Pakistan is a magnificent nation on the map of the globe and is home to one of the most stunning mountains in all of it. Of the 14 highest mountains in the world, the top four are in Pakistan and, most significantly, in Karakorum Mountain Range.
Furthermore, many high peaks in Pakistan are higher than 7000 meters. In addition to the Karakorum and the Himalayas, Hindu Kush and Nanga Parbat are Pakistan’s most famous mountain ranges.
They add a lot of beauty to the stunning beauty of the landscape. Explore some of the Top 10 Mountain Ranges of Pakistan.
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List of Top 10 Mountain Ranges in Pakistan
- Karakoram Mountain Range
- Himalayas Mountain Range
- Hindu Kush Mountain Range
- Hindu Raj Mountain Range
- Safed Koh Mountain Range
- Suleiman Mountains Range
- Kirthar Mountain Range
- The Salt Range
- Margalla Hills
- Toba Kakar Range
Karakoram Mountain Range
First and foremost the Karakoram Mountain Range, which is the second-highest peak in the world, K2. Furthermore, Karakorum Mountain Range is located in three regions that comprise South Asia, e.g., India, Pakistan, and China.
More than 60 peaks in the Karakorum Range are above 7000 meters. The highest one is K2 at 8,611 meters.
The massive glacier of Siachen is also located in the Karakorum Range, the third-longest glacier in the world. Other noteworthy peak ranges include K1 (Masherbrum), K3, K3 (Broad Peak), K4 (Gasherbrum II), and finally, K5 (Gasherbrum I). All the peaks above are located 7000m above sea level.
Himalayas Mountain Range
The next item on the list is the Himalayas Mountain range, which measures nearly 2400 kilometers long and is located in four countries: Nepal, Bhutan, China, and India.
Himalayas Mountain Range is situated inside the Astore district in Gilgit Baltistan. The massive mountain also includes the mountain range known as the killer of Nanga Parbat in the west.
Nanga Parbat is the ninth-highest mountain in the world and second in Pakistan. It’s nearly 8126 meters high.
Hindu Kush Mountain Range
On the third side is the Hindu Kush Mountain Range, a great runner both in the Northwest of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The highest peak in the Hindu Kush Mountain Range is Tirich Mir. It’s 7,690m tall and is situated in the Chitral Valley.
Hindu Raj Mountain Range
The Hindu Raj Range is the next to be mentioned, a part of the Hindu Kush Range in the Eastern region. Koyo Zom is the highest point in the Hindu Raj Range.
Summit, which is almost 6872m. Other notable tops within the Hindu Raj Range are Buni Zom, Ghamubar Zom, and Gul Last Zom.
Hindu Raj Mountain Range is less well-known to the tourist community because it has only significant peaks higher than 7000 meters.
Safed Koh Mountain Range
Safed Koh, which means the White Mountains, borders Eastern Afghanistan as well as to the west is Khyber Pass. The significant peaks in Safed Koh range to 4,761 meters above sea level.
Every mountain range plays a vital role in the climate of the country. Mount Sikaram is the most well-known mountain in Safed Koh.
Suleiman Mountains Range
The next on the list is the Suleiman Mountain Range, located in Northern Baluchistan and shares some of its territory with Afghanistan. It also shares the borders to the Indian subcontinent and the Iranian Plateau. The highest point in the Suleiman Mountain Range is Takht-e Suleiman, 3,487m above sea level. The second highest is Khilafat Hill, at 3,475m, located situated in Ziarat District.
Kirthar Mountain Range
The next up on our list is the Kirthar Mountain Range, situated in two provinces: Pakistan, Sindh and Baluchistan. The vast range of Kirthar extends for 300 km across the Mula River.
The highest elevation recorded for Kirthar Mountain Range is 2,151 meters (7,057 feet), and the highest point in the region can be found in Gorakh Hills at 5,688 feet. Gorakh Hills is considered a hill station for residents of Sindh.
The Salt Range
One of Punjab’s most famous and essential mountain ranges is the Salt Range. According to the name, the huge range is home to a vast salt rock.
Some of the most famous salt mines in the salt range include Khewra, Mayo, Warcha, and Kalabagh, located in the north of Punjab and the Jhelum to the Indus River.
Resides in the capital of Pakistan, Margalla Hills, is ranked ninth list of places to visit. It lies near the base of the Himalayan Mountain Range. Maravilla Hills is spread over 12,605 hectares and is linked to the hills of Murree.
Between the vast hills of Margalla and the Maravilla Hills is Margalla National Park, along with the tourist attraction Pir Sohawa, known for its stunning beauty and mild climate. The highest point of the Margalla hills can be found at Tilla Charouni, located at 1,604m.
Toba Kakar Range
Toba Kakar Range is the southern region of the Hindu Kush Mountain Range in Baluchistan. The mountain range has gained media attention following the incident at work for the preparation of the nuclear weapon in Pakistan.
Furthermore, Toba Kakar Range is regarded as a significant source of energy. Toba Kakar Range is situated at an altitude of 2,166 meters above sea level. The mountain range is significant because it covers minerals beneath it.