American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A mountain, 8,476 m (27,790 ft) high, in the Himalaya Mountains of northeast Nepal. It was first scaled in 1955.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A mountain in Nepal and Tibet, 27,824 feet high.
- n. a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (27,790 feet high)
“They could also see the fifth largest mountain in the world, Mount Makalu (8,462m).”
“From Gokyo Ri four 8000-metre peaks (Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu) are visible at once.”
“The view from the top is breathtaking: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho-Oyu in 360 °.”
“To your left you pass Cho Oyu, Mount Everest, and Makalu, each summit spiking in a web of frosted snow and giving way to yet more distant summits, the shining whiteness becoming a filigree of ice trails as your eyes fall to the lower ridges and then to stepped fields and trees—the last great undestroyed forests of the Himalayas.”
“The image includes views of the famous Khumbu valley as well as Everest's neighboring peaks Lhotse, Changtse, Makalu, and Nupste.”
“Within it are the tallest mountains in the world-Everest, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, and Jomalhari-which tower far above the Gangetic Plains.”
“The Inner Himalayas are where the imposing, giant peaks such as Everest, Makalu, and Dhaulagiri tower far above the Deccan Plateau.”
“The latter contain the tallest peaks on Earth, such as Everest, Makalu, and Dhaulagiri.”
“The park lies adjacent to the proposed Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area (233,000 ha).”
“Also in Nepal, the Annapurna Conservation Area, the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and the Makalu-Barun National Park are all run through community-based biodiversity management.”
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