K2 is located on the border of Pakistan and China. Being the second highest mountain in the world, it is thought by many climbers to be the ultimate climbing challenge. The giant Pyramid Peak towers in isolation 12,000 feet above the wide Concordia glacial field at the head of the Baltoro Glacier.
OUR MOUNTAIN EXPEDITIONS FOR HIMALAYAN – KARAKORAM & HINDU-KUSH REGION OF PAKISTAN
Pakistan’s landscape is unique and varied, with high altitude mountain ranges in the North; a series of low mountain ranges from North to Southwest; plains and deserts to East; and warm and captivating beaches of the Arabian Sea to the South. With 7,253 known glaciers, Pakistan has more glacial ice than any other country on Earth outside the Polar regions.
The northern areas of Pakistan meet the three spectacular mountain ranges, Karakoram, Hindukush, and the Himalayas. Pakistan has five of the 14 highest independent peaks in the world (the eight thousanders), including K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum I & II, and Broad Peak. Home to 108 peaks above 7,000 meters and over four thousand peaks above 6,000 meters, an entire series can be devoted to mountains of Pakistan
Nanga Parbat massif is the western corner pillar of the Himalayas. It is an isolated range of peaks just springing up from nothing and is surrounded by the rivers Indus and Astore. Nanga Parbat or “Nanga Parvata” means the naked mountain.
Broad Peak is one of the huge mountains which towers above Concordia at the heart of the Karakoram range. It lies on the Pakistani/Chinese frontier between K2 and the Gasherbrum peaks and was first climbed by an Austrian group in 1957, which included Kurt Diemberger and Herman Buhl.
Gasherbum II lies at the head of the Baltoro Glacier amongst the greatest concentration of high mountains in the world. It was first climbed by S. Larche, F.Moravee and H. Willenpart in 1956.
Hidden Peak as translated by the natives means “Shining Wall”. Among the six Gasherburn Peaks in the Karakoram range Gasherbrum I is the highest. The Americans were the first to reach its the Autumn of 1958.
Spantik Peak has 2 different climbing routes. Alexander Klenov and Mikhail Davy climbed the first section of the pillar along the English route and then continued via a new line which required 11 bivouacs overall.
Great Trango Tower is one of the most spectacular granite towers in the world; a dream come true for ardent rock climbers. We climb a very straight forward and technically moderate route up the north face from our base camp on the Dunge Glacier.
Rakaposhi, is one of the most magnificent peak found in the world today. It is situated near the town of Gilgit and with a height of 7,788m/25,551ft it is easily climbable from all sides.
Tirich Mir is like Rakaposhi and Nanga Parbat to the east, is known for being the home of ‘Peris’ called “fairies” in English. The Tirich valley parallels the Turikho Valley and is separated from it by a 15 mile-long flat-topped ridge...
Mustagh Ata (7,546m, 24,750ft) lies in western China, about 25 km east of Tajikstan and about 75 km north of Pakistan. It was attempted in 1947 by the famous British climbers Shipton and Tilman who turned back only...
Geshot is the local name for the northern most of the Toshe group of peaks. Access from the Bunar valley offers an interesting variation on the north and west aspects of this massif, accessing the unclimbed summits of this group.
Diran peak is called Minapin as well as Diran. It is situated in the Rakaposhi and Haramosh mountain region near the Minapin, Hinarchi and Baultar glaciers and is easily accessible because of the Karakoram Highway.