Everywhere we travel in the world, we are able to find beautiful views, and on each trip, an emotion. However, there are spots and spots. Some places are unbelievably amazing. They offer us exciting challenges, adventures and breathtaking landscapes.
One of nature greatest features and that fit perfectly in the aforementioned description, are the mountains.
We’ve selected the mountains that most stand out, not for their size but rather due to their beauty.
Please note, that since this is a selection based on aesthetic principles, and not in the dimension, the list is ordered alphabetically.
1. Alpamayo, 5947 m – Peru
Stands out for the beauty of its tapered lines, jagged crests and almost symmetric channel.
In the words of the magazine “Andinismo e Glaciologia”, of Peru, Alpamayo is “the jewel of tourism in the Cordillera Blanca, within the Huascaran National Park.”
2. Alpamayo Chico, 5370 m – Bolivia
Pequeño Alpamayo, named for its resemblance to the face less known of Peruvian Alpamayo, is a gorgeous mountain located in the Condoriri massive.
It’s a pyramid of snow, with 55 degree inclination. It was first climbed in August 1962 by South African Irene and Keith Whitelock.
3. Ama Dablam, 6856 m – Nepal
It is known as one of the most impressive mountains in the world, not for its altitude, but by its beauty, aesthetics and pure exposure found at the top of its flanks.
“Ama” means mother, or even the world. “Dablam” means a special jewelry worn by Sherpa women. Is rightly called “The Jewel of the Himalayas”.
4. Annapurna, 8091 m – Nepal
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name meaning Goddess of crops.
It is the tenth highest mountain on Earth. It was the first mountain over 8000 meters of altitude being climbed.
5. Cerro Torre, 3128 m – Argentina
It is one of the most spectacular ice fields mountains from Southern Patagonia, South America. The peak is in a region disputed by Argentina and Chile, at west of Fitz Roy.
Cerro Torre is part of a group of 4 mountains (Torre Egger, Punta Herron, and Cerro Stanhardt), and it’s the highest one.
6. Cuillin, 992 m – Scotland
With its 1,700 square kilometers, Skye is the second largest island in Scotland after Lewis and Harris, which actually form a single island. This is where is located one of the most rugged relief of the country, the Cuillin Mountains, with its winding roads and its breathtaking lakes.
7. Eiger, 3970 m – Switzerland
At his side is the Mönch hill. Eiger reaches 3970 meters above sea level and is located in Switzerland. The climbers consider its north face a nightmare and the first expedition to conquer it, achieved that in 1938, was built by Heinrich Harrer.
8. Everest, 8848 m – Nepal/China
Actually, Everest may not seem the most beautiful mountains, but that’s because most people only know the south face.
Tibet side has become a more open view of the mountain, where its peak pyramid-shaped stands.
9. Fitzroy, 3375 m – Argentina
Its name is a tribute to Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, the ship that took Charles Darwin on his journey around the world. The region is also known as El Chalten, identical to the name of a local settlement.
Many tourists visiting the Perito Moreno glacier in El Calafate, cannot imagine the wonders on the other side of Argentino Lake. The Cerro Fitzroy – or El Chalten, the smoky mountain In tehuelche – is like a magnet that attracts climbers from around the globe.
10. Fuji, 3776 m – Japan
Every year more than 300,000 people travel to Japan for the mount which is UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mount Fuji. The highest mountain in Japan is also one of the most famous of the “three sacred hills.”
This mountain in Japan offers more than an unforgettable landscape, a “spiritual” walk, a real experience!
11. K2, 8611 m – Paquistan/China
The K2 is the second highest mountain in the world. With 8611 meters, is part of the Karakoram Mountain Range, located on the border between Pakistan and China. It was first climbed in 1954.
The K2 is a mountain so wild that can be the most dangerous in the world, even more than the beautiful and mighty Mount Everest.
12. Kilima Njaro, 5895 m – Tanzania
The Masai call it Oldoinyo Oibor, which means White Mountain, but there are also those who apelide it of Kilima Njaro, which can be translated as bright mountain in Kiswahili.
Kilimanjaro is located in northern Tanzania, near the border with Kenya. It is the highest point on the African continent, with an altitude of 5895 meters at Uhuru Peak.
13. Machapuchare, 6993 m – Nepal
Machapuchare, or ‘fish tail’, is revered by locals as a sacred mountain. Was declared off limits to climbing and has never been climbed to the summit. The only known attempt in 1957 reached 50 meters from the summit, the climbers respected the religious beliefs of the local people.
14. Matterhorn, 4478 m – Switzerland/Italy
Matterhorn has become an iconic symbol of the Swiss Alps, though it is not the highest peak of the region. The four steep faces, rising above the glaciers, indicate the four cardinal points. The Matterhorn was the last great Alpine peak to be conquered and its first ascent marked the end of the golden age of mountaineering in 1865.
15. Pico, 2351 m – Portugal
The Pico Mountain is a stratovolcano that with an altitude of 2351 meters, is the highest mountain in Portugal.
Is on the Pico island in the Azores. Its altitude is more than double of any other mountain in the Azores. It is also the highest point in the mid-Atlantic ridge, although there are higher points in the Atlantic islands, but outside of the dorsal. Measured from the adjacent abyssal zone, the volcanic edifice has almost 5000 m high, nearly half submerged under the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
16. Pumori, 7161 m – Nepal/China
The name Pumori, which means “single sister” in the Sherpa dialect of the area, was given by George Mallory. The climbers also sometimes call it, “Everest’s Daughter”.
It is a Himalayan mountain of 7161 m altitude on the summit, located in China-Nepal border, about 8 km west of Mount Everest.
17. Rocky Mountain, 4401 m – USA/Canada
Rockies is a ridge system that runs along the west coast of North America, from Alaska to the northwest, and by Canada to the southwestern United States over 4800Km.
Only in the Canadian Rockies, there are five national parks located inside, there is a World Heritage Site.
18. Saint Elias, 5489 m – USA/Canada
It is the second highest in the United States and Canada.
It is remarkable proximity to the sea of a mountain as high as Mount St. Elias.
In fact, it is located about 16 km from Icy Bay, a fjord, with a steep slope, as Mount McKinley or some of the Himalayas.
19. Sajama, 6542 m – Bolivia
Sajama is better known as a volcano, but is technically a mountain of volcanic ash.
The highest peak in Bolivia is known for some of the tallest trees in the world, at 5200m.
The first attempt to climb the mountain came from Joseph Prem in 1927.
20. Shivling, 6543 m – India
The beautiful mountain Shivling, has the status of sacred symbol of the Hindu god Shiva. It is considered one of the most wonderful peaks of the Garhwal region, the mountain reaches 6543 meters high.
The mountains are one of the most beautiful creations that exist in the world.
They make us speechless, inspiring peace and tranquility.
Nothing like a trip to the heights to calm your mind and restore the lost balance!
Come with us!