[kahr-uh-kawr-uh m, -kohr-, kar-]
- Also called Mustagh. a mountain range in NW India, in N Kashmir. Highest peak, K2, 28,250 feet (8611 meters).
- a pass traversing this range, on the route from NE Kashmir to Sinkiang province in China. 18,300 feet (5580 meters).
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Skardu is a 20- to 24-hour drive from Islamabad via the Karakoram Highway.It’s a Big, Big World: Sights That Make You Feel Small
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On the 19th of August, leaving my tent standing, I started to visit the Karakoram pass, the limit of my journey to the northward.
The third pass, and the only one now frequented, is that of the Karakoram, an extremely easy though very elevated one.
Beyond the Karakoram pass (18,550 ft.) is a lofty bleak upland with salt lakes dotted over its surface.
The Shyok and its affluent, the Nubra, rise in the giant glaciers to the south-west of the Karakoram pass.
After the abandonment of this pass, that of Karakoram, forty leagues east of it, became the principal route to Central Asia.
- a mountain system in N Kashmir, extending for about 480 km (300 miles) from northwest to southeast: contains the second highest peak in the world (K2); crossed by several high passes, notably the Karakoram Pass 5575 m (18 290 ft)