Top 9 highest terrains of the world

Located at thousands of meters above sea level, Nepal, Bhutan, or Lesotho is one of the world's top highland terrain.


Bhutan: Bhutan is the world's highest average terrain, about 3,300 m above sea level. The northern part of Bhutan is the sharp, high peaks of the Himalayas, including Gangkhar Puensum, the tallest peak at nearly 7,600 meters. Bhutan's south consists of hilly areas, plateaus and valleys, and is home of most of Bhutan's population.


Nepal: Nepal is the second highest one in the world, about 3,250 m above sea level. The country has diverse terrains with the flat Ganges in the south, central hills and high mountains in the north. In addition, Nepal is home to the highest peak of Everest in the world with a height of up to 8,848 m.



Tajikistan has an average elevation of nearly 3,200 m above sea level, of which Turkestan, the highest mountain in western Tajikistan, has an elevation of nearly 5,500 m.



The terrain of Kyrgyzstan is built with relatively young mountains, with sharp peaks separated by deep valleys, in which the Tian Shan and Pamir Mountains occupy 65% of the country's area. In addition, there are also large glaciers. In particular, the largest glacier is the Engilchek. The average elevation of Kyrgyzstan is about 3,000 meters above sea level.



In Lesotho, the mountains run from north to south and gradually decrease to the west. In particular, the Drakensberg-Maloti Mountains occupy most of the country. In addition, the Thabana - Ntlenyana peak in eastern Lesotho, in the Drakensberg Mountains, is the highest point in southern Africa. The average elevation of this African country is over 2,160 m above sea level.



Andorra is one of the smallest countries in the world, located in south-west Europe with huge mountains occupying a large area of land and having an average elevation of nearly 2,000 meters above sea level. In addition, Pic de Coma Pedrosa is 2,900 m higher in the Pyrenees, the highest point in Andorra.



Afghanistan has about 75% of the terrain as a mountainous region and 49% of the country has an average elevation of over 2,000m while the average elevation of Afghanistan is above 1,880 above sea level. The highest part of Afghanistan is the Hindu Kush region, which is considered to be the extension of the Himalayas, running from northeast to southwestern Afghanistan.



Chile has an average elevation of 1,880 m above sea level with the highest part of the Andes Mountains. In the east, the peaks have an average elevation of nearly 4,580 m.



The Tibetan plateau is considered one of the "roofs of the world" and is China's tallest region at an altitude of over 1,500 meters above sea level. In addition, China has many other high terrain areas and an average elevation of about 1,840 m.

By: Relly Jonas

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