Pakistan is home to 108 peaks above 7,000 meters and probably as many peaks above 6,000m. There is no count of the peaks above 5,000 and 4,000 m. Five of the 14 highest independent peaks in the world (the eight –thousanders) are in Pakistan (four of which lie in the surroundings of Concordia; the confluence of the Baltoro Glacier and Godwin Austen Glacier). Most of the highest peaks in Pakistan lie in Karakoram range (which lies almost entirely in the Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan ,but some peaks above 7,000 m are included in the Himalayan and Hindukush ranges.
Gilgit Baltistan is, perhaps, the most spectacular region of Pakistan in terms of its geography and scenie beauty. Here world’s three mightiest mountain ranges: the Karakoram, the Hindukush and the Himalayas –meet. The whole of Gilgit Baltistan is like a paradise for mountaineers, trekkers and anglers. The region has a rich cultural heritage and variety of rare fauna and flora.
Gilgit- Baltistan of Pakistan endowed with most unique geographical feature in the world. In an area of about 500 kms in width and 350 kms in depth, is found the most dense collection of some of the highest and precipitous peaks in the wprld, boasting more than 700 peaks above 6000 meters, and more than 160 peaks above 7000 meters. These include five out of the total fourteen above eight thousand meter high peaks on earth, namely the second highest rock pyramid –the k-2 (8611m), the killer mountain Nanga Parbat (8126m), the hidden peak, Gasherbrum I (8068m), the Broad Peak(8047) and the Gasherbrum II (8035m).
This enormous mountain wealth makes Pakistan an important mountain country, offering great opportunities for mountaineering and mountain related adventure activities. The area is aptly called a paradise for mountaineers, adventure seekers and nature lovers. The compelling charm of these high, challenging, endless sea of rugged rock and ice pinnacles lure large-number of climbers, adventure seekers and nature lovers from across the five continents to the Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral,each year.