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The following is a list of the world’s 10 highest mountains per height above sea level (>7,200 metres / 23,622 feet), all of which are located in central and southern Asia. Only those summits are included that, by an objective measure, may be considered individual mountains as opposed to subsidiary peaks.

10. Annapurna I

Height: 8,091 m / 26,545 ft

Mountain Range: Annapurna Himalaya

Prominence: 2,984 m / 9,790 ft

Parent Mountain: Cho Oyu

Country: Nepal

First Ascent: 1950 by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal

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09. Nanga Parbat

Height: 8,126 m / 26,660

Mountain Range: Nanga Parbat Himalaya

Prominence: 4608 m / 15,118 ft

Parent Mountain: Dhaulagiri

Country: Pakistan

First Ascent: July 3, 1953 by Hermann Buhl

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08. Manaslu

Height: 8,163 m / 26,781 ft

Mountain Range: Mansiri Himal, Himalaya

Prominence: 3092 m / 10,144 ft

Parent Mountain: Dhaulagiri

Country: Nepal

First Ascent:May 9, 1956 by a Japanese team

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07. Dhaulagiri I

Height: 8,167 m / 26,795 ft

Mountain Range: Dhaulagiri Himalaya

Prominence: 3,357 m / 11,014 ft

Parent Mountain: K2

Country: Nepal

First Ascent: May 13, 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian team

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06. Cho Oyu

Height: 8,188 m / 26,864 ft

Mountain Range: Mahalangur Himalaya

Prominence: 2,340 m / 7,677 ft

Parent Mountain: Mount Everest

Country: Nepal / China (Tibet)

First Ascent: October 19, 1954 by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama

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05. Makalu

Height: 8,485 m / 27,838 ft

Mountain Range: Mahalangur Himalaya

Prominence: 2,386 m / 7,828 ft

Parent Mountain: Mount Everest (Lhotse)

Country: Nepal / China

First Ascent: May 15, 1955 by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy

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04. Lhotse

Height: 8,516 m / 27,940 ft

Mountain Range: Mahalangur Himalaya

Prominence: 610 m / 2,001 ft

Parent Mountain: Mount Everest

Country: Nepal / Tibet (China)

First Ascent: May 18, 1956 Fritz Luchsinger & Ernst Reiss (Both Swiss)

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03. Kangchenjunga

Height: 8,586 m / 28,169 ft

Mountain Range: Kangchenjunga Himalaya

Prominence: 3922 m / 12,867 ft

Parent Mountain: Mount Everest

Country: Nepal / India

First Ascent: May 25, 1955 Joe Brown & George Band (Both British)

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02. K2

Height: 8,611 m / 28,251 ft

Mountain Range: Baltoro Karakoram

Prominence: 4,017 m / 13,179 ft

Parent Mountain: Mount Everest

Country: Pakistan / China

First Ascent: 31 July 1954 Achille Compagnoni & Lino Lacedelli (Both Italian)

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01. Mount Everest

Height: 8,848 m / 29,029 ft

Mountain Range: Mahalangar Himalaya

Prominence: 8,848 m / 29,029 ft

Parent Mountain: None

Country: Nepal / China (Tibet)

First Ascent: 29 May 1953 Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay

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