Mountaineering in Pakistan
With five of the above 8000 meters peaks in the world, Pakistan has been the focus of some of the most outstanding achievements in the world of mountaineering. For many decades the dauntless icy and rocky mountains have posed as challenge to those who dare. There are more than 100 peaks in Pakistan open for mountaineering today. Each year 40-50 mountaineering expeditions get permits to climb this greatest concentration of lofty peaks on earth. Here, five gigantic mountains, K2, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat, tower above 8000 meters, with 108 peaks higher than 7000 meters. Through the ages these majestic and awesome mountains have lured nature lovers and adventurous mountaineers. There are still peaks above 6000 meters, many of which have remained unnamed and unclimbed. If you too can rise to the challenge then the treks in the sublime sanctuary of the nature await you. Come into the frozen world of the world’s highest peaks, land of the gigantic 8000ers. This is the paradise that is whispered around the world with a sense of the wonder and awe, for its offers the world of those giants that cross eight thousand meters. Nowhere else in the world can you gaze upon these giants in the sky, except in Karakorams, the Himalaya and Hindukush. Happily, there is always a peak for every kind of climber, from the amateur to the top professional. These snow covered mountains lure people from all over the world to try their hand at climbing in this land of mists and glaciers. So listen to the call from the mountain gods and contact Hunza Adventure Tours for your expedition plans now! Climbing permits to scale a mountain are issued in all seasons by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Pakistan in Islamabad. Certain official documents are required to seek permission for climbing peaks. Below 6000 meters peaks do not require liaison officer for expedition. Fees or royalties depend upon the altitude of the peak. Hunza Adventure Tours offers all inclusive logistic support services to mountaineering expeditions up to base camps. Are you planning an expedition to Pakistan? And are you seeking help of an experienced tour operator who has handled hundreds of expeditions successfully and has received admiration from their valued clients? Do you want to get professional services of a tour operator, Then your choice should be Hunza Adventure Tours Pakistan (HATP). HATP is the largest adventure tour operating company in Pakistan which enjoys a large share of total expeditions that visit Pakistan to scale various peaks in Karakoram, Himalayas, and HinduKush. When you choose HATP to assist you, it means you don’t have to worry about any thing regarding your expeditions.
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K2 majestically stands on the Pakistan-China border ruling the mighty Karakoram. The traditional route to its base camp goes through Baltoro Glacier. The height of the peak is 8,616 meters/28,267 feet.
The Himalaya are a great Mountains range formed by the collision of Indo-Pakistan tectonic plate with the Asian continent, the central Himalayan mountains are situated in Nepal, white eastern mountain extent to the borders of Butan and Sikkim.
BROAD PEAK 8047 meters is one of four 8000 meter peaks located in a tight cluster in the upper reaches of the Baltoro Glacier, the principal access to that part of the Karakoram.
Gasherbrum means "Shining Wall". Highest (8,068m/26,470ft) among the six peaks of the huge massif, it has been called ‘Hidden Peak’ by nineteenth century British explorer Conway.
There are 14 more then 8000m peaks over Himalaya and Karakorum, five (5) of them are in Pakistan and the rest are in Nepal including the world 2ndhighest peak K-2 or the local Name Chogori.
Gasherbrum I is the 11th highest peak in the world and the 3rd highest peak in Pakistan with the elevation of 8068m (26,470ft) while Gasherbrum II 8035 is the 13th highest peak in the world.
This is a chain of peaks. Tirich Mir (Main) is the highest peak in whole of the Hindukush range. The traditional route to the peak passes through Chitral - Reshun and Khosht.
Also know as Golden Peak for its golden wall facing Hunza from the south, Spantik is the most attainable 7000m peak in the Karakoram. The dramatic approach trek along the Chogolungma Glacier passes through a variety of beautiful mountain.
Situated in Nagar Valley acing Hunza, it is one of the magnificent pyramids in the world. The peak can be climbed from all sides. Dominating the horizon it is constantly visible from the Karakoram Highway.
Diran (7273m) also known as Minapin Peak is situated between Rakaposhi and Haramosh Massif of Karakoram Range offering one of the most beautiful sceneries in Hunza valley.
Passu peak is situated at the extreme west of Batura Muztagh in upper Hunza beyond Passu village. At a distance of about one hundred kilometers from Chinese border and 150 kilometers from Gilgit.
Momhil SAR, at 7,343 meters (24,091 ft) above sea level, is the 64th highest mountain peak in the world. It is situated in the Hisper Muztagh subrange of the Karakoram Range, a few kilometers to the north-west of its parent peak Trivor.
Ultar SAR (also Ultar, Ultar II, Bojohagur Duanasir II) is the southeastern most major peak of the Batura Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakorum Range. It lies about 10 km (6 miles) northeast of the Karimabad.
Muztagh Ata is the second highest of the mountains which form the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau. It is sometimes regarded as being part of the Kunlun Shan, although physically it is more closely connected to the Pamir.
Gasherbrum-III is located between G-II and G-IV is the 15th highest mountain the world. Till 1974 it was the highest unclimbed peak of the world. In 1975 the Polish Women expedition team led by Mrs. Wanda Rutkiewich.
Gasherbrum means “Beautiful wall”. This refers to 3,050m/10,000ft pale limestone walls on the great trapeze shaped Gasherbrum IV Peak. There are six Gasherbrum Peaks in the Karakorum Range.
Masherbrum is one of the magnificent peaks of Karakoram Pakistan. The peak is also known as K-1 name by British survey team in 1856. The peak is a stunning ice and rock peak, mounting the south of the Baltoro Glacier.
The highest peak in the Batura Range is Batura I with 7,785 meters. In 1947, RCF Schomberg explored the southern approaches to Batura from Baltar and Kukuay glaciers and found them blocked by a sheer mountain wall of a height of nearly 6,000ft.
A notable peak of the Masherbrum Mountains, a subrange of the Karakoram mountain range. Despite being much lower than the nearby Eight-thousanders and high 7000m peaks such as Masherbrum.
There is other peaks near by which are Baintha Brakk SE (6960m), Choktoi (6166m), Lakpila Brakk (5500m), Spaldang (5590m), and Biacherahi Towers (5900m).
Shisper is one of the high peaks of the Batura Muztagh, which is the westernmost subrange of the Karakoram Range. Alternate forms of the name of this peak are Shisper Sar and Shisparé Sar.
The Latok group is a small cluster of dramatic rock peaks in the Panmah Muztagh, part of the central Karakorum mountain range. They lie just to the east of the Ogre group, dominated by Baintha Brakk.
Muztagh Tower (also: Mustagh Tower; Muztagh: ice tower), is a mountain in the Baltoro Muztagh, part of the Karakoram range on the border of the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan and the Xinjiang Uygur region of China.