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Karakorum

Region(s): Asia, China: (Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu), Pakistan: (Gilgit-Baltistan), India: (Kashmir)
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Max. Elevation: 8 611 m / 28 251 ft
Geology: Tectonic
Average Length: 311 miles / 500 km
Average Width: 400 miles / 248 km

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Range Name(s): Karakorum
Max. Elevation: 8 611 m / 28 251 ft
Region(s): Asia
Location: Asia, China: (Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu), Pakistan: (Gilgit-Baltistan), India: (Kashmir)
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking
Starting Point: 35.71010021059402
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Geology: Tectonic
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Average Length: 311 miles / 500 km
Average Width: 400 miles / 248 km
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Asia, China: (Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu), Pakistan: (Gilgit-Baltistan), India: (Kashmir)
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    Karakorum is mostly in focus of interest of professional climbers - the aim is the famous eight-thousenders, new routes, as well as numerous mountains that had not previously been ascended. Outdoor activities fans should definitely go here for trekking, for example K2 base camp.
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    One of the highest mountain ranges in the world - 4 peaks over 8,000 meters and more than 100 mountains above 7000 m. Karakorum is divided into 4 parts. Agil-Karakoram and 3 parts - the Western, Central and Eastern Karakoram, a large Karakorum (Greate Karakoram). In the Western Karakoram are the highest peaks in the world. Especially a lot of them in the area of Batura, Muztagh Hispar and in the eastern part of the range Baltoro Muztagh. In the mountain system has many famous steep walls: the north-western wall of the peak Spantik or Golden Peak (7027, Ridge Rakaposhi) wall peak Ogre (7285, district Panmah), Trango Towers (approx. 6300m), the northern wall Masherbrum (7806, Ridge Masherbrum) and others. and is the most heavily glaciated part of the world outside the polar regions.
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    Located in the north-west of the western chain of the Himalayas mountain range, spanning the borders between Pakistan, India and China.
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    Perviously it was considered, that the highest peak of the world lies in Karakorum mountain range. American expedition "K-2" March 6, 1987 reported that the height of the hill is in the range of 8858 to 8908 m, thus it is the highest in the world. However, August 13, 1987, these measurements have been refuted   ... Read more

     

    Karakorum - the most of glaciered area outside the Arctic Circle.

     

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