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Highest Mountain Peaks of the World

The following table lists the highest mountain peaks of the world including mountain name, mountain range, vertical height, and location, according to the National Geographic Society.

See Named Summits in the U.S. Over 14,000 Feet Above Sea Level for U.S. Peaks.

See also Climbing the World's 14 8,000-meter Peaks, The Seven Summits, Mortals on Mount Olympus: A History of Climbing Everest, and the Everest Almanac.

Mountain peak Range Location Height
ft.m
Everest1 Himalayas Nepal/Tibet 29,0358,850
K2 (Godwin Austen) Karakoram Pakistan/China 28,2508,611
Kanchenjunga Himalayas India/Nepal28,1698,586
Lhotse IHimalayas Nepal/Tibet 27,9408,516
Makalu IHimalayas Nepal/Tibet27,7668,463
Cho OyuHimalayasNepal/Tibet26,9068,201
Dhaulagiri Himalayas Nepal 26,7958,167
Manaslu IHimalayas Nepal 26,7818,163
Nanga Parbat Himalayas Pakistan26,6608,125
Annapurna Himalayas Nepal 26,5458,091
Gasherbrum IKarakoram Pakistan/China26,4708,068
Broad Peak Karakoram Pakistan/China26,4008,047
Gasherbrum IIKarakoramPakistan/China26,3608,035
Shishma Pangma (Gosainthan) Himalayas Tibet 26,2898,013
Annapurna II HimalayasNepal 26,0417,937
Gyachung Kang Himalayas Nepal 25,9107,897
Disteghil Sar Karakoram Pakistan25,8587,882
HimalchuliHimalayasNepal25,8017,864
Nuptse Himalayas Nepal 25,7267,841
Nanda Devi Himalayas India 25,6637,824
Masherbrum Karakoram Kashmir225,6607,821
Rakaposhi Karakoram Pakistan25,5517,788
Kanjut Sar Karakoram Pakistan25,4617,761
Kamet Himalayas India/Tibet 25,4467,756
Namcha Barwa Himalayas Tibet 25,4457,756
Gurla Mandhata Himalayas Tibet 25,3557,728
Ulugh Muztagh Kunlun Tibet 25,3407,723
KungurMuztagh AtaChina25,3257,719
Tirich Mir Hindu Kush Pakistan 25,2307,690
Saser Kangri Karakoram India25,1727,672
Makalu II Himalayas Nepal 25,1207,657
Minya Konka (Gongga Shan)Daxue ShanChina24,9007,590
Kula Kangri Himalayas Bhutan 24,7837,554
Chang-tzu Himalayas Tibet 24,7807,553
Muztagh Ata Muztagh Ata China 24,7577,546
Skyang
Kangri
Himalayas Kashmir 24,7507,544
Ismail Samani Peak (formerly Communism Peak) PamirsTajikistan 24,5907,495
Jongsong PeakHimalayas Nepal24,4727,459
Pobeda PeakTien ShanKyrgyzstan24,4067,439
Sia Kangri Himalayas Kashmir24,3507,422
Haramosh PeakKarakoramPakistan24,2707,397
Istoro NalHindu KushPakistan24,2407,388
Tent PeakHimalayasNepal24,1657,365
Chomo Lhari Himalayas Tibet/Bhutan 24,0407,327
Chamlang Himalayas Nepal 24,0127,319
KabruHimalayasNepal24,0027,316
Alung Gangri Himalayas Tibet 24,0007,315
Baltoro KangriHimalayasKashmir23,9907,312
Muztagh Ata (K-5)Kunlun China 23,8907,282
ManaHimalayasIndia23,8607,273
BaruntseHimalayasNepal23,6887,220
Nepal PeakHimalayasNepal23,5007,163
Amne MachinKunlunChina23,4907,160
Gauri Sankar Himalayas Nepal/Tibet 23,4407,145
BadrinathHimalayasIndia23,4207,138
NunkunHimalayasKashmir23,4107,135
Lenin Peak PamirsTajikistan/Kyrgyzstan 23,4057,134
PyramidHimalayasNepal23,4007,132
ApiHimalayasNepal23,3997,132
PauhunriHimalayasIndia/China23,3857,128
TrisulHimalayasIndia23,3607,120
Korzhenevski Peak PamirsTajikistan 23,3107,105
Kangto Himalayas Tibet 23,2607,090
NyainqentanglhaNyainqentanglha ShanChina23,2557,088
Trisuli HimalayasIndia23,2107,074
Dunagiri Himalayas India 23,1847,066
Revolution Peak PamirsTajikistan 22,8806,974
AconcaguaAndesArgentina22,8346,960
Ojos del Salado Andes Argentina/Chile 22,6646,908
Bonete Andes Argentina/Chile 22,5466,872
Ama Dablam HimalayasNepal22,4946,856
Tupungato Andes Argentina/Chile22,3106,800
Moscow Peak Pamirs Tajikistan 22,2606,785
Pissis Andes Argentina 22,2416,779
Mercedario Andes Argentina/Chile 22,2116,770
Huascarán Andes Peru 22,2056,768
Llullaillaco Andes Argentina/Chile 22,0576,723
El Libertador Andes Argentina 22,0476,720
CachiAndesArgentina22,0476,720
Kailas Himalayas Tibet 22,0276,714
IncahuasiAndesArgentina/Chile21,7206,620
YerupajaAndesPeru21,7096,617
Kurumda PamirsTajikistan 21,6866,610
GalanAndesArgentina21,6546,600
El Muerto Andes Argentina/Chile 21,4636,542
Sajama Andes Bolivia 21,3916,520
Nacimiento Andes Argentina 21,3026,493
IllampuAndesBolivia21,2766,485
Illimani Andes Bolivia 21,2016,462
CoropunaAndesPeru21,0836,426
LaudoAndesArgentina20,9976,400
Ancohuma Andes Bolivia 20,9586,388
Cuzco Andes Peru 20,9456,384
 (Ausangate)    
Toro Andes Argentina/Chile 20,9326,380
Tres CrucesAndesArgentina/Chile20,8536,356
HuandoyAndesPeru20,8526,356
ParinacotaAndesBolivia/Chile20,7686,330
TortolasAndesArgentina/Chile20,7456,323
Chimborazo Andes Ecuador 20,7026,310
AmpatoAndesPeru20,7026,310
El CondorAndesArgentina20,6696,300
Salcantay Andes Peru 20,5746,271
HuancarhuasAndesPeru20,5316,258
FamatinaAndes Argentina 20,5056,250
PumasilloAndesPeru20,4926,246
SoloAndesArgentina20,4926,246
PollerasAndesArgentina20,4566,235
PularAndesChile20,4236,225
Chañi Andes Argentina 20,3416,200
McKinley (Denali)Alaska Alaska 20,3206,194
AucanquilchaAndesChile20,2956,186
JuncalAndesArgentina/Chile20,2766,180
NegroAndesArgentina20,1846,152
QuelaAndesArgentina20,1286,135
Condoriri Andes Bolivia 20,0956,125
PalermoAndesArgentina20,0796,120
Solimana Andes Peru 20,0686,117
San JuanAndesArgentina/Chile20,0496,111
Sierra Nevada Andes Argentina 20,0236,103
AntofallaAndesArgentina20,0136,100
MarmolejoAndesArgentina/Chile20,0136,100
1. The 1954 elevation of Everest, 29,028 ft. (8,848 m) was revised on Nov. 11, 1999, and now stands at 29,035 ft. (8,850 m).
2. Kashmir is divided between India, Pakistan, and China, and the three countries dispute the boundaries.
Source: National Geographic Society.

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