Nanga Parbat

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Nanga Parbat
نانگا پربت
Nanga parbat, Pakistan by gul791.jpg
Nanga Parbat from Fairy Meadow
Elevation 8,125 metres (26,657 ft)
Ranked 9th (2nd in Pakistan)
Prominence 4,608 m (15,118 ft)Ranked 14th
Location
Location Kashmir
Range Himalaya
Coordinates 35°14′15″N, 74°35′21″E
Climbing
First ascent July 3, 1953 by Hermann Buhl
Easiest route snow/ice climb

Nanga Parbat is the second-highest mountain of Pakistan. It is located in Azad Kashmir, between Chilas and Astore. Nanga Parbat means "Naked Mountain". It is the ninth highest peak in the world, at 26,660 feet (8,130 m) high. The mountain is very difficult to climb. In 1953, an Austrian German named Hermann Buhl was the first to climb it.

Nanga Parbat is in the west of the Himalayas, and is the most western of the mountains higher than eight thousand meters. It lies just south of the Indus River, in the Astore District of the Northern Areas in the region of Kashmir. Not far to the north is the western end of the Karakoram mountains.

Nanga Parbat is the highest peak in the Nanga Parbat Range. The range covers an area of 120 mi (190 km) in length and 12 to 24 mi (19 to 39 km) in width. In the east it joins the Pir Panjal Range.