Pakistan is home to 108 peaks above 7,000 meters and probably as many peaks above 6,000 m. 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 Baltoro Glacier and Godwin Austen Glacier).
1: K2 (Karakoram 2) – 8,611 meters
K2 also known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori, at 8,611 meters (28,251 ft) above sea level. It is the second highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest at 8,848 meters (29,029 ft). It is located on the China–Pakistan border between Baltistan in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram range and the highest point in both Pakistan and Xinjiang.
2: Broad Peak – 8,047 meters
Broad Peak is the 12th highest mountain in the world at 8,047 meters (26,401 ft) above sea level. The local name of Broad peak is Falchan Kangri, but now it is not used among the Balti people. The English name was introduced in 1892 by the British explorer Martin Conway, in reference to the similarly named Breithorn in the Alps.
3: Gasherbrum I -8,080 meters
Gasherbrum I surveyed as K5 and also known as Hidden Peak is the 11th highest mountain in the world at 8,080 meters (26,510 ft) above sea level. It is located on the Pakistan–Chinese border and Xinjiang region of China. Gasherbrum I is part of the Gasherbrum massif, located in the Karakoram region of the Himalayas. Gasherbrum is often claimed to mean “Shining Wall”, presumably a reference to the highly visible face of the neighboring peak Gasherbrum IV; but in fact, it comes from “rgasha” (beautiful) + “Brum” (mountain) in Balti, hence it actually means “beautiful mountain.
4: Gasherbrum II – 8,035 meters
Gasherbrum II surveyed as K4 is the 13th-highest mountain in the world. It is 8,035 meters (26,362 ft) above sea level. It is the third-highest peak of the Gasherbrum massif and is located in the Karakoram, on the border between Gilgit–Baltistan province, Pakistan, and Xinjiang, China. The mountain was first climbed on July 7, 1956, by an Austrian expedition that included Fritz Moravec, Josef Larch, and Hans Willenpart.
5: Nanga Parbat – 8,126 meters
Nanga Parbat is locally known as Diamer. It is the ninth-highest mountain in the world at 8,126 meters (26,660 ft) above sea level. Located in the Diamer District of Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan region, Nanga Parbat is the western anchor of the Himalayas. The name Nanga Parbat is derived from the Sanskrit words nagna and parvata which together mean “Naked Mountain”. The mountain is locally known by its Tibetan name Diamer or Deo Mir, meaning “huge mountain.”
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