The World’s Tallest Mountain Ranges

Mountain ranges are a progression of mountains happening in a straight example and associated by key position. They are shaped by various topographical cycles with most being framed through structural plate development. The vast majority of the world’s tallest mountain ranges are situated in Asia following the continuous crash of mainland and maritime plates. Coming up next is a rundown of mountain ranges by stature.

  1. Himalayas – 8,848 M
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World’s Tallest Mountain

The Himalayas are the most youthful mountain ranges shaping the incredible mountain framework in Asia. They make a hindrance between the Tibet Plateau toward the north and the Indian subcontinent alluvial fields toward the south. The mountain range involves more than 100 mountain tops at heights more than 7,300 m (24,000 ft) above ocean level, including the world’s most noteworthy pinnacle, Mount Everest. The Himalayan reaches stretch continuous for 2,500 km (1,550 miles) from the west-northwest toward the east-southeast of Nanga Parbat in Pakistan and Namjagbarwa in the Tibet independent district of China. More than 5 million individuals from Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, and Pakistan occupy the Himalayas, with the mountain ranges having a huge impact in their social convictions and customs.

  1. Karakoram – 8,611 M
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World’s Tallest Mountain

The Karakoram ranges structure the extraordinary mountain frameworks in Central Asia and stretch 500 km (300 miles) from Afghanistan through to Central and South Asia. The lines of Tajikistan, Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and India meet inside the mountain range. The Karakoram is home to the world’s most noteworthy firmly found pinnacles hoisting more than 7,620 m (25,000 ft) above ocean level, including the world’s second-most elevated pinnacle, K2. Because of their incredible statures, the Karakoram shapes the longest glacial masses on the planet situated external polar areas. The slants of the reaches are considerably less possessed because of the great height, toughness, and distance of the mountains. There are just three occupied towns in the Karakoram with local people contingent upon means agribusiness for their endurance.

  1. Hindu Kush – 7,708 M
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World’s Tallest Mountain

The Hindu Kush (Caucasus Indicus) is a 800-km mountain range (500 miles) extending from the Afghanistan-Pakistan line to northern Pakistan. It frames the western piece of the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region and the tremendous Alpine zone comprising of the biggest watershed in focal Asia. The Hindu Kush has various high snow-covered tops with the most elevated pinnacle being the Tirich Mir rising 7,708 m (25,289 ft) above ocean level. In a large number of its highlights, the mountain ranges take after the Karakoram since they converge on the Hindu Kush’s eastern edge in the north. Passways going through the Hindu Kush have assumed a key military part in the attacks of the Indian Subcontinent and keep on being a vital piece of current Afghanistan fighting.

  1. Pamirs – 7,649 M
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World’s Tallest Mountain

The Pamir mountain range is fixated on the nodal orogenic elevate (Pamir Knot) from which a few Asian mountain ranges like the Karakorum, Hindu Kush, Tian Shan, and Kunlun ranges rise. The word Pamir alludes to the high undulating prairies of the eastern part of the mountains, particularly where they append Afghanistan and China. The Pamirs generally exist in the lines of Tajikistan, yet its external edges enter into China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The center of the Pamir mountain ranges is in the high countries of Tajikistan, with the most noteworthy pinnacle being the Kongur Tagh in China. The Silk Road, a long and hazardous memorable exchanging course among Europe and China, gone through the Pamir.

5. Hengduan Mountains – 7,556 M

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World’s Tallest Mountain

The Hengduan Mountain ranges are a progression of reaches in Southwest China interfacing the Tibetan Plateau and the Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau. The reaches separate the marshes of Myanmar from those of the Sichuan Basin in China. These reaches were framed by major volcanic action happening in the Indian sub-mainland plate while crashing into the Eurasian Plate. The parts of mountain ranges in the Hengduan are isolated by profound waterway valleys that channel water from incredible streams in Southeast Asia, shaping the Three Parallel Rivers of the Tibetan Plateau.

