Hindukush Mountain Range in Pakistan

by on December 6, 2010
in Travel Pakistan

Hindu-Kush range of Pakistan

This mountain range is spread over an area of 500 miles. It stretches between the North Western Pakistan and Eastern Afghanistan. It is located on the western side of the Pamir Mountains and the Karakoram. It is also known as the geographical center of world’s population.

Many rivers rise from Hindu Kush range like Kabul and Konar. There are many passes on this range. Khyber Pass which is 1,027 m long is of much importance. A road was constructed in 1960 on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan which has reduced the travel time between the countries to a few hours.

There are many notable peaks in this range but the highest is the Trichmir which is located in the Chitral region of Pakistan. This peak is also known as the Queen of Chitral. It is Pakistan’s 13th highest peak and in the world ranking it is on the 33rd position.

Fact sheet of Hindu Kush Range in Pakistan
No. Names of Imp. Peaks of Hindu Kush Height of Hindu Kush Peaks (m) Location of Hindu Kush Peaks
1 Tirich Mir 7,706 Chitral
2 Noshaq 7,492
3 Udren Zom 7,108
4 Akher Chhish 7,020
5 Koyo Zom 6,871 Pechus Glacier
6 Thui I 6,660 Ponarillo Glacier
7 Gul Lasht Zom 6,657 Lutkho Valley
8 Buni Zom 6,550
9 Thui II 6,523 Shetor Glacier, Thui Pass
10 Ghamubar I 6,518 Ghamubar Glacier
11 Ghamubar II 6,432 Ghamubar Glacier
12 Ghuchhar Sar 6,249
13 Garmush 6,244 Garmush Glacier
14 Chikar Zom 6,110 Chatebori  Glacier
15 Mankial 5,726 Swat Valley
16 Kurkun 4,890
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