Sherpi Kangri

Sherpi Kangri

Karakoram Mountain Pakistan view from Ladakh, India

Near the border of India and Pakistan, Sherpi Kangri sits southwest of its parent peak, Ghent Kongri, in the Karakoram mountain range. Sherpi Kangri lies near the Actual Ground Position Line of disputed land between India and Pakistan in the Saltoro Ridge of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Its closest neighboring peaks include Ghent Kongri and then The Hawk to the northeast, Saltoro Kangri to the southeast, Khor Kangri to the south-southwest, Link Sar and K6 to the southwest, and Baltoro Kangri and Chogolisa to the northwest. The Siachen Glacier is directly to the east of Sherpi Kangri.

The flora and fauna of the snow-covered desert area are threatened by heavy pollution stemming from a massive military presence.

Country: India, Pakistan

State/Province: Gilgit-Baltistan

Mountain Range: Saltoro Karakoram

Parents: Ghent Kangri

Elevation: 24,213 feet / 7,380 meters

Prominence: 3,300 feet / 1,000 meters

First Ascent: 1976

Fun Fact: Sherpi Kangri is the 74th highest peak in the world.

Snow leopard portrait shot in khunjerab National Park. Date: 5/6/2016 Location: Khunjerab National Park, Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan | Dr. Ashhad Ali Khan Suri

Plant Life: The Sia plant, a member of the rose family, is common in the area and the bark is sometimes used in butter tea. The Siachen region got its name from the plant, a combination of “Sia” and “Chen,” meaning found in abundance.

Animal Life: Rare species including the snow leopard, brown bear, and ibex inhabit the Siachen Glacier region.

Bird Life: The raven, great rosefinch, hill pigeon, yellow-billed and red-billed crow, accentor, white-winged river chat, and white wagtail and have all been spotted in the Siachen Glacier area.

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