The World’s highest mountain ranges – the mighty Himalayas, the rugged Karakorams, the magnificent Hindu Kush and the mysterious Pamirs congregate along the far Northern frontiers of Pakistan to form an awesome natural bastion along its borders with India, China, Afghanistan, the Central Asian Republics and Russia.
In fact, Pakistan’s towering Northern frontiers bestow upon this country the most endowed mountain region on Earth, making it the only country to boast of literally ALL of the highest mountain ranges of the World.
It is because of this, that Pakistan International Airlines offers, perhaps the most unique Air Safari on Earth: a grandiose flight into the ultimate realm of the mountains! It is a flight through a virtual forest of literally hundreds of over 7000 meter peaks, inclusive of five that fall into the 14 highest mountains of the world that are over 8,000 meters.
The second highest mountain, the majestic K-2, the ninth highest Nanga Parbat, universally dubbed “the killer mountain”, on account of its forbidding reputation in the mountaineering community, the 11th highest Hidden Peak, the 12th highest Broad Peak and the 13th highest Gasherbrum-II, are all part of this amazing region. Four of these awesome peaks come together in the most spectacular theatre on Earth – the Concordia, called the Darbar of the Emperor of the Jinns from the Arabian Nights! The locals believe that the “Badshah” of this land of Jinns chose this spot for his court as it was the loftiest and most remote on Earth. It offers all this and much more.
Islamabad – Babusar Pass – Fairy Meadows – Skardu Skardu – Baltoro – Biafo Hispar – Hunza- Khunjerab Pass – Gilgit-Phandar Lake – Shandur Pass – Chitral – Kalash Valleys – Lowari Pass – Islamabad