  1. Tian Shan – 7,439 M
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World’s Tallest Mountain

The Tian Shan (Celestial Mountains) structure the scopes of Central Asia extending from the China–Kyrgyzstan line, pouring out into Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The Tian Shan mountain ranges comprise of a progression of reaches combined with mediating valleys and bowls. The Turpan sorrow in the Tian Shan is the least locale in Central Asia, lying 153 m (504 ft) underneath ocean level. The snow capped mountain ranges made out of sedimentary and glasslike rocks structure peaks inside which glaciation happens. Icy masses in the mountains have been contracting quickly and it is assessed that by 2050, half of the excess glacial masses on the mountain will have softened.

  1. Kunlun – 7,167 M
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World’s Tallest Mountain

The Kunlun Mountains are the longest chain of mountain ranges in Asia extending for 2,000 km (1,250 miles) through focal China. It shapes the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau. All through its arrangement, the Kunlun contains three equal edges as opposed to a solitary peak, in contrast to most ranges. Because of their area, the Kunlun ranges are completely separated from the climatic impact of the Indian and Pacific Ocean rainstorm but instead the environment is affected by the mainland air masses. The majority of the Kunlun area is canvassed in steppe and rough landscape character of desert conditions.

  1. Trans-Himalayas – 7,162 M
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World’s Tallest Mountain

The Trans-Himalayas are made out of two mountain goes: the Nyenchen Tanglha and the Gangdise. They are situated in the southern piece of the Tibet Autonomous Region in China. The mountain framework runs around 1,000 km (600 miles) in length an east-west way, corresponding to the Himalayas and further north. Its most elevated point, the Nyenchen Tanglha, is the subject of legends among the occupants of the Tibetan locale. It is likewise viewed as the most powerful god in a huge piece of northern Tibet.

  1. Andes – 6,962 M
World's Tallest Mountain
World’s Tallest Mountain

The Andes Mountain ranges are the longest mainland mountain range on the planet, situated in South America. The Andes ranges stretch for 8,900 km (5,500 miles) from the southern tip of South America through Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile toward the northern shoreline of the Caribbean. The Andes are the most elevated pinnacles of the Western Hemisphere and home to the most elevated mountain top in South America, Aconcagua. They additionally structure the American Cordillera comprising of a ceaseless grouping of mountain runs that structure the foundation of North America, South America, Central America, and Antarctica. Because of the revolution of the earth, the Chimborazo top in the Andes lying in the tropical lump is viewed as the farthest point from the world’s middle.

  1. Gold country Range – 6,194 M

The Alaska range is one of the parts of the Alaskan Mountains extending 650 km (400 miles) from Lake Clark in Alaska to the White River in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Gold country Range is a section of the bigger Pacific mountain arrangement of North America and hosts the third most noteworthy pinnacle of the world’s Seven Summits, the Denali. The mountain range is essential for the Pacific ring of fire and the Denali Fault line answerable for various tremors on the southern edge and structures a climatic boundary that isolates the inside tundra from the Pacific seaside district. The Alaska reach’s colossal ice sheets and all encompassing Arctic views draw in sightseers and hikers.

The World’s Tallest Mountain Ranges

RankNameCountriesHighest pointAltitude (m above sea level)
1HimalayasPakistan, Nepal, India, China, BhutanEverest8,848
2KarakoramPakistan, China, IndiaK28,611
3Hindu KushAfghanistan, PakistanTirich Mir7,708
4PamirsTajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, AfghanistanKongur Tagh7,649
5Hengduan MountainsChina, MyanmarMount Gongga7,556
6Tian ShanChina, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, UzbekistanJengish Chokusu7,439
7KunlunChinaLiushi Shan7,167
8Trans-HimalayasChinaMount Nyenchen Tanglha7,162
9AndesArgentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, VenezuelaAconcagua6,962
10Alaska RangeUnited StatesDenali6,194
11Saint Elias MountainsUnited States, CanadaMount Logan5,959
12Caucasus MountainsGeorgia, Russia, AzerbaijanMount Elbrus5,642