Central Karakoram National Park

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Central Karakoram National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Central Karakoram National Park
Map showing the location of Central Karakoram National Park
Map of Kashmir
Location Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Asia
Nearest city Skardu
Coordinates 36°N 75°E / 36°N 75°E / 36; 75Coordinates: 36°N 75°E / 36°N 75°E / 36; 75[1]
Established 1993

Central Karakoram National Park or Karakoram National Park is situated in Gilgit-Baltistan, which is a region under dispute between India and Pakistan, but administered by Pakistan [2] It encompasses some of the world’s highest peaks and largest glaciers. Internationally renowned for mountaineering, rock climbing and trekking opportunities, it covers an area of about 10,000 sq. Km and contains the greatest concentration of high mountains on earth. It has four peaks over 8,000 m including K-2 (8611 m), Gasherbrum-II (8035 m), Gasherberum-I (8068 m) and Broad Peak, 8051 m; and sixty peaks higher than 7,000 m. [3]

Trango Towers are also situated in this region. Trango Towers is family of world tallest rock towers situated in Central Karakoram National Park. Every year, a number of expeditions visit Karakoram to climb the most challenging granite cliffs.www.pakistanalpine.com/TrangoTowers

It also comprises the Baltoro, Panmah, Biafo and Hispar glaciers and their tributary glaciers and is considered to be one of the most beautiful national parks in Pakistan.[4]

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