When most Americans think about Pakistan, it is usually in terms of drone strikes, Bin Laden, Taliban and anti-American protests. But here are some images that are bound to change perceptions. The images reveal Pakistan as a country with considerable natural beauty. Read on to find out more. Click on the images below to see them in full size.
Karamber Lake. It is 3 km long and is almost 4300 meters above sea level.
Nanga Parbat – the 9th highest mountain in the world and among the eight-thousanders with a summit elevation of 8,126 meters (26,660 ft).
Rakaposhi, also known as Dumani(Mother of Mist) in Nagar valley.
Uli Biaho Tower, near Trango Towers and Baltoro Glacier in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. It consists of two main peaks – Uli Biaho Tower and Uli Biaho Peak. Both of them are over 6,000 mts height.
Passu Peaks, Hunza, located between the Hunza river and valley.
The Cold Desert of Skardu, a popular tourist destination in the Northern areas of Pakistan. There are huge sand plains in Skardu.
A village in the Neelum Valley, little touched by the outside world.
Concordia Base Camp near the valley of the Baltoro Glacier at dawn. On the left are the Paiju peaks, in the middle the Trango towers and on the right Grand Cathedral.
K2 – the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. It has a peak elevation of 8,611 m (28,251 feet).
Makran, a semi-desert coastal strip.
Biafo Glacier – a 63 km long glacier in the Karakoram Mountains meets the 49 km long Hispar Glacier at an altitude of 5,128 m (16,824 feet) at Hispar La (Pass) creating the world’s longest glacial system outside the polar regions.
Laila Peak, Hushe, Karakoram Range. The Laila peak has been climbed only twice.
The Great Trango Tower, 6,286 m (20,608 ft). The east face of the Great Trango Tower features the world’s greatest nearly vertical drop.
Mud Volcano in Baluchistan. The province has over 80 active mud volcanoes. There are about 10 locations having clusters of mud volcanoes. In this region, the heights of mud volcanoes range between 800 to 1,550 feet.
The Rohri to Quetta railway route passes through 20 tunnels and over 368 bridges.
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