A winter is only winter if the mountain peaks are covered with snow. Fortunately, the world is home to some peaks that stand out for their magnificence and scenic appearance. Do you dream of enjoying panoramic views from a snow-capped peak?
Do you want to capture postcard views for your Instagram profile? Or, are you ready for a fun skiing adventure as you hit the slopes? Whatever your plans, a mountain getaway is always a good idea. To help you plan your next great mountain adventure, here are the 20 most beautiful in the world.
Castle Mountain, the world of wonders
A jewel in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Castle Mountain is indeed one of the most beautiful mountains in the world . It is located within the famous Banff National Park. The sky painted with magnificent colors, it is here that one can experience paradise on Earth for real. Synonymous with surreal views and varied landscapes, mountaineering in Canada is incomplete without a hike to the top of Castle Mountain.
It happens to be a favorite escape for locals and travelers alike. Be sure to climb up Castle Mountain via the Eisenhower Tower route. This turns out to be the easiest way to reach this mountain which offers excellent photography opportunities!
- Location: Canada
- Height: 2,766m
Are you running out of reasons to visit Pakistan? Well, here is one that will never let you cancel your plans. Being one of the best mountains in the world and forming one of the extremes of the Himalayan ranges, Nanga Parbat in all its might has the power to cast a magic spell on travelers at first sight.
Literally meaning the Naked Mountain and also known as Diamir (the King of Mountains), Nanga Parbat stands at a height of around 8,126m in the heart of Pakistan. And if you’ve been thinking about fairy meadows, this might be the place you can find them!
- Localisation : Pakistan
- Height: 8,126m
The Dolomites, the heart of Italy
Imagine the lush greens against the most soothing blues that almost resemble a fairyland you usually dream of. Well, the Dolomites have the capabilities to make those dreams come true for you. Recognized as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, hiking in Italy will never be the complete experience for anyone who loves adventure without exploring the jewel of the southern limestone Alps.
- Location: Italy
- Altitude : 3 343 m
Denali, the beauty of Alaska
Formerly known as Mount McKinley , Denali is considered one of the best mountains in the world. It is also reputed to be the tallest mountain in North America . Located in the heart of the vast Denali National Park, the summit of Denali stands at an elevation of approximately 6,190 m. Which also makes it one of the isolated mountains in the world. Serving as a great escape for your inner adventurer, witness the magic of nature on your next visit to this Alaskan beauty!
- Emplacement : Alaska
- Heights: 6,190m
The Himalayas, a true paradise on earth
Literally translating to the abode of snow, the Himalayas are regarded worldwide as one of the most beautiful mountains . Stretching over a length of about 2500 kilometres, the Himalayan ranges indeed offer a sight to behold for a lifetime. A must-visit destination on the list of enthusiasts who would like to experience mountaineering in the Himalayas, these mountains are an example of magnificence.
- Location: India
- Heights: Varies
Table Mountain, the flat abode
It is a unique mountain and its surface at the top is literally flat. With a height of only 1086 m, it is the smallest mountain in this review. It forms the backdrop to the wonderful city of Cape Town in Africa and is a popular landmark in the region. One can reach the top of the mountain either by walking to the top or by using a cable car.
- Location: South Africa
- Height: 1086m
Vinicunca, the most colorful mountain
Vinicunca is the most colorful and one of the most beautiful mountains in the world . It is known as Rainbow Mountain. It has unusual hue lines of different colors that were created due to the mineral deposits. This dynamic shape of the mountain was the result of volcanic activity. It is one of the most sacred mountains in the world. The hiking route offers several opportunities to witness hot springs, wildlife, and close-up views of the sandstone mountain.
- Location: Peru
- Altitude : 5 200 m
Mount Kilimanjaro, la maison de la nature
It is one of the famous Seven Summits of Africa. It is considered one of the highest mountain ranges in the world and also one of the most important mountains in the world. It is topped by several glaciers and a shrinking ice field.
Hiking in this place is quite expensive and can only be afforded by a few. Western white and black colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, elephants, Cape buffaloes and leopards can be found in the forests of Kilimanjaro National Park.
- Location: Tanzania
- Height: 5,895m
Mount Everest, le rêve d’un adventurer
It is one of the highest mountain ranges with a maximum height of 8848 m above sea level. It offers stunning views and challenging climbing routes. Which makes it perfect for adventure seekers. Many travelers have tried to climb this great rugged beauty, but only a few of them have managed to do so.
Mountaineers have constantly faced many serious life-threatening conditions here. But it still remains the most attempted mountain peak by almost all experienced and amateur mountaineers.
- Location: Nepal/Tibet
- Height: 8,849m
Kirkjufell rose to popularity and was listed under the famous mountain names after being featured in the 6th and 7th seasons of the HBO original series Game Of Thrones . This small mountain peak is stunning, completely covered in lush greenery during the summers and pure white ice and snow during the winters. The well-known waterfall, Kirkjufellsfoss, which is the most magnificent waterfall in Iceland, is also located against the backdrop of this magnificent peak .
