Why Adventure in Pakistan!

The Northern Areas of Pakistan, which is blessed with most unique geographical feature in the world. It is here that the three great, lofty and spectacular mountain ranges, Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindukush meet. In an area of about 500 kms in width and 350 kms in depth, is found the most dense collection of some of the highest and splendid peaks of the world, boasting more than 700 peaks above 6000 meters and more than 160 peaks above 7000 meters. These include five out of the total fourteen above 8000 meter high peaks on earth, namely the second highest rock pyramid - the K-2 (8611m), the Killer Mountain Nanga Parbat (8125 m), the Hidden Peak Gasherbrum-I (8068 m), Broad Peak (8047 m), and Gasherbrum-II (8035 m).

The Hindukush is also a mountain vastness containing hundred of peaks, many above 7000 meters including Trichmir (7708 m) which is the highest peak of the range. The western bastion of the Himalayas range is Nanga Parbat, once dreaded as the "Killer Mountain”, but climbed many times by various expeditions since first disasters. Flowing north from these, the Pamirs run up into Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Spreading from centre to the northeast, along the border with China, lie the Karakoram, the main block of mountains in Pakistan which is 250 km long and 150 km wide.


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