There is a lot to love about the trek in Pakistan. The peoples are extremely welcoming and hospitable. Above all is the scenery which is hard to beat. The landscape of most of the Karakoram is barren. The environment in the Karakoram is a lot different from the Himalayas. Trekking in the Karakoram in summer is very hard to live, which rises above 40˚C.
Trekking in Pakistan’s Karakoram Range
It’s a spectacular region to visit and trek. Karakoram range in Pakistan has the highest concentration of 7000-meter peaks anywhere in the world. Out of five 8000-meter peaks, four are rising above the sky in the Karakorum range in Pakistan. Concordia is the confluence of four major glaciers which are also surrounded by 4 8000-meter peaks.
Trekking in the Karakoram range of Pakistan is considered to be the top three in the world for a reason. In June and July, the weather got incredibly hot close to 40˚C, and it’s very hot on the foot. This dry heat also burns the skin.
Trekking in the Karakoram gets you to another level of exploration of nature. The scenes of Karakoram are unmatchable to any other mountains ranges in the world such as Himalayas and Hindukush. Karakoram range dense with the highest number of 7000-meter peaks in the world which almost every peak is nurturing a glacier within.
The flora and fauna of the Karakoram range are also well reserved. The well-known snow leopards, ibex, and many other species are found in the highest number in the Karakoram than in any other range.
Trekking at any part of this range remains open throughout the year and there’s no restriction from government or local authorities. There are several treks and tour companies that offer paid services.
K2, Gashabrum, and broad peaks are standing tall in the Karakoram range of Pakistan. These high-altitude peaks attract most tourists but most of the trek routes are still having no footprint.