Category: Pamirs

Ismoil Somoni Peak

Ismoil Somoni Peak (Қуллаи Исмоили Сомонӣ, Qulla-i Ismō‘il-i Sōmōnî, Qullaji Ismojili Somonī, قلّهٔ اسماعیل سامانی‎‎, пик Исмаила Самани) Tajikistan’s highest peak, Ismoil Somoni Peak, is named after Ismail Samani, who was an emir of the Samanid dynasty circa 900. From 1932-1962 the mountain was known as “Stalin Peak,” and from 1962-1998 it was called “Communism …

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Muztagh Ata

Muztagh Ata (مۇز تاغ ئاتا, Музтаң Ата, 慕士塔格峰, Mùshìtǎgé Fēng) Muztagh Ata sits in the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau, and it is sometimes considered to be a part of the Kunlun Shan mountain range, although it is actually more connected with the Pamirs. It is located in northwest China in Akto County in …

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Kongur Tiube

Kongur Tiube (公格尔九别峰, Kongur Tiubie, Jiubie, Kungur Tjube Tagh) Kongur Tiube sits in the Kongur Shan mountain range in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China and is a subpeak of Kongur Tagh. In the local language, Kongur Tiube translates to “the mountain with a white cap.” Is stands close to the Tajikistan border to …

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Kongur Tagh

Kongur Tagh (Kongkoerh, قوڭۇر تاغ‎, Коңур Тағ, Хонгор Таг, Hongor Tag, 公格尔峰, Gōnggé’ěr Fēng) Kongur Tagh stands in the Kongur Shan mountain range in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. The Kongur Shan range, which includes Mount Muztagh Ata, is sometimes considered part of the “Eastern Pamirs.” In the Uyghur language, the name means …

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