Gligit Baltsitan has the greatest concentration of the highest peaks of the world. It has 05 peaks over 8,000 meters including the world’s second highest peak K-2 (8611m) 29 peaks of over 7,500 meters and 121 peaks of over 7,000 meters.
Hundreds of peaks are still lying un-climbed. This is a great challenge for the mountaineers and mountain Lovers the world over. As enthusiastic Alpine climbers, going to the higher mountain ranges like the Himalayas or the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush is a childhood’s dream. So many climbers were seduced by fantastic photographs and stories in books like Himalaya Alpine Style, Vertical Pleasures and Elusive Summits, the conclusion that the Karakorum’s would be the place to be if you wanted to climb new routes on (unclimbed) peaks in one of the world’s wildest mountain panorama.
There is plenty of information to be had on the popular Baltoro Glacier area, and this is where the majority of climbers head to. More attractive and more advantageous with ascending an unclimbed peak, the area to the north and west, between the eastern reaches of the Hindu Kush and Karakoram although this region doesn’t have the more famous peaks, it is remote, wild and beautiful and there are many mountains in the 7,500m- 6,500m range still to have an ascent. A general time-frame is to allow six weeks for a peak under 7000m and up to ten weeks for peaks in the 7500-8500m range. The walk into base-camp, complete with porters and base-camp staff, can take six days depending on the distance of your peak base-camp location.
Base-camp will be anywhere between 4000-5000m in Pakistan.