Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan – November 25th, 2008
In this image we can see part of the Pamir Mountains (also known as the Congling Mountains), a mountain range located in Central Asia formed by the junction or knot of the Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, and Hindu Kush ranges.
The Pamir Mountains are among the world’s highest mountains. They lie in Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, stretching into Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and China.
On the left side, we can see some clouds, possibly the remnants of a snowstorm, over the mountains in Tajikistan. The Pamirs are covered in snow throughout the year, and have long and bitterly cold winters, and short, cool summers.
The Pamir Range’s three highest mountains are Ismoil Somoni Peak (known from 1932–1962 as Stalin Peak, and from 1962–1998 as Communism Peak), 24,590 ft (7,495 m); Ibn Sina Peak (still unofficially known as Lenin Peak), 23,406 ft (7,134 m); and Peak Korzhenevskaya (in Russian, Pik Korzhenevskoi), 23,310 ft (7,105 m).