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International Mountain Day 2023: Most beautiful mountains in the world

Updated On Dec 11, 2023 10:50 AM IST
  • International Mountain Day was officially designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003.
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International Mountain Day is observed every year on December 11 to raise awareness about the significance of mountains in our lives and for the health of our planet. The theme for this year's International Mountain Day is 'restoring mountain ecosystems.' On this occasion, here are some of the most breathtaking mountains in the world that are worth visiting at least once in your lifetime. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 11, 2023 10:50 AM IST

International Mountain Day is observed every year on December 11 to raise awareness about the significance of mountains in our lives and for the health of our planet. The theme for this year's International Mountain Day is 'restoring mountain ecosystems.' On this occasion, here are some of the most breathtaking mountains in the world that are worth visiting at least once in your lifetime. (Unsplash)

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Kirkjufell, Iceland: Also known as the “church mountain,” this site is often celebrated as Iceland’s most photographed landmark. The mountain even had a cameo appearance in the seventh season of the popular TV show Game of Thrones. If you plan your trip during the autumn or winter, you might have the opportunity to witness the northern lights dancing over the mountain top. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 11, 2023 10:50 AM IST

Kirkjufell, Iceland: Also known as the “church mountain,” this site is often celebrated as Iceland’s most photographed landmark. The mountain even had a cameo appearance in the seventh season of the popular TV show Game of Thrones. If you plan your trip during the autumn or winter, you might have the opportunity to witness the northern lights dancing over the mountain top. (Unsplash)

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Denali, USA: It is the highest peak in all of North America. A favorable time to visit this mountain is during the summer months, between June and August, when the weather is mild, and days are longer. However, during the winter, you're more likely to get the best views of the mountain when the cloud cover is less, even though temperatures are quite cold. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 11, 2023 10:50 AM IST

Denali, USA: It is the highest peak in all of North America. A favorable time to visit this mountain is during the summer months, between June and August, when the weather is mild, and days are longer. However, during the winter, you're more likely to get the best views of the mountain when the cloud cover is less, even though temperatures are quite cold. (Unsplash)

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Matterhorn, Switzerland/Italy: The Matterhorn was first successfully climbed in 1865, with British mountaineer Edward Whymper credited as the first person to reach the summit. If you're planning a trip, consider visiting between July and September for optimal hiking conditions and clear views. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 11, 2023 10:50 AM IST

Matterhorn, Switzerland/Italy: The Matterhorn was first successfully climbed in 1865, with British mountaineer Edward Whymper credited as the first person to reach the summit. If you're planning a trip, consider visiting between July and September for optimal hiking conditions and clear views. (Unsplash)

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Table Mountain, South Africa: Table Mountain is one of the world's most renowned peaks, recognized for its distinctive flat top and diverse wildlife. It is also among the planet’s oldest peaks, with an age exceeding 200 million years. The first recorded ascent dates back to the early 16th century, credited to a Portuguese explorer named António de Saldanha. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 11, 2023 10:50 AM IST

Table Mountain, South Africa: Table Mountain is one of the world's most renowned peaks, recognized for its distinctive flat top and diverse wildlife. It is also among the planet’s oldest peaks, with an age exceeding 200 million years. The first recorded ascent dates back to the early 16th century, credited to a Portuguese explorer named António de Saldanha. (Unsplash)

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Vinicunca, Peru: Also known as the “Rainbow Mountain,” the vibrant colors of Peru’s Vinicunca, featuring pink and yellow streaks, are a result of mineral deposits. The optimal time to visit is during the dry season, from May to September, for clearer views and reduced rainfall.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 11, 2023 10:50 AM IST

Vinicunca, Peru: Also known as the “Rainbow Mountain,” the vibrant colors of Peru’s Vinicunca, featuring pink and yellow streaks, are a result of mineral deposits. The optimal time to visit is during the dry season, from May to September, for clearer views and reduced rainfall.(Unsplash)

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