Mount Everest, located in the Himalayas in Asia, is the highest mountain. It stands about 8,848 m in height. The actual location of Mount Everest is at the the edge of Tibetan Plateau. The 2nd highest mountain is K2 and situated in Pakistan's Karakoram Range in Asia. It is 8,611 m in height.
Mount Kanchenjunga which is 8,586 m in height is located in Nepal and is close to the border of Sikkim State in India. The translation of the name is "Five Treasures of Snow" that relates to 5 peaks.
Nanga Parbat which literally means Naked Mountain is the 9th highest mountain of the world. It was climbed upon in the year 1953 and until then it was always associated with tragedies and problems. It was discovered by the Europeans in the 19th century.