Saser Kangri

Saser Kangri (Sasir Kangri)

Saser Kangri is the highest peak in the Saser Muztagh mountain range, which is an eastern subrange of the Karakoram range.

Sasir Kangri lies in Jammu and Kashmir, which is the northernmost state of India.

Karakoram mountain range and Nubra valley – view from Khardung La pass in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir state, India

Country: India

State/Province: Ladakh 

Mountain Range: Saser Karakoram

Elevation: 25,171 feet / 7,672 meters

First Ascent: 1973, by an expedition of members of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

Fun Fact: Saser Kangri is the 35th highest mountain in the world.

Best Months to Climb: July, August, September

Plant Life: The native Ladakh Ladakiella klimesii plant, native grasses, seabuckthorn, mint, stinging nettles, and caraway grow in the Ladakh region.

Animal Life: The Ladakh region is home for snow leopards, the Eurasian lynx, Pallas’s cat, the Tibetan wolf, brown bears, the Tibetan sand fox, blue sheep, the Asiatic ibex, the Tibetan argali, the Tibetan antelope, and the Ladakhi Urial.

Bird Life: The lammergeier and the golden eagle are common raptors in the Ladakh region, and numerous migratory birds visit the marshes here.


View of Karakoram mountain range spanning the borders of Pakistan

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