- n. a mountain range located in Gilgit, Ladakh & Baltistan. The Karakoram range is home to more than sixty peaks above 7,000m (22,960 ft), most of which are in the Northern Areas of Pakistan, including K2, the second highest peak of the world (8,611 m, 28,244 ft).
- n. a mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak
“The name Karakoram is appropriated to the eastern part of the system which originates at E. longitude 79° near the Pangong lake in the”
“The fabled state of Kashmir lies in majestic isolation amid the towering mountain ranges of the Himalayas and Karakoram that separate the torrid plains of north India from the steppes and deserts of Central Asia.”
“Gateway to the Silk Route, the ancient trade path to China through the Karakoram Mountains, the deadliest chain of peaks in the world.”
“Situated in the Orash Valley, Abbottabad is circled by forested hills cut by the Karakoram Highway, once part of the fabled Silk Road.”
“Beijing says these troops are helping repair the fabled Karakoram Highway (KKH), the only land link between close allies China and Pakistan's Gilgit region.”
“In 1988, Mr. Albert made the first free ascent of the Yugoslav route of Nameless Tower in Pakistan's Karakoram Range of the Himalayas.”
“China is heavily investing in a railroad from the port of Gwadar -- constructed with Chinese money and strategically located on the Makran coast -- to the Karakoram pass leading into the Chinese autonomous region of Xinjiang.”
“Slide after slide compared photos he took of glaciers at Mt. Everest, the Karakoram range and other Himalayan areas with historical photos dating back to the early 20th century.”
“For three years, he lived and worked in the Karakoram mountain villages of northern Pakistan, learning about the Balti people and their culture.”
“The Himalayas fascinate me; I shall also like discovering Tibet, Karakoram and perhaps by climbing Cho-Oyu, Shisha or Gasherbrum.”
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