List of 8000m mountains in Nepal


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All of the Nepal’s 8000m mountains lies in the Himalayas. Himalayas is a mountain range in Asia. Himalayas separate the plains of Indian subcontinent with Tibetan Plateau. Himalayas has the most of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt. Everest – the highest mountain peak in the world. Himalayas has ten of the fourteen 8000m peaks and Nepal has eight of the fourteen 8000m either wholly inside the country or being bordered with either China or India.

Eight 8000m mountains of Nepal are as follows:
Name Elevation Remarks
Mount Everest 8,848m (29,029 ft) It’s summit marks the international border between Nepal and China (Tibet). The first offical ascent was made in 29 May 1953 by Tenzing Norgay & Edmund Hillary.
Kangchenjunga 8,586 m (28,169 ft) It is the third highest mountain of the world. It has five peaks, three of the five peaks (main, central and south) lies at the border between Nepal and India and two peaks (West and Kangbache) lies in Nepal. It was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band.
Lhotse 8,516 metres (27,940 ft) It is the fourth highest mountain of the world and lies at the internation border between Nepal and China (Tibet). It was first climbed on 18 May 1956 by Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger.
Makalu 8,485 metres (27,838 ft) It is the fifth highest mountain of the world and lies at the internation border between Nepal and China (Tibet). It was first climbed on 15 May 1955 by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy.
Cho Oyu 8,188 metres (26,864 ft) It is the Sixth highest mountain of the world and lies at the internation border between Nepal and China (Tibet). It was first climbed on 19 October 1954 by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama.
Dhaulagiri 8,167 metres (26,795 ft) It is the Seventh highest mountain of the world. It was first climbed on 13 May 1960 by Kurt Diemberger, A. Schelbert, E. Forrer, Nawang Dorje and Nyima Dorje.
Manaslu 8,163 metres (26,781 ft) It is the Eighth highest mountain of the world. It was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu.
Annapurna I 8,091 metres (26,545 ft) It is the Tenth highest mountain of the world and the first 8000m to be climbed. It was first climbed on 3 June 1950 by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal.

Benefits of Mountains for Nepal

Nepal has immensely benefitted from having this wonders of nature. Not only they look stunning but also has been major revenue source for the country. People from all over the world come to see this majestic mountains every year. There has been proper trekking route direct to the base camp of the mountain and even there’s possibilty to circumnavigate them by a cicuit trek. Trekking in Nepal is the main adventure driven feet every people want to have. Everest Base Camp trek and Annapurna Circuit trek has been regarded as the best treks in the world.

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