An adventure, breathtaking scenery, and an unforgettable milestone in life await you at the top of the mountains on this list that mountain climbers cannot miss.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro is an ideal mountain for beginners.
At 5,899 meters, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the most famous mountains in the world. Although not easy to climb, the path to the summit of Kilimanjaro is well-equipped and suitable for beginners to test how their bodies react and adapt to high altitudes without sudden environmental changes or excessive risks. Regardless of the level, all mountain climbers must have a local guide and set aside 5-6 days to complete the journey. The journey is arduous, but in return, you are guaranteed to enjoy unforgettable views on the summit of Kilimanjaro.
Relax at Kaliwa Lodge
Located at the foot of Kilimanjaro, Kaliwa Lodge offers stunning views and is just a few minutes from the entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park.
Mount Denali, Alaska
The climbing season is best from May to June and is suitable for those who want to test their limits.
Located in Denali National Park, Mount Denali (also known as Mount McKinley) is 6,194 meters high and is the highest mountain in North America. Mount Denali has steep slopes and is difficult to climb – even experienced mountain climbers need to be very determined to conquer this mountain. To climb, you need to have a guide from one of the six companies registered with the national park. The ideal climbing season is from May to June when the weather is most stable, and it may take up to 4 weeks to reach the summit.
McKinley Creekside Cabins is just a short drive from Denali National Park.
Just a short drive from Denali National Park, McKinley Creekside Cabins is close to hiking trails that you can explore if you don’t want to climb the mountain.
Mount Elbrus, Russia
Mount Elbrus is popular with novice mountain climbers.
As the highest mountain in Russia and all of Europe, Mount Elbrus is one of two dormant volcanoes, and on the western slope, you can see the intact crater mouth up to 250 meters wide. A popular destination for novice mountain climbers, Elbrus is known for its challenging climbing routes but will be a worthy reward for those who conquer it. You will need about a week to complete the 5,642-meter journey.
Overnight on the mountain slope at LeapRus Capsule Hotel
LeapRus Capsule Hotel is a 1-0-2 accommodation where you can spend the night right on the mountain slope and easily participate in any activities in the Elbrus area.
Hvannadalshnúkur Mountain, Iceland
Be careful and watch out for the crevasses on Hvannadalshnúkur.
If you want to climb a mountain quickly without spending too much time, Hvannadalshnúkur is a suitable mountain. Although only 2,100 meters high, Hvannadalshnúkur is actually the highest mountain in Iceland. The journey to climb Hvannadalshnúkur can be completed in a day, giving you plenty of time to explore Skaftafell National Park. The great thing about Hvannadalshnúkur is that even though it is not technically a difficult mountain to climb, you will still face certain challenges while crossing many crevasses here.
Located ideally adjacent to Vatnajökull National Park, Hotel Skaftafell has a beautiful view overlooking both Hvannadalshnúkur mountain and the largest glacier in Europe – which is the glacier that the national park is named after!
Matterhorn Mountain, Switzerland
Matterhorn Mountain is easy to recognize due to its shape, which is similar to a pyramid.
With a shape that is similar to a pyramid and standing tall and alone, Matterhorn Mountain is one of the most photographed mountains in the world, as well as a mountain that many mountaineers aspire to conquer once in their lifetime. To reach the summit of the mountain at an altitude of 4,478 meters, you will need to spend about 2 days and have a guide with you.
Enjoy some relaxation at the fully serviced Residence Patricia’s apartment.
Although you can see the Matterhorn peak from many different towns throughout the area, the town of Zermatt is the place to go if you want to see the mountain from the most iconic angle. Residence Patricia is a serviced apartment with full amenities, and many of the apartments have balconies with an ideal view for you to take pictures of the Matterhorn mountain!