Tirich Mir, Chitral

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Tirich Mir is the highest mountain of the Hindu Kush range, and the highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas-Karakoram range, located in Chitral District of Pakistan. The mountain was first climbed in 1950 by a Norwegian expedition consisting of Arne Næss, P. Kvernberg, H. Berg, and Tony Streather. Tirich Mir overlooks Chitral town, and can be easily seen from the main bazaar.The last village in Chitral before reaching Tirich Mir is the village of Tirich. It is located in Mulkow. The people there speak the Khowar language. The residents are available for hire as porters and tourist guides and will lead trekkers part way up the mountain, but there is a point beyond which they will not go.It is believed the origin of the name Tirich Mir is "King of Tirich" as Tirich is the name of a side valley of the Mulkhow valley of Chitral which leads up to Tirich Mir. An alternative etymology derives this name from the Wakhi language. In Wakhi, trich means shadow or darkness and mir means king, so Tirich Mir means king of darkness. It could have gotten this name as it creates long shadows on the Wakhan side of its face.
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  • Tirichmir stands tall and proud with elevation of 7,708 m in the Hindukush . Its truly masjectic and needs to be scaled and its adjoining area requires lot of exploration . Highly recommend its baseca...  more »
  • Tirich Mir is the highest peak of Hindukush range having elevation of 7,708 m,the Valley of Tirich lies in upper chitral,its a journey of 6 to 7 hrs from the main town of chitral by Jeep.The peak was ...  more »
  • chitral is the largest district in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
  • Its the Highest peak out of Karakorum and Himalayas, its the highest peak of Hindu kush mountain ranges of Pakistan, standing close to Afghan border, tirch mir is a wakhi word means king of shadows, because around evening it spread shadow over upper chitral which is wakhi speaking area, and is also famous for its fairy tail stories, and common in khowar poetry,
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