Mountains / Peaks
Pakistan is home to many mountains above 7,000 metres (22,970 ft.). Five of the world's fourteen mountains taller than 8,000 metres (26,000 ft.) ("Eight-Thousands") are in Pakistan, four of which are in Karakoram, near Concordia.
Most of Pakistan's high peaks are located in the Karakoram range, the highest of which is K2 (8,611 metres (28,251 ft)), the second-highest peak on earth. The highest peak of Himalayan range in Pakistan is Nanga Parbat (8,126 metres (26,660 ft.)), which is the ninth-highest peak of the world.
Following are the mountain ranges that are fully or partially included in Pakistan:
- Karakoram: (K-2) including the world's second-highest peak, K2 (28,251 ft).
- Himalayas: highest peak in Pakistan is Nanga Parbat (26,660 ft.).
- Hindu Kush: highest peak is Tirich Mir (25,230 ft.).
- Safed Koh: starting from Tora Bora on the border with eastern Afghanistan west of the Khyber Pass.
- Sulaiman Mountains: highest peak is Takht-e-Sulaiman (11,440 ft).
- Spin Ghar Mountains: highest peak is Mount Sikaram (15,620 ft).
- Salt Range: a hill system in the Punjab Province that is abundant in salt; highest peak is Sakaser (4,993 ft).
- Margalla Hills: in Punjab whose highest peak is Tilla Charouni (5,262 ft).
- Toba Kakar Range: a southern offshoot of the Hindu Kush in Baluchistan.
- Makran Range: a semi-desert coastal strip in the south of Baluchistan, in Iran and Pakistan near the coast of the Arabian Sea. The narrow coastal plain rises very rapidly into several mountain ranges. Of its 1,000-kilometre (620 mi) extent, about 750 kilometers' (470 mi) is in Pakistan.
- Kirthar Range: located along the Baluchistan and Sindh provincial border. It runs north-south for about 300 kilometers (186 mi) from the Mula River in east-central Baluchistan south to Cape Muari (Cape Monze) west of Karachi on the Arabian Sea. The Hill Station of Sindh at Gorakh, in Kirthar Mountains Range, off Dadu, at the height of 5,688 feet (1,734 m), averaging 5,500 feet, is one of the two large plateaus in the Sindh segment of Kirthar mountains.