The term "Eight-Thousanders" is specifically used for the mountains on Earth that are more than 8,000 metres (26,247 ft) high above sea level.

There are 14 such mountains in the world and all the eight-thousanders are located in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges in Asia.

  1. Everest (8848 m / 29,029 Ft). Located in Nepal/China.
  2. K2 (8611 m / 28,251 ft). Located in China/Pakistan.
  3. Kangchenjunga (8586 m / 28,169 ft). Located in India/Nepal.
  4. Lhotse (8516 m / 27,940 ft). Located in Nepal/China.
  5. Makalu (8485 m / 27,838 ft). Located in Nepal/China.
  6. Cho Oyu (8201 m / 26,906 ft). Located in Nepal/China.
  7. Dhaulagiri-I (8167 m / 26,795 ft). Located in Nepal.
  8. Manaslu (8163 m / 26,781 ft). Located in Nepal.
  9. Nanga Parbat (8126 m / 26,660 ft). Located in Pakistan.
  10. Annapurna-I (8091 m / 26,545 ft). Located in Nepal.
  11. Gasherbrum-I (8080 m / 26,444 ft). Located in China/Pakistan.
  12. Broad Peak (8051 m / 26,414 ft). Located in China/Pakistan.
  13. Gasherbrum-II (8035 m / 26,362 ft). Located in China/Pakistan.
  14. Shishapangma (8027 m / 26,335 ft). Located in China.

As the matter of fact, the first person to climb all 14 eight-thousanders was Reinhold Messner, who completed this task on October 16, 1986.