Karakoram

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Karakoram

(ˌkærəˈkɔːrəm) or

Karakorum

n
(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)

Ka•ra•ko•ram

(ˌkɑr əˈkɔr əm, -ˈkoʊr-, ˌkær-)

n.
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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The white strips of snow have covered Hindukush, Himalaya and Karakorum mountains range and can be seen from any part of the valley, presenting an eye-catching view.
In the all-weather friendship case, the two sides bore through the Karakorum mountains to reach out to each other, though it would take China eight years to get its bearings right.
It is located in the Karakorum Mountains along the border between China and Pakistan which is infamous for high winds, steep icy slopes and high fatality rates for climbers.
It is located in the Karakorum Mountains along the border between Pakistan and China which is infamous for high winds, steep icy slopes and high fatality rates for climbers.
Located in the Karakorum Mountains along the border between China and Pakistan, K-2 is notorious for high winds, steep and icy slopes and high fatality rates for climbers.