Every mountain is eye-catching, but these huge miracles are on the most beautiful spots of the earth, with a dreamy panorama! Now I collected the world’s most beautiful mountains – exactly 20 one – without the need for completeness.Which one is your favorite?
This Japanese sacred place is the embodiment of absolute beauty, as it is almost perfectly symmetrical. The Fuji was inspired by thousands of poets, painters and artists and have millions of visitors each year to reach the 3716 meter tall hill.
There’s four different routes for climbing during summer (1 July to 31 August) but as it’s not a one-day tour, I recommend to climb it only with a tourist guide! As I read, climbing the mountain is not a difficult thing – many grandmother and children doing it as well – but it’s about 2 days at lest, so you have to get ready to give yourself enough time to reach the top of it. The first day you have to climb around 5-7 hours, the second day around 2-4 hours but professional climbers says that without good equipment, shoes, pre-booked shelter and raincoats, the whole trip can be horrible as well.
Matterhorn, Alps, Switzerland / Italy
The Matternhorn is the 7th highest peak of the Alps, with it’s 4478 meters – east, north and west wall to Switzerland, and south to Italy. Mountaineering is impossible for beginners: you have to climb up to 6 -14 hours on a cliff wall of 70° degrees – and please, don’t forget the thousands of meters below you as well!
The tour is recommended only for professional and experienced mountaineers and only with a professional mountain guide – but if you are not a big fan of climbing, I recommend a stay in one of the amazing wellness hotels nearby, where you can cheer to the climbers and enjoy the panoramic view of Matternhorn!
Half Dome, California, United States
The 2694 meter tall Half Dome became the trademark of the Yosemite National Park, however it’s far not the highest mountain of Sierra Nevada. It’s extremely difficult to climb the mountain, since it requires a great deal of hardness (the mountain is almost 90 ° tilted ) and top of it is only accessible via cable paths. The 22 km tour takes about 10 to 14 hours of climbing, but if you choose a more comfortable alternative to check out the Half Dome and the Yosemite National Park, you can rent a VIP helicopter from San Francisco, since there are many private helicopter companies.
Vinicunca, Andok, Peru
The 5,200-meter geological wonder aka the rainbow mountain can only be explored with a local tour guide for $30-$40/person (~ due to the variety of travel agencies). According to the reviews, the mountain is not as colorful as on the photos due to the photoshop and the climbing is not so enjoyable because the weather is almost always bad. But if you are lazy you can still travel on a donkey to the top of it for around 70 peru.
Kirkjufell is one of Iceland’s most photographed natural sights next to the village of Snæfellsnes, near Grundarfjörður, where you can see the most spectacular view of the northern lights between September and January. Kirkjufell is not a big mountain, more like hill of it’s 463-meter, but as the northern lights appear it shows different faces almost every hour, so it’s a huge natural treasure for photographers. It’s might be interesting but the Kirkjufell also appeared in the Season 6 and 7 of of the Game of Thrones.
Cerro Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina
Located in the Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia, the 3375-meter-long Cerro Chalten (aka the Cerro Fitzroy) has it’s entirely peak in Argentina. Long time ago, the Indians thought that it’s a holy mountain, so no one was enough brave to explore the top of it, but nowadays it’s quite popular for extreme mountaineers and natural photographers in the Andes. Cerro Chalten is a very difficult mountain to climb: due to the stormy weather and the the rocky wall, the peak has only been conquered by few people.
Three sisters, Dolomites, Italy
The “Triple Mountains” is a distinctive three-tier mountain peak with its highest point of 2999 meters – no wonder it’s one of the most popular mountain for extreme mountaineers, but since the Dolomites are surrounded by numerous of hiking trails, „normal” tourists can have a very pretty view to the Three Sisters as well. It’s might be interesting to note that since 1998, there’s a 17.5 km long running marathon (called Drei-Zinnen-Lau) what starts from the Sexten village and finishes next to the 2405-meter-high Three Sister refugee close to the triple mountain peak.