Mountain destinations are just superb, aren’t they? A breezy aura, persistent reminder of goodness, astonishing sunsets, tranquility, rare fauna and flora, and yes, those million-dollar views have our heart! Also, if you are on the other side of the debate that involves mountains and beaches, then this quintessential knowledge ain’t for you! However, if you’re a fellow mountain-lover, then you are surely in here for a treat!There are certain lesser-known mountain destinations spread across the globe that need some deliberate search, and persistent look around to popularize and normalize! Given below are a few diligently searched mountain destinations which aren’t that popular and therefore, are among those limited places on earth which ensure 100% privacy!
So, read up globetrotters!
Best Mountain Destinations Near Me!
1. Meteora, Greece
Greece isn’t all about Athens, Santorini, and smashing plates, provided you look around for those rare gems. The UNESCO site of Meteora in Thessaly is a place that needs to be added to your bucket list IMMEDIATELY if not so far. It’s one of those rare and amazing mountain destinations which will make you go gaga altogether. You are sure to come across those highly photogenic natural pillars with six Orthodox Christian monasteries atop. You can reach this absolute beauty via train from Athens to Kalampaka within 5 hours.
2. Kamchatka, Russia
Backpackers can never really explore the whole of Russia, and there will always be something new to explore! This stupendous country has a lot more to offer from what you already know, and alcohol- and that’s the volcanic Kamchatka Peninsula located in the Far East! This aesthetically pleasing region renders you with some stunning trekking routes bypassing beautiful national parks, as well as the largest active volcano in the northern hemisphere, the Klyuchevskaya Sopka. It’s surely a hard-to-believe mountain destination but it indeed is gorgeous, trust us!
3. Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan
An urban legend talks about Guru Padmasambhava, who seemingly flew on the back of a winged tiger more than 3000 meters up a mountain in the valley of Paro, Bhutan. He is known to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours, before beginning the construction of the seven temples that make up Taktshang, AKA Tiger’s Nest. Undoubtedly, this one’s located in a rather precarious location making it a little harder to hike there and back. But the surrounding scenery is surely worth all the efforts. This is truly one of the best mountain destinations to check out this holiday season!
4. Matera Italy
Italy never fails to disappoint its tourists. Be it the stupendous Rome, the artistic Florence, or the trendsetter, Puglia. But let’s just this once make a trend, and not follow it. So, here we are talking about the awe-inspiring city of Matera in the ‘sole’ of the Italian boot. It’s home to the Sassi, an aesthetic series of caves that are carved into the mountainsides and house museums, bars, and restaurants. It’s one of those unique mountain destinations which won’t ever make you regret your decision!
This southern-most continent is an abode of snow, and truly a paradise for travelers! Begin your Antarctica adventures from Ushuaia, Argentina’s southern-most city, and continue through the land of glistening snow, icebergs, glaciers, and gorgeous mountains. We agree that it’s at all an easy destination to visit, but is surely worth an effort!
The soul-stirring views, utmost tranquility, and awesome fauna make it absolutely worthwhile! Why not make this lesser acclaimed mountain destination a part of your bucket list once and for all?!
Well, is there any rare mountain destination among these that you’ve been a part of? If there’s someplace that you personally like the most, then do let us know in the comments down below!