Everest High Passes

...we shouldn't finish without mentioning admiration for the endlessly busy Mr Lama. He like all World Expeditions staff we met, was very charming and knowledgable, this characteristic seems to be a requirement for employment with the company

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Pakistan

Pakistan

Take an adventure trek or expedition in PAKISTAN with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

Pakistan is home to an ancient civilization, one that rivals the early Egyptian civilization. Pakistan's land borders total 6,774 kilometres with Afghanistan to the northwest, China to the northeast, India to the east and with Iran to the southwest. The landscape of Pakistan is varied. In the south natural features range from sandy beaches, lagoons and mangrove swamps. In the west dry hilly deserts are found and to the east are the rolling sand dunes of the Thar Desert.

It is in the north of Pakistan however that World Expeditions operates our range of trekking and mountaineering adventures in Pakistan. Within the many icy peaks of the Himalaya, Karakoram and Pamirs mountains there are an estimated 108 peaks above 7000 meters with five of these mountains (including K2 and Nanga Parbat) over 8000 meters. The huge peaks and glaciers of the Karakoram have long inspired mountaineers, trekkers and travellers in search of wild and rugged places. The Pamirs, a chain of rugged yet exquisitely beautiful peaks and valleys, are an exciting playground for trekkers and climbers wishing to appreciate a wilderness where few have gone before.


Featured Adventures

Karakoram Exploratory with Soren Kruse Ledet

Trek remote and unexplored terrain in the heart of the Karakoram mountain range
33 days |
viewing 1 - 1 of 1 available

The Weather in Pakistan

The Karakoram Range may be considered part of, or separate from, the main Himalaya. Geographers normally assign the Nanga Parbat massif as the western extremity of the Himalaya, with the Karakoram extending north of the Indus valley. The Karakoram comprises the most heavily glaciated region of the world outside the polar regions - indeed the Baltoro glacier on the approach to K2 is over 55 kms long.It also includes 14 peaks over 25,000 feet (7600 m) making it one of the most spectacular mountain range in the world - as all who have visited the region will attest.

The Karakoram is subject to the south-west monsoon that draws its moisture from the Arabian Sea from mid-June until the end of August.During this time the occasional storm will move north up the Indus valley as far as the Karakoram, although the regularity and intensity of the rains is far less apparent than in the nearby regions of the Indian Himalaya. Localised storms on the higher elevations of the Karakoram are a further important consideration.

Records of three or four days of intense bad weather followed by similar fine periods seem to characterise the region and even in September, trekking groups are well advised to prepare for at least one bad spell of weather during the expedition.

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