Himalaya Range in Pakistan
This mountain range separates the Indian subcontinent and the Tibetan Plateau. The countries which share this massive range of mountains include – Pakistan, India, Nepal, Afghanistan, China and Burma. Generally, it is also known as a name of a huge mountain system including the Karakoram Range, Hindu Kush and few other lesser ranges.
Some of the world’s major rivers like Ganges and Brahmaputra flow from this range. The western rivers combine together to form River Indus which flows southwest through India to Pakistan and then into the Arabian Sea. The climate, rainfall, soil conditions, and altitude of this range are quite diversified, generating a vast variety of plants and animal communities.
The world’s second longest glacier called ‘Siachen’ which lies at the India-Pakistan border is part of this great mountain range. There are several lakes in the Himalaya range of Pakistan. It also has a profound effect on the climate of the country.
There are many notable peaks of Himalayas in Pakistan but Nanga Parbat is the most important one being the 9th highest in the world and 2nd highest in the country.
|Fact sheet of Himalaya Range in Pakistan|
|No.||Names of Imp. Peaks of Himalayas||Height of Himalayas (m)||Location of Himalaya Peaks|
|3||Rakhiot Peak||7,070||Nanga Parbat group|
|4||Chongra Peak||6,830||Nanga Parbat|
|5||Ganalo Peak||6,606||Nanga Parbat|
|6||Laila Peak||5,971||Rupal Valley|
|8||Buldar Peak||5,602||Nanga Parbat|
|9||Malika Parbat||5,290||Kaghan Valley|
|10||Jalipur Peak South||5,215||Nanga Parbat|
|13||Jabardar||4,511||Fairy Meadows, Jalipur|
|17||Makra Peak||3,586||Kaghan Valley|
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