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Mountains Of Pakistan - Complete List With Map By Highest Peak Elevation

Pakistan is the home to some tallest mountains in the world. This list consists of all major mountains of Pakistan, including historical detail and in-depth maps.  The list includes all of the major mountain ranges in Pakistan and some of the smaller ones.

Pakistan is home to some of the most beautiful and imposing mountains in the world. Ranging from snow-capped peaks to lush green foothills, these mountains offer something for everyone who loves the outdoors. The Himalayas, Karakoram, and Hindu Kush ranges make up the greater part of the country’s northern border, while the Sulaiman range stretches across its central region.

Major Mountains and Glaciers of the Pakistan Karakoram

These mountains are prime destinations for hikers and climbers, and offer unparalleled natural beauty. Each has its own unique features and challenges, making them attractive to a variety of adventurers. Here is a complete list of Pakistan’s mountain peaks, sorted by elevation.

Trekkers, hikers and nature enthusiasts can find plenty of trails to explore here, while climbers can test their skills against some of the tallest peaks on Earth. If you’re looking for an adventure, be sure to check.

Mountains in Pakistan That consider as Highest Mountains in the World

mountains of Pakistan with height

Many peaks in the world are considered the highest ones in the world. Here are a few of the highest peaks in the world:

Mount Everest is the tallest peak globally and is located in the Himalayas. It is also the highest peak on Earth. Mount Everest is 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) high.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa and is also one of the highest peaks in the world. It is located in Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro is 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) high.

The Highest Peaks in the world are listed down here with heights and regions where they are located on the earth.

  1. Mount Everest (8850m) of the Himalayan range  in Nepal/Tibet
  2. K2  (8611m) Karakoram range in Pakistan
  3. Kanchenjunga (8586m) in Himalaya range in Nepal/India
  4. Lhotse 1  (8516m) in Himalayas range in Nepal/Tibet
  5. Makalu (8463m) in Himalayas range in Nepal/Tibet
  6. Cho Oyu (8201) Himalayas range in Nepal/Tibet
  7. Dhaulagiri 1 (8167m) Himalaya range in Nepal/Tibet
  8. Manaslu 1 (8163m) Himalaya range in Nepal/Tibet
  9. Nanga Parbat  (8125m) Himalaya range in Pakistan
  10. Annapurna (8091m) Himalaya range in Nepal
  11. Gashabrum 1 (8068m) Karakoram range in Pakistan
  12. Broad Peak (8047m) Karakoram range in Pakistan
  13. Gashabrum 2 (8035m) Karakorum range in Pakistan

These are the highest peaks throughout the World which are 8000m and higher above sea level. But below, I will discuss the five 8000m peaks of Pakistan.

How many high mountains are there in Pakistan?

mountain in pakistan map

There are hundreds of peaks based in Pakistan. It’s not feasible to mention all those. 100+ mountains in Pakistan are above 7000m high, and the number is more if we count 7000m and below. There are fewer records of those peaks below 4000m and around.

Top 5 Tallest Mountains of Pakistan above 8000 meter

There are 14 highest peaks categorised as above 8000 meters in height on paper worldwide. And five out of these 14 peaks are in Pakistan, Which are:

  1. K2 (Godwin Austin)                                    8611m
  2. Nanga Parbat (Killer Mountain)               8125m
  3. Gashabrum 1                                                 8068m
  4. Broad Peak                                                     8047m
  5. Gashabrum 2                                                 8035m

How Many Peaks Above 8,000 meters in Pakistan?

mountains of pakistanFourteen Peaks are above 8000m in elevation. Pakistan is home to five out of the fourteen 8000m peaks, and four of these five 8000m peaks are in the surroundings of K2 and Concordia Glacier.

Which one is the Highest Peak in Pakistan

As discussed earlier, Pakistan has hundreds of mountains with enough elevation to be listed in some categories. But the most heated and discussed mountain of Pakistan is K2, the second-highest in the world and the first in Pakistan.

