Saturday, 13 July 2013

your adventure of tracking the top 5 highest mountain in the world

1.Mount Everest:

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world as measured by the height of its summit above sea level, which is 8,848 meters or 29,028 feet.

It is also called Chomolungma or Qomolangma in Tibetan language and Sagarmatha in Nepali. Other than weather and climbing sickness, Everest does not pose any serious challenge to its climber.


K2 is the second highest mountain in the world. It is also called Godwin Austin. It is located in the Karakoram segment of the Himalayan range.

 On the border between the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China.However, those who climb K2 must acquire entry via Pakistan as the Chinese side is inaccessible.


kanchenjunga is its Nepali name while it is calles  SewaLungma in Limbu language and it is the third highest mountain in the world (after Mount Everest and K2) with an altitude of 8,586 meters (28,169 feet).

 Kangchenjunga is generally regarded as the highest mountain in India and the second highest peak in Nepal.Kangchenjunga translated means “The Five Treasures of Snows”, as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 meters.


Lhotse is named officially in Nepal, in China officially Lhozê; it is the fourth highest mountain on Earth and is connected to Mount Everest via the South Col.
In addition to the main summit at 8,516 metres above sea level, Lhotse Middle (East) is 8,414 metres and Lhotse Shar is 8,383 metres. It is located at the border between Tibet (China) and Nepal.


Makalu (in Nepal) is the fifth highest  mountain in the world and is located 22 km (14 miles) east of  Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet. Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.
 Makalu has two notable subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse, or Makalu II, 7,678 m (25,190 ft) is the second peak. Makalu is the only Nepalese 8,000 m peak which has yet to be climbed in true winter conditions.


Monika said...

For adventure lovers Shimla, Manali, Leh are great. There you will find a lot of treks also. I have visited Shimla once from the Rajkot.

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