Karakoram Mountains

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Pakistan is a land of various and matchless landscape. Pakistan is located between 24 & 37 degrees latitude and between 61 and 75.5 degrees longitude. It is surrounded by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east, and China in the north. Arabian Sea lies in the lies to its south with 1000 kilometers long coastline with fascinating beaches. Pakistan is linked by road, rail and air, while it is linked by China through Karakoram Highway along the Silk Route. Iran and Afghanistan are linked with Pakistan by road and air.

 

Nature has blessed Pakistan with distinctive landscape, the plateau plains, deserts, high mountains, longest glaciers on earth outside the Polar Regions and the attractive sunny beaches are all found here. However, more than 50% of its area is mountainous, particularly, Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral which have the most fascinating mountains on the earth. Here, among  wind and snow wrecked gorge and peak, two primeval continents crash, and their magnificent offspring, the Karakoram, the Western Himalayas and the Hindukush mountain ranges, jostle, thrust, and heave in immense and unrelenting great effort.  Here, these 3 mighty mountain ranges of Karakoram, Western Himalayas and Hindukush merge in a 500 kilometers in width and 350 kilometers in depth, they form what many consider as the most inspiring landscape in the world.

 

A lot of this spectacular locale falls within in the boarders of Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral, which holds 05 of the world’s 14 highest mountains, those over 8000 Meters, the K2 (8611-M), Nanga Parbat (8125-M), Gasherbrum-I (8068-M), Broad Peak (8047-M) and Gasherbrum-II (8035-m) and  more than 750 peaks higher than 6000-M.

 

In addition to high mountains, these ranges are inhibited by the longest glaciers on earth outside the Polar Regions, like, Siachen Glacier (75 Kilometers), Biafo Glacier, (68 kilometers), Baltoro Glacier (62 kilometers), Batura Glacier (58), Hisper Glacier (53 kilometers), Rimo Glacier (45 kilometers), Chogo Lungma Glacier (47 kilometers), Panmah Glacier (44 kilometers), Khurdopin (41 kilometers), and Saropo Laggo (33 kilometers). This massive mountain prosperity makes Pakistan a famous country offering enormous opportunities for mountaineering, trekking, hiking, and mountain related adventure tourism.