The most beautiful mountain ranges

The most beautiful mountain ranges

The best from the mountain ranges of the World

The classic mountains lover is happy in any mountains, especially that it's far from the city, but there are mountains that are simply more beautiful or more interesting than the others. Come and see our selection of the best from the mountain ranges of the World.

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#1 Great Karakoram

The most beautiful area of Pakistan

High Karakoram, except for the polar regions it is the mountain range with the longest glaciers, which are practically on all sides, and incredibly sharp mountains, attracts since ancient times not only climbers, but mainly tourists who want to see with their own eyes this rugged beauty. Right here is the second highest mountain in the world K2 (8,611 m asl) and two eight-thousanders Broad Peak and Gasherbrum I. In addition to these glaciated giants, there is another big attraction in the form of impressive granite towers Trango.  

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#2 Khumbu - Everest Area

The most beautiful area of Nepal

Only one hundred and fifty kilometers  from Kathmandu as the crow flies lies Khumbu high mountain area, which is home not only to the hard Sherpa nation, but mainly to the highest mountain in the world - Mount Everest (8848 m asl). Take the trek to this mountain monumental area in Nepal and enjoy the views of a wide range of beautiful mountains is the same experience and obligation for mountain lovers as journey to Mecca for Muslims. The center of the area is the Dudh Koshi River, to which flow the smaller rivers from all the sides of the glacial valley. The main Himalayan ridge separates the Khumbu, or more precisely Nepal, from the arid Tibet. The vast majority of tourists aim only to Everest Base Camp and to monumental view from Kala Patthar, but Khumbu offers much more. So put on the boots and start discovering!

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#3 Torres del Paine

The most beautiful area of Chile

The Torres del Paine area, located to the east of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, is one of the most beautiful places in Chile. There's nothing wrong with the bad weather that's mostly there. For most tourists, it's just an area around the most interesting granite towers of Cuernos and the Gray glacier, but beautiful places are more in the south around Lake Toro, near the Serrano River

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#4 National park Los Glaciares

The most beautiful region of Argentina

National Park Glaciares belongs to the most beautiful areas of Patagonia, Argentina and the world - it is characterized by huge glaciers falling into the beautiful lakes, vertical granite towers of Fitz Roy and its smaller brother Cerro Torre. In addition, there is still undestroyed rugged Patagonian nature. It is just the perfect place for a number of days spent by hiking in fresh air.  

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#5 Lofoten

The most beautiful area of Norway

Lofoten are located in the north of Norway. It consists of about 80 islands and is literally a magnet for photographers and tourists. Nature is really beautiful here. Directly from the sea there are several hundred meters high mountains with steep walls. The charm creates picturesque fishing villages. The tourist center is the town of Reine.

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#6 Fiordland National Park

The most beautiful area of New Zealand

The Southwest of South Island of New Zealand occupies an amazing natural area - Fiordland. The most well-known fjords "sounds" include Milford and Doubtful. You will also find some of the highest waterfalls in the world such as Browne or Sutherland. In addition, there are the deepest lakes of New Zealand: Hauroko, Manopouri and Te Anau.

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#7 Dolomites

The most beautiful area of Italy

The Dolomites are amazing mountains in the north of Italy. You will not find a continuous ridge here, but individual massifs are like strongholds from the surrounding countryside. The Dolomites are famous for their rock towers, of which the most famous are the Tri Cime. Beneath the massifs, fairy meadows and villages are spread out. This mountain range is not just a paradise for tourists, but also for cyclists and devotees of via ferrata.

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#8 Gran Sabana

The most beautiful table mountains in the world

The most beautiful and interesting table mountains in the world can be found in the Gran Sabana region of southern Venezuela. The most famous mountain here is Roraima, whose top is really a different world.

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#9 Lauca National Park

The most beautiful volcanic area of South America

The northeast end of the Chilean "noodle" is situated on the Altiplano Plateau, full of multicolored volcanoes and rugged villages. The center of this interesting area is the Lauca National Park with its beautiful Lake Chungará and the famous Parinacota Volcano. The area is crossed by the international road from Arici to La Paz, so it is relatively and easily accessible by public transport.

