Central Karakoram National Park is a national park located in the Skardu District of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan. It covers some of the world’s highest peaks and largest glaciers. Internationally renowned for mountaineering, rock climbing and trekking opportunities, it has an area of about 10,000 sq. km and contains the greatest concentration of great mountains on earth. It has four peaks over 8,000 m including K2 (8611 m), Gasherbrum-I (8068 m), Gasherbrum-II (8035 m) and Broad Peak (8051 m), and sixty peaks higher than 7,000 m. The park was placed on the World Heritage Site Tentative List in 2016.
Some valleys are dominated by communities of West Himalayan spruce, Himalayan white pine and Pashtun juniper, including some pure stands of P. smithiana. Smaller shrubs and plants associated with these communities include sea wormwood, Astragalus gilgitensis, Fragaria nubicola, Geranium nepalensis, Kashmir balsam, Thymus linearis, white clover, Rubus irritans, Taraxacum karakorium and Taraxacum affinis. Other herbaceous plants growing on the sparse grassland, especially in gullies and ravines, are Salix denticulata, Mertensia tibetica, Potentilla desertorum, Juniperus polycarpus, alpine bistort, Berberis pachyacantha and Spiraea lycioides.
Some famous restaurants near Central Karakoram National Park
Main Airport Rd, Rgiyoul, Gayool, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan 16200
Good quality food.
Katpana, Skardu, 05815
Some famous hotels near Central Karakoram National Park
Rooms are neat and clean.
Banks near Central Karakoram National Park
Some famous shopping marts near Central Karakoram National Park
8HF2+V9P, Gamba Skardu, Skardu
7:00am to 10:00pm
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