Mountain Peaks over 7000 Meters in Pakistan
Pakistan is a land of varied and unique landscape. While high mountains ranges dominate it’s North, series of low mountain ranges of Suleman, Pub, Kirthar, and Makran extend from North to Southwest and South in a bone like a manner. These low ranges dominate the plains and deserts to East and warm and captivating beaches of the Arabian sea to the South. It is, however, Northern Areas of Pakistan which is endowed with most geographical features in the world. It is here that three great, lofty and spectacular mountain renages, Karakoram, Hindukush, and the Himalayas meet. In an area of about 500 km in width and 350 km in depth, is found the densest collection of some of the highest and precipitous peaks in 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 eight thousand meters high peaks on earth, namely the second highest rock pyramid – the K2 (8611-M), the killer mountain Nanga Parbat (8125-M), the Hidden Peak Gasherbrum-I (8068-M), the Broad Peak (8051-M), and the Gasherbrum-II (8035-M). This enormous mountain wealth makes Pakistan an important mountain country offering great opportunities for mountaineering and mountain related adventure activities. The area is aptly called a paradise for mountaineers, adventure seekers, and nature lovers. The compelling charm of these high, challenging, endless sea of rugged rock and ice pinnacles lure a large number of climbers, trekkers, adventure seekers and nature lovers from all over the world to the Northern Areas of Pakistan, each year.