- Location: Iceland
- Height: 463m
Huayna Picchu, the marvelous jewel
It is one of the smallest mountains in the world, but it is very famous among tourists and travelers due to the stunning views it offers. It is one of the largest ancient archaeological sites in the world.
Huayna Picchu is a valuable UNESCO Heritage Site . Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the world and the splendid view from the sky of this famous site can be seen while climbing Huayna Picchu.
- Location: Peru
- Altitude : 2 720 m
Cerro Torre, sunny beauty
It is the most controversial mountain range in the world. Indeed, there have been many disputes between Argentina and Chile over its ownership and there have been complications in identifying who was the first person to climb Cerro Torre. It is one of the most difficult mountains to climb, as it has a very steep surface. It is a 3048m high steep rocky mountain with a bulge like snow cap at the top.
- Localisation : Argentine/Chili
- Altitude : 3 128 m
Mt. Cook (Aoraki), the spellbinding wonder
It is part of the popular Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and its beautifully adorned stands of snow-capped peaks. Many mountaineering enthusiasts come here from all over the world with the intention of climbing the three snow-capped peaks of this range. Even hikers come from all nooks and crannies to experience the splendid views offered on the hiking trails and to visit the longest glacier in the country, the Tasman Glacier. It is undoubtedly one of the greatest mountains in the world.
- Location: New Zealand
- Height: 3,724m
Bogda Peak, an embodiment of magnificence
Also known as Bogda Mountain, it is a magnificent beauty 549m high. This mountain is very difficult to climb because its slopes are very steep. Which is a major obstacle, but despite these limitations, many climbers have managed to climb this mountain range on many occasions. This mountain peak is much closer to civilization and is more difficult to climb. It therefore attracts more attention from travelers compared to other mountain peaks in the region.
- Localisation : Chine
- Height: 5,445m
Grand Teton, America’s Adventure Center
Grand Teton is a famous national park in the United States of America with over 60 species of mammals. The breathtaking scenery offered here leaves every traveler amazed and in love with the great mountain peaks. Which makes it one of the most famous mountains in the world.
Many exciting and fun activities are offered in this region. We note camping, hiking, water sports, etc. The historic cowboy culture of this area should be experienced by all.
- Location: United States of America
- Height: 4,199m
Jotunheimen Mountains, a photographer’s paradise
It is one of the major mountain ranges in the world. These beautiful Jotunheimen Mountains can be seen on the Sognefjellet National Tourist Route. The best way to admire the beauty of this place is to hike the highest mountain pass in Europe.
This area offers splendid views of scenic beauty that are worth photographing. During the ride, one can witness the magnificent view including snow capped peaks, waterfalls with crystal clear waters and lush vegetation .
- Location: Norway
- Heights: Galdhøpiggen (2469 m)
Mount Everest (Mauna Kea), the jewel of the Pacific Ocean
Mount Everest is known to be one of the highest mountains in the world. But if you consider the height of Mauna Kea which is hidden under the Pacific Ocean, then Mauna Kea would be the tallest peak in the world .
The top of this volcanic wonder is home to the world’s major astronomical observatories. During the night, the perfectly clear sky provides an amazing stargazing experience. It is one of the most famous mountains in the world.
- Location: United States of America
- Height: 4,207m
Mount Fuji, volcanic beauty
Mount Fuji rises to almost 3780 m, and is Japan’s number one tourist attraction . The breathtaking views here never fail to impress anyone who comes here. It is one of the most massive volcanic mountains in the world. It is still active and stands majestically on a junction of three tectonic plates.
Japan in July and August sees the highest number of hikers attempt to climb this volcanic mountain and most of them successfully summit.
- Location: Japan
- Height: 3,776m
Mount Logan, the snowy paradise
Mount Logan is the highest mountain in Canada and the second highest peak in North America. It has the largest base circumference of many mountain ranges in the world.
It is part of Kluane National Park. Here, hikers can enjoy adventurous Canadian mountaineering experiences while surrounded by dense forests, icy rivers, scenic landscapes , wildlife, and several species of birds. Due to tectonic action in this area, Mount Logan continues to grow even today. It is one of the most famous mountains.
- Emplacement : Canada
- Height: 5,959m
Swiss Alps, the magic mountains
The dramatic peaks of Dammastock and the majestic snow-capped peak of the Matterhorn have always amazed and left hikers spellbound with their stunning beauty. The Matterhorn is the 10th highest among the many mountains in the world with a distinct feature. It is of a well-defined pyramidal shape. It is one of the most active mountains in the world and it features on the famous Toblerone chocolate as its logo. The slopes of the Swiss mountains are famous for skiing and snowboarding activities.
- Location: Switzerland
- Height: Dufourspitze (4,634 m), the Dom (4,545 m), the Liskamm (4,527 m), the Weisshorn (4,506 m) and the Matterhorn (4,478 m)