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Himalayan Peaks of Nepal -The Eight Thousanders

Himalayan Peaks of Nepal, the land of Himalayas and has more than 1300 mountain peaks including the highest mountain range in the World. Among them, eight of the mountains are listed on the eight-thousanders being over 8000m high. These mountains have an image of ultimate adventure to conquer and for mountaineers, it’s a dream challenge to climb all the highest mountains in the World. Let us share with you a brief of all the eight-thousanders situated in Nepal.

Mt Everest
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the World and is 8,848 m tall. Also known as Sagarmatha and Chomolungma, was identified in 1852 by George Everest and first climbed by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in 1953. By then many climbers had submitted the mountain and every year many climbers attempt to reach on top.

Mt Kanchenjunga
Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586 m) is the third highest mountain in the world and first summited by Boe Brown and George Band in 1955 from a British expedition team.

Mt Lhotse
Mount Lhotse (8,516 m) is connected to Everest and the fourth highest mountain in the World. First climbed in 1956 by the Swiss team, Mt Lhotse is also considered before climbing Mt Everest for acclimatization.

Mt Makalu
Mount Makalu is at 8,485 m and the fifth highest mountain in the World. First climbed by a French expedition team in 1955 is one of the very popular mountains among mountaineers and had a perfect pyramid shape.

Mt Cho Oyu
Mount Cho Oyu, the sixth-highest peak in the World and is 8,201 m tall. In Tibetan, Cho Oyu means Turquoise Goddess and was first summited in 1954 by the Austrian expedition team.

Mt Dhaulagiri
Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) is the seventh highest peak in the World and is first submitted by a team of Swiss, Nepali and Austrian expedition teams in 1960.

Mt Manaslu
Mount Manaslu (8,163 m) is the eighth highest peak in the World and known as the mountain of Spirit. The mountain is first climbed by a Japanese mountain expedition team in 1956.

Mt Annapurna I
Mount Annapurna I, tallest among the Annapurna mountain range is the tenth highest mountain in the world at 8,091m. Considered as one of the toughest mountains to climb, it was summited first by a French expedition team in 1950.

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