25 Highest Mountains In The World

Posted by on January 2, 2013


Mount Elbrus

Mount ElbrusMount Elbrus is a dormant volcano located in the western Caucasus mountain range, in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay–Cherkessia, Russia, near the border of Georgia. Its peak is the highest in the Caucasus, in Russia.

Puncak Jaya

Puncak JayaPuncak Jaya or Carstensz Pyramid (4,884 m) is the highest summit of Mount Carstensz in the Sudirman Range of the western central highlands of Papua province, Indonesia.

Vinson Massif

Vinson MassifVinson Massif is the highest mountain of Antarctica, lying in the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains, which stand above the Ronne Ice Shelf near the base of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Pico de Orizaba

Pico de OrizabaThe Pico de Orizaba, or Citlaltépetl, is a stratovolcano, the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America. It rises 5,636 metres (18,491 ft) above sea level in the eastern end of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, on the border between the states of Veracruz and Puebla.

Mount Logan

Mount LoganMount Logan is the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest peak in North America, after Mount McKinley (Denali).

Pico Cristóbal Colón

Pico Cristóbal ColónPico Cristóbal Colón is the highest mountain in Colombia, with an estimated height of 5,700 metres (18,700 ft).

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount KilimanjaroKilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcanic mountain in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level.

Mount McKinley

Mount McKinleyMount McKinley, or Denali (Koyukon Athabaskan for “The High One”), in Alaska, is the highest mountain peak in the United States and in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,320 feet (6,194 m) above sea level.


AconcaguaAconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas at 6,960.8 m (22,837.3 ft). It is located in the Andes mountain range, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, and lies 112 kilometres (70 mi) west by north of its capital, the city of Mendoza.

Mount Everest

Mount EverestMount Everest or Qomolangma is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point.
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  • Den

    “If we were to measure by peak height above sea level then starting with Mount Everest all 25 of the tall mountains in the world would be in the Himalayas. The problem with doing that, however, is that the dividing line between a mountain with multiple peaks and separate mountains is not always clear. For this reason a better measurement to use is called “topographic prominence” (basically how much the mountain sticks out from the surrounding landscape).”

    You guys need to chill out and read before commenting…

  • http://www.vhalaudzi.co.za LLOYD CHISA

    The highest mountain in the world MILIGE at south africa

  • mary

    i need ten examples of rocks and hills

  • arthur

    I thought 2nd highest mountain was K2 at 8,611m.

    • http://www.itsfunny.co Faizan

      I think the writer must be drunk or he is a racist :-/ K2 is 2nd highest and the mountain on 9# is also wrong.. The 9th highest mountain is Nanga Parbat (Naked Mountain) in Pakistan! I

      • Harry

        Why throw in the race card. Pathetic!

    • Varney T.Mason

      The highest mountain in the world is mount.Everest.

  • awi

    dat is rite

  • amoschuks

    i will like to know how this mountains are being clasified

    • chris

      The preamble clearly states the methodology: prominence.

  • http://goegle yahaya sahal

    totally wrong list

    • ME


  • http://www.webaholic.tk atharva

    you should know to arrange them

  • Ukpong Godwin Effiong

    Is part of me to go on deep finding on mountain

    • dujuan


  • Kiyani

    Don’t understand concept behind this list. This list is wrong

  • Engineer ibrahimsayyadee

    Where is kilemanjaro located

  • Anup

    Above stat is totally misleading ……as Tom said 8 out of 10 peak of the world is in Nepal….

    • Nepalese

      That is quite right. 9 out of world’s 11 highest peaks lie in Nepal.

      • Mahmood Ul Hassan

        My dear friends, Let me take this opportunity to clear some of the doubts which have been created by measuring highest mountains as it sticks out to the surrounding area, which is a wrong concept of measuring highest mountains. You may call these peaks anything but the highest mountains. I will come back with each measurement of the mountains later but to enhance basic information for all, I would like to tell you that there are only 11 peaks in the world which are above 8000 meters and they are called the “Eight Thousanders”. 7 of these peaks lie in Nepal and Five are in Pakistan, the 12th peak which sometimes is considered as Eight Thousander is call Gasherbrum 4 but is actually 1 meter short of 8000 meters, due to extreme snow fall it does go just over 8000 meters. I hope my information would give some back ground on the subject.

        • MP

          Did you really not read his introduction? This is a list of mountains ranked by topographical prominence, not actual height.

  • shashi thakur

    this list is wrong…check this list..and admin plz correct your list…

    1. Mount Everest / Himalayas Nepal/Tibet / 29,035
    2. K2 (Mount Godwin Austen) / Karakoram / Pakistan/China / 28,250
    3. Kangchenjunga / Himalayas / India/Nepal / 28,169
    4. Lhotse / Himalayas / Nepal/Tibet / 27,940
    5. Makalu / Himalayas / Nepal/Tibet / 27,766
    6. Cho Oyu / Himalayas / Nepal /Tibet / 26,906
    7. Dhaulagiri / Himalayas / Nepal / 26,795
    8. Manaslu / Himalayas / Nepal / 26,781
    9. Nanga Parbat / Himalayas / Pakistan 26,660
    10. Annapurna /Himalayas /Nepal

  • Tony

    Why did you not put the mountains in order from the highest to lowest? Next time make anotherone with all of the mountains of the world.

  • kimwele

    what about mt kenya

  • Izuchukwu Charles Makaveli

    thanks I appreciate the effort keep it on

  • tim taiwo

    nice work.keep it up.

  • ndungu abraham

    mt KENYA. where?

  • Ed

    Why would you make a list like this and not put them in order… FAIL

    • Asif

      Appreciate what u learned rather asking someone to arrange it in order. Do it by urself if u need it. Everything is not suppose to be spoon fed.

  • Maddie Soard

    I love the list thank you so much!!!

  • amit makwana

    I like watching mountain

  • Sandra Easby

    I very much enjoy
    Looking at the list of 25.

  • tom

    it says hightst mountain in the world out of 10: 8 of the highest mountain are in Nepal.

    • Anup

      Thats true Tom….