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The 20 highest Mountains in Pakistan.

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The lands of Pakistan are predominantly mountainous and consist of plateaus and high mountains. Pakistan has a range of incredible natural beauty that is unmatched anywhere else. Tourists worldwide praise the country’s scenic tourist destinations, culture, unique culinary traditions, and hospitality of its locals.

The highest points in the country are in the Himalayan and Karakoram ranges. Four of Pakistan’s ten highest peaks are located in the Gasherbrum Massif, situated on the Chinese border. The Himalayas contain a high mountain, Nanga Parbat, ranked ninth globally.

The Karakoram mountain range is home to some of the highest mountain peaks on the planet. K2 is the tallest peak in this range. We are home to some of the world’s greatest mountain ranges, reaching heights of thousands of meters above sea level in the northern regions of our homeland. Discover some amazing facts about these spectacularly tall natural landforms as we explore some of Pakistan’s highest mountain peaks.

K2 Mountain

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K2 rises to an altitude of 8,611 meters (28,251 feet) above sea level, making it the second-highest mountain in the world behind Mount Everest, which rises to 8,848 meters (29,029 feet). In addition to the Xinjiang region of southwestern China, K2 overlooks Gilgit-Baltistan, the northern area of China-Pakistan, and the Gilgit-Baltistan area of Pakistan.

As its name suggests, K2 is derived from the Great Trigonometrical Survey, which was designed to map the subcontinent in detail. The name Chogori was also used to describe K2.

Italian mountaineers Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni made the first successful summit attempt on K2 in 1954. According to climbing records, fewer than 500 climbers have made it to the summit point of K2, making it one of the world’s most challenging hikes.

Nanga Parbat

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Currently, this mountain is ranked 9th in the world, making it the 9th tallest mountain in the world. Climbers who have attempted to climb the peak of Nanga Parbat without proper guidance have died during their attempts.

Located at an altitude of 8,126 meters, Nanga Parbat is the highest mountain in the world. Since many mountaineers died on Killer Mountain during the 20th century, it was nicknamed Killer Mountain. In all directions, the mountain holds vertical relief that makes it seem like a very forbidding place.

Broad Peak

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In addition to being one of the highest mountain peaks in Pakistan, Broad Peak is also located about 8 kilometers away from K2. You may be wondering why it is known as the “Broad Peak.” Well, it has something to do with the fact that it’s the tallest mountain globally, with a peak that stretches over 1.5 kilometers (0.93 miles).

The 12th highest mountain in the world has been initially referred to as “K3” due to its unusual shape. In addition to Rocky Summit (8028 meters), there are also Broad Peak Central (8011 metres), Broad Peak North (7490 metres), and Kharut Kangri (6942 metres).

Gasherbrum I

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In addition to the two peaks found in this area, several remote peaks are located near the northeastern end of Baltoro Glacier. This mountain range lies in the Karakoram Range, located in the Himalayas. Gasherbrum I is the highest peak with an elevation of 8,080 metersl. Residents of the area call Gasherbrum IV the shining wall because of its high visibility.

Gasherbrum II

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In the Karakoram Range of the Himalayas, Gasherbrum II (8035m) is the 5th highest peak in Pakistan and the 13th highest mountain on Earth. Gasherbrum II occupies the third position on the Gasherbrum massif, located on the Pak-China border.
The peak of Gasherbrums II has generally been considered one of the most accessible 8000-meter peaks.

Rakaposhi Mountain

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Rakaposhi is regarded as one of the valley’s most famous peaks. The vast massif dominates the skyline for an extended stretch of the Karakoram highway. It is first visible before Aliabad but visible right up until Gilgit, it dominates the skies for a vast expanse of the highway. Rakaposhi-Haramosh range forms the southern corner of Karakoram and is a part of the Lesser Karakoram Mountain range. In the West, the mountain measures almost 20km long, while in the East measures practically 20km long.

Aside from Rakaposhi (7010m), the highest peak of the Rakaposhi massif is Rakaposhi East (7048m). Furthermore, the peak holds considerable significance to geologists as it has become the new prow of the Eurasian landmass, while Nanga Parbat represents the prow of the Indian continent.

