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8000ers of Pakistan

8000ers of Pakistan

There are 14 mountains in the world that are above 8000 meters. K2 is one of these mountains that is located in Pakistan, It is also one of the toughest 8000ers to summit. The great thing about 14 mountains is that all of these are in the heart of Asia. The vast majority of the mountains are in the Himalayas, in the countries of Nepal and Tibet. The other five 8000ers are in Pakistan, four in the Karakoram Range and one in Himalayas. These mountains inspire adventurers and mountaineers from all over the world. Many experienced climbers choose these mountains and face many challenges and hardships. Some 8000ers are less difficult than others and there is not a single mountain that is easy to summit. 

List of Pakistan's 8000ers:

1- K2  at  8,611 m  - 2nd in the World

2- Nanga Parbat  at 8,126m / 26,660ft   -  9th 

3- Gasherbrum I at 8,080m / 26,510ft - 11th 

4- Broad Peak at 8,051m / 26,414ft - 12th  

5- Gasherbrum II  at 8,035m / 26,362ft - 13th

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Mighty K2 from its Base Camp

8000ers of Karakoram

As the Karakoram is in Pakistan and trekkers and climbers wishing for adventurous expeditions choose to summit these 8000ers of Pakistan. Broad Peak is at the height of 8,051 m in the Karakoram go after Gasherbrum II which is the 13th highest mountain in the world. Broad Peak is at the top of the Baltoro Glacier, between the famous peaks of K2, Gasherbrum 4, and Hidden Peak/ G.

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Gasherbrum II, Karakoram Mountains range in Pakistan.

Nanga Parbat 8000er of Himalayas

Nanga Parbat is in remote Gilgit-Baltistan, and it raises high above the Fairy Meadows. It is the world’s 9th highest mountain.  Only a few people can try to climb the 8000ers. Currently, only about 40 people succeeded in climbing all 14 of them.  There is a very extreme issue of the lack of oxygen. Some climatic conditions are hard to face. So the climbers have to face many issues and have to carefully involve in the basic decision making. It is adventurous but also physically tiring.


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View of Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters) from its Basecamp

Hardness of 8000ers

The weather conditions are also not supportive and climbers face many hardships. The temperature is always below freezing there and mountaineers have to survive hard. If you are planning to visit during the dry season, the climbers may experience storms and hardly seek shelter. Therefore, making necessary preparations is very important for a successful ascent. Climbing at a high altitude is not easy and the climbers must have great stamina and strength. They have to cope up with harsh weather conditions, lower oxygen levels, stress, and toil. 

If you are planning to climb these high peaks, you must work hard to improve your health. Improve your cardiovascular endurance, chest, body, back, and leg strength to prepare for these climbs. Many people die during their attempts to climb so preparations are very important. 

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Broad Peak in The Karakoram Range of Pakistan.