The Himalayan range of Nepal has eight of fourteen 8,000-meter mountains in the world. In addition to the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, there are seven other high mountains that soar above 8,000 meters from sea level. The Himalayan range that stretches from east to west in the northern part of Nepal is the home to these eight 8,000-meter peaks.
Although some other highest mountains also fall in the Himalayas, Nepal shares the part of eight of them. We are going to talk about those 8,000-meter mountains in Nepal in this post today.
Everest (8,848m/29,029 ft.)
The highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, lies in the Himalayas of Nepal. Mt. Everest is one of the strong backbones of Nepal that get recognition to this country in the international arena. Two men – Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa – climbed this highest mountain in the world on 29 May 1953. This mountain has ever since become an absolute adventure destination, be it for the climbing or just a trekking adventure to the Everest Base Camp.
Mt. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world and the second in Nepal. This mountain lies in the eastern part of Nepal and had seen the successful ascent on 25 May 1955. Two British mountaineers, George Band and Joe Brown, had summited the mountain for the first time.
Lhotse stands face to face with the Everest. As the fourth highest mountain in the world and the third in Nepal, Lhotse also attracts lots of climbers every year now. This mountain saw the humans on its top on 18 May 1956. Two Swiss mountaineers, Fritz Luchsinger and Ernst Reiss, had successfully climbed the mountain.
Another 8,000-meter mountain that lies in Nepal is the 8,484-meter high Mt. Makalu. This beautiful and high-soaring mountain lies on the Mahalangur range of the Himalayas. On 15 May 1955, Mt. Makalu saw two French mountaineers, Jean Couzy and Lione Terray, as the first people to reach the Makalu summit.
Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft)
Cho Oyu is another beautiful mountain that soars higher than 8,000 meters above sea level and lies in Nepal. 19 October 1954, Cho Oyu saw three Mountaineers on top of it.
The impressive Dhaulagiri I mountain stands on the Himalayan range of Nepal. The 7th highest mountain in the world and the 6th in Nepal, Dhaulagiri is one of the most adventurous mountains to climb. This mountain was climbed on 13 May 1960 for the first time.
Standing at the elevation of 8,163 meters above sea level, Mt. Manaslu is the 7th highest mountain in the world and the 6th in Nepal. This 8,000-meter peak was climbed on 9 May 1956 by Japanese and a Nepali mountaineer.
Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft)
Annapurna I is the first ever 8,000-meter mountain to see people at its top. A French team led by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal climbed the mountain for the first time and reached the summit on 03 June 1950.
These eight mountains in addition to many other wonderful mountain peaks have been the attractions for adventure tourism. Every year, these mountains and the regions see a lot of adventure travelers coming their way to these mountains. The Himalaya has surely played a significant role in attracting visitors from around the world and that also has gained the recognition of Nepal in the world.
Now, you know the names of 8,000-meters Mountains in Nepal. Can you name the rest of the six in the world? If you know the names of other six 8,000-meter mountains, share with us in the comment.