8000 M

Naturally blessed the country of Himalayas Nepal has 8 out of 14 highest peaks in the world that exceed the elevation of a staggering 8000m elevation. It’s exactly why Nepal is called the land of the Himalayas. The prouder fact is that Nepal has the tallest peak in the world also known as “the roof of the world”, worldly renowned “Mt.Everest”. Standing at the elevation of 8848.86m is the dream destination for numerous adventure lovers around the world. The 8000m peaks of Nepal are a treasure of nature you can admire at once.

Climbing one of the highest peaks in the world is the most adventurous thing you can do in your lifetime. It is the collective experience of thrill, rush, adrenaline, adventure. To add on the memory created during those times will definitely be one memory that will last for your lifetime.

Here we present you some of the gigantic lists of mountain peaks standing above staggering 8000m elevations:

  1. Mount Everest (8,848m) 
  2. Mt Kanchenjunga (8,598m)
  3. Lhotse (8,516m) 
  4. Makalu (8,463m)
  5. Cho Oyu (8,201m)
  6. Dhaulagiri (8,167m)
  7. Manaslu (8,163m) 
  8. Annapurna I (8,091m)

8000 M Peaks in Nepal

1. Mt.Everest (8848.86m)

Mt.Everest was first successfully climbed by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on June 3, 1953. Everest is considered to be over 60 million years old, formed when the Indian and Eurasian plates collided. Traditionally the mountain is considered as the mother of earth and named “Chomoloungma” whereas “Sagarmatha'' was named by the Government of Nepal. The latest elevation was calculated by the Government of Nepal after the devastating earthquake back in 2015 and found the height of Everest to be in a little change, making a new height of astounding “8848.86m”. A successful expedition to Mt.Everest will generally take around 60 days where it totally depends upon the climber, different climbers adapt to the mountains differently.

2. Mt.Kanchenjunga (8598m)

The world’s third tallest mountain is Kanchenjunga standing east of Mt.Everest with an elevation of 8598m. The Kanchenjunga was first climbed by the British Team in 1956. Kanchenjunga is also described as the Treasure of Snow. This region offers different kinds of flora and fauna. Some of them are Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, and Blue Sheep. Before Mt.Everest was decided as the tallest peak in the world Kanchenjunga was believed to be the highest peak in the world until 1852.

3. Mt. Lhotse (8,156 m)

Lhotse is the world’s fourth-tallest mountain standing right beside the mighty Mt.Everest, the altitude of Lhotse is 8516m. Mount Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world. Lhotse was first successfully climbed by the Swiss expedition team in 1956. Lhotse has three subsidiaries namely Lhotse East, Lhotse and Lhotse Shar. Lhotse is considered one of the toughest climbs because of its stiffness. Here from the peak, you can witness some of the beautiful peaks like Mt Everest, Mt Nuptse, Mt Cho-Oyu, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Pumori, Island Peak, Thamserku, and many more. 

4. Makalu (8,463m)

Makalu, the fifth highest peak in the world, stands at a breathtaking elevation of 8463m. The first successful climb to the peak was done on 15 May 1995 by a fresh expedition team, Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy led by Jean Franco. The name of the mountain is named after a Hindu God Shiva that equals Big Black. The mountain falls under the protected region of Makalu Barun National Park. You can see the beautiful mountains like Himlung Himal, Hiunchuli, Cheo Himal, Kanguru, Siringi, Ngadi, Ganesh Himal, and Annapurna II from the peak. The route to Makalu has diverse forms of flora and fauna

5. Cho Oyu (8,201 m)

The world's 6th highest peak is Cho You with a staggering elevation of 8188m lies west of Everest and Lhotse. In Tibetan Cho Oyu is resembled as "Turquoise Goddess". Cho You is considered a relatively easier route to 8000m above due to its gentle slope. The Austrian expedition first successfully attempted the Cho Oyu on 19 October 1954.

6. Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m)

The “white mountain” of Nepal which is the literal translation of Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest peak in the world. Standing at an astounding elevation of 8,167m is a beautiful mountain on the Dhaulagiri. The mountain was first successfully climbed on 13 May 1960. Dhaulagiri I is the highest point of the Gandaki river. The world's deepest gorge Kaligandaki lies in the region with the Kali Gandaki River flowing through it.

7. Manaslu (8,163m)

The world's eighth highest mountain standing tall at the elevation of 8163m was first successfully climbed by the Japanese Manaslu Reconnaissance Expedition in 1952. Urkien Tshering Sherpa was the first Nepali national to climb the mountain peak on 22nd April 1973. The mountain falls under the Manaslu Conservation area so you can expect the diversities of natural flora and fauna Witness over 110 types of birds, 33 mammals, 11 butterflies, and 3 reptiles. You can be a bystander of Mt. Manaslu range, Himlung Himal during your time in the mountain region.

8. Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m)

The world’s 10th highest mountain Annapurna I is standing at an overwhelming elevation of 8091m. The mountain comes under the conservation area of Annapurna so you can observe the natural biodiversity with maximum flora and fauna. The true meaning of Annapurna means “goddess of Harvests”. It is also one of the most known peaks above 8000m in Nepal. The Annapurna shares with 4 other mountains under Annapurna Range namely Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), and Annapurna South (7,219 m).

Mountain Name

Elevation

Base Camp Elevation

Location

Range

Best Time

Mt. Everest, Sagarmatha, Chomolungma 

8848.86m

5364m

Solukhumbu

Mahalangur Himalayan

Spring and Autumn

Mt. Kanchenjunga

8586m

5160m

Taplejung

Mahalngur Himalaya

Spring and Autumn

Lhotse

8516m

5300m

Khumbu

Mahalangur Himala

Spring and Autumn

Mt.Makalu

8463m

5250m

Khumbu

Mahalangur Himalaya

Spring and Autumn

Cho Oyu

8188m

5600m

Khumbu

Mahalangur Himalaya

Spring and Autumn

Dhaulagiri

8167m

4750m

Dhaulagiri

Dhaulagiri

Spring and Autumn

Manasalu

8163m

4800m

Gorkha/Manang

Mansiri

Spring and Autumn

Annapurna I

8091m

4130m

Gandaki

Himalaya

Spring and Autumn

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