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11/01/2010 02:36 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

10 Highest Treks In The World (PHOTOS)

With more than 110 peaks that rise over roughly 22,965 feet, the Himalayas are the longest, highest mountain range on earth. They straddle a mighty 1,500 mile-long swath across Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, India and Pakistan, and are home to 9 of the world's tallest peaks, including Mount Everest.

Shrouded in legend, steeped in peril, these 10 peaks at the roof of the world have inspired and awed writers, poets, travelers and intrepid adventurers for decades. We probably won't attempt an ascent in our lifetime, but a journey to the base camps of any of these awesome giants is bound to be unforgettable.

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