Mountains in Pakistan

Mountains in Pakistan are its integral part that serve greatly in building its Eco system. Mountain ranges like Himalaya, Hindu Kush  and Karakorum contribute in large way to manage the better topography as well as balanced Eco system. Cluttered with immense forests, housing plenty of rare flora and fauna, the rocky mountains in Pakistan offer precious asset in heaps. All these mountain ranges offers tremendous scope for many Eco adventurous activities like Trekking, Mountaineering, River Rafting, Nature Walk, Mountain Biking and Camping. They are one of the favoured sites for viewing hundreds of species of Birds, Butterflies, Brown Bears, Blue sheep, Snow Leapard and other several wild animals.

The Northern Areas of Pakistan are called Roof of the World . Nowhere in the world is such a great concentration of high mountains, peaks, glaciers, and passes except in Pakistan. Of the 14 over 8,000 meters high peaks on our earth planet, four occupy an amphitheatre at the head of Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram Range: K-2 (8,611 meters, originally called Chogo-ri which in Balti language means ‘king of the mountains,’ of all the world’s mountains second only to Mount Everest), Gashabrum-I (8,068 meters), Broad Peak (8,047 meters) and Gashabrum-II (8,035 meters). There is yet another, which is equally great, Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters), located at the western most corner of the Himalayas. There are 42 other peaks which are higher than all the highest peaks of the other continents. In addition to that, there are 160 peaks over 7,000 meters and 700 others over 6,000 meters. The Northern Pakistan is also home to some of the longest glaciers outside Polar region; Siachen (72 kilometers), Hispar (61 kilometers), Biafo (60 kilometers), Baltoro (60 kilometers) and Batura (64 kilometers). Besides the high mountains, Northern Areas’ longest glaciers including the Godwin Austin, Abruzzin and Baltoro which meet at Concordia forms the largest glacial lake at a height of 4720 meters. Two more ranges, by unique comparison minor in size, thrust their sinews and limbs into the Pamir Knot: the Pir Panjal with its peaks of just over 20,000 feet, and China’s celestial mountain, the Kun Lun. Where these ranges merge, they form what many regard as the most impressive landscape that sometime recalls Shangri-La. This concentration makes northern Pakistan a trekkers’ paradise.

Top Mountains

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K2

K2, the second-tallest mountain in the world, is possibly the most dangerous. The legendary climber Reinhold Messner has described K2 as the most beautiful of all the high peaks: “An artist has made this mountain.” For every four successful summit attempts, one person has died.

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Broad Peak

Broad Peak (originally named K3)lacated in Karakoram range of Shigar valley Baltistan, is the 12th highest mountain on Earth and 4th highest in Pakistan. Broad Peak is part of the Gasherbrum massif and is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) from K2. Broad Peak was originally named K3 right after the naming of K2 but on […]

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Gashebrum I-II

Gashabrum  (also known as Hidden Peak or K5) is the 11th highest peak on Earth and the 3rd highest in Pakistan.Gashabrum I is part of the Gashabrum massif, located in the Karakoram region. Gashabrum is often claimed to mean “Shining Wall”, presumably a reference to the highly visible face of the neighboring peak Gashabrum IV; […]

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Trango Tower

Trango Tower; There are some impressive and extremely difficult rock towers around the world, competing in being the hardest to climb. One of the more famous and possibly the group of peaks that would get the most votes for being the toughest is the Trango Tower Peaks. There are two main summits in the central […]

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Mashebrum

Mashebrum or K1 is another majestic peak of the Karakorum range. With a height of 7821 (m) Mashabrum proves to be an enthralling climb for mountaineers.  It’s first ascend was in 1960. As you ascend the Hushe Valley you can see scintillating views of the snow peaks up narrow nalas craving for exploration. Tall poplars […]

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Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat (also known as Nanga parbat Peak or Diamar) is the ninth highest mountain on Earth and the second highest in Pakistan.Nanga Parbat is the western anchor of the Himalayas, and is the westernmost eight-thousander. It lies just south of the Indus River, in the Diamar District of the Northern Areas of Pakistan. Nanga […]

