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Why is Pakistan’s Karakoram Range so Special

Why is Pakistan's Karakoram Range so Special?

The Karakoram range is the world’s second highest mountain range. This mountain range is important to Earth scientists because it is one of the world's most geologically active areas. This mountain range crosses over the borders of China, India, and Pakistan. The Karakoram is amazing and quite different from the Himalayas. If you are interested to go, you must plan it for the hot summer.


Land of 8000ers

Out of 14 8000er in the world (over 8000 meters high peaks), 4 are in Karakoram Range. There is no mountain range in the world having a high peak of over 8000 meters. The Karakoram Range is important for Pakistan because most of the range lies mostly in Pakistan. The average height in the Karakoram is high but it is relatively smaller in its general span.

 K2 is part of Karakoram Range whose height is 8611 meters and it is 2nd in the world. K2 base camp trek is known as one of the most rewarding treks in the world, so if you plan to explore the untouched wonders of the Karakoram, you must go for k2 base camp expedition. 

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Top Peaks of the World

Out of 50 world’s top mountain peaks, 15 are in Karakoram Range. So, we can see that the Karakoram has the highest peaks in the world. If you want to visit Karakoram Range, you have to move onwards Gilgit and then Karakoram Highway will cross Karakoram Range. There you will find an excellent view of the different peaks. 

Some other peaks in Karakoram Range are among the top 50 peaks in the world. Gasherbrum, Distaghil 

Sar, Kunyang Chhish , Masherbrum, Batura, KanjutSar, Rakaposhi, Chogolisa, Shispare, Trivor, Skyang Kangri are some of them.


Home of Snow-capped mountains and Glaciers 

The peaks of Karakoram Range concentrate around Baltoro Glacier, a place where reaching is not possible by a vehicle. Karakoram Range is a very special place to visit in Pakistan. If you have been to Pakistan, don’t forget to travel to the Karakoram Range. If you do not visit this place, you will miss it a lot. Northern Pakistan is the best place for tourism. It is one of the most beautiful and amazing places on the earth. You will experience many breathtaking views during your trip to Karakoram Range. 

If you are in search of a scenic place with snow-capped mountains and glaciers, Karakoram is ideal for you. Trekking and mountain climbing will be the most fun activities. The mountains are so steep and uneven. The tourist potential of this area is great but Pakistan’s government has to take some steps to develop it. These mountain ranges are so beautiful that we recommend all tourists to visit these beautiful mountains.

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