History

The history of North Pakistan is very interesting and the people of this region has best customs and traditions with typical costumes, folk dances, music and sports like polo and buzkashi, its also attratcs teh nationional and international tourists to an unforgettable experience of this heaven on earth. These area has distinction that world top 14 peaks above 8,000 meters highest peaks on world or earth are in in North Pakistan , Four are also  lies on world highest glacier namely Baltoro glacier in the Karakoram range in North Pakistan. These Peaks included world top peaks like K2 or Mount Godowin Austin which is 8,611 meter high and this peaks is  world’s second highest peak in the entire globe.

The top and highest peaks in North Pakistan are Gasherbrum-I which is 8,068 meter high , secondly Broad Peak which is 8,047 meters high  and thirdly Gasherbrum-II which is 8,035 meter high. Nanga Parbat is also another top peaks which is also a great, which is highest in this range Nanga Parbat is also 8,126 meter high and this is located at the western most end of the Himalayas. There are many other highest peaks in North Pakistan inwhich 68 peaks are  over 7,000 meter and hundreds others of over 6,000 meters high, these also attracts and encourage for those hikers who want to reach these top, beautiful and most dangerous peaks of the world.

There are more than 20,000 pieces of rock art and petroglyphs all along the Karakoram Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan, concentrated at ten major sites between Hunza and Shatial. The carvings were left by various invaders, traders, and pilgrims who passed along the trade route, as well as by locals. The earliest date back to between 5000 and 1000 BCE, showing single animals, triangular men and hunting scenes in which the animals are larger than the hunters. These carvings were pecked into the rock with stone tools and are covered with a thick patina that proves their age. The archaeologist Karl Jettmar has pieced together the history of the area from various inscriptions and recorded his findings in Rock Carvings and Inscriptions in the Northern Areas of Pakistan.

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