Great Giants Of Nepal – Nepal is blessed with pure beauty and that is a fact. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri I, Manaslu and Annapurna 1 are the world’s highest, 3rd to eighth highest and 10th highest in the world respectively.
While trekking in Nepal, it is easy to be enamored by the beauty of those mountains and the landscapes that surround them, from thick emerald valleys with roaring rivers and tropics waterfalls to peaceful alpine meadows and barren deserts – you name it, and it is there. After hearing all this, you’d Definitely need to come to Nepal to witness the majestic Himalayas in all of its glory. Therefore, want to know more about these 8 of the world’s highest mountains? Well, you already know it is the world’s highest, towering at 8, 848m.
Everest is situated in between the border of Nepal and Tibet, and on Nepal’s side, it lies in the Solukhumbu district, Sagarmatha Zone. The first successful climb of Everest was on 29 May, 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary, a mountaineer from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay from Nepal. The first successful attempt to climb Kanchenjunga was represented by members of a British expedition, Joe Brown and George Band on May 25, 1955. Among the peaks close to Everest are the world’s 4th highest mountain Lhotse, connected by the ridge South Col. Lhotse in Tibetan means South Peak and lies in between the border of Nepal and Tibet. It stands tall in 8501 m and is the least climbed mountain in Nepal. Aside from major peak of Lhotse, there are other two peaks of the mountain Lhotse Middle and Lhotse Shar.