Siachen Muztagh

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Siachen Muztagh
Actual Ground Position Line shown with yellow-colored dotted line
Highest point
Elevation 7,462 m (24,482 ft)
Location A region controlled by China and claimed by India and a region controlled by India and claimed by Pakistan[1]
Parent range Eastern Karakoram Range

The Siachen Muztagh is a remote subrange of the eastern Karakoram Range. Close to 60% is in area controlled by China, 40% in area controlled by India. Pakistan claims the Indian-controlled portion as part of the Siachen Conflict. India claims the Chinese-controlled portion. India administers its portion as part of the Jammu and Kashmir state. China administers its portion as part of Xinjiang province.

All available maps and atlases (including a detailed delineation of the Siachen Muztagh's limits on the 1990 Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research "Karakoram Sheet 2" map) define the range as between the Shaksgam River on the north, the Urdok Glacier on the northwest, the Siachen Glacier on the southwest, the Teram Shehr and South Rimo Glaciers and Indira Col on the south, and the uppermost Yarkand River on the east.

Its highest peak is Teram Kangri I, 7,462 metres (24,482 feet).

Selected peaks of the Siachen Muztagh[edit]

The following is a table of the peaks in the Siachen Muztagh which are over 7,200 meters (23,622 feet) in elevation and have over 500 meters (1,524 feet) of topographic prominence. (This is a common criterion for peaks of this stature to be independent.)

Mountain Height (m) Height (ft) Coordinates Prominence (m) Parent mountain First ascent Ascents (attempts)
Teram Kangri I 7,462 24,482 35°34′51″N 77°04′42″E / 35.58083°N 77.07833°E / 35.58083; 77.07833 1,682 Gasherbrum I 1975
Apsarasas Kangri I 7,243 23,763 35°31′15″N 77°11′57″E / 35.52083°N 77.19917°E / 35.52083; 77.19917 607 Teram Kangri I


  1. ^ India is in de facto control of this region of Kashmir; the Indian claim is disputed by Pakistan. See e.g. The Future of Kashmir on the BBC website.

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