Tallest Mountains in the World
The Rocky Mountains in the western United States are pretty tall, but they’re nothing compared to the mountains found in the Himalayan Range in Asia. These mountains tower above the Rocky Mountains and any other ranges in the U.S. All 10 of the world’s tallest mountains are found here. They are:
- Mount Everest, on the border of Tibet and Nepal, rises 29,029 feet.
- K2, on the border of Pakistan and China, is 28,251 feet.
- Kangchenjunga, on the border of Nepal and India, sits 28,169 feet.
- Lhotse, on the border of Nepal and Tibet, sits 27,940 feet.
- Makalu, which also sits in Nepal and Tibet, rises 27,838 feet.
- Cho Oyu, on the border of Nepal and Tibet rises 26,864 feet.
- Dhaulagiri, in Nepal, is 26,795 feet tall.
- Manaslu, also in Nepal, is 26,781 feet tall.
- Nanga Parbat, in Pakistan, is 26,660 feet tall.
- Annapurna, in Nepal, is 26,545 feet tall.
All of these measurements refer to how tall a mountain range is above sea level. To put this in perspective, the Rocky Mountains are just over 14,000 feet above sea level. Mount Everest is double that height. You could stack almost 20 Empire State Buildings in the height of Mount Everest!
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Map of the Himalayan Range in Asia
Here’s a map of the Himalayan Range in Asia and all its cities and villages. Zoom in to get into street level or zoom out to see countries around the Himalayan Range! You can see the terrain, but also see the roads, images of the buildings and even take a 3D tour through the streets of the cities near the Himalayan Range , as though you are actually there!
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