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Oldest Mountain Ranges in the World

Many mountain ranges around the world attract adventurers with their challenging terrain, stunning landscapes and opportunities for outdoor activities.

These mountain ranges are not only impressive to behold, but they are also home to some of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

01. Himalayas, Asia

The Himalayas span India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, and Pakistan, housing the world's tallest peaks, including Mount Everest.

02. Alps, Europe

The Alps span eight European countries – France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia

03. Rocky Mountains, North America

The Rocky Mountains extend from British Columbia in Canada to New Mexico in the United States.

04. Andes, South America

The Andes, the world's longest mountain range, span seven countries – Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

05. Karakoram Range, Asia

The Karakoram Range is a part of the greater Himalayan region and is characterized by rugged, snow-covered peaks, including the infamous and formidable K2.

06. Caucasus Mountains, EuropeAsia

The Caucasus Mountains extend between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.

07. Southern Alps, New Zealand

In this region, you will find some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Southern Alps.

08. Japanese Alps, Japan

The Japanese Alps are divided into three ranges—the Northern Alps (Hida Mountains), the Central Alps (Kiso Mountains), and the Southern Alps (Akashi Mountains).

09. Sierra Nevada, North America

The Sierra Nevada runs through the western edge of the United States and Mexico.

10. Atlas Mountains, Africa

The Atlas Mountains, spanning Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, offer a unique blend of North African culture and rugged landscapes.