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Askole, Askoli, or Askoly (Urdu: اسکولی‎) is a small town located in Shigar Valley, in the most remote region of the Karakoram mountains, in Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. It is notable as the final settlement before the wilderness of the Karakoram.

Askole is the gateway to four of the world's 14 highest peaks known as Eight-thousanders (above 8,000m).[1]


Expeditions to the following peaks are launched from Askole:

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Coordinates: 35°41′N 75°49′E / 35.683°N 75.817°E / 35.683; 75.817