Pakistan Mountain Tourism

This enormous mountains wealth makes the country an important mountain tourism hub, offering great opportunities for mountaineering, climbing and all other mountain related adventure activities in Pakistan. The area is aptly called a paradise for mountaineers, adventure seekers and nature lovers. The compelling charm of this high, challenging, endless sea of rugged rock and ice pinnacles lure large number of climbers and trekkers from all over the world to the Northern Areas of Pakistan, each year.

 

Despite current political situation in the country, adventure tourism in Pakistan is even growing with the passage of time and hopefully in near future it will touch the sky heights. Pakistan government has taken number of measures to protect the tourists to Pakistan by providing the groups and individual the special police escorts in the region where needed. The state has realized that mountain tourism can play a pivotal role in eliminating poverty in these rugged mountains of the country.  The ministry of tourism of Pakistan is very active to promote mountain tourism in the northern areas of Pakistan.

 

For more details on adventure in Pakistan, please visit www.pakistanadventure.com.pk

 

Mountains of Pakistan

Himalaya and Karakoram are the world’s youngest mountain ranges; according to the geologists the northward-drifting Indian plate collided with Asian plate (L’Aurasia). Its northern edge nosed under the Asian plate and about 55 million years ago began to push up the mountains. The Indian plate is still moving northwards at five centimeters a year which is causing the mountains to rise about seven millimeters annually.

 

In north of Pakistan the mountains are divided into four ranges, the northern most tip of the country is the hub of mountain system. Relating out to the west, on the border with Afghanistan, lie the Hindukush, whose eastern boundary is marked by the Ishkoman and Karumbar rivers of Hunza valley. Flowing north from these, the Pamirs run up into Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Spreading from center to northeast along the border southeast corner, separated from the Karakoram by the Indus River, the western tip of Himalaya lies along the disputed border with India.

 

S #

Mountain

Height

Range

Group

District

1

Chogori/K-2

8,611

Karakoram

Boltoro

Skardu

2

Nanga Parbat

8,125

Himalayas

Diamer

Diamer

3

Gasherbrum No. I/Hidden Peak

8,068

Karakoram

Boltoro

Skardu

4

FalchanKangri / Broad Peak

8,047

Karakoram

Boltoro

Skardu

5

Gasherbrum No. II

8,035

Karakoram

Boltoro

Skardu

6

Broad Peak Middle/Central

8,016

Karakoram

Boltoro

Skardu

7

Gasherbrum No. III

7,952

Karakoram

Boltoro

Skardu

8

Gasherbrum No.lV

7,925

Karakoram

Boltoro

Skardu

9

DistaghilSar Main

7,885

Karakoram

Hispar

Gilgit

10

KunyangChhish/Main

7,852

Karakoram

Hispar

Gilgit

11

Masherbrum NE/ (K-1)

7,821

Karakoram

Bagrot

Gilgit

12

Masherbrum

7,806

Karakoram

Bagrot

Gilgit

13

Rakaposhi

7,788

Karakoram

Bagrot

Gilgit

14

Batura No. I

7,785

Karakoram

BaturaMustagh

Gilgit

15

Batura II

7,762

Karakoram

BaturaMustagh

Gilgit

16

DistaghilSar No. II

7,760

Karakoram

Hispar

Gilgit

17

KanjutSar No. I

7,760

Karakoram

Hispar

Gilgit

18

Masherbrum W

7,750

Karakoram

Boltoro

Skardu

19

SaltoroKangri No. I

7,742

Karakoram

Soltoro

Gaunche

20

Batura No. II

7,730

Karakoram

BaturaMustagh

Gilgit

21

Batura III

7,729

Karakoram

BaturaMustagh

Gilgit

22

Trivor / Peak No. 8

7,720

Karakoram

Hispar

Gilgit

23

Tirich Mir (Main)

7,708

Hindukush

Hindukush

Chitral

24

SaltoroKangri II

7,706

Karakoram

Soltoro

Gaunche

25

Chhaltoro Gang R1 N

7,705

Karakoram

Soltoro

Gaunche

26

DistaghilSar (E)

7,700

Karakoram

Hispar

Gilgit

27

Tirich Mir (East)

7,692

Hindukush

Hindukush

Chitral

28

SaserKangri I

7,672

Karakoram

Siachen (disputed)

Gaunche

29

Chogolisa No. I SW/E

7,665

Karakoram

Boltoro

Skardu

30

Chogolisa No. II/NE

7,654

Karakoram

Boltoro

Skardu