"Beautiful mountains near the town of Vang Vieng in Laos."
"The Atlas Mountain range extends over 1,600 miles and runs through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Traveling over them is a breathtaking experience."
"A view from Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado."
"The Keystone Cliffs are formed of Jurassic-age sandstone called Aztec Sandstone that formed in a sea of sand dunes that covered the region long ago. In the Spring Mountains to the west are much older Paleozoic carbonate rocks that have been thrust over the younger Aztec Sandstone along the Keystone Fault, a major geologic structure in southern Nevada."
"A mountain in the Lemaire Channel, Antarctica."
"The Maroon Bells near Aspen, Colorado."
"Photo taken from Maligne Lake which is located 46 km from Jasper in Alberta, Canada."
"We had majestic mountain views cruising through fjords in Scoresby Sound, Greenland."
"View of Mt. McKinley from Stony Hill Overlook, 60 miles into Denali National Park."
"On the western side of Kauai is Waimea Canyon, also called the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific.' Milepost 18 is Kalalau Point. This is a famous view that you will see in several Kauai travel and guide books. It's pretty hard to take a bad picture of Kalalau Point in my opinion."
"The highlight of the 17-mile hike we took in Los Glaciares National Park in the Patagonia region of Southern Argentina was this view of the mountain range. The area is so pristine we were able to drink melted glacier water flowing in streams down from the mountains above."
"The 12 Apostles in Cape Town, South Africa, taken on trip in November of 2009."
"Looking at the mountains surrounding Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska."
"Mt. Shuksan reflected in Picture Lake in Washington's North Cascades."
"On vacation with my family a few years ago in the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, USA."
"Just a regular hike (from First to Grosse Schiedegg) through the Swiss Alps in Grindelwald."
"National Geographic rated the Routeburn Track in New Zealand as one of the 10 best hikes in the world. Routeburn was breathtaking, and we finished it up by getting picked up by a bus to the Milford Sound for a cruise."
"This photo of Mt. Jefferson that was taken near Mt. Hood captures some of the mystery of blue mountains."
"These mountains are breathtaking! You feel as if you are walking through a Chinese painting. There are a few hotels in the mountains. You travel up part of the way by cable car, and then you hike. Pack light even though there are bearers to carry your bags."
"This tent camp is close to the base camp of the north face of Mt. Everest. We spent a night here on a trip on the Friendship Highway in Tibet. We had ever-changing views of awe-inspiring Everest. Here the top is in the clouds."
"Snow blankets the Merced River, Yosemite Valley, and El Capitan in the winter."
"A few mountain photographs taken outside Hoh National Rainforest in Washington State."
"View of the Andes Mountains while mountain biking through the Sacred Valley in Peru."
"I took the Gornergrat up to the observatory and hiked back down to Zermatt for this view of the Matterhorn."
"View of the Zillertal Alps in Austria from a hike in Berliner Hütte."
"Mt. Baker behind Point Wilson Lighthouse in Port Townsend, Washington."
"Mount Rainier on a clear winter day."
"A view of the Grand Tetons at dawn."
"Clingman's Dome in Smoky Mountains National Park."
"View of Karwendel Mountain in Mittenwald, Germany."
Actually, you don't have to climb any of these mountains to enjoy them. From majestic views of the Matterhorn to the snowy peaks of Mt. Rainier, here are Budget Travel readers' trip-inspiring photos of "peak" experiences.