Karakoram Range


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Ka·ra·ko·ram Range

also Ka·ra·ko·rum Range  (kăr′ə-kôr′əm, kär′-)
A mountain system of northern Pakistan and India and southwest China. An extension of the Hindu Kush, it rises to 8,611 m (28,251 ft) at K2, the second-highest mountain in the world.
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Noun1.Karakoram Range - 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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LAHORE -- A team of 25 trekkers from UK visited Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH and RC), Lahore after successfully completing the challenge of their lifetime - hiking to the base of 'Killer Mountain', Nanga Parbat, as well as hiking to Rush Lake, the highest alpine lake in Pakistan and Rush Peak, a mountain in the Karakoram Range. The challenge was undertaken by a diverse group of men and women between ages of 14 and 72 form different parts of the UK, who united to raise funds for cancer patients under treatment at SKMCH and RC.
'In Europe (or indeed in almost any other region on earth), trekking amongst such huge mountains is unimaginable, and, for me, the scale of the Karakoram range is what makes trekking in this region of Pakistan so special.
In 2001, Ms Khan took her first trekking trip in northern Pakistan's Karakoram range, the grand, glacier-filled home of K2, the second-highest mountain in the world.
Located at the northeastern end of the Baltoro Glacier in Himalaya's Karakoram range; Gasherbrum is a group of peaks, consisting of 10 mountains.
Most of Pakistan's high peaks are located in the Karakoram range, the highest of which is K2: (8,611 meter- -28,251 ft) .
Summary: Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], March 5 (ANI): Lieutenant General YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding Fire and Fury Corps, was briefed about the security situation in the Siachen sector which lies in the eastern Karakoram Range in the Himalayas.
Pakistan Army's 'daring rescue' saves Russian climber from Karakoram range peak
Two treks in the heart of the Karakoram Range are intended for good walkers.
Passing the beautiful Karakul Lake, Geely Emgrand 7 headed up into the Muztagh mountains, known locally as the 'father of glaciers' in the Karakoram range.
In July, a Pakistan Army team had rescued the Russian mountaineer who had been stranded on the Latok 1 mountain peak which is a part of the Karakoram range at a height of 20,650 feet where he was stuck for six days and was rescued after an intense helicopter mission.
RAWALPINDI -- A Pakistan Army team on Tuesday rescued a Russian mountaineer stranded on the Latok 1 mountain peak which is a part of the Karakoram range.
K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram range and the highest point in both Pakistan and Xinjiang.