Passu Peak

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The Passu peak is located at the westernmost tip of Batura Muztagh in upper Hunza, beyond the village of Passu. The site is located about a hundred kilometers away from the Chinese border and 150 kilometers away from Gilgit, clearly visible from the Karakoram Highway.
Toshio Takahashi, a member of the Gulmit Passu Peak & Glacier joint Pakistan-Japanese expedition, died in a crevasse at c5800M while climbing it in 1978. So far, several ascents have been done on Passu, a gently angled climb from the Passu Glacier. Around these peaks are Batura-I 7885m, Shishper 619m, Balter Peak 7400m, and Kampir Deyor Peak 7611m.

Shisper Peak

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In Gilgit-Baltistan, there is a large mountain range called Batura Muztagh, which is the westernmost subrange of the Karakorams. This range contains Shispare, one of the highest peaks of this range. As an alternative to the known name of the peak, it is also referred to as Shispare Sar and Shispar√© Sari. 7611 m makes it one of the highest peaks in Gilgit Baltistan, where it’s one of the most beautiful peaks in all of the country.

Masherbrum Peak

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This climb is known worldwide as one of the most challenging Alpine ascents. This mountain lies to the south of Baltoro Glacier and can be reached by road or rail. These mountains have rivers that flow into the Arabian Sea from the south. There are a lot of challenges and technicalities involved in climbing the hill, which is why it has a summit of 7,821 meters – the highest point in New Zealand.

Diran Peak

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In the western Karakoram, Diran is located in the Rakaposhi-Haramosh Range (formerly known as the Rakaposhi Range). Diran is the easiest 7000m peak in the Karakoram after Spantik, but it has a reputation for avalanches when viewed from the Hunza Valley. The Karakoram Highway encircles the Hunza Valley and can be accessed easily.

Initially, the first attempt to climb Diran was from Hunza, up the mountain’s north face and west ridge. On top of the hill, two climbers mysteriously vanished.

Ulter Peak

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A peak known as Ultar 1 & Ultar 2, along with a pinnacle called Lady Finger, guards the Hunza valley in Karimabad, the middle point of the valley. Ladyfinger is so steep it could not even hold ice at 7,000 meters.

Karimabad Aliabad and the Karakorum Highway offer spectacular views of the peak. The Ultar glacier can be reached from Karimabad in a full day walk, allowing the chance to view the humongous peak and its base camp. Ultar Peak is located in the Batura Group of mountains on the Karakorum Range, stretching from Bar Valley in Chalt village to Kurumbar Valley in the Pamir Indian Kush Range.

These beautiful mountains are located 113 kilometers from Gilgit and 715 kilometers from Islamabad, the capital of Hunza. Nearby peaks include Ladyfinger, Marble Peak, Harchinder Peak, Passu Peak, Dashun, etc. Around the glacier are Attabad-Ultar, Hussan Abad, and Batura.

Golden Peak

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In Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan, Golden Peak is a mountain in the Karakoram Mountains subrange of the Spantik Sosbun Range. The Golden Pillar climb on the northwest face is tough. Malubiting lies northeast of Diran to the east.

We’ll hike along the Chogolungma glacier for three days, including one day for the jeep ride from Skardu to Spantik. 4100 meters is the altitude of Base Camp. Spatik lies between the Golden Peak of Nagar Valley in Hunza and the Arandu Valley in Baltistan. Spantik is typically reached from Chogolungma Glacier in Arandu Valley, Baltistan.

Spantik Peak

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Spantik Sosbun Mountains, in the Karakoram’s Spantik Baltistan subrange, located in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. By 1978, Nakamura, the Japan expedition pilot on the Hashi to Harashi expedition, climbed spantik Peak 7027-M. The Royal Alpine Club expedition of Japan and other information indicate that a German team driven by Karl Kramer became the first to reach the summit of this peak in 1955. The spantik expedition provides a great opportunity for mountaineers to gain experience and develop their skills while also having a good chance of success.

Tirich Mir

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At the height of 7,707 meters, Tirich Mir is the highest mountain in the world. This is the highest peak in Pakistan’s Hindukush mountain range, and it is one of the highest peaks in Pakistan. Chitral, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, is home to Tirich Mir. This mountain was scaled for the first time by a Norwegian expedition team in 1950. The views from Tirich Mir are spectacular. There is a village called Tirich near the peak with the same name as Tirich Mir.

