Gilgit Baltistan the land of Mountains is home to five eight-thousanders out of fourteen in the world. “Eight-Thousanders” is a fancy word which means the mountains having a total height greater than eight thousand meters. There are total fourteen mountains in the world which make to that height, and fortunately, five of which is situated in Gilgit Baltistan Northern areas of Pakistan.

Gilgit Baltistan is being surrounded by the great mountain ranges of Karakoram, Himalayas,  Hindu kush and Pamir ranges. The former three mountain ranges meet at a point in Gilgit Baltistan. The milky cape high mountains transforming into gold at morning and evening before the sunshine and after sunset is a fantastic view one could have savored in life.

The five Eight-Thousanders which are in Gilgit Baltistan are as follows:

1K2.

Everyone is familiar with this mountain the second highest mountain in the world. But to make sure you should not forget the figures I am detailing some facts about K2. K2 has an average height of 8,611 meters above sea level. It is also known as  Mount Godwin-Austen. The local people call it “Chhogori”. “Chhogori” is a Balti word which means great or huge mountain. There is also a rumor that actually K2 is the highest mountain in the world but let keep it simple as always to be second highest.

2Nanga Parbat:

Nang Parbat is also known as The killer Mountain. It is the ninth highest mountain in the world with an average elevation of 8,126 meters above sea level. It is the second Eight-Thousanders in Gilgit Baltistan.

3Gasherbrum I:

Gasherbrum is a Baltic word. It is also known as Hidden peak or K5, it is the 11th highest mountain in the world at an elevation of 8,080 meters above sea level. It is the third Eight-Thousanders in Gilgit Baltistan.

4Broad Peak:

Broad Peak is the 12th highest mountain in the world with an average height of 8,051 meters above sea level. It is located in the Karakorum mountain ranges on Pak-China border. It is the fourth Eight-Thousanders in Gilgit Baltistan.

5Gasherbrum II:

It is the 13th highest mountain in the world. It is also known as K4, at height of 8,035 meters above sea level. It is the last and fifth Eight-Thousanders in Gilgit Baltistan.

Nestled between the western end of the Himalayas, the Hindu Kush mountains and the Karakoram range, Gilgit-Baltistan houses 18 of the world’s 50 highest peaks.

It is also home to three of the world’s seven longest glaciers outside the polar regions. Hundreds of its mountains have never been climbed.

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