Tirich Mir, Chitral

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Tirich Mir (also spelled Terich Mir, Terichmir and Turch Mir) is the highest mountain of the Hindu Kush range, and the highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas–Karakoram range. It is located in the Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The first recorded ascent of the mountain was on 21 July 1950 by a Norwegian expedition consisting of Arne Næss, P. Kvernberg, H. Berg, and Tony Streather. Tirich Mir overlooks the town of Chitral, and can be easily seen from the main bazaar.

The last village situated in Chitral District before the mountain begins is the village of Tirich. This valley begins at Soorwaht, where Tirich River meets Torkhow River from the west, up to Shagrom—the last permanent settlement of the valley. From that point onwards, there are summertime grazing pastures and shepherd huts leading up to the snout of the lower Tirich glacier, which goes further up to Tirich Concordia, where glaciers from seven sub-valleys slide down and join at the Concordia glacial confluence.
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...  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 »
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  • 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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