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Rakaposhi

Rakaposhi is situated in Rakaposhi and Haramosh mountain region near the Minapin, Hinarchi and Baultar glaciers and is easily accessible because of the Karakoram Highway. It is one of the fascinating peaks that dominates the Gilgit valley and adds special color to its otherwise rugged beauty. Rakaposhi, is one of the most magnificent peak found […]

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Tirich Mir

Tirich Mir like Rakaposhi and Nanga Parbat to the east, is known for being the home of ‘Peris’ called “fairies” in english. The Tirich valley parallels the Turikho Valley and is separated from it by a 15 mile-long flat-topped ridge which averages about 12,500 feet in elevation. The ideal way to reach this ridge, for […]

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Ultar Peak

The precariously dangerous Ultar Peak is another attraction for adventuring mountaineers. With a height of about 7388 meters Ultar Peak has taken many lives of mountaineers. Indeed, it portrays the most challenging of climbs which many have tried and failed. It can be reached from Hunza, (Karimabad) where irrigation canals can be seen carrying the […]

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lstoro-o-Nal

lstoro-o-Nal ; This is the highest peak of lstoro-o-Nal range (7,403m/7,398m – 24,288ft/24,271ft) and is situated near the south Udren (Atak) glacier. It is believed that the peak was climbed in 1955 by two members of an American expedition party namely J.E. Murphy and T.A. Mutch. It is now realised that, in cloudy weather, the […]

Shaigiri Peak 5584m Rupal Valley Astore

Shaigiri is a mountain in Pakistan’s western Himalayas. The peak rises precipitously from the south end of the Rupal Valley, soaring 5,584 metres (18,320 ft) above sea level and some 6,500 ft (1,980 m) above the valley floor. To its east stands Rupal Peak, to its west, the iceflows of Rupal Glacier. Despite its impressive […]

Spantik Golden Peak 7027 m

Spantik or Golden Peak or Spangtik, grassy land literally, is situated in mineral rich, gateway of largest congregation of highest peaks, Shigar valley of Baltistan, closed to the Rakaposhi and Haramosh massif, surrounded by Chogolugma, Kerolugma and Barpu glaciers. Peaks around Spantik are Golden poprash, Haramosh, 7600m, Rakaposhi 7788m, Diran 7266m, Laila 6660m, Sasi Syar, […]

Charakusa K6 K7 Peaks

K7 (6935) is one of the spectacular rock and ice peaks . This peak is situated in the Saltoro and Masherbrum ranges. The nearby glaciers are Kaberi and Saraksa. It’s located in Charakusa ,in last village Hushe of ,district Ghangche Baltistan. It’s absolutely easy access to Base cam as it takes 2/3 days from Hushe […]

Amin Brakk 5800m

Amin Brakk (Great Tower) 5800m (5850m) The Amin Brakk is situated in the Nangma Valley of Karakoram. The Amin Brakk is situated in the Nangma Valley of Karakoram. . Amin Brakk received its successful first ascent by Spanish climber Silvia Vidal, Pep Masip and Miguel Puigdomenech in August, 1999 and name this peak to their […]

Rupal Peak (6000m)

Rupal Peak 6000 m is a mountain in Pakistan’s western Himalayas. Situated across the valley from Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters, 9th highest in the world), Rupal Peak stands at approximately 6,000 meters (~20,000 feet) with views of Rupal Valley, Astor Valley, the Mazeno Wall and Nanga Parbat itself. The climb begins in Tarashing with two […]

Sirwali Peak 6326m

The beautiful peak of “Sirwali”.Some 6326 metres above sea level.It is the highest peak of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.It is located at the extreme end of the extremely beautiful Shaunter valley. Beyond this mountain is the Astore and Diamer District of Northern Areas.The greenery ends here and Astore and Diamer are mostly dry districts because […]

Rush Peak (5560 m)

Rush Peak (5560 m)is a mountain in the Karakoram mountain in the Nagar District of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. While not a high peak by local standards, it is noteworthy as a remote trekking destination. It can be reached via Nagar Valley and Hoper Village. The peak can be accessed via Hoper Glacier (Bualtar Glacier) and Barpu […]

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