Makra Peak

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Makra Peak
Makra Peak by Khalid Mahmood.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 4,000 m (13,000 ft)
Listing List of mountains in Pakistan
Coordinates 34°34′26″N 73°29′43″E / 34.57389°N 73.49528°E / 34.57389; 73.49528Coordinates: 34°34′26″N 73°29′43″E / 34.57389°N 73.49528°E / 34.57389; 73.49528
Geography
Makra Peak is located in Pakistan
Makra Peak
Makra Peak
Parent range Himalayas
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

The Makra is a scenic peak in the Mansehra District in Hazara Region of the Himalayas in northern Pakistan. It is 4,000 metres (13,123 ft) high and almost 200 km from Islamabad on the Naran Road. From Kiwai, a single 7-kilometre-long road runs uphill to Shogran, a tourist resort with numerous hotels; the track continues to climb up to Seree Lake and ends at Paye. From here it is a trek of four hours to the top of the Makra. Hiking on the Makra is difficult due to snow and the gradient of the mountainsides.

Although it can be straightforward to climb, fatalities have occurred during storms and the fatality rate is 30%. In spite of its difficulties, the summit offers the good views of Hazara and Azad Kashmir. Fatalities tend to occur in bad weather, especially thick fog, and as a result of the steepness of some sections. The waters from the mountain's glacier feed the Kunhar River.

Video[edit]

There is a short video of the trek to the summit of the Makra and the views from the top here