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#10 Nubra - Indian Karakoram

Remotest corner of India

Indian Karakoram is probably the most harsh part of the whole of India even though, or because it is the longest Karakoram glacier - Siachen, which is 76km long. This place is infamous with the battles of Pakistani and Indian border guards. On the other hand, there are large territorial disputes, this time with China, which has occupied the vast, vacant territory of Aksai Chin. For this reason, a large part of this beautiful area located in the Nubra and Shyok River basins is closed for tourists

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#11 Manang - Annapurna area

Fairytaile region behind Annapurna

Amazing region full of high mountains in the shadow of the majestic ridge of Annapurnas is located on the upper reaches of the beautiful Marsyangdi River in central Nepal. You should slow down here - not only because of acclimatization, but mainly due fantastic views from all sorts of lookouts enthroned above the base path trek around Annapurnas. Northern part of the area situated in Damodars Himalaya is largely arid, mainly due to monsoon shield, and only on the highest mountains are the remnants of glaciers. In extremely deserted valleys around Nar and Phu rivers are amazing ancient Buddhist villages. Most tourists will experience this type of landscape only at the final ascent to Thorong la Pass, when they finally leave the Manang region. Local life and tourists gather in the villages along the Marsyangdi River, where even small-scale agriculture is quite successful. South impenetrable border of the region is basically designed just for admiring from a safe distance :-).

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#12 Banff National Park

The most beautiful area of Canada

Banff National Park is the oldest park in Canada. It is famous for beautiful lakes such as Moraine or Peyto. It is located in the Rocky Mountains and is linked to other national parks such as Jasper, Yoho or Kootenay. Outside the lakes and beautiful mountains, there are also massive glaciers such as Columbia and Wapta

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#13 Cordillera Blanca

The most beautiful area of Peru

The highest and the most glaciated mountains of the tropical belt of the world - these are beautiful "White Mountains" in the north of Peru. Everyone can find here what he wants - climbers amazingly sharp and difficult slopes, trekkers the paths through deserted valleys surrounded by beautiful mountains and stunning glacial lagoons. Older tourists or people in not so excellent physical condition can enjoy nice organized trips from Huaraz to see the outlooks accessible by bus or jeep. In addition, there is also one of the most beautiful mountains in the world – snow-white Alpamayo.

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Vilcanota Mountain Range
-13.169, -72.546
2 363 m / 7 753 ft

#14 Vilcanota Mountain Range

Beautiful mountains around Machu Picchu

The Vilcanto Mountains dominate the massive Salcantay Mountain. Here you will find beautiful lagoons and snow-white glaciers. Furthermore, the world-famous Inca Trail leads through this mountain range. The most beautiful part of the mountain range is around Machu Picchu's mythical monument. Here are almost vertical, green covered mountains and massive rocks. The wild river Urubamba is then winding here.

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#15 Bernese Alps

Europe's most picturesque mountain range

The Bernese Alps is without a doubt one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. There are famous mountains such as Eiger or Jungfrau. Aletschgletscher glacier is the longest in Europe with its 26 kilometers. The glacial valley at Lauterbrunnen with several waterfalls is really impressive. In addition, there are amazing meadows with a wide range of hiking trails under the massive glacied peaks .

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#16 Cordillera Real a Yungas

The most colorful part of Bolivia

The Cordillera Real is one of the most interesting parts of Bolivia. To the west of it is located the Altipláno plateau, Lake Titicaca and the capital city of La Paz. The center of the area is more than 120 km long mountain ridge with many glaciers, lagoons and eight six thousanders peaks. To the east, the terrain sinks a few kilometres down into the infinite Amazon Plain. This area of violet green slopes is called Yungas.

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#17 Wallis Alps

The most mountainous region of Switzerland

The Wallis Alps have the highest average height in Europe. The highest peak of the Wallis Alps is the Dufourspitze (4,634m above sea level) in the Monte Rosa Massif. It is after Mont Blanc the second highest mountain in Europe. The biggest attraction here, however Matterhorn (4,478m asl), one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.

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Mount Kenya National Park
-0.152, 37.308
5 083 m / 16 677 ft

#18 Mount Kenya National Park

Landscape around the highest mountain of Kenya

Massive Mount Kenya is situated in the National Park of the same name, is one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world. There are several vegetation zones from an almost impenetrable forest to the glacier. The most beautiful part is the area just below the highest peaks of the massif, where rare lobelia grows.

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#19 Mont Blanc Massif

The most beautiful area of France

The Mont Blanc massif is the highest part of the Alps, spread over the territories of three countries: France, Italy and Switzerland. Interesting is not only with the highest mountain in Europe - Mont Blanc (4,808m asl), but also with the beautiful Aiguilles rocks and massive glaciers. The magnificent trek of the Tour du Mont Blanc is all around the mountain range. There is also a great cableway to the top of Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m above sea level)

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#20 Julong Xueshan

Jade Dragon Snow Mountains

Jade Dragon Snow Mountains - Julong Xueshan is beautiful mountain range in a short distance from the famous city of Lijiang. The highest peak is Shanzidou (5,596m above sea level), which was climbed only once in history. The southernmost glacier in the northern hemisphere is also interesting.

