The World’s 10 Most Beautiful Mountains
#10. Mount Fuji (Japan)
The Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan. Mount Fuji is worshiped by the people of Japan as the sacred mountain because of its perfectly-shaped volcano. This is Japan’s highest mountain at 12389 feet.
The Mount Fuji is very popular among the common people and artists from different parts of the world. The Mount Fuji is an active volcanic mountain, which erupted in the year 1707. The mountain stands tall and one can see it from Yokohama and Tokyo on a clear day.
#9. Cerro Torre (Chile and Argentina)
The Cerro Torre is a mountain that is situated between Chile and Argentine. The Cerro Torre is the highest mountain among the chain of four mountains. Cerro Torre has an elevation of 10262 feet. This mountain was used as a location in the popular movie, “Scream of Stone” in the year 1991. The mountain is known for its beauty and natural beauty.
It was first ascended by Cesare Maestri in the year 1959, accompanied with Toni Egger. Unfortunately, Toni Egger met a fatal death by the avalanche and with him, the photographs were also lost. Cesare Maestri again went back to claim the mountain in the year 1970 and succeeded using a method, which is now popular as Compressor route.
#8. Zhangjiajie (Hunan, China)
Zhangjiajie is located in northwest part of Hunan Province, China. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. The three-character name Zhang-jia-jie (张家界) comes from the name of a small village located within its bounds. It is famous for its precarious peaks, limpid streams, dense forests, and large karst caves.
Zhangjiajie was thrust into foreigner travelers’ eyes after the movie Avatar. The Hallelujah Mountains in Avatar were inspired by Heavenly Pillar in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
The scenic spot is also the shooting place of Chinese classical masterpieces “Dream of the Red Chamber” and “Journey to the West”, and “The Chinese Ghost Buste” and “Monster Hunt”.
Do not miss the newly built world’s longest and highest glass bridge, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge.
Late spring and summer are best times to go because you are very likely to see the seas of clouds.
#7. Table Mountain (South Africa)
The Table Mountain is one flat-topped mountain, which is known for its beauty. The mountain forms one prominent landmark that overlooks the beautiful Cape Town. The elevation of the Table Mountain is 3,558 feet. The Table Mountain is an attraction for tourists who come from different parts of the world to see this beautiful mountain. The visitors come to do hiking and take a tour over it using cableway.
Most of the times, the top of the mountain is covered by clouds and that makes the view really beautiful. Another main attraction of the Table Mountain is its level plateau that is approximately three kilometers from one side to another and is edged by the impressive cliffs.
#6. Matterhorn (Switzerland)
The summit of the Matterhorn Mountain is 14,692 feet high. Matterhorn is in the list of highest summits in Europe and the Alps. This mountain is one huge & near-symmetrical pyramidal mountain. The Matterhorn is often called as “Mountain of Mountains”. This mountain has become one iconic and famous emblem of Swiss Alps & of the other Alps.
During the nineteenth century’s end, railway lines were constructed in this area and this mountain started getting more visitors & climbers. The Matterhorn is actually an isolated mountain and because of the mountain’s position on main Alpine’s watershed & its huge height, there are frequent and rapid weather changes in the Matterhorn.
#5. Licancabur (Bolivia/Chile)
The Licancabur is a composite volcano situated on the border located between Chile and Bolivia. The Licancabur has one prominent 19409 feet high cone. A 1300 feet summit crater that contain the Crater Lake called Licancabur Lake that is in the list of the world’s highest lakes, works as a cap that covers the volcano. The climate of the Licancabur is very sunny, dry, and cold with a relatively high ultraviolet radiation levels.
The Atacameno people believe the Licancabur is a holy mountain. There were some archaeological sites found on the slopes of the mountain & in its Summit crater that was most probably one pre historic watchtower. The name of the mountain is derived from the language of Kunza, the meaning of the name of the mountain is the mountain of the people.
#4. Kirkjufell (Iceland)
The Kirkjufell is a very beautiful mountain, which makes it favorite to many photographers. The mountain’s isolated position makes it one favorite place for photography for both seamen and tourists.
The mountain is surrounded by many beaches and has one wonderful walking trail. This can also be a perfect place for those climbers who love challenges. The Kirkjufell can be seen projecting out into the sea and that makes it even more beautiful.
#3. Ama Dablam (Nepal Himalayas)
This is the mountain situated in the range of Himalaya of the eastern Nepal. Ama Dablam‘s primary peak is 22349 feet and the lower-eastern peak is 20243 feet. The name, Ama Dablam means Mother’s Necklace.
This beautiful mountain was climbed for the first time in the year 1961 by a team of mountaineers led by the legendary Edmund Hillary.
#2. Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Italy)
The term Tre Cime di Lavaredo means Three Peaks of Lavaredo. These three peaks resemble defensive or battle walls. The Tre Cime di Lavaredo’s three peaks are, Cima Ovest or Western Peak, Cima Grande or Big Peak, and Cima Piccola or Little Peak.
The three peaks are made of dolostones that are well-layered. The highest of the three peaks is the Cima Grande, which has the elevation of 9839 feet. The Cima Grande is situated between Cima Piccola at 9373 feet, and Cima Ovest at 9754 feet.
#1. Mount Kailash (China)
The Mount Kailash is believed to be very sacred in 4 religions; Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bön. The Mount Kailash lies near Lake Rakshastal and Lake Manasarovar. This holy mountain is situated near some of Asia’s longest rivers’ source; the Sutlej River, Karnali River, Indus River, and Brahmaputra River.
The Mount Kailash has an elevation of 21778 feet. The Mount Kailash is also a popular place for pilgrimage. The tradition of pilgrimage dates back many years from now. Pilgrims from different parts of the world come to visit Mount Kailash. The Pilgrims firmly believe that circumambulation around the Mount Kailash brings good fortune. Some pilgrims even complete the entire walk in one day.
The Mount Kailash is also a popular mountain for mountaineering. The beauty of this mountain is unparalleled. Devotees and pilgrimage come from different parts of the world to witness the beauty of Mount Kailash. The Mount Kailash is one of the most beautiful mountains of the world.