Every time the summer heat strikes, all that is on our mind is a day in the beach. Then we start preparing our swimwears. But a trip to the beac every summer can get boring over time. Once you’ve visited all of the most scenic beach resorts there are, what’s nect? It’s time to take your next summer getaway to the next level. And by next level, we mean not the beach-resort type of summer.
Let the wet days in the sea be long gone; let’s head up to the top . . . of the mountains. You might not be interested to read on, thinking a stay in the mountaintop is the most boring trip ever, that it’s just for the hikers and tourists who want to spend a thrilling season. Guys and gals, don’t judge the mountain too much by its name. There are alps around the world that are boast a great beauty you will forget your happy moments in the beach. Let’s take a look at seven of them.
Kirkjufell is located in western Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula, the peninsula tagged as Iceland in Miniature, because of the different national sights found in the area. The mountain is also situated near the 900-resident village of Grundarfjörđur. Its summit is 1,500 feet above the sea level. The top of Kirkjufell is one of the best palces to stay at if you want to take a peak of the Northern Lights. It is visible around Iceland between September and January.
This moutnain’s peak can easily be recognized because it features a sheer, steep, curved fce on one side that plunges downward. Machapuchare rises 7,000 above sea level.
Matterhorn exudes great beauty that is mostly made by Mother Nature herself. The mountain is often subjected to different weather but takes it to its advantage and lets it add up to its beauty. It is famous among moutain climbers who want a more challenging ascend to the top.
Towering 20,320 feet above the landscape, there’s no wonder the Denali is famous among tourists. Who would not want a great view of a breathtaking landscape from above, right?
Table Mountain, South Africa
Not as high as the others but still as scenic as the rest. The Table Mountain just stands almost the same with the Kirkjufell. It is situated near an ocean, though, which lets you hear the horizontal breeze coming from the seas. It is just so calm.
Ama Dablam, Nepal
The Ama Dablam is easily recognizable because of its unique set of sharply contrasting angles in the rock. When it snows, some settle on its peak, making it more enticing. It rises 6,856 above the sea level.
Rising 3,970 meters, the Eiger overlooks Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland. This is the real challenge when it comes to climbing. Its scale poses a dangerous way up high. The first ones who took the challege were Christian Almer, Peter Bohren, and Charles Barrington in 1858.
The Spectre, Antarctica
The Spectre is part of the famed Organ Pipe Peaks. It is the tallest and most striking among all, but your trip to Antarctica will not be complete if you don’t see the entirety of th whole group of peaks.
Voted as the most beautiful mountain in the planet in 1966, the Alpamayo is unique in a way that no other mountain the world shares the same shape and features as it has.
Mount Fuji, Japan
Rising at 3,776.24 meters, Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan. While the country is known for its culture and the eye-catching line of cherry blossoms, Fuji is also one of the reasons why foreigners want to visit this country.
Scandinavian Mountains, Norway
This mountain range runs through the Scandinavian Peninsula, with its western sides dropping precipitously into the North Sea and Norweigian Sea and forming the fjords of Norway. It touches the northwestern part of Finland.
Chocolate Hills, Philippines
While this country in Southeast Asia is known for its white sand beaches and many other spots that are world-famous, there lies in one of its provinces a group pf hills that are chocolaty in color. There are a total of approximately 1,776 hills spread around the 50 square kilometers of land.
Mount Rainier, United States
This massive stratovolcano is located 54 miles southeast of Seattle in Washington, United States. Mount Rainier is part of the Decade Volcano list but is also considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.
Huayna Picchu, Peru
The location of the Incas’ famous city, Machu Picchu is a true proof of the a great result of nature’s beauty and human’s creativity. The most striking region in the moutain is the Huayna Picchu.
Mount Teide, Spain
With a summit that rises up to 3,718 meters, the Mount Teide has the highest point in Spain and the hishest point abpve sea level in the islands of the Atlantic.
Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Italy
A big name for hikers, bikers, and nature lvoers, this three distinctive peaks in the Sexten Dolomites of northeasters Italy is one of the most renowned mountain groups in the Alps.
Cerro Torre, Argentina
Described as the “hardest mountain” in the world to climb by writer and mountaineer Jon Krakauer, the Cerro Torre os one of the moutains of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in South America.
Belukha Mountain, Russia
The highest peak of the Altai Mountains in Russia, the Belukha is an icon because of its beauty. It is even listed as part of the World Heritage Site entitled Golden Mountains of Altai.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Known in the world as the highest free-standing mountain in the world with a summit that is 5,895 meters above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is also known in Africa as the country’s highest mountain. It has three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira.
Nanga Parbat, Pakistan
Named as the ninth highest mountain in the world, the Nanga Parbat stands 8,126 meters above the sea level.
Let go of your swimsuit for a moment and grab on a hat and explore these breathtakingly stunning mountains. Take on a challenge and take yourself to the top pf Mother Nature’s beautiful creations.