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Hindukush Range  

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Aerial view of the Hindukush Mountains in Chitral

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  • Description 

    The Hindukush Range has some of the most majestic and least explored mountains in the Himalayas. The giants of the Hindukush can be seen from flights between Europe and Pakistan. Because of the proximity to the Afghan border very few American expeditions have ventured into this area. While the Americans stay away, the French bag first ascents every year.

    The Hindukush Range near the Afghan border in the Chitral area has the highest concentration of 7000 meter/23,000 feet peaks in the world. If you fly into Pakistan from a connection in Europe, the Oxus River separates the Pamirs from the Himalayas, right at the crossing the peak of Shahdarr (7000 meter +) welcomes you to Pakistan.

    Getting There 

    You can take a flight from Islamabad to Peshawer, and then a flight from Peshawer to Chitral. Chitral can also be reached by crossing the Shandur Pass from Ghizar (nearest airport would be Gilgit). From Chitral daily vans leave for villages close to the three major peaks: Tirich Mir, Buni Zom, and Noshaq.

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    Weather station 22.2 miles from here

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