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Mountain means the large landform that rises above the surrounding land. It is formed by Tectonic forces and Volcanism, and then locally raises from the surface of the earth. Mountains slowly erode through the rivers, weather conditions, and glaciers. They are called the Mountains because they are situated at the high altitudes 5000-6000m above sea-level.
A mountain region means a high altitude area of Central Asia. Generally, the Mountain region starts from 4000 meters or more above sea level. Nepal’s landscape includes Mount Everest, and the other 7 of the world’s top 10 highest peaks.
Generally in the Mountain region, you can find the legendary habitat of the mythical creature snowman. The Mountain region is a level from where the snow line occurs around 5000-5500 meters. This region mainly has a snowy and cold climate and rough topographic conditions and human inhabitants.
People around mountains depend upon the foreign currency and their economic activities are limited and laborious. The low-lying valleys are mostly confined to farming and the river basins.
Nepal Densely Populated Mountain Region In The World:
Yes, you heard it right. Nepal is a densely populated mountain region in the world. Although it is a small country, Nepal is filled with mountain regions and out of the top 10 world’s highest peaks. Eight of those mountains are situated in the Death Zone or above 8000m. However, Nepal is filled with more mountains. To be exact, there are 78 mountains in Nepal.
Due to the dense mountain regions in Nepal, it helps millions of people in living because mountains help in supplying water sources, food, biodiversity, energy, and other services,. Because of that Nepal is the world’s second-richest country in water resources. It contains over 6000 rivers, aka rivulets.
With that being said, you can truely exprience Kasol in December by visiting one of those top mountains in Nepal. Keep reading, and you can find out what I mean.
Here Is The List of 8 Mountains That Are Over 8000m High In Nepal:
1. Mount Everest - The Highest Mountain of the World: (Himalaya Mountain)
Mount Everest is one of the highest mountains in the world. It hits the world measure of 8848m (29029ft) above sea level in height. It was first submitted by a New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal on May 29. Mount Everest has its different names like Chomolungma in China, which means the Goddess Mother of the Snow, and called Sagarmatha in Nepal. It becomes one of the most tourist attraction in Nepal.
Mount Everest in the Himalaya mountain has different climbing routes, but only 2 of them are mainly in use to reach the summit. they are the Southern, (AKA: standard route) and Northern routes in Tibet. Mainly the southern route/Standard route is used because it’s the easier way to climb the mountain. However, more than 600 climbers from different countries have climbed the summit through both north and south.
If you ever decided to see Mt. Everest, you should visit Sagarmatha National Park. It is a national park in the Himalaya mountain east of Nepal. Surrounding the park beautiful scenic of the Dudh Kosi River and Bhotekoshi River. You can also capture Gokyo Lake. From the Sagarmataha National Park, you can hike across the Himalaya trek and set up a base camp to rest.
2. Kanchenjunga Mountain: The Third Highest Mountain In The World.
Kanchenjunga is the second highest mountain of Nepal and the third highest peak in the world. It reaches an elevation of 8586m and locates between the border of Nepal and Sikkim. Tibet is also mentioned in the Kanchenjunga range. With its narrow icy ridges many satellite pass rises. Kanchenjunga was not successfully climbed until 1955, in 1905 four members of international parties had first attempted to climb, but they were killed in an avalanche.
Kanchenjunga is famous for Buddhist hikers. While summiting the mountain Tibetian Buddhism followers can be mainly seen. On a trail towards Kanchenjunga, traditional houses can be seen, which have no influence on modern technology. There are 4 different routes to summit Kanchejunja, among which Northeast is the safest way.
3. Lhotse: The Fourth Tallest Mountain In The World
Mount Lhotse is the third highest peak in Nepal and the fourth tallest mountain in the world. It lies in the south of Mount Everest with its long east-west crest, making an elevation of 8516m. With the vertical ridge that never drops below 8000 meters, two mountains summits are connected by South Col. As a matter of fact, Lhotse is connected with Everest. Sometimes, it is identified as the south peak of Everest.
