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Central Karakoram

National Park

The Central Karakoram in the Gilgit-Balitstan of Pakistan is a mountain area endowed with rich biodiversity, natural beauty and important resources. The Park compasses the world’s largest glaciers, outside the Polar Regions. Learn more about CKNP.

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Discovery Treks

HIKING INTO THE WILDThese treks represent a network of trekking routes connecting some of the main peaks of CKNP, grouped on the basis of their attendance. These routes are not so popular, nevertheless they are

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K2 view points

K2, the highest peak of CKNP, is perhaps the most admired and loved mountain. It is a real mountain’s symbol. A pyramid pointing to the sky capable of activating the dreams of mountaineer, and, with his magnetism,

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One swallow does not make the spring

DENVER — The Denver Broncos have had moments this season when their defense has shown frustration after games, but things reached a boiling point Sunday night. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also seemed fine with the rookie

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Persuasion is often more effectual than force

DENVER — The Denver Broncos have had moments this season when their defense has shown frustration after games, but things reached a boiling point Sunday night. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also seemed fine with the rookie

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Spieth in danger of missing cut

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Hibs and Ross County fans on final

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Amazing Views

Grass Fields

It was declared as the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) in 1993: today it is the largest protected area of Pakistan, covering over 10,557.73 km2 in the Central Karakorum mountain range and the highest park all over the world, it is characterized by extremes of altitudes that range from 2,000 m a.s.l. to over 8,000 m a.s.l., including K2, the second highest peak in the world. It falls into four administrative districts of Gilgit-Baltistan Region.
In order to facilitate the maintenance of Central Karakoram National Park ecological integrity while, at the same time, providing sustainable management opportunities for local communities and visitors, a zoning system has been implemented.

Visitor Information

The Central Karakorum National Park  can be approached from each district. But major portion (>60%) of the Park area falls within Skardu and Ghanche districts of Baltistan, so the most common entrance into the Park is Skardu. 

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