Knowing Some of the Highest Peaks in Pakistan

(Highest Peaks in Pakistan)

Pakistan is a country where there are many good places to visit. There are many different things to do and see in the country, which makes it a very good place to go on vacation. It was also ranked as one of the best places to visit in 2020.

Pakistan is a country surrounded by mountains and some of the highest points in the world. The northern regions of Pakistan have many beautiful places to go in winter. These areas are ruled by some of the world’s tallest mountains, which reach heights of thousands of meters above sea level. 

In this blog, we will explore some high mountain peaks in Pakistan and learn about these amazing natural landforms.

Did You Know? Pakistan has over 100 mountains that are 7000 meters above sea level. Mountains in the Karakoram mountain range fall under Pakistani territory and some of them are the highest in the world.

Top 5 Highest Mountain Peaks in Pakistan 

Let's list and find out more about the highest mountains in Pakistan. These include:

  • K2 – The Highest Mountain Peak In Pakistan
  • Broad Peak
  • Tirich Mir
  • Istor-o-Nal
  • Sherpa Kangri

K2 – The Highest Mountain Peak in Pakistan 

K2 is the second-highest mountain in the world after Mount Everest. It's 8,611 meters high (around 28,251 ft). K2 is also called the Godwin Austen. The snow-covered peak of K2 overlooks the area surrounding the China–Pakistan border and it belongs to Pakistan.

K2 is a big mountain. It is called K2 because it came from the Great Trigonometrical Survey, which was a survey for mapping the subcontinent. Another name for K2 is Chogori. “Chogo” means “big” and “ri” means “mountain” in Balti.

The first person to successfully climb K2 was Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni. They were two Italian mountaineers. They made it to the top in 1954. 

Since then, less than 500 people have been able to do it. It is hard because it is one of the toughest hikes in the world.

If you like to go trekking, you can use the services of many different Pakistani tourism agencies. If you want to do this, then they will help you with a K2 Base Camp Trek package. This includes many different facilities like: 

  • Domestic flights and road transportation facilities 
  • Hotel Accommodation (twin sharing room) 
  • Outdoor Trekking Accommodations
  • Significant trekking logistics (tents, equipment, and tools included)
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Panoramic views of the mountains
  • Trekking permits from the government 
  • Tours of the nearby cities 
  • Trekking Map 
  • Trip Achievement Certificate

Broad Peak

Broad Peak is a mountain in Pakistan. It is about 8028 meters tall, and it’s the 12th tallest mountain in the world. There are four other peaks on this mountain: Rocky Summit (8028 meters), Broad Peak Central (8011 meters), Broad Peak North (7490 meters), and Kharut Kangri (6942 meters).

In 1957, an Austrian group went to the top of the peak. The group was made up of four people: Fritz Wintersteller, Kurt Diemberger, Hermann Buhl, and Marcus Schmuck. Sometimes there are packages that include Broad Peak as well because it is close.

Travel packages to northern areas of Pakistan may include a trip to Broad Peak. You can then choose the following features:

  • Domestic flights and road transportation facilities 
  • Hotel Accommodation (twin sharing room) 
  • Outdoor Trekking Accommodations
  • Significant trekking logistics (tents, equipment, and tools included)
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Panoramic views of the mountains
  • Trekking permits from the government 
  • Tours of the nearby cities 
  • Trekking Map 
  • Trip Achievement Certificate

Tirich Mir

Tirich Mir is one of the highest peaks in Pakistan. It is also the high point in the Hindukush mountain range. Tirich Mir is located near a village called Tirich, which gave it its name. The view from Tirich Mir overlooks Chitral's main market. 

A Norwegian team was lucky enough to climb to the top of this mountain for the first time in 1950, and it got its name from that village that was close by.

The nearby Chitrali village is inhabited by Khowar-speaking people who are very friendly. They will welcome you and show you around. The road to Tirich Mir can be difficult to get through because there are many steep hills and also deep crevasses that may be dangerous.

This mountain is hard to climb for people who like an adventure. People need to be skillful and quick. They might have to cross the Tirich glacier, so they can climb the mountain of Tirich Mir.

Tirch Mir expeditions are offered by different tourism agencies in Pakistan. These include the following services for locals and international travelers.

  • Domestic flights and road transportation facilities 
  • Hotel Accommodation (twin sharing room) 
  • Outdoor Trekking Accommodations
  • Significant trekking logistics (tents, equipment, and tools included)
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Panoramic views of the mountains
  • Trekking permits from the government 
  • Tours of the nearby cities 
  • Trekking Map 
  • Trip Achievement Certificate

Istor-o-Nal 

Istor-o-Nal is the name of a mountain in Pakistan. It has eleven peaks over 7000 meters high. The highest peak is found in the Hindukush, which makes it the third tallest mountain in the region. 

Istor-o-Nal is very close to Tirich Mir, which is also a high mountain and next to a glacier called Tirich Glacier. There are no records that say where this name came from but it means horseshoe in Khowar, which is a local language spoken near Chitral.

The first people to climb the tallest mountain in Istor-o-Nal were Americans. They climbed on June 8, 1955. The trip was arranged by the Princeton Mountaineering Club. 

Many travel agencies offer an expedition to this mountain. These agencies offer the following services: 

  • Domestic flights and road transportation facilities 
  • Hotel Accommodation (twin sharing room) 
  • Outdoor Trekking Accommodations
  • Significant trekking logistics (tents, equipment, and tools included)
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Panoramic views of the mountains
  • Trekking permits from the government 
  • Tours of the nearby cities 
  • Trekking Map 
  • Trip Achievement Certificate

Sherpa Kangri 

The most beautiful Sherpi Gang river is near the mountain of Sherpi Kangri. It is very high at 7,742 meters. There are other mountains nearby, too. 

Ghent Kangri is in the south and Saltoro Kangri is in the north. The border between India and Pakistan also affects this mountain.

You can go on an expedition to Sherpi Kangri with the help of some popular tourism companies. Usually, these companies offer travelers a package with the following services:

  • Domestic flights and road transportation facilities 
  • Hotel Accommodation (twin sharing room) 
  • Outdoor Trekking Accommodations
  • Significant trekking logistics (tents, equipment, and tools included)
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Panoramic views of the mountains
  • Trekking permits from the government 
  • Tours of the nearby cities 
  • Trekking Map 
  • Trip Achievement Certificate

Some other famous mountains in Pakistan are called Baltoro glacier, Saraghar, Muztagh Tower, Udren Zom, and Koyo Zom. These are some of the world’s highest peaks that are outside of the Himalayas or Karakoram mountain ranges.

Pakistan is home to some of the highest peaks in the world which are located in the Karakoram, Hindu Kush, and Himalayan Range. Most of these mountain ranges fall in the Gilgit Baltistan region. They are also called killer mountains due to their heights and climatic factors.