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Author Topic: Mountaineering/Trekking+Pakistan  (Read 4128 times)

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« on: Aug 30 2004, 01:32 »

The Northern Areas of Pakistan is paradise for mountaineers, and adventure and nature lovers. Cluster of snow-clad peaks rise from the blanket of mist in the valleys. Unparalleled in its serenely transparent beauty, unmatched in its excitingly exotic grandeur ‘Pakistan’s physical and cultural diversity span blessed with the three great, lofty and spectacular mountain ranges of the world, the Karakoram, the Himalayas and the Hindukush. In an area of 500 kilometers in width and 350 kilometers in depth which holds five (5) of the world’s fourteen highest mountains, those over 8000 meters and more than one hundred higher than 7000 meters. There are more than 500 peaks over 6000 meters and most of these peaks are untouched and unclimbed and unnamed with an average height of 6550 meters. And there are countless peaks from 3000 meters to 6000, which are mostly unclimbed and unnamed. Pakistan has honor to hold five (5) peaks over 8000 meters. The world’s second highest peak rock pyramid the K-2 (8611 m), the Killer mountain Nanga Parbat (8125 m), the Gasherbrum-I (8068 m), the Broad peak (8047 m) and the Gasherbrum-II (8035 m).

These mountain ranges of Pakistan offering great opportunities for mountaineering and mountain related adventure activities. The area is known as paradise for mountaineers, adventure and nature lovers. The compelling charm of these challenging high, eternal sea of rugged and pinnacles attract large number of climbers, adventure and nature lovers from all over the world to the Northern Areas of Pakistan each year. These high peaks of Pakistan have since been climbed by a large number of foreign and Pakistani mountaineers, yet there are number of other high peaks waiting for those who have the courage to challenge them.

Incomparable in its scenic beauty, the lofty mountains and deep valleys of Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindukush offer unique opportunity to experience the varied shades of nature in the most adventurous way. The Northern Areas of Pakistan come to be known as a paradise for adventure and nature lovers. Trekking in Pakistan is most popular among the tourists all over the world. The area is ideal for mountaineering, trekking and nature watching. The place is ideal for those who want to discover a peace of mind. One can enjoy the unspoiled and pollution free natural beauty of the land.

The Karakoram Highway and the link roads have made easier to reach starting points for trekking into the region. There are many trekking routes, some of short duration and some long duration. The Northern Areas of Pakistan offer the easy to strenuous trekking for those looking for a cultural experience. And for those looking for challenging treks like the K-2 Concordia Ghondhgoro la, K-2 Base camp, and Biafo-Hisper treks offers some of the most challenging, remotest and demanding trekking anywhere in the world. Trekking in these areas is a wonderful experience for any one who enjoys the world most spectacular and diverse scenery of snow capped lofty mountains, lush valleys, chuckling streams and emerald green lakes, atypical wildlife like the Snow Leopard and the Ibex and colourful ancient culture and its friendly people leave an everlasting impression on the visitors.


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