NORTH PAKISTAN OF ADVENTURE
Not surprisingly, Pakistan’s stunning mountains have been attracting professional and amateur climbers for decades. They also some offer some of the most spectacular trekking imaginable. In terms of sheer scope and variety, northern Pakistan arguably surpasses any other region in the world, offering a range of opportunities to cover all taste and inclinations, with everything from easy day-walks to demanding treks of up to three weeks or more. Even if trekking completely turns you off, the mountains are still with in easy reach. As well as trekking along the Karakorum Highway (KKH), which takes you right through the heart of this awesome landscape, you could hire a jeep or make through a reputable adventure company for the demanding but equally exhilarating journey on rough tracks between Gilgit and Chitral, or up on to high Deosai Plateau. You can do even pilgrimage to K2, heaven of high passes and host of the other high peaks which surround it from the comfort with in few days.
Nature has blessed North Pakistan with unique topography, the high mountains, plateaus, plains deserts. It’s abounds with awesome and challenging mountains of the Karakorum, the Himalaya and the Hindukush. These mountains offer endless adventure possibilities for trekkers and mountaineers.
North Pakistan is gifted with one of the richest and unique collection of Majestic and rugged mountains on the earth with three spectacular mountains ranges. The ranges have 700 peaks above 6000 meters with as many as 160 peaks rising above 7000 meters. These include five peaks namely K2 8611m, Nanga Parbat, 8126m, Gasherbrum – I/Hidden Peak 8068m, Broad Peak/Falchan Kangri 8047m and Broad Peak Middle 8016m out of the total fourteen peaks on earth, rising above 8000 meters.
FREE CLIMBING PEAKS BELOW 6500m
TREKKING (MINI) PEAKS & ROCK CLIMBING
Peaks below 6000m are open for climbs without any royalty and are becoming popular among the beginners in Karakorum and young trainees preparing for the higher peaks. There are dozens of very spectacular peaks among three ranges of Karakorum, Western Himalaya and Hindukush, located among a superb mountain panorama and are 2-3 days approaches from the road heads. The massive Nanga Parbat is surrounded by the spectacular Jilliper peaks at 5206m and 5245m, Bulder Cleft 5200, Shaigri 5584, and Rupal peak 5971m. These peaks are easy 2-3 days climbs and the approach trail passes through a beautiful lower panorama of this beautiful range. The awe inspiring row if needle spires along Baltoro Glacier, surrounding Gilgit, Hunza and Nagar Valley are a dream of a climber and the approach is 3-4 days from road head.
Pakistan is in fact has equal opportunity for rock climbing as well. The Trango Towers, Kondus Valley in Khaplu area come become paradise for rock climbers. There are numerous untouched rock faces in the Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindukush of Pakistan which are ideal for rock climbers.