Kirthar Range of Pakistan

by on December 26, 2010
in Travel Pakistan

Kirthar Range of Pakistan

This mountain range is located in Sindh. It extends about 190 miles southward from River Mula in  Central Baluchistan to Muari on the Arabian Sea, west of Karachi.

This range forms a boundary between the southern Baluchistan on the West and the Lower Indus Plain on the East. There are several rock hills having heights around 4,000a ft in the south to 8,000 ft north. There is a huge Kirthar National Park being the largest reserve of wildlife in Sindh.

The highest elevation of this range was discovered very recently by Shaddan Shah i.e. on April 2009. He named it Koh-e-Benazir to honour the late Benazir Bhutto. Before this the highest was Kutte-ji-Kabar (Tomb of a Dog), which now is the second highest. Kirthar range has several peaks above 5,500 feet and get snowfall in the winters only occasionally. There is a famous Gorakh hill station 93 kilometers north of Dadu city.

Kirthar consists of regular anticlinal type mountains with steep arches on its north and west and gentle deep ones towards its south and the Indus valley. The inhabitants are Sindhi and Balochi tribal people mainly involved in flock grazing.

Fact sheet of Kirthar Range in Pakistan
No. Names of Imp. Peaks of Kirthar Range Height of Kirthar Range Peaks (m) Location of Kirthar Range Peaks
1 Koh-e-Benazir 2,151 North west of Gorakh hill
2 Kutte-ji-Kabar 2,097 Northern side of Kirthar
3 Gorakh hill 1,734 North west of Dadu

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