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#21 Haramukh and its surroundings

High mountain range and beautiful Kashmir lakes

Perhaps the most beautiful part of the Indian part of Kashmir is in the vicinity of the sacred Mount Haramukh (5,142 m above sea level). In its surroundings you will find many beautiful lakes such as Gangabal, Nundko, Krishnasar, Gadsar and many others. The famous "Kashmir Great Lakes Trek" leads in this area

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#22 Altai

The highest mountains in Siberia

The size of this large mountain range situated in Central Asia is proved also by the fact that it falls into four states (China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Russia). Altai (written possibly also Altay) offers numerous possibilities for mountain lovers. It is sought by people looking for loneliness and adventurous several day treks where they meet only few people, but also by those preferring comfortable walks. However, the area will be more interesting for the first group.

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Huángshān (黄山)
30.124, 118.174
1 442 m / 4 731 ft

#23 Huángshān (黄山)

Twelve centuries of meditation and millions of sta

The fascinating scenery of shapes, colors and forms is Huángshān (黃山, Yellow Mountains), a small area in Anhui Province, which has been the target of artists and people seeking peace and inner harmony for as long as twelve centuries. Huángshān is the place of magnificent granite towers and bizarre rocks, full of sharp peaks climbing first into the sky and falling down to deep down into the deep valleys. A place where pine trees grow on peaks and bare rock walls.

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#24 Ortles

The beautiful mountains of the Eastern Alps

Ortles is the second highest mountain range in the Eastern Alps. The highest peak is Ortler (3,905m asl), followed by nearly one hundred of three thousanders. You will also find the largest glacier of the East Alps - Ghiaciao dei Forni. Most of this mountain range is situated in the Stelvio National Park. The most famous road of the entire Alps lead across the Stelvio pass

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#25 Triglav National Park

The most beautiful region of Slovenia

The Julian Alps of the Slovenian side offer a great number of beautiful places. There are many beautiful lakes such as Bled or Bohnij. Famous is Vintgar Gorge. Thera are lots of hiking trails. They also have historical significance. During World War I in the Battle of Soča - The Bloody River, here 2 million soldiers died.

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#26 Veľká Fatra

Infinite meadows

The National Park of Veľká Fatra is one of the dominants of Slovakia, which is covered by a large number of hiking trails. The mountain is typical mainly due to the mountain meadows. The mountain scenery is also underlined by typical beech and spruce forests with typical relief forms that form the mountain range.

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#27 Central Elborz

The most beautiful area of Iran

Central Elborz, thanks to the monumental volcano of Dāmāānd, is the highest mountain range in the whole of Iran. Moreover, due to the small distance from the capital city of Tehran, these mountains are abundantly visited by Iranian tourists in summer and skiers in winter. The mountain range itself is made up of long parallel ridges with a green valley. Most of the more significant peaks reach a height of about four thousand meters above sea level

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#28 Ötztal Alps

The most beautiful area of Austria

Ötztal Alps are among the most beautiful mountains in Austria. Mainly due to the massive glaciation (the largest in the entire Eastern Alps) and hundreds of threethousands peaks. Centre of the Austrian part of mountains are three long valleys Kaunertal, Pitztal and Oetztal,which is with its sixty seven kilometers in length the longest side valley in Austria. It is a paradise for tourists from early spring to autumn and for skiers in winter. Also the highest mountain in Tyrol - Wildspitze lies here. Picturesque villages, herds of cows and lots of waterfalls give Ötztal Alps unmistakable charm. 

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#29 The High Tatras

The smallest high mountains in the world

The highest slovak mountains – the High Tatras are the biggest tourist and climbing attraction all over the country. Their main 26 km long ridge practically does not fall below 2,000 meters above sea level. The highest peak - Gerlach (2655 m asl) is also the highest peak over the Carpathians. The main attractions are beautiful panoramas, mountain lakes, nice waterfalls and also local antelope - chamois.

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#30 High Atlas

The highest mountain range in North Africa

The massive mountains of the High Atlas divide Morocco into two completely different parts - the Mediterranean and the Sahara. You will find here several four thousanders peaks including the highest mountain of Morocco - Djebel Toubkal (4,167 m above sea level)

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