Saraghrar

Saraghrar (سراغرار‎)

Hindu Kush Mountain Range

Saraghrar sits in the large Saraghrar massif in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province as the fourth highest mountain peak in the Hindu Kush range.

The mountain is located in Pakistan near the Afghanistan border. The closest peaks to Saraghrar are Nohbaiznoh Zom to the southwest, Udren Zom and Kohe Shakhawr to the west, and Kohe Urgunt to the northeast.

Country: Pakistan

State/Province: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Mountain Range: Hindu Kush (aka Hindukush)

Parents: Hindu Kush, Tirich Mir, Noshaq

Elevation: 24,111 feet / 7,349 meters

Prominence: 6,493 feet / 1,979 meters

First Ascent: 1959, when members of the Rome chapter of the Italian Alpine Club successfully climbed the northeast peak via the Niroghi glacier on the northeast of the massif. Members who reached the summit were leader Fosco Maraini, Franco Alletto, Giancarlo Castelli, Paolo Consiglio, and Carlo Alberto “Betto” Pinelli. Silvio Jovane, Franco Lamberti, who was the expedition’s doctor, and Enrico Leone also accompanied the team for some of the climb.

This expedition took place a year after a British team led by Ted Norrish attempted the climb a year earlier, but stopped after team member P. S. Nelson died.

Fun Fact: Saraghrar is the 77th highest peak in the world.

Beautiful landscape view of Gupis valley. Colorful trees in autumn season against Hindu Kush mountain range. Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. | Sulo Letta

Plant Life: The lush areas of The Hindu Kush region are covered wild blue geraniums, buttercups, hemlock, edelweiss, blue anemones, and delphiniums. Wild onion also grows in the area, as well as wild strawberry, perennial herbs, and many medicinal plants. It also contains forests and in sparser areas, occasional evergreens. Trees of the Hindu Kush include blue pine, chilgoza pine, silver fir, deodar (Indian cedar), juniper, willow, and birch.

Animal Life: The Hindu Kush area is habitat for several rare and endangered species, including the snow leopard, markhor, bharal, brown bear, and Siberian ibex. Marco Polo sheep, urial, wolves, and foxes can also be found in the area.

Bird Life: The Hindu Kush boasts of rich bird life, home to the eagle, falcon, hawk, monal pheasant, lammergeyer, snow cock, chukar, and many other species. A number of migratory birds also pass through the area, including the grey heron, black throated thrush, golden oriole, oriental turtle dove, and waterfowl.

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