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Must See Places Presents: 12 of the World’s Best Scenic Mountains

Let’s discover the world’s best scenic mountains!

Today Must See Places embarks on an awe-inspiring journey through the towering wonders of nature. In this special edition, we proudly present a collection of the world’s best scenic mountains that transports you to spectacular landscapes where the earth and sky embrace perfectly.

These majestic peaks, carefully curated for your wanderlust, showcase our planet’s remarkable beauty. Imagine standing at the summit, surrounded by scenic vistas that defy description.

Our selection contains the essence of awe-inspiring beauty, capturing the magic of each place. These mountains redefine the meaning of scenic splendor.

So join us on this virtual expedition as we unveil 12 of the world’s most captivating mountain landscapes, inviting you to experience nature’s grandeur from the comfort of your screen.

Embrace the wanderlust and let the world’s best scenic mountains be your guide to the extraordinary!

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Grand Teton

Location: US

Grand Teton is one of our country’s most famous national parks, with over 60 species of mammals.

The spectacular scenery here leaves every traveler awe-struck and in love with the grand mountain peaks, which also makes it one of the most famous mountains in the world.

You can have many fun-filled, exciting activities in this area, such as camping, hiking, water sports, trekking, and so on. We recommend visiting to experience the incredible historical cowboy culture of this area.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Location: Tanzania

Kilimanjaro is one of the most renowned of the Seven Summits of Africa. It’s considered one of the world’s highest mountain ranges and one of the most important worldwide.

Topped with quite a few glaciers and a diminishing ice field, the hiking tour in this beautiful area can be quite expensive and can be afforded only by a few.

But if you manage to visit, you’ll be greeted by elephants, western white and black colobuses, cape buffaloes, blue monkeys, and leopards, which can be found in the majestic forests of Kilimanjaro National Park.

Mount Everest

Location: Tibet/ Nepal

Mt. Everest is every adventurer’s dream! It’s easily the tallest mountain range, standing at a maximum height of 29,029 feet above sea level.

This breathtaking mountain offers terrific views and challenging climbing opportunities, making it perfect for those seeking adventure. Many travelers have tried to climb this grand and rugged beauty, but only a few of them have been successful in doing so.

Mountaineers have repeatedly faced many severe life-threatening conditions here. But to this day, it remains the most attempted mountain peak by almost all amateur and experienced mountaineers.

The Himalayas

Location: India

As a true heaven on earth, literally translating into the home of snow, the Himalayas are considered across the globe to be one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Stretching for over 1,550 miles, the Himalayan Ranges offer a true sight to behold for a lifetime.

As a must-see destination on the list of enthusiasts who would love to experience mountaineering in the Himalayas, these scenic mountains are the epitome of magnificence.

Jotunheimen Mountains

Location: Norway

A photographer’s paradise, the Jotunheimen Mountains are another perfect example of the world’s best scenic mountains. You can witness these beautiful ranges when on the Sognefjellet National Tourist Route.

The best way to see the magnificence of this place is through a drive along Europe’s highest mountain pass. It offers majestic views of scenic beauty that are highly worthy of being photographed.

During your drive, you can witness the exquisite view of snow-capped mountain peaks, waterfalls with crystal clear water, and incredibly lush greenery.

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Mount Fuji

Location: Japan

Mount Fuji is almost 12,400 feet tall and is Japan’s No.1 tourist destination. The spectacular views of this volcanic beauty always impress anybody who chooses to visit.

It’s one of the most massive volcanic mountains in the world and happens to be active even today, sitting majestically over a junction of three tectonic plates.

The country in July and August see the most hikers attempting to climb this volcanic mountain, and most of them even successfully make it to the summit.

Aoraki/Mt. Cook

Location: New Zealand

This beautiful location is a part of the famous Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park and its lands are magnificently adorned with snow-capped peaks.

Many mountain climbing devotees come here from all over the world to climb the three snow-covered summits of this spellbinding wonder.

Even hikers come from every nook and cranny to experience the glorious view offered on the hiking trails and to see the country’s longest glacier, the Tasman Glacier. It’s undoubtedly one of the world’s best scenic mountains.


Location: Iceland

Kirkjufell gained most of its popularity and got listed under the famous names of mountains after being featured in a couple of seasons on the HBO original series Game Of Thrones.

This small scenic mountain peak looks stunning, covered entirely in lush greenery during the summers and with pure white snow and ice during the winter time.

The famous waterfall, Kirkjufellsfoss, one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Iceland, is also located in the backdrop of this grand summit.

The Swiss Alps

Location: Switzerland

The dramatic heights of Dammastock and the glorious snow-clad summit of Matterhorn have always astonished hikers and left them spellbound with their breathtaking beauty. We completely understand why they’re considered “The Magical Mountains.”

Matterhorn is the 10th tallest among several mountains in the world, with a distinct feature of a well-defined pyramid shape. It’s one of the most active fold mountains in the world and also happens to be featured on the world-famous Toblerone Chocolate as its logo.

The slopes of the Switzerland mountains are renowned for the skiing and snowboarding opportunities. And while it’s one of the world’s best scenic mountains, it’s also among the most famous.

Mauna Kea

Location: US

You didn’t think Grand Teton was the only US location on our list, did you? Our beautiful country has much more to offer! The gem of the Pacific Ocean is also known to be the tallest mountain in the world.

But if you take the height of Mauna Kea into consideration, which is concealed under the Pacific Ocean, then Mauna Kea would be considered the tallest peak in the world. You can take an 8-hour tour of this place with a few stops along the way for acclimatization.

The top of this volcanic wonder houses the world’s leading astronomical observatories. During the nighttime, the clear skies offer a fantastic stargazing experience. It definitely deserves a spot on our list of the world’s best scenic mountains.

Denali Peak

Location: Alaska

This Alaskan beauty, previously known as Mount McKinley, Denali Peak, is considered one of the world’s best mountains and is also famed for being the highest scenic mountain on this continent.

Set at the heart of the expansive Denali National Park, the Denali Peak stands tall at roughly 20,310 feet, also making it one of the most secluded mountains in the world.

As a great escape for your inner adventurer, you can witness nature’s magic if you decide to visit this Alaskan beauty!

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Huayna Picchu

Location: Peru

This wondrous gem is one of the most miniature yet scenic mountains on the world’s best scenic mountains list.

But it’s very well-known among travelers and tourists because of the incredible views offered by the mountain of Machu Picchu, one of the greatest ancient archaeological sites around the world. Huayna Picchu is a cherished heritage site of UNESCO.

Machu Picchu is one of the world’s seven wonders, and the glorious sky view of this famous site can be seen by hiking and climbing Huayna Picchu. Don’t forget to snap a few pics if you visit!

What did you think of our list of the world’s best scenic mountains? Have you ever visited any of them? Don’t forget to share your thoughts with our readers in the comments section.

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