Mountains in Pakistan

I promised some time ago to write about interesting non-political stuff in Pakistan. This is the first post in that series. I hope that I can continue this series for some time.

We’ll start with the mountains. The northern part of Pakistan is mountainous and there are three main mountain ranges there: Himalayas, Karakoram and Hindu Kush. Pakistan has the world’s second tallest peak K-2 (some pictures here). Pakistan has 6 out of 22 peaks worldwide that are over 8000m. A total of 37 of the top 100 peaks are in Pakistan. In fact, Pakistan has 410 peaks taller than Mt McKinley (6193m).

Here are some more links to photographs:

Next up: I have no idea! If you have any ideas or want to read about something particular, please let me know.

Categorized as Pakistan

By Zack

Dad, gadget guy, bookworm, political animal, global nomad, cyclist, hiker, tennis player, photographer


  1. Ah yes, Swat is really nice. Then there’s Kaghan, Skardu, Chitral, etc. I think I’ll cover those in a separate post. This one was about tall peaks.

  2. I am from iran . i am a mountaineer, going to climb one of the 7000 meter mountains in pakinstan.If there is any to recommend me somthing.
    I will appreciate in advance.

  3. sepehr: Sorry, I can’t be of much help since I am not a mountaineer. You should be able to get some help from mountaineering clubs or websites as well as from the Pakistani embassy.

  4. I’m Asad from pakistan. I’m also mountaineer. i have asceded on nangaparbat camp 1.

    Well i really enjoyed with this site.

  5. this is a website which is much informative.
    my holidays pakistanstudies projectwas about land of pakistan.and i have located much of it here.

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