Top Ten Coun down : Most Beautiful Mountain Ranges
When it comes to mountain ranges, there can be two or three categories i.e longest mountain ranges, most beautiful mountain ranges, most dangerous mountain ranges etc. Anyhow, beauty always gets a plus point so we are also sharing the top ten countdown of the World’s Most Beautiful Mountain Ranges
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10: Sierra Nevada (California)
Having the features which include Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America; Mount Whitney at 14,505ft, the highest point in the contiguous Unites States; and Yosemite Valley, Sierra Nevada runs 400 miles north-to-south, and is approximately across 70 miles east-to-west. Two national stone monuments, three national parks and 20 wilderness areas are included in this mountain range.
9: Tian Shan (Kyrgyzstan)
The largest system of mountian ranges located in Central Asia, Tien Shen it’s highest peak called Victory Peak about 7,439 metres (24,406ft). The Tian Shan is located in the border region of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of western China.
8: Himalayas (India)
The home to some of the planet’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest, The Himalayan Range include over a hundred mountains exceeding 7,200 meters in height. The Himalayas are renowned for profoundly shaped cultures of South Asia. Many Himalayan peaks are believed to have some sacred importance in both Hinduism and Buddhism.
7: Southern Alps (New Zealand)
Having its greatest elevations near the island’s western side and extending along much of the length of New Zealand’s South Island, The Southern Alps is an amazing mountain range. Actually the term “Southern Alps” refers to the entire mountain range, but separate names are given to many of smaller ranges which are included in it.
6: Chugach Mountain Range (Alaska)
Alright, if we talk about this mountain range we would not have the edge point of having some of the World’s Highest Peaks as the highest peak in Chugach Mountain Range is Mount Marcus Baker (3,927m). Anyhow, because of its location along the Gulf of Alaska more snowfall is ensured than anywhere else in the world; an annual average of over 1500 cm (600in)
5: Japanese Alps (Japan)
The Hida Mountains, the Kiso Mountains and the Akaishi Mountains are included in Japanese Alps. It includes several peaks exceeding 3,000 metres in height.Mount Ontake in Nagano Prefecture (3,067 m) is a destination for pilgrimages as well as an activa volvano, having eruptions in 1979 and 1980.
4: Andes (Peru)
The longest continental mountain range in the world, Andes, is a continual range of highlands along the western coast of South America. This range extends from north to south through seven South American countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.
3: Lizard Range ( British Columbia, Canada)
The Lizard Range is a mountain range south-east of Fernie, British Columbia in the Canadian Rockies. This range is home to the Fernie Alpine Resort and parts of the Mount Fernie Provincial Park.
2: The Dolomites (Italy)
Located in the north-eastern Italy, The Dolomites, is a part of Southern Limestone Alps and extends from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley in the east.The Dolomites are actually equally shared between the provinces of Trentino, Belluno and South Tyrol.
1: Canadian Rockies (Banff, Canada)
The Canadian Rockies is actually my favourite and beacuse of it’s fascinating beauty it is placed at the top in our Top Ten Countdown. It comprises the Canadian segment of North American Rocky Mountain range. They are the eastern part of the Canadian Cordillera, extending from the Interior Plains of Alberta to the Rocky Mountain Trench of British Columbia. The southern end borders Idaho and Montana of the USA. The northern end is at the Liard River in northern British Columbia.