How many mountains having a height of more than 8000 meters are located in Pakistan?

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How many mountains having a height of more than 8000 meters are located in Pakistan?

Five of the world’s fourteen mountains taller than 8,000 metres (26,000 ft) (“eight-thousanders”) are in Pakistan, four of which are near Concordia. Most of Pakistan’s high peaks are located in the Karakoram range, the highest of which is K2 (8,611 metres (28,251 ft)), the second-highest peak on earth.

Pakistan is home to many mountains above 7,000 metres (22,970 ft). Five of the world’s fourteen mountains taller than 8,000 metres (26,000 ft) (“eight-thousanders”) are in Pakistan, four of which are near Concordia.

Most of Pakistan’s high peaks are located in the Karakoram range, the highest of which is K2 (8,611 metres (28,251 ft)), the second-highest peak on earth. The highest peak of Himalayan range in Pakistan is Nanga Parbat (8,126 metres (26,660 ft)), which is the ninth-highest peak of the world.

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Following are the mountain ranges that are fully or partially included in Pakistan:

Karakoram, including the world’s second-highest peak, K2 (8,611 m or 28,251 ft) [1]
Himalayas; highest peak in Pakistan is Nanga Parbat (8,126 metres (26,660 ft))[2]
Hindu Kush; highest peak is Tirich Mir (7,690 metres (25,230 ft)).
Hindu Raj in northern Pakistan, part of the eastern Hindu Kush.
Safēd Kōh, starting from Tora Bora on the border with eastern Afghanistan west of the Khyber Pass.
Sulaiman Mountains; highest peak is Takht-e-Sulaiman (3,487 metres (11,440 ft)).
Spin Ghar Mountains; highest peak is Mount Sikaram (4,761 metres (15,620 ft))
Salt Range, a hill system in the Punjab Province that is abundant in salt; highest peak is Sakaser (1,522 metres (4,993 ft))

Margalla Hills in Punjab whose highest peak is Tilla Charouni (1,604 metres (5,262 ft))
Toba Kakar Range, a southern offshoot of the Hindu Kush in Balochistan
Makran Range, a semi-desert coastal strip in the south of Balochistan, in Iran and Pakistan near the coast of the Arabian Sea. The narrow coastal plain rises very rapidly into several mountain ranges. Of its 1,000-kilometre (620 mi) extent, about 750 kilometres (470 mi) is in Pakistan
Ras Koh Range
Chagai Range
Kirthar Range, located along the Balochistan and Sindh provincial border. It runs north-south for about 300 kilometres (186 mi) from the Mula River in east-central Balochistan south to Cape Muari (Cape Monze) west of Karachi on the Arabian Sea. The Hill Station of Sindh at Gorakh, in Kirthar Mountains Range, off Dadu, at the height of 5,688 feet (1,734 m), averaging 5,500 feet (1,700 m), is one of the two large plateaus in the Sindh segment of Kirthar mountains.

All 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks are located in the Himalaya or the Karakoram ranges in Asia. According to Everestnews.com, only 17 climbers have reached the summits of all 14: Reinhold Messner (Italy) was first, followed by Jerzy Kukuczka (Poland), Ehardt Loretan (Switzerland), Carlos Carsolio (Mexico), Krzysztof Wielicki (Poland), Juan Oiarzabal (Spain), Sergio Martini (Italy), Park Young Seok (Korea), Hang-Gil Um (Korea), Alberto Inurrategui (Spain), Han Wang Yong (Korea), Ed Viesturs (U.S.), Alan Hinkes (British), and Silvio Mondinelli (Italy), Ivan Vallejo (Ecuador), Denis Urubko (Kazakhstan), Andrew Lock (Australia).

MountainLocationHeightFirst to summit (nationality)Date
MetersFeet
1. Everest1Nepal/Tibet8,85029,035Edmund Hillary (New Zealander, UK), Tenzing Norgay (Nepalese)May 29, 1953
2. K2 (Godwin Austen)Pakistan/China8,61128,250A. Compagnoni, L. Lacedelli (Italian)July 31, 1954
3. KangchenjungaNepal/India8,58628,169G. Band, J. Brown, N. Hardie, S. Streather (UK)May 25, 1955
4. LhotseNepal/Tibet8,51627,940F. Luchsinger, E. Reiss (Swiss)May 18, 1956
5. MakaluNepal/Tibet8,46327,766J. Couzy, L. Terray, J. Franco, G. Magnone-Gialtsen, J. Bouier, S. Coupé, P. Leroux, A. Vialatte (French)May 15, 1955
6. Cho OyuNepal/Tibet8,20126,906H. Tichy, S. Jöchler (Austrian), Pasang Dawa Lama (Nepalese)Oct. 19, 1954
7. DhaulagiriNepal8,16726,795A. Schelbert, E. Forrer, K. Diemberger, P. Diener (Swiss), Nyima Dorji, Nawang Dorji (Nepalese)May 13, 1960
8. ManasluNepal8,16326,781T. Imamishi, K. Kato, M. Higeta, (Japanese) G. Norbu (Nepalese)May 9, 1956
9. Nanga ParbatPakistan8,12526,660Hermann Buhl (Austrian)July 3, 1953
10. AnnapurnaNepal8,09126,545M. Herzog, L. Lachenal (French)June 3, 1950
11. Gasherbrum IPakistan/China8,06826,470P. K. Schoeing, A. J. KauffmanJuly 4, 1958
12. Broad PeakPakistan/China8,04726,400M. Schmuck, F. Wintersteller, K. Diemberger, H. Buhl (Austrian)June 9, 1957
13. Gasherbrum IIPakistan/China8,03526,360F. Moravec, S. Larch, H. Willenpart (Austrian)July 7, 1956
14. Shisha PangmaTibet8,01326,289Hsu Ching and team of 9 (Chinese)May 2, 1964
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