Breathtaking photos of the highest points in 31 different countries, from Denali to Everest

Shutterstock/EvanFHDenali, in Alaska, is the tallest mountain in the United States.
  • Mountains are some of the most fascinating landforms on Earth.
  • The tallest mountains in the world are all in Asia, mostly in China, Nepal, Pakistan, and India.
  • We compiled photos of the tallest mountain in 31 different countries.

Whether you’re an adventurer, a nature lover, or just a sightseer, mountains make for some of the most fascinating landforms on Earth.

When it comes to the highest mountains in the world, Asia is where the action is – the continent is home to the 188 tallest mountains in the world, most of which are in China, Nepal, Pakistan, and India.

But with each country listed by just its tallest mountain, many other countries float up the list. Argentina has the 10th tallest national high point, Aconcagua, while the United States’ tallest mountain, Denali, is 15th on the list.


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We’ve compiled breathtaking photos of the tallest mountains in 31 different countries, listed in reverse order. Some peaks, like the tallest mountain in the world, are claimed by two countries, so they’re listed together here. Measurements were taken from Peakbagger.com.

Read on to see where each country ranks among the giants.


30. and 31. France and Italy — Mont Blanc, 15,781 feet

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29. Indonesia — Pun cak Jaya, 16,024 feet

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28. Venezuela — Pico Bolivar, 16,332 feet

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26. and 27. Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo — Mount Stanley, 16,762 feet

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25. Turkey — Mount Ararat, 16,854 feet

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24. Kenya — Mount Kenya, 17,057 feet

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23. Georgia — Shkhara, 17,064 feet

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22. Iran — Damavand, 18,406 feet

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21. Mexico — Volcán Citlaltépetl, 18,491 feet

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20. Russia — Mount Elbrus, 18,510 feet

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19. Colombia — Pico Cristóbal Colón, 18,701 feet

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18. Myanmar — Hkakabo Razi, 19,295 feet

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17. Tanzania — Kilimanjaro, 19,331 feet


16. Canada — Mount Logan, 19,551 feet

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15. United States — Denali, 20,310 feet

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14. Ecuador — Chimborazo, 20,561 feet

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13. Bolivia — Sajama, 21,463 feet

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12. Peru — Huascarán, 22,205 feet

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11. Chile — Ojos del Salado, 22,615 feet

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10. Argentina — Aconcagua, 22,835 feet

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9. Kazakhstan — Khan Tengri, 22,999 feet

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8. Kyrgyzstan — Jengish Chokusu, 24,406 feet

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7. Afghanistan — Noshaq, 24,580 feet

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6. Tajikistan — Ismoil Somoni Peak, 24,590 feet

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5. Bhutan — Gangkhar Puensum, 24,836 feet

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4. India — Kangchenjunga, 28,169 feet

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3. Pakistan — K2, 28,251 feet

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1. and 2. China and Nepal — Mount Everest, 29,029 feet

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