Tirich Mir (ترچ میر, Terich Mir, Terichmir, Turch Mir)
The name Tirich Mir is believed to translate to “King of Tirich,” since Tirich is a nearby valley of the Mulkhow valley of Chitral which leads up to the mountain.
Another thought is that Tirich Mir means “King of Darkness,” because in the Wakhi language, “trich” means shadow or darkness and “mir” means king.
Mountain Range: Hindu Kush
Elevation: 25,289 feet / 7,708 meters
First Ascent: 1950 by Arne Næss, P. Kvernberg, H. Berg, and Tony Streather, who were members of a Norwegian expedition.
Fun Fact: Tirich Mir is the 33rd highest mountain on Earth. It is also the highest peak in the Hindu Kush mountain range.
Best Months to Climb: June, July, August, September
Plant Life: The Hindu Kush area surrounding Tirich Mir has native fruit trees and trees planted for economic reasons, including apricots, apples, pears, jujube, pomegranate, mulberry, persimmon, and walnut. Rice grows in the valleys of the Swat and Dir districts, as well as areas of Chitral. The Hindu Kush area is also home to juniper and birch in the north, deodar cedar and blue pine cloak in eastern and central Hindu Kush, and poplar, willow, and Russian olive in the west.
Animal Life: Wildlife species of the Hindu Kush includes the rare snow leopard, black and brown bears, the Siberian ibex and the markhor (both wild goats), and Marco Polo sheep and urial sheep.
Bird Life: Vultures and eagles navigate the Hindu Kush region.
[…] peaks include Noshaq and then Gumbaz-E-Safed to the northwest, Nohbaiznoh Zom to the northeast, and Tirich Mir to the southwest. Tirich Mir is the highest point in the Hindu Kush, and because of this, it hides […]