Mt. Lhotse was firstly climbed by the two Swiss, Fritz Luchsinger and Ernest Reiss in 1956. There are two subsidiary peaks in addition to the main summit: Nuptse and Lhotse Shar. Nuptse is the highest peak on the Mountain’s West Ridge and Lhotse Sha is east of the main summit.
4. Mount Makalu: The Fifth Highest Mountain In The World.
Mount Makalu is the fourth highest mountain in Nepal and the fifth highest mountain in the world. With an elevation of 8,463m, it is located, the Mahalangur Himalayas, 14 miles east of Mount Everest. Makalu is a Sanskrit word, which means Maha Kala.
It is also one of the highest mountains in the world with its four perfect pyramid structures. Makalu alone has impressive size, on which marvelous beauty can be seen. It is an isolated peak with a staggering four-sided pyramid shape.
Makalu was firstly climbed by a French group in the year 1955. The summit itself is the International border between Nepal and Tibet.
5. Mount Cho Oyu:
Mount Cho Oyu is the fifth highest mountain of Nepal and the Sixth highest mountain in the world. It reaches an elevation of 8,2201m. Mount Cho Oyu is located in the west of Everest and Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal with the Tibetian border. Cho Oyu is a Tibetian word which means goddess. It is surrounded by the highest mountains with Everest and Lhotse. It is bordered between Nepal and Tibet. Cho Oyu is known as the easiest 8000m mountain in the world because it is easier to climb.
For intermediate climbers who want to attempt an 8000m peak climbing, Cho Oyu is an achievable undertaking. It lies in the heart of the Tibetian and Nepalese Himalayas as the sixth highest mountain in the world, which blesses climbers with the astonishing views Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other many Himalayan peaks.
6. Dhaulagiri Massif (Mountain Range In Nepal):
The Dhaulagiri Massif is the sixth highest mountain of Nepal and the seventh highest mountain in the world. With an elevation of 8167m, it lies in the western-central of Nepal. It is positioned on the northwest of Annapurna and the western side of the deep Kali Gandaki river. Dhaulagiri is a Sanskrit name which means White Mountain. The highest point of the Gandaki river basin is Dhaulagiri.
Dhaulagiri is the highest mountain that is entirely located in Nepal. From the north side of the mountain, many attempts were made by Swiss, French, Argentine, and Austrian climbers between 1950-1959 to reach the summit of Dhaulagiri but each attempt was failed.
7. Manaslu Circuit Trek (Nepal Himalaya):
Mount Manaslu is Nepal’s 7th highest peak and the world’s eighth highest mountain. With an elevation of 8163m, it is located east of the Annapurna, which is the 10th highest mountain in the world. Its name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word. It means Mountain of the Spirit. It lies in the Manaslu Conservation Area.
Manaslu valley/ Manaslu circuit trek has many highly endangered animals, unlike other regions. Gurung is the main ethnic group in this region. This region is also the landmark of the Buddhist religion. Many massive Himalayan can be observed from the summit of the Manaslu.
8. Annapurna Massif:
Annapurna massif is the eighth highest peak of Nepal and the tenth highest mountain in the world. With an elevation of 8091m, it is located at the east of a great gorge that cuts through the Kali Gandhi river. Annapurna is the first 8000-meter mountain which was successfully climbed. Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which means Goddess of the harvests or provider of grains. Annapurna itself is the famous mountain in the world.
Although it is the tenth highest mountain in the world, it is one of the dangerous mountains to climb. It lies in the Annapurna Conservation area.
Nepal is a beautiful country that has an amazing landscape. Among the top 10 world’s highest peaks, 8 of them are situated in Nepal. There are many amazing things and hidden secrets of the Trekking in Nepal. From the world’s highest peak to the world’s dangerous and easier peaks. Nepal is filled with Natural Beauty.
Have you visited any of the tallest mountains in Nepal?