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Range Name(s): Kunlun Mountains, Куньлу́нь, Кунь-Лунь, Куэнь-Лунь; 昆仑山脉, كۇئېنلۇن تاغ تىزمىسى, ཁུ་ནུ་རི་རྒྱུད།, Лунные горы, 昆仑山; 崑崙山; Kūnlún Shān, Hundlun... Read more     Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 7 167 m / 23 514 ft     Snow Line: Please update
Region(s): Asia     Average Length: 1 553 miles / 2 500 km
Location: China: Qinghai Sheng, Tibet Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu;     Average Width: 150-600 miles / 93-373 km
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YOUR CHANCE TO Edit

The region is very promising for mountain tourism and mountaineering. Despite the fact that this area only began to settle and 90% of the mountain climbing is done on Muztagata, here the vast spaces for fans of mountain tourism and many unclimbed peaks around 6000 meters.

DESCRIPTION Edit

Mountain system consists of parallel chains of ranges separated by valleys.
The height of the ridges increases from north to south.
In the Kunlun only one mountain is over than 7000 m. The vast majority of six-thousands, of which there are a huge number, have not yet been conquered.

LOCATION Edit

Extends from the Pamirs in the west to the Sino-Tibetan Mountains to the east, bordering Tibet to the north.

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DID YOU KNOW (3) Edit Add

• On old maps common misconceptions elevations for the highest mountains of the system. Previously it was thought that there are several seventhousanders. The new maps, and this is consistent with the mission SRTM, the height of these peaks at 800-900 meters less.

 

• Often ranges Kongur Shan and situated north Muztagh Ata are considered as parts of Kunlun mountain range, are despite the fact that they are geographically closer to the Pamirs. In such a case, the highest point of the Kunlun is not Aksai Chin (Liushishi Shang) 7167 m, but Kongur Tagh (7,649 m and 7719 according to other sources)

 

• Over 70 volcanic cones form the Kunlun Volcanic Group, but they are not volcanic mountains. As such, they are not counted among the world volcanic mountain peaks. The group, however, musters the heights of 5,808 metres (19,055 ft) above sea level. If they were considered volcanic mountains, they would constitute the highest volcano in Asia and China and second highest in the Eastern Hemisphere (after Mount Kilimanjaro) and one of Volcanic Seven Summits by elevation. But still - mount Damavand is the highest volcano in Asia, not the Kunlun cones. The last known eruption in the volcanic group was on May 27, 1951.... Read more

 

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