Top 10 Mountains to Hike in the World

When it comes to overseas adventure travel, then ten mountains should be on every hiker’s bucket list. These destinations are guaranteed to offer outdoor adventures that will be not only invigorating but life-changing too.

1. Mount Everest, Nepal

No list would be complete without the highest mountain in the world. At 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) above sea level this mountain is a challenge for even the most experienced climbers.

Top 10 Mountains to Hike in the World Mount Everest Nepal

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2. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

At 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the world’s highest free-standing mountain.

Top 10 Mountains to Hike in the World Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania

3. The Matterhorn, Switzerland

The Matterhorn is located on the border between Switzerland and Italy. At 4,478 meters (14,692 ft) high it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps.

Top 10 Mountains to Hike in the World The Matterhorn Switzerland

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4. Mount Rainier, USA

Mount Rainier is located in Washington State. It is a strato-volcano and is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.

Top 10 Mountains to Hike in the World Mount Rainier USA

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5. The Andes, Peru

The Andes is the longest mountain range in the world, and one of the highest. These mountains are divided into three natural regions with different climates and features.

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6. Mount Khuiten, Mongolia

This mountain is where Russia, China and Mongolia meet. This climb rewards the adventurous with exposure to an ancient way of life in a remote part of the world.

7. Mount Elbrus, Russia

Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia and the tenth most prominent in the world. It lies on the border between Europe and Asia, and most regard it as the highest peak in Europe.

Top 10 Mountains to Hike in the World Mount Elbrus Russia

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8. Mount McKinley, USA

Located in Alaska, Mount McKinley is the highest mountain in North America. The base-to-peak rise is 5500 meters (18000 ft) – the largest of any mountain situated entirely above sea level.

Top 10 Mountains to Hike in the World Mount McKinley USA

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9. Hua Shan (Mount Hua), China

Hua Shan is one of China’s five sacred mountains. This accounts for the many temples and religious structures that climbers will encounter on its slopes.

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10. Annapurna, Nepal

Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas located in north-central Nepal. These peaks are regarded as some of the most dangerous to climb throughout the world. For those looking for an extreme challenge, the south face is regarded by many as the most difficult of all climbs.

Top 10 Mountains to Hike in the World Annapurna Nepal

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Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.