A morning shot of Fairy Meadows and Nanga Parbat. » Photography by Imrankhakwani

A morning shot of Fairy Meadows and Nanga Parbat. » Photography by Imrankhakwani

  1. Mount Everest
    » 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level
    » Located on the border between Nepal and the autonomous region of Tibet (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps)
    » First summitted by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953
  2. K2
    » Also known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori
    » 8,611 metres (28,251 ft) above sea level
    » Located on the border between China and Pakistan (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps)
    » First summitted gy Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni in 1954
  3. Kangchenjunga
    » Located on the border between Nepal and India, approximately 125 kilometres from Everest (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps)
    » At elevation of 8,586 metres (28,169 ft), it is the second highest mountain in the Himalayas
    » First summitted by Joe Brown and George Brand in 1955
  4. Lhotse
    » 8,516 metres (27,940 ft) elevation
    » The summit of Lhotse is on the border between the Khumbu region of Nepal and Tibet (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps)
    » First summitted by Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger  in 1956
  5. Makalu
    » 8,485 metres (27,766 ft) elevation
    » Located 19km southeast of Everest, on the border between Nepal and China (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps)
    » First summited in 1955 by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy
  6. Cho Oyu
    » 8,188 metres (26,864 ft) elevation
    » Located on the border between China and Nepal (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps)
    » First summitted by Austrians Joseph Jöchler and Herbert Tichy, as well Pasang Dawa Lama from Nepal, in 1954
  7. Dhaulagiri
    » 8,167 metres (26,795 ft) metres elevation
    » Located in Nepal, it is the highest mountain within the borders of a single country (OpenStreetMaps / Google Maps)
    » First summited by Kurt Diemberger, A. Schelbert, E. Forrer, Nawang Dorje, and Nyima Dorje in 1960
  8. Manaslu
    » 8,163 metres (26,781 ft) above sea level
    » Located in Nepal (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps)
    » First summitted in 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu
  9. Nanga Parbat
    » 8,126 metres (26,660 ft) above sea level
    » Located in the Diamer District of Gilgit-Baltistan region, Pakistan (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps)
    » First summitted by Hermann Buhl in 1953
  10. Annapurna
    » Annapurna is a massif comprising of 30 mountains over 6,000 metres
    » Annapurna 1 is the highest at 8,091 metres (26,545 ft) above sea level
    » Located in Nepal (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps)
    » First summited in 1950 by a French expedition led by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal
  11. Gasherbrum I
    » 8,080 metres (26,510 ft) above sea level
    » Gasherbrum I is part of the Gasherbrum massif
    » Located in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan (OpenStreetMaps / Google Maps)
    » First climbed by Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman in 1958
  12. Broad Peak
    » 8,047 metres (26,401 ft) above sea level
    » Located on the border of Pakistan and China (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps)
    » First summited by Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl in 1957
  13. Gasherbrum II
    » 8,034 metres (26,358 ft) above sea level
    » Located on the border between Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan, and Xinjiang, China (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps)
    » First summitted by Fritz Moravec, Josef Larch, and Hans Willenpart in 1956
  14. Shishapangma
    » Also known as Gosainthān
    » 8,027 metres (26,335 ft) above sea level
    » Located entirely within Tibet (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps)
    » First summitted in 1964 by a Chinese expedition led by Xǔ Jìng

For comparison, Aconcagua (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps) is located in the Principal Cordillera of the Andes mountain range, in Mendoza Province, Argentina. It is the highest mountain in the Americas and the highest outside of Asia, being the highest in both the Southern and Western hemispheres with a summit elevation of 6,961 metres.

Mount Logan (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps) is the highest point in Canada at 5,959 metres (19,551 ft). It is located in the St. Elias Mountains of southwestern Yukon. The highest mountain in North America is Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley) (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps) at 6190 metres (20,310 ft) in the U.S. state of Alaska.

I have added these to my Google Maps List of Highest Peaks

Last Updated on August 25, 2020