Karakoran and Hindu Kush Mountain Ranges, Pakistan – November 9th, 2008
Here we can see a part of the Karakoram and Hindu Kush mountain ranges, in Pakistan, near the borders with India and Afghanistan. The Karakoram range covers the majority of the image, from the center to the east, while the Hindu Kush range is to the northwest.
The Indus River snakes its way down the mountainside, visible near the center of the image. To the right of the river is the peak K2, the second highest mountain in the world with a height of 8611 meters.
Most of the highest mountains in Pakistan are located in the Karakoram range, but some high mountains are in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush (the highest of which is Tirich Mir, globally ranked 33rd, 7708 m).
Most of the high peaks in Pakistan lie in the Northern Areas of Pakistan or specifically in Gilgit-Baltistan with the exception fo a few 7,000+ m peaks in the high Hindu Kush.