Most people are aware that Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on earth. It’s common knowledge. However, not everyone knows the second highest one, and only a few can tell of the fourth Tallest Mountain. Surprisingly, all four of the Highest Mountains in the world are in Asia and along the Himalayan range. Here are the tallest mountains on earth.

1. Mount Everest

Mount Everest wouldn’t be so famous if it were not for its height. According to List25, the mountain is also called Qomolangma. It has the highest peak above sea level. Furthermore, the mountain is the tallest on earth from base to summit.

Everest is situated on the border between Tibet and Nepal. It is estimated that there are over 200 dead bodies on the mountain which are well-preserved by the ice covering its peak. Mount Everest is part of the Seven Summits.

Height: 29,029 Feet

2. K2

According to Mpora, the film “Vertical Limit” which starred Chris O’Donnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney and Scott Glenn was set on K2. The K2 is officially called Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori. Its peak is the second highest above sea level after Everest and is situated on China-Pakistan border. The Chinese side is hazardous and difficult to hike, and many people prefer to climb from the Pakistan side. It is described as theSavage Mountain” due to its fatality rate.

For every four people who have climbed to the top, one has died while trying. Furthermore, no one has successfully ascended the mountain in winter.

Height: 28,251 Feet

3. Mount Kangchenjunga

Mount Kangchenjunga is the third tallest mountain on earth with the highest summit according to Satoria Adventures. The mountain is located on the border of Nepal and India.

Even though its name is hard to pronounce for most people outside its locality, it meansThe Five Treasures of Snows,” and it has five peaks. The first successful climbers of the mountain made a vow to the “Chogyal,” the regional monarchs that the summit would remain pure. The locals believe that the five peaks represent the five repositories of God, namely, silver, grain, holy books, gems, and gold.

Height: 28,169 Feet

4. Mount Lhoste

Mount Lhoste is the fourth tallest mountain in the world, according to Mpora, with the fourth highest summit. The mountain is close to the world’s tallest one, Everest and is part of the Everest massif. The mountain is based on Nepal and Tibet’s border. Lhoste means “South Peak” in Tibetan. The mountain is popular for its dramatic south face. It is considered among the most difficult mountains to climb and not many people attempt to climb it.

Height: 27,940 Feet