Which Mountain Range is situated in the Northern Areas?

Pakistan’s northern areas are home to the world’s highest peaks and mountain ranges.
There are the mountain ranges of the Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindukush within the Northern areas of Pakistan.

Advantages of Mountains Of Pakistan

mountainsMountains are very important in different aspects. The following are a few positive elements about peaks.

  • Mountains receive the most snow of the year, and therefore their form glaciers nearby like the Concordia Glacier, Siachen Glacier etc. Thus, they help form the downstream waters and rivers to the southern agricultural part of the country, leading to increased exports.
  • Mountain Tourism is another key element in creating jobs and economic activities from the country’s capital to the locals within the mountainous region.
  • Mountain Skiing is a kind of sport that is quite unexplored in Pakistan though there are competitions on a lower scale every year.
  • The major peaks of Pakistan, specifically the higher ones with others, form a wall kind of defence against natural disasters like earthquakes, etc. These mountains absorb much of the effects of these natural happening and thus helpless destruction in cities.
  • These peaks and their topography help in our defence. The terrain helps our forces to live in harsh conditions and the mountainous regions.

Importance of northern mountains in Pakistan

The northern mountains of Pakistan are of great importance, both for the people who live in the region and for the country as a whole. The mountains provide a home for a variety of different ethnic groups, including the Pashtuns, Tajiks, and Uzbeks. They also serve as a boundary between Pakistan and Afghanistan. This has been a source of tension between the two countries, as each side has accused the other of harboring terrorists.

The mountains are also a major source of water for Pakistan, as they contain some of the country’s largest glaciers. This is especially important in a country where water shortages are a major problem. In addition to all of this, the northern mountains are also home to a number of different wildlife species, including the markhor, which is the national animal of Pakistan. all in all, the northern mountains are vital to Pakistan in a variety of ways and should be protected.


Does Pakistan have Mountain?

There are 14 highest peaks categorised as above 8000 meters in height. And five out of these 14 peaks are in Pakistan. namely, K2, Nanga Perbat etc

How many mountains are in Pakistan?

Pakistan is home to hundreds of peaks. 5 major peaks are 8000 meters plus in height above sea level, 108 peaks are 7000 meters above in height, and 4500 plus peaks are in the category of 6000 meters and more. Then the numerous cluster of mountains are nameless and don’t need to measure the heights among the huge peaks.

Second-highest mountain in Pakistan

The second highest peak in Pakistan is Nanga Parbat (8125m), and it ranked 9th globally.

How many are the tallest peaks in Pakistan?

5 major peaks are 8000 meters above sea level, 108 peaks are 7000 meters above in height, and 4500 plus peaks are in the category of 6000 meters and more.

Smallest Mountain in Pakistan

There are a few smallest mountains in Pakistan which are:

  1. The highest Peak, Dwasari, is 3700 plus meters. 
  2. Makra Peak is 3,885 meters.
  3. Ganga Choti is  3,044 m meters.
  4. Pir Ghar Highest peak, the Waziristan mountains, is 3,596 meters. 

Which is the highest peak of the Himalayas range in Pakistan?

The Himalayan Range has its highest Peak in Pakistan, located in the Diamer District of Gilgit Baltistan. Nanga Parbat has a height of 26,660 ft (8126m), is the tallest mountain of the Himalayan range in Pakistan and lies second to any tallest mountain in the country.

Nanga Parbat is in which mountain range in Pakistan?

It lies in the Himalayan Range in Pakistan


The peaks discussed above are quite unexplored and need more governmental level steps. There is a need for awareness among the locals and the concerned departments to facilitate the tourists who help create your positive or negative image depending on your facilities and behaviour.

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Muhammad Ali is a blogger and content writer on different topics. He has worked on projects in the field of education, travelling, tourism, and freelancing. Your kind suggestions and corrections are always welcome.

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February 13, 2022 9:41 am

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