Chongtar Kangri

Chongtar (Chongtar Kangri, Chongtar Peak)

Khunjerab Pass, High Mountain Pass In The Karakoram Mountains, Northern Border of Pakistan With The Xinjiang Region Of China

Located in Central Karakoram National Park, Chongtar Kangri or Chongtar Peak is a mountain peak in the Xinjiang region of China in the Baltoro Karakoram mountains, near the border between China and Pakistan.

The mountain’s closest neighboring peaks are K2 and Muztagh Tower to the southeast, Choricho to the south, Latok I and Baintha Brakk I and Sosbun Brakk to the west, and Kanjut Sar II and Kanjut Sar I to the northwest.

Country: China

State/Province: Xinjiang

Mountain Range: Baltoro Karakoram

Parents: Karakoram

Elevation: 23,999 feet / 7,315 meters

Prominence: 4,300 feet / 1,300 meters

First Ascent: 1994 by the Australian climber Greg Mortimer

Fun Fact: Chongtar is the 80th highest peak in the world.

Plant Life: Vegetation in the Central Karakoram National Park area consists of valleys of Himalayan white pine, West Himalayan spruce, and Pashtun juniper, and smaller shrubs and plants including wild strawberry (Fragaria nubicola), Kashmir balsam (a species of impatiens), sea wormwood, Astragalus gilgitensis, Geranium nepalensis, Thymus linearis, and white clover.

Animal Life: Animals prevalent in Central Karakoram National Park include the snow leopard, Himalayan lynx, Himalayan brown and black bear, urial, Siberian ibex, markhor, and bharal.

Bird Life: Only a few bird species have been spotted in the region, mainly the common raven, golden eagle, chukar partridge, and Alpine chough.

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