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Trekking & Peaks

Pakistan is home to some highest and beautiful mountains in the world. If the K-2 leads in height, there are other peaks, which are not far behind in height and beauty. Broad Peak is one such beautiful peak in Pakistan with the height of 8,047 metres.

The local name of the peak is Faichan Kangri. Broad Peak is named ‘broad’ due its breadth at the summit. Perhaps, it was in 1954 that the first attempt to climb the Broad Peak was made by Dr. Karl M. Herligkoffer of West Germany, which was not successful

The successful attempt to conqueror the peak was done in 1957, when an Austrian expedition led by Marcus Schmuck scaled the mountain. But it was not an easy ascent, as, when the members of the expedition were ready to embrace the summit in the last leg of their expedition, they were forced to return due to storm. However on June 9, 1957 Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Kurt Diemberger and Hermann Buhl reached the summit.

K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth (after Mount Everest). With a peak elevation of 8,611 metres (28,251 ft), K2 is part of the Karakoram range, and is located on the border between the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China and Gilgit, in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.

K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of ascent and the 2nd highest fatality rate among the ‘eight thousanders’ for those who climb it. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying. Unlike Annapurna, the mountain with the highest fatality rate, K2 has never been climbed in winter.

Naga Parbat: The killer mountain as Nanga Parbat is called is the 9th highest peak in the world. The peak is 8,125 metres in height and is one of the most challenging mountains in the world to climb. Though associated with tragedies, it is not that the peak has not been scaled. Many mountaineers lost their life on way to the summit at Nanga Parbat. It was in 1953 that the Nanga Parbat was conquered by Herman Buhl.

Situated in the Himalayan Range, Nanga Parbat means naked mountain. You can take Rupal Face Trek or Fairy Meadows Trek to reach the base camp of the Nanga Parbat. Rupal Face Trek leads to the base camp of the mountain from the southern side while Fairy Meadows takes you the base camp from the northern side.

Peaks in Pakistan

K-2 Chogori

8611m

Broad Peak

8047m

Nanga Parbat

8125m

Trango Tower

6286m

Spantik Peak

7027m

Diran Peak

7254m

Tirich Mir

7708m

Noshaq Peak

7492m

Latok I Peak

7151m

Drifica Peak

6447m

Kapura Peak

6544m

K7 Peak

6934m

Passu Peak

7478m

Istoro -o- Nal

7403m

Saltoro Kangri

7442m

Baltoro Kangri

7300m

Sia Kangri

7422m

Link Sar

7041m

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