Tirich Mir

Tirich Mir in the background of a Masjid

Tirich Mir is the highest mountain in the Hindu Kush. It is a cluster of rocky, ice-covered pyramids, located due south of the second highest peak, Noshaq. Tirich Mir is south of the range’s main crest, and projects entirely into Pakistan, whereas much of the Hindu Kush marks the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Rising 7,707 meters above sea level, Tirich Mir is the highest mountain located in the Hindu Kush mountain range. It is situated in Chitral, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
In 1950, a Norwegian expedition team first scaled the peak, which overlooks Chitral. You can get beautiful glimpses of the peak from Chitral’s main market.

Tirich Mir gets its name from the village Tirich where the peak is located. The Khowar speaking people of the village are highly hospitable and always available to lend you a helping hand in your expedition endeavor.

The route to Tirich Mir is very risky, providing an opportunity for extreme adventure lovers to put their dexterity and passion to the test. Some local legends suggest that Tirich Mir is a kingdom of Djinns, fairies, wizards and witches who wouldn’t let human beings into their area.

Stories of mountaineers and tourists falling to their death and never being found are quite common when it comes to Tirich Mir. The crevasses are extremely dangerous and deep. Moreover, the glacier is extremely difficult to cross and you must cross it if you aim to climb Tirich Mir.