We all seek comfort deep in our hearts in this fast paced world. When the calm and the soothing breeze hit our faces, we find peace in the silence of the surroundings. It cannot be denied that we all want an exceptional getaway from our everyday lives and that there is no better option than heading to the mountains. The dynamic landscape and thriving flora and fauna are crucial to the popularity of all mountains in the world. For the most adventurous tourists or mountaineers, there are many other peaks to visit, such as the highest mountain range, Mount Everest. While some prefer long mountain ranges with deep jungles. In this list, we are going to explore a number of long mountain ranges that are worth visiting. Here are the top 10 longest mountain ranges in the world.

1. Andes

Length: 7000 km
Maximum Elevation: 6962 m
Highest peak: Aconcagu

The Andes or Andes Mountains are the longest continental mountain range in the world, forming an uninterrupted highland along the western edge of South America. The mountain range is 7000 km long, 200 to 700 km wide and has an average height of about 4000 m. The Andes extends from north to south through seven South American countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. The Andes are also part of the American Cordillera, a chain of mountain ranges made up of an almost uninterrupted series of mountain ranges that form the western “backbone” of North America, Central America, South America and Antarctica.

2. Groot escarpment

Length: 5000 km
Maximum Elevation: 3000 m
Highest peak: Drakensberg

An important geological formation in Africa is the Great Escarpment, which borders the Central Southern African plateau. While it is mainly located on the borders of South Africa, it extends in the east to the borders of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In the north it continues to Namibia and in the west to Angola. Many names apply to different parts of the Great Escarpment, of which the Drakensberg is the best known. De Groot escarpment is rich in habitat and is also an ideal place for fishing. Many marine species, including crawfish, anchovies and sardines, can be found on the coast.

3. Rocky Mountains

Length: 4830 km
Maximum Elevation: 4401 m
Highest peak: Mount Elbert

The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are an important mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains extend 4800 km from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico in the southwestern United States. Its northern terminus is in the Liard River area east of the Pacific Coast Ranges, while the southernmost point is near the Albuquerque area, bordering the Rio Grande Basin and north of the Sandia-Manzano Mountain Range. Located within the North American Cordillera, the Rockies are distinct from the Cascade Range and the Sierra Nevada, all of which lie further west. Public parks and woodlands protect much of the mountain range, and they are popular tourist destinations, especially for hiking, camping, mountaineering, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding.

4. Australian Great Dividing Range

Length: 3500 km
Maximum Elevation: 2,228 m
Highest peak: Mount Kosciuszko

The highest part of the Australian continent is the Great Australian Separation Mountains. It is a series of different mountains, plateaus and hills. The New England Plateau, Australian Alps, Snowy Mountains, Blue Mountains and Grampian Mountains are all part of this range. The highest mountain in Australia is located in the Great Australian Separation Mountains: Mount Kosciuszko (2228 meters high). This part of Australia contains extinct volcanoes that are being eroded until all that is left is strong volcanic rock, stretching offshore to the mountains of the island of Tasmania. The Great Separation Mountains are located directly west of the city of Sydney, Australia’s most pristine highlands.

5. Transantarctic Mountains

Length: 3500 km
Maximum Elevation: 4,528 m
Highest peak: Mount Kirkpatrick

The Transantarctic Mountains stretch from Victorialand to Coats Land. The mountains separate the East Antarctica and West Antarctica subcontinents. The highest peak in the Transantarctic Mountains is Mount Markham close to the Ross Ice Shelf. It is more than 3,200 km from VictoriaLand to the coast of the Weddell Sea in the Transantarctic Mountains. The Transantarctic Mountains cover an area covered by an ice sheet and a network of large glaciers that rises to 4,528 m at Mount Kirkpatrick in the Queen Maud Mountains. The continent shift theory is credible because of the mountain range, similar to that in Australia and South America.

6. Kunlun

Length: 3000 km
Maximum Elevation: 7,167 m
Highest peak: Kongur

The Kunlun stretch from the Pamir of Tajikistan (Upper Himalayas) to the west of the Kunlun Pass and the adjacent areas in the eastern provinces of central Qinghai, Burhan Budai, Bayan Ha and Amne Machin. The mountain range varies considerably in width, but rarely exceeds 125 km. The mountain range is also called Kunlunxu and is highly revered in Taoist Chinese mythology as a sacred mountain that is home to Xiwangmu, the Taoist goddess Kunlun. The mountain is narrow in the west and wide in the east and slopes from west to east. The vegetation has now come to an end, there is snow and fog on the high peaks all year round.

7. Himalayas

Length: 2600 km
Maximum Elevation: 8,848 m
Highest peak: Mount Everest

Legendary. Spiritual. Imperturbable. The Himalayas take your breath away from your home to Earth’s highest peak. Modern mountain culture adds a fascinating layer of history and adventure to a modern trip. The experience is almost as dynamic as the ancient cultures that have called these peaks home for centuries. The scents, sights, sounds and textures of the Himalayan cultures are as vibrant as the landscape itself. South Asian civilizations have been profoundly influenced by the Himalayas. Many Himalayan mountain peaks are sacred in both Hinduism and Buddhism.

8. Atlas Mountains

Length: 2500 km
Maximum Elevation: 4167 m
Highest peak: Toubkal

The Atlas Mountains are a series of mountain ranges in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia in northwest Africa, generally in the southwest. The highest point in the Atlas Mountains is Mount Toubkal, at 4167 meters above sea level. Human settlements have cleared much of the land in the Atlas for agriculture, and a small portion of the forest is still in the region. Animal life is also about to retreat. In the oak forests of the northern part of the region, there are only a handful of jackals, a few monkeys at higher altitudes and often a handful of wild boars in the wilderness. The Atlas Mountains are relatively sparsely covered with low vegetation and a high degree of soil erosion.

9. Ural Mountains

Length: 2500 km
Maximum Elevation: 1,895 m
Highest peak: Narodnaja

The Urals is an exceptional place: the only mountain range in the world separates Europe from Asia and divides a country. We also know it as the “stone belt” of Russia, stretching from north to south for more than 2000 kilometers, and it is also called the “blue chain” for its many beautiful lakes. Mount Narodnaya, the highest point, reaches a height of 1,895 meters, but the system consists mainly of a series of broken, parallel ridges with heights between 3,000 and 5,000 meters. There are several low passes which divide the main routes from Europe to Siberia in the central part between Perm and Ekaterinburg. Many areas have mineral-rich rocks.

10. Appalachians

Length: 2414 km
Maximum Elevation: 2037 m
Highest peak: Mount Mitchell

The Appalachians are a system of mountains in eastern North America. The Appalachians were created about 480 million years ago during the Ordovician period. They once reached altitudes comparable to those of the Alps and Rocky Mountains before experiencing natural erosion. The Appalachian mountain range is a barrier to travel to the east and west, as it forms a series of alternating ridges and valleys that are oriented on most of the highways and railways running east and west.