By Neha Yadav
Published Dec 11, 2023

Hindustan Times

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International Mountain Day: 5 Beautiful mountains to explore

Every year, December 11 is observed as International Mountain Day to increase awareness about the relevance of mountain ecosystems. 

Let's take a look at some of the most beautiful mountains in the world that you can explore.


Also known as the Church mountain, the Kirkjufell mountain is situated in Iceland and is one of the most scenic mountains in the world. The conical mountain under the dancing Northern Lights offers a wonderful view to tourists.

Mount Fuji

Nestled in Japan, Mount Fuji is one of the most iconic mountains on Earth. One can enjoy the stunning views of Japan's highest peak from Oshino Hakkai, a village northeast of Mount Fuji.


Located in Alaska, this mountain is the highest peak in North America. Earlier known as Mount McKinley, Denali offers splendid panoramic views of the Alaskan landscape.

Mitre Peak

The Mitre Peak is one of the stunning mountains in New Zealand. This mountain is home to thick vegetation and has a rugged terrain. One can best enjoy the spectacular views of Mitre peak on a boat trip from the lake nearby.

Table Mountain

Located in South Africa, the Table Mountain is one of the popular peaks in the world known for its distinctive flat top like that of a table. It is among the planet's oldest peaks that shelter a diverse wildlife.