Mesa, Tuyya, or Amba. We can call it whatever we like, but these tabletop mountains are a sight to behold all on their own. They are unique wonders of nature. They are rare phenomena that display the beauty of the mountains.
Mountain climber or not, I’m sure you’ll appreciate the picturesque elegance of these flat-topped mountains. Let’s have a virtual tour of the 10 most stunning tabletop mountains in the world.
Located on the triple border point of Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana. It is the most famous “tepui” or tabletop mountain in South America. Mada is famous by the novel “ The Lost World”, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
It offers an incredible panoramic view of the city of Cape Town, South Africa. The Table mountain also features an unusual cave system formed in sandstone.
More popularly known as the “Tree of Life,” this formation stands 4,000 feet above the sea level. This natural spectacle is located in the Amazonas state of Venezuela.
Venezuela has the most number of “tepuis” or flat summit plateaus in the world. One of them is Ptari Tepui, which has a maximum elevation of 7,900 feet.
Ben Bulben is home to Ireland’s unique plant species. It is a massive rock formation made from shale and limestone. It is believed to be formed during the Ice age.
Called the Devil Mountain by natives, Auyantepui houses Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfall. It is the most visited tepui in Venezuela.
Part of the White Mountain range, Mount Garfield is a favorite hiking destination in the state of New Hampshire.
It has a relatively easy trail and offers a grand view of the wilderness surrounding it.
Mount Conner is a horseshoe-shaped mountain with a stunning flat summit plateau. The native aborigines believe it is the home of the icemen who created the cold weather.
One of the view tepuis that boasts of his own waterfall. Kukenan Falls is the second highest after the Angel Falls, which is situated in the nearby Auyantepui.
The name originated from tales about an evil spirit that eats human flesh. This is one of the most remote areas in Venezuela.
While all of these mountains are equally stunning, some of them are accessible and can be conquered, while some are dangerous enough that it’s better to appreciate its beauty through photos.
For those who wish to climb one of these stunning mountains, good luck. And always remember, the best view comes after the hardest climb.
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