The Most Famous Mountains in the World
Nevertheless the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest truly is a popular highland that is too inviting to resist. Thousands of professional and amateur climbers dream of reaching the mountain’s summit because of the desire for fulfillment. Truly, nothing is more satisfactory than becoming Mount Everest mountaineer.
The Bible and Quran have featured it several times that religious devotees regard this mountain as a holy ground. Yearly; Jews, Christians and Muslims pilgrimage in Egypt to personally see the mountain where God offered the Ten Commandments to Moses. The summit of Mount Sinai situates Greek Orthodox Church and Mosque. These are sacred buildings in memory of God’s great commission.
Composed of three volcanic cones Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, Mount Kilimanjaro becomes popular due to its free-standing trait. It has a symmetrical cone shape and icy pinnacles that captivate spectators from a far. It is the highlight of Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro National Park because of its biodiversity and magnificent structure. Truly, this volcanic mountain is worth the view and climb.
Japan is never complete without Mount Fuji. This mountain is a stratovolcano that attracts many tourists worldwide. This mountain is the most famous highland featured in Japan’s photos, paintings and sculptures. Its proportionally inverted cone and icy cap summit make this mountain a postcard perfect. Furthermore, Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan measuring 12,389 feet.
Considered to be the second highest peak in the world, Mount K2 is a captivating mountain of Nepal. Another name of this mountain is Godwin Austen after the name of the region’s evaluator. Mount K2 is famous for its danger. Many mountain climbers frustrate themselves because of the difficult terrain this landform has. In fact, one out of four climbers dies when hiking in this area.
Reaching the summit of this mountain is a true breath taker as it provides a beautiful site of the Cape Town and Table Bay. Because of its flat top, it has an edge over Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. Africa developed this mountain by placing cable cars to help tourists reach the peak. However, a 3-hour walk is necessary to reach the top. Lovers of adventure will certainly adore this place.
The central landmark of Denali National Park and Reserve, Mount McKinley has glaciers that further beautify the terrain. It popularity comes from being the highest mountain peak in United States of America; third peak in the world. The vastness of the mountain makes it rarely hiked by mountaineers. Nonetheless, this mountain has a picturesque view as the summit meets the sky.
All would agree that this mountain is all treasures. The section of The Five Treasures of Snow, Mount Kangchenjunga represents gold, silver, gem, grain, and holy book. The mountain’s summit is a sacred ground, that trekkers respect it by stopping a few feet away. It is a mountain located at borders of Nepal and India and is part of the Himalayas.