The distinctive, phenomenal Karakoram mountain range, the gigantic Siachen Glacier and the scaling heights of Tirich Mir are just tip of an iceberg. The wilderness joys of Trekking and the incredible adventures of mountains that Pakistan offers are fascinating to the core.
Home to 108 peaks above 7,000 meters, Pakistan offers many named and unnamed peaks. Most of the highest mountains in Pakistan are in the Karakoram range the highest of which is K2, globally ranked 2nd at 8611m, some high mountains are in Himalaya the highest of which is Nanga Parbat, globally ranked 9th, 8126m and Hindu Kush the highest of which is Tirich Mir, globally ranked 33rd at 7708 m. A European team first attempt to climb K2 was made in in 1856. A member of this team, Thomas Montgomerie, named this peak “K2” as it was the second highest in the Karakoram range. The other five peaks are named as K1 (Masherbrum), K3 (Broad Peak), K4 (Gasherbrum II) and K5 (Gasherbrum I). In Punjab there is a hill system called ‘The Salt Range’. It gets its name from the extensive rock salt deposits that are present in the area. This range lies across the northern province of Punjab, from the Jhelum River to the Indus. The famous salt mines of Khewra, Mayo, Warcha and Kalabagh are present in ‘The Salt Range’. The Sulaiman Mountains are in northern Balochistan and Zabul province of Afghanistan. It is present at the border of the Indian Subcontinent and the Iranian Plateau and west of the Indus River. Takht-e-Sulaiman, meaning Solomon’s Throne with a height of 3,487 m (11,437 feet) in Balochistan is the highest peak of Sulaiman Mountains.