Malika Parbat

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Malika Parbat
9162-2 Looking up at Malika Parbat.jpg
Elevation 5,290 m (17,360 ft)
Malika Parbat is located in Pakistan
Malika Parbat
Malika Parbat
Kaghan Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Range Himalayas
Coordinates 34°48′21.25″N 73°43′27.58″E / 34.8059028°N 73.7243278°E / 34.8059028; 73.7243278Coordinates: 34°48′21.25″N 73°43′27.58″E / 34.8059028°N 73.7243278°E / 34.8059028; 73.7243278[1]
First ascent 1967

Malika Parbat (Queen of the mountains) (el. 5,290 metres (17,356 ft) is the highest peak in Kaghan Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan about six km south of Lake Saiful Muluk near Ansoo Lake.

The mountain is clearly visible from the popular tourist spot of Lake Saiful Maluk in Kaghan Valley. Malika Parbat is accessible from Naran-Lake Saiful Muluk side and from Batakundi-Dadar Chitta Glacier. There are three summits that forms Malika Parbat, Malika Parbat (North Peak), Malika Parbat Cresta, and Malika Parbat (South Peak).

Imran Junaidi from Pakistan and Jens Simonsen from Denmark climbed the Malika Parbat (North) peak in July, 2012. Imran Junaidi is the first Pakistani to have climbed the North peak. The mountain is considered non-climbable among the local population due to steepness and other mountain hazards.[1][2][3]

Recently, an expedition of four members led by Ahmed Mujtaba Ali (Pakistan) and including of reported to Summit the Malika Parbat in the month of August 2012.[citation needed] Other members of the expedition were Ahmed Naveed, Kammal Haider, and Saqib Ali. Rashid Butt lost his life while descending down the sheer slopes on South Peak.[4]

This is for the very first time that a couple of expeditions attempted the peak and succeeded in reaching the sky. Malika Parbat is considered to be the most technical peak above 5,000 metres.[citation needed]

There are other peaks which offer considerable climbing difficulty in Siran Basin, Khabanar Valley and Burji Valley, while from Burawai, another cirqua of low peaks is equally good for mountaineering.

For more details; Pakistan Alpine Institute

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