Record 1400 mountaineers from world to summit peaks in Pakistan

According to Karrar Haidri, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, this is the highest number of mountaineers reaching Pakistan in recent time.

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A record 1400 mountaineers from across the globe will summit various peaks in Pakistan this year. The recent developments are indicative of the bustling growth in the tourism industry of Pakistan. With the increased influx of foreign tourists, it seems the country is gradually regaining its lost status as one of the best countries for tourism in the world.

According to Karrar Haidri, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, this is the highest number of mountaineers reaching Pakistan in recent time.

370 of these 1400 climbers will be attempting to summit K2. As per the authorities in Gilgit Baltistan, have issued 700 climbing permits for the issue for more than 20 peaks including K2, The Broad Peak, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum 1, Gasherbrum 2, and Trango Towers.

Mountaineers from Japan, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Norway, Italy, Bangladesh, Iran, and the USA are already in Pakistan for their respective expeditions. These mountaineers have already reached the base camps of the mountains and will embark on the climb for camp 1.

Meanwhile, local mountaineers will also be part of this bustling mountaineering season. Two female mountaineers Samina Baig and Naila Kiani will be heading to summit K2 this season.

The youngest mountaineer Shehroze Kashif will also be heading to scale Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II following his successful summit of Nanga Parbat.

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Female mountaineers from Iran, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia will be heading to summit K2. Iran’s Afsaneh Hesamifard, Lebanese-Saudi Nelly Attar, and Bangladesh’s Wasfia Nazreen want to be the first woman in their respective countries to scale K2.

Some mountaineers are waiting for the window for their summit push for Nanga Parbat. Famous Nepalese mountaineer Mingma G is also heading an expedition for Nanga Parbat.

Kazakh-Russian famous mountaineer Denis Urubko who has the feat of scaling all the 14 8000-ers in the world is back in Pakistan to summit K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum 1, and Gasherbrum 2.

Reports claim after a very long time Pakistan is again hosting a large number of foreign tourists thanks to the increased promotion of tourism in Pakistan. Pakistan’s digital media has played a significant part in exhibiting the beauty of Pakistan to the world. Moreover, with arrangements made on the ground to facilitate the tourists and improvement in the security situation, Pakistan is again emerging as a potential destination for tourism.

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