Monday, April 25, 2011

Rakaposhi - The crown Jewel of Hunza, Pakistan

A majestic mountain peak soaring to the height of 7,788 m above mean sea level. Its Rakaposhi which is located in Hunza valley in Gilgit-Baltistan Division in Northern Pakistan.
"Rakaposhi" is located in Nagar Valley and is the 27th highest peak in the World and 12th Highest in Pakistan. The word "Rakaposhi" means "Snow-covered" in local language. It is also called as "Dumani" meaning "Mother of Mist". It was first climbed in 1958 by a British-Pakistani expedition.
The Rakaposhi Mountain Range serves as a host to a number of endangered species including Snow Leopard, Marco Polo Sheep, Brown Bears, Wolves and many other species.

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