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Hispar Pass,Hunza in Pakistan

Hispar Pass,Hunza in Pakistan
Hispar Pass,Hunza in Pakistan

Hispar Pass (or Hispar La) (el. 5,128 m./16,824 ft.) is a high-altitude, non-technical mountain pass in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan.The crossing point between  Hunza valley and Baltistan is the Hispar pass which is at the elevation of 5151 meters.At the pass, the Biafo Glacier (63 km. long) and Hispar Glacier (49 km long) meet to form the world’s longest glacial traverse outside of the polar regions, 100 kilometers in length.Hispar Pass is surrounded by  nameless and unclimbed peaks.  One of the highest peak in east is the Baintha Brak 7285 meters high. In the west the Hispar glacier forceful and snow covered stretches down as far as the eye can see, Separating the Hispar Muztag range on the right from the Rakaposhi and Balchish range.At the base of Hispar Pass on its eastern flank rests Snow Lake, a basin of ice (16 km. wide) surrounded by granite pinnacles yet to be climbed.
Hispar Glacier  is situated on the southern slopes of the Karakoram Range in the Baltistan area of Ladakh of Pakistan. Hispar Glacier is a 49 km (30 mi) long glacier and is the third largest glacier in the Himalayan region.It  meet the 63 km (39 mi) long Biafo Glacier at the Hispar La (Pass) at an altitude of 5,128 m (16,824 ft) to create the world’s longest glacial system outside of the polar regions. This 100 km (62 mi) highway of ice connects two ancient mountain kingdoms, Nagar (immediately south of Hunza) in the west with Baltistan in the east.
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