Pakistan, a magnificent country on the map of the world which houses some of the majestic mountain ranges of the world. Mainly, out of the 14 highest peaks of the world, 4 are in Pakistan and notably lie in Karakorum Mountain Range. Additionally, there are hundreds of peaks in Pakistan that are above 7000 meters. Other than the Karakorum, the Himalayas, Hindu Kush, and Nanga Parbat are the most famous mountain ranges of Pakistan. All of these mountains add more amazement to the scenic beauty of landscapes and we have listed the Top 10 Mountain Ranges of Pakistan, have a look.
First and foremost is the Karakoram Mountain Range that includes the world’s second-highest peak which is K2. Additionally, Karakorum Mountain Range lies in three major countries of South Asia e.g. India, Pakistan, and China. Over 60 peaks of Karakorum Range are above 7000 meters and the highest is K2 which is 8,611 m. The gigantic glacier of Siachen also falls in the Karakorum Range that is the third longest glacier in the world. Other notable peaks include K1 (Masherbrum), K3 (Broad Peak), K4 (Gasherbrum II), and K5 (Gasherbrum I), all of these peaks are 7000 meters above.
Second on the list is the Himalayas Mountain Range that is almost 2400 km long and resides in four different countries Nepal, Bhutan, China, and India. The Himalayas Mountain Range is located in the Astore district of Gilgit Baltistan. Additionally, the gigantic mountain also owns the killer mountains of Nanga Parbat in the west. Nanga Parbat is considered to be the ninth highest peak in the world and second in Pakistan. It is almost 8,126 meters tall.
On the third is the Hindu Kush Mountain Range that bestrides both in the northwest of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The highest peak of the Hindu Kush Mountain Range is Tirich Mir It is 7,690 meters tall and is located in Chitral Valley.
Next on the list is the Hindu Raj Range, which is a part of the Hindu Kush Range and is located in the east part. Koyo Zom is the highest peak of the Hindu Raj Range which is almost 6872 meters. Furthermore, other notable peaks of the Hindu Raj Range is Buni Zom, Ghamubar Zom, and Gul Last Zom. Hindu Raj Mountain Range is less popular in the tourist community as it lacks the major peaks that are above 7000 meters.
Safed Koh that means White Mountains borders eastern Afghanistan and to the west there lies Khyber Pass. All of the major peaks in Safed Koh range up to 4,761 meters above sea level. All of the mountain ranges play a pivotal role in the climate of the country. Mount Sikaram is the most famous peak in Safed Koh.
Next on the list is the Suleiman Mountain Range located in northern Baluchistan and also shares some of its part in Afghanistan. Additionally, it connects with the border of the Indian subcontinent and the Iranian Plateau. The highest peak in Suleiman Mountain Range is Takht-e-Suleiman and it is 3,487 meters above sea level. Second is Khilafat Hill with 3,475 meters that are in Ziarat District.
Next on the list is the Kirthar Mountain Range that is located in two provinces of Pakistan, Sindh, and Baluchistan. The extensive range of Kirthar spread over 300km from the Mula River. The earliest elevation recorded about Kirthar Mountain Range is 2,151 m (7,057 ft) and the highest peak in this range is Gorakh Hills of 5,688 ft. Gorakh Hills is considered as a hill station for the people living in Sindh.
One of the most famous and important mountain ranges in Punjab is the Salt Range. As described by the name, the massive range holds an extensive of salt rock. Some of the famous salt mines in the salt range are Khewra, Mayo, Warcha, and Kalabagh that lies across north Punjab along with the Jhelum to Indus River.
Resides in the capital of Pakistan, Margalla hills are on the ninth on the list. Located at foot of Himalayan Mountain Range. Maravilla Hills spread over an area of 12,605 hectares and connect with the Murree hills. In between the gigantic hills of Margalla, there is a Margalla National Park along with the tourist spot Pir Sohawa that is famous for its scenic beauty and pleasant climate. The highest peak in Margalla hills is Tilla Charouni at an elevation of 1,604 meters.
Last but not least is the Toba Kakar Range that is the southern part of the Hindu Kush Mountain Range in Baluchistan. This mountain range gains media attention after the workplace for the preparation of nuclear weapons in Pakistan. Additionally, the Toba Kakar Range is located at an elevation of 2,166 meters above sea level. This mountain range is more important as it enshrouds minerals in its lap.