The tallest mountain in the world is Mt Everest at 29,029 ft high. Mt Everest, part of the Himalaya Mountains is located between Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, and Tibet, China. Mt Everest is the highest mountain measured by its summit above sea level.

Although, Mt Everest is not the tallest mountain if measured from top to bottom. Rather Mauna Kea is taller if you measure it from its base below sea level to its peak above sea level. Mauna Kea which is an inactive Hawaiian volcano is 33,465 ft in total height.

Tallest Mountains in the World

Here’s the highest mountains for each of the seven continents (measured in meters):

Mountain Peak Continent Height
Mount Everest Asia 8,850 m
Aconcagua South America 6,959 m
Mount McKinley North America 6,194 m
Kilimanjaro Africa 5,895 m
Mount Elbrus Europe 5,642 m
Vinson Massif Antarctica 4,897 m
Mount Kosciuszko Australia - Oceania 2,228 m