immortality concealed on the slopes of Mountain. The ridge of the mountain forms a watershed to numerous rivers of the area and the central peak of Kanchenjunga is also the home of four main glaciers that flow in the region. When seen from the vantage point of Antu Danda from Ilam, the Kanchenjunga massif looks like a white rugged wall dangling from the sky. There are four climbing directions to reach the summit of the Kanchenjunga Mountain, three lies in Nepal and one in India. Raymond Benson, the author of James Bond books, has also penned down a James Bond journey in the Kanchenjunga Mountain in his book ‘High Time to Kill’.

  1. Lhoste

Height: 8516 meters

Location: The Khumbu region. Part of the Mahalangur Himalayan range and the Everest massif

With a height of 8516m, it is the fourth tallest mountain in the world. Lhotse Mountain is a part of the Mount Everest massif. The name of Lhotse comes from Tibet, and its interpretation means “the South Peak”. It is consist of three noticeable peaks- the main summit which is 8,516 meters, the Lhotse East with elevations of 8,414 meters and the Lhotse Shar at 8,383 meters. Lhotse is a famous substitute to Mount Everest and bonds much of the same route as Everest. It lies on the boundary between Tibet and the Khumbu region and was first climbed by the members of the Swiss mountaineering and Expedition team- Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger in 1956.

  1. Mount Makalu

Height: 8,481 meters

Location: The Khumbu region. A part of the Makalu Mahalangur Himalayan range

Mount Makalu (8,463 m) is also a very prominent expedition from the early in the world. It is the fifth highest mountain. It lies in the Khumbu region of North-eastern Nepal. Mt Makalu has two subordinate peaks. Kangchungtse or Makalu II (7,678mtr.) is north-northwest of the main peak while Chomo Lonzo, the other peak, lies north of it. On 15th May 1955, Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy, members of a French expedition commanded by Jean Franco reached the summit of Mt Makalu. The following day, Franco, G. Magnone, and Sherpa Gyaltsen Norbu also submitted. The north face and the north-east ridge via which they climbed became the regular direction for climbers who came after them. This journey is one of the toughest mountains to effort in the world.

  1. Mount Cho Oyu

Height: 8,188 meters

Location: The Khumbu. Part of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range

It is the sixth-highest mountain in the world, which lies 20 kilometers west of Mount Everest. Cho Oyu is located between China and Nepal and acts like a normal border between the two countries. The mountain’s name has Tibetan origins and the word ‘Cho Oyu’ means ‘Turquoise Goddess’, a name quite appropriate the mountain because of its cerulean tincture. There are many differences in the name of the mountain; it is also frequently mentioned to as “the mighty Head of the Goddess”. Another version of the name also proposes the mountain’s nomenclature is derived from a Tibetan word that means “the Bald God”. This execution sprouts from the Tibetan legend of the two Mountain Gods who demolish in disarray. According to the legend, the Bald God- Cho Oyu turned his back to Chomolungma- the Mother Goddess Mount Everest, because she rejected his offer of matrimony.