Northern Pakistan – Huge Peaks, Huge Glaciers and more

Northern Pakistan Mountain Region in Google EarthA big fan of the northern Pakistan mountain regions has put a lot of effort into documenting the area with a large collection of placemarks which include detailed descriptions. You will discover that the region is home to 5 peaks over 8000 meters in height, and over 100 over 7000 meters. Google Earth is an excellent resource for looking at this region when you use the pan/tilt features which let you view the satellite photos as they are draped over the 3D terrain. You will also find 3 glaciers each over 50 km long, and many other interesting facts. The placemark collection also shows camps for climbing expeditions, and documents many towns and villages all throughout the regions. You can turn on the borders layer and see how Google is now showing colored borders marking some of the disputed border areas. This collection was posted by someone called ‘Waqas_’ at the Google Earth Community.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Wow! this is a lot of hard work. I have been trough the silk road (Karakoram Highway), its beautiful.

  2. Steven Yanis says:

    Wow! this is pretty difficult to create. What a splendid sight! I am definitely going to have some trekking a couple of days from now. Thanx for sharing.

  3. Thank you for blogging about it, I’ll fix the links and update the collection soon.
    Waqas (the big fan)

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