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(ˌkærəˈkɔːrəm) or


(Placename) a mountain system in N Kashmir, extending for about 480 km (300 miles) from northwest to southeast: contains the second highest peak in the world (K2); crossed by several high passes, notably the Karakoram Pass 5575 m (18 290 ft)


(ˌkɑr əˈkɔr əm, -ˈkoʊr-, ˌkær-)

1. a mountain range in NW India, in N Kashmir. Highest peak, K2, 28,250 ft. (8611 m).
2. a pass traversing this range, on the route from NE Kashmir in India to Xinjiang Uygur in China. 18,300 ft. (5580 m).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Karakoram - a mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak
Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir, Cashmere - an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India
Gasherbrum - a mountain in northern Kashmir (26,470 feet high)
Dapsang, Godwin Austen, K2, Mount Godwin Austen - a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir; the 2nd highest peak in the world (28,250 feet high)
Rakaposhi - a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir (25,560 feet high)
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KKH REOPENED: The Frontier Works Organisation on Thursday reopened the Karakoram Highway to traffic after clearing the landslide at various places in Upper Kohistan district.
Other prominent Sufi personalities who promoted the spirit of Mysticism in the Karakoram region are Baba Naseer Chilasi, Syed Abul Qasim Khwansari,Syed Shah Sultan Alif, Syed Amir Kabir Hamdan and Syed Jamali Shah of Chatorkhand.
Families and youths hailing from Gilgit Hunza and Chitral gathered here at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Sunday to celebrate the colours, music and mystic traditions of Karakoram.
MANSEHRA -- Four people were killed including mother and daughter and one injured Saturday in a road accident at Karakoram Highway (KKH) Ghazikot Mansehra, police said.
Samuel also shared a travel tip: 'Head north to the astonishing peaks of the Karakoram along the unforgettable Karakoram Highway.
Sharing travel tips, Samuel says: "Head north to the astonishing peaks of the Karakoram along the unforgettable Karakoram Highway.
She is the first Pakistani female Cyclist who has cycled on glaciers in Karakoram Range and now would be scaling the highest peak Kilimanjaro in Africa.
Summary: Islamabad [Pakistan], November 5 (ANI): Increase in the carbon emissions and the soot from various vehicles that pass through Khunjerab Pass in the Karakoram Mountain range will lead to melting glaciers in Pakistan, experts have warned.
First observed in 2005, the so-called 'Karakoram anomaly' has seen temperatures cooling during both the winter and summer months along the Karakoram mountain range (pictured right) which crosses through India, Pakistan, and China and includes K2, the world's second-highest mountain.
While most glaciers are retreating as a result of global warming, the glaciers of the Karakoram range in South Asia are stable or even growing," said study co-author Hayley Fowler, Professor at Newcastle University in Britain.
Karakoram glaciers melting, moving, claim researchers A team of mountaineers and researchers have crossed the world's longest glacier outside polar region and claimed the Karakoram anomaly is not correct.
The general change of glacier extend is different in the Karakoram compared to observations for the majority ofglaciers on the globe.