Local Khowar speakers are very hospitable in Chitrali village and welcome tourists heartwarmingly. It can be hazardous to get to Tirich Mir due to the narrow roads and uneven trails. On the trek path of Tirch Mir, crevasses can be found at various points. Mountain climbing is a big challenge for adventure lovers, which allows them to put their talent, skills and passion to the test. Additionally, crossing the Tirich glacier, which you need to do to climb Tirich Mir, requires a lot of courage and tactics.

Batura Peak

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Batura Muztagh, which is the westernmost subrange of the Karakoram range, is the highest point of Mount Batura. As far as the Hunza Valley, the range’s eastern boundary extends until the Hindu Kush and Hindu Raj. Hunza Valley has easy access to the range due to the Karakoram Highway ascending the valley. The Batura Glacier is 56km long – the fourth-longest in the Karakoram – and features some of the highest peaks outside the Baltoro region.

Five climbers died high on the northern slopes of Batura I during an Anglo-German expedition in 1959. Subsequent trips have all been made from the south. German climbers Hubert Bleicher and Herbert Oberhofer first climbed the summit in 1976 from the Baltar valley, climbing the south face.

Distaghil Sar

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Among the twenty tallest mountains in the world is the Distaghil Sar Mount. Hepar Muztagh is located in northern Pakistan, in the Karakoram area. The mount has an elevation of 7400 meters and is the 19th tallest mountain globally. Also, this peak is the 7th tallest peak in the country. The first attempt to climb Distaghi Sar occurred in the early 1960s when a group of Austrian climbers reached its summit.

Kanjut Sar

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The Kanjut Sar mountain range is part of the Karakoram Range and is located in Shimshal Valley. Wakhi name Kunjudh Sar means “over Kunjudh”, while Khujudh is the Wakhi name for Hunza’s Central Zone.

Mountain Kanjut Sar can be found in the Hispar Muztagh, a part of the Karakoram mountain range. Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan is home to this mountain range. According to the United Nations, it is the 26th highest mountain on Earth and Pakistan’s 11th highest. There are two peaks on Kanjut Sar: Kanjut Sar I at 7,760 metres (25,459 ft) and Kanjut Sar II at 6,831 metres (22,411 ft).

As part of an Italian expedition directed by Guido Monzino, Camillo Pellissier climbed Kanjut Sar I for the first time in 1959. Russian and American expeditions attempted to climb the Eastern Ridge of Kanjut Sar in 2010 and reached 7450 m before turning back in bad weather.

Kunyang Chihish

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Located in the Hispar Muztagh, a major subrange of the Karakoram range, Kunyang Chhish East is an impressive summit. The mountain’s southwest face may not have the prominence of some of its neighbors, but it is one of the region’s most impressive sights. The mountain is part of the Kunyang Chhish massive, which also includes the Kunyang Chhish Main (7852), West (7350), South (7620) and North (7108).
The highest mountain in Hispar Muztagh is Kunyang Chhish Main, the 21st highest in the world. “Kunyang Chhish” means “Hidden Peak,” but it should not be confused with Gasherbrum I, also called Hidden Peak. In the northeastern Karakoram, Kunyang Chhish East is located at the head of the Pumari Chhish glacier, the fifth-largest glacier.

Chogolisa

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Located at Kaberi Glacier and Vigne Glacier, Chogolisa (SW) 7668m/25157f is the tallest peak in the Chogolisa range. Chogolisa (NE) 7654 m/25110, also known as Bridal Peak, can be found in Kaberi Glacier & Baltoro Glacier in Karakoram, Pakistan. This group of peaks comprises many peaks. Despite being high and lofty, Chogolisa has a unique ridge that runs long and flat along its summit. The southwest side of Chogolisa is slightly higher than the northeast side.
A sizeable Italian expedition, led by the Great Duke of Abruzzi, climbed and explored the upper Baltoro region in 1909. A base camp was located on the north side, and a high center of the Chogolisa ridge 6335 m was reached by Duke of Abruzzi, but lousy weather stopped further ascents.

Skyang Kangri

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One of the most prominent peaks of the Baltoro Muztagh range located in the Karakoram mountain range is Skyang Kangri, or Staircase Peak. The summit on the south is 7512m, while the summit on the main peak is 7545m.

The summit has been climbed only once since 1909, so it is defined as being tried by very few people. An expedition by the Japanese to reach the south summit via the East Ridge climbed it in 1976.

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