The world is packed with spectacular mountains, and depending on where you live, seeing these iconic wonders of nature may as well be simple as a Sunday afternoon drive or as complex as a trip around the world. So, whether you are a geologist, photographer, mountaineer or just a curious traveler, there’s bound to be a mountain on this list that will blow you away. From the majestic ranges to single breathtaking peaks, below is a list of the 5 amazing mountains you must see. Read on!
5: Mount Alpamayo, Peru
With a height of about 5940 metres, Alpamayo Mountain is one of the highest mountains; the most famous and beautiful peaks in the world. It is a steep, perfectly shaped pyramid of ice, one of the many fine and coveted peaks that comprise the Santa Cruz massif, the northernmost massif of the Cordillera Blanca. On all sides of Alpamayo you’ll never miss total fun! The most interesting feature of this mountain is the Trapezoidal shaped part in the south-west in addition to the beautiful scenery on the northern side. The mountain is the safest to climb than other mountains in this list.
4: Mount Ama Dablam, Nepal
Ama Dablam is a separate mountain in the Everest Khumbu region is just in front of Mt. Everest line in the Mahalangur Himalayan. It’s one of the most beautiful mountains in the world and the most selected destination among the mountain expedition team, since it has the most beautiful alpine rock climb of its kind. The long ridges on each side look like the arms of a mother who protects her kids. The marvelous pyramid of Ama Dablam that includes vertical walls and sharp ridges is considered one of the Himalayas most dazzling ascents with its main peak being 6812 meters high.
3: Mount Matterhorn, Switzerland
With a height of 4478 meters, Matterhorn is the number 1 tourist destination in the Pennine Alps. The mountain has the distinction of being an iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps even though it isn’t the tallest peak in the region. Its pictures adorn T-shirts, jackets, and thousands of souvenirs. The mountain was conquered by climbers for the first time in 1865. Since then, crowds in the mountain have never had an end. Being the Europe’s largest and highest place for hiking and skiing, Matterhorn has become a huge tourist destination and one of the best known mountains in the world.
2: Cerro Torre, Argentina
Cerro Torre is a dramatically steep mountain plagued by vicious storms, and stands tall in Patagonia Region on the border between Argentina and Chile. Buffeted by hundred-knot winds and plastered with frangible atmosphere rime, Cerro Torre is thought to be the world’s hardest mountain. Cerro Torre peak is famous for its spikes and spires as well as its dramatic look. Its peak is the highest among the other peaks (Torre Egger, Cerro Stanhardt and Punta Herron) and is known to be the most challenging climbs. The summit of the mountain often has a very thick ice which forms very beautiful and stunning panoramic views which attract travelers from all walks of life across the world.
1: Tianzi Mountains, China
Tianzi (meaning Son of Heaven) Mountain Nature Reserve is located in the northern part of Wulingyuan Scenic area in the province of Hunan, China. The mountain provides stunning views of peaks, which rise one after another. Tianzi mountain lies on the highest point of “Golden Triangle” , it covers an area of 67 sq. km and its highest point is about 1262 meters. The landscape in Tianzi Mountain is natural and primeval. Every scenic spot is a creation of nature with no artificial trace. Not only does the mountain have primeval forests and beautiful waters, but also special customs, plain folkways and local specialties and delicacies awaiting tourists from home and abroad.
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