Longest Mountains of The World
Longest mountains: want to know more about the world’s longest mountains and its location? Following are some of the longest mountains of the world
1. Mount Everest: Located in the Himalayas, Mount Everest is known to be the highest mountain on Earth. Its peak is as high as 8848 meters above the sea level. It was given its official name in English by the Royal Geographical society after receiving a recommendation from the then British Surveyor General of India, Mr. Andrew Waugh.
2. K2: K2 proudly boasts itself to be the second highest mountain in the world. It has two other names Chhogori and Mount Godwin-Austen . Its peak is 8611 meters above sea level. It is commonly known to be the highest point in Pakistan as well as the Karakoram Range. People also call it the Savage Mountain since it is extremely difficult to reach its peak. One out of four people trying to reach the peak die while climbing it.
3.Kangchenjunga: Situated between Nepal & Sikkim, Kangchenjunga is famously known as the third highest mountain in the world. Its peak is 8,586 meters above sea level. In 1856, Kangchenjunga was announced to be the third highest mountain in the world. Mr. Joe Brown & Mr. George Band were the first ones to climb this mountain on 25h May, 1955.
4. Lhotse: Situated on the border amidst Tibet & Nepal, Lhotse is known to be the fourth highest mountain in the world. It is acclaimed to have got this position after Mount Everest, K2 and the Kangchenjunga mountains. It has a major summit which is at a height of 8516 meters where as Lhotse Middle (East) has a height of about 8,414 m and Lhotse Shar has a height of 8,383 m.
5. Makalu: Having a total height of 8481 meters, Makalu is known to be the fifth highest mountain in the world. The shape of this peak resembles a four sided pyramid. Located on the border between two countries, Nepal and China, this mountain has two peaks which are very notable. On May 15, 1955, Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy members of a French Expedition led by Mr. Jean Franco were the first ones to be able to climb this mountain.
6. Cho Oyu: At a height of 8,201 meters above sea level, Cho Oyu, is the sixth highest mountain in the world. In Tibetan, the word Cho Oyu is supposed to mean “Turquoise Goddess”. It is located on the border between Tibet & Nepal. As a part of the Austrian Expedition, it was first climbed by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama in 1954.
7. Dhaulagiri: In totality there are fourteen peaks in the world which have a height greater than eight thousand meters, Dhaulagiri is one of them. It has a height of 8167 meters above sea level and is proudly acclaimed to be the seventh largest mountain in the world. The mountain is called as dhaulāgirī in Nepali.
8. Manaslu: Located in Mansiri Himal, Manaslu is also known as Kutang. It is most commonly known as the eighth highest mountain in the world. The mountain is named after the word Manasa. The official meaning of Manaslu is “Mountain of the Spirit”. It was first climbed by two famous mountaineers as a part of the Japanese expedition in the year 1956.