1. Kilimanjaro mountain
Kilimanjaro mountain has three cones Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira which 750,000,000 years old. This Mountain located in Tanzania, East Africa with 5,895 meters above sea level. The name “Kilimanjaro” itself has a meaning as “The roof of Africa”. Despite the richness of animals habitats such as Colobus monkeys and a white-necked raven that you could find here, the mountain also well known as a “walk- up” mountain. You don’t need any technical skills or mountaineering equipment. Even so, you still need a guide to climb this mountain. This mountain also has a plane crash site. The plane is a small passenger plane with 4 tourists and 1 pilot. In November 2008 they crashed Kilimanjaro at 14,200 feet. The wreckage still remains on the mountain till now.
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2. Ijen mountain
Ijen Mountain is located in Banyuwangi, east java, Indonesia. This mountain is well known for its panoramic view of the crater including a beautiful turquoise lake and blue fire. The Blue fire itself is a natural phenomenon which only happens in two places, Iceland and Indonesia. The best time to climb this mountain is in the dry season from May to October from early morning. The trekking itself is quite full of surprises in its weather, sulphuric toxic gasses, and dangerous circumstances. The mountain is created only for the brave and not for a fainted heart. So are you ready to discover a Mars on Earth?
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3. Corno Grande
Remember when you go to a place and feel like everything is so memorable and in harmony? Exactly just like in Italy !! The food, the wine, the place unite the People. They’re calling your soul to go back over and over again. But, if you seek for something outstanding and unique, Why don’t you try to hike Corno Grande like the locals? Corno Grande or “Great Horn” is the highest peak in the Italian Peninsula, 2,912 meters above sea level. It’s located in Province of Teramo, Abruzzo Italy. It has beautiful views since the area looks like the Alps and you can see the mesmerizing Adriatic sea from above.
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4. Elk Mountain
If you are a nature enthusiast, you should try to visit Elk mountain in Colorado, USA. This is a mountain range in Rocky Mountain, West Colorado. The mountain highest peak is called castle peak and it’s 4, 348 meters above sea levels. Besides its stunning views, the travelers love this mountain because it’s a habitat for 50 species of birds. Travelers also can go to the Alpine lake easily since the lake itself close to tourist attraction, Maroon Bells. The place quite crowded during summer but don’t worry since the views in every season are very breathtaking. The mixture of abundant colors in this mountain really make you feel like you live in a painting. You can also visit this area without a heavy hiking, you can also go there with a bike ride or snowmobile depends on the seasons.
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5. Nanga Parbat
Nanga Parbat is one of the eight-thousanders located in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Eight-thousanders itself are the fourteen independent mountains on Earth that are more than 8,000 meters high above sea levels. With 8,126 meters above sea levels, Nanga Parbat is confirmed as the 9th of the highest mountain in the world. The name itself is taken from a Sanskrit “Nagna” and “Parvata” which means “Naked Mountain”. Even so, the locals called it by its Tibetan name “Dio Mir” or “Huge Mountain” in English. Nanga Parbat has become a celebrity amongst the locals and foreign travelers. You can see the most stunning scenery of this mountain at Fairy Meadows and its summit of course but hey could you imagine yourself standing on the 9th highest peak in the world? In spite of its magical beauty, Nanga Parbat also has known as “Killer Mountain”.
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