Hindu Kush

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointTirich Mir (7708 m/25,289 ft)
CountriesAfghanistan (62%), Pakistan (38%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesKhyber-Pakhtunkwa (25%), Gilgit-Baltistan (11%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area154,488 sq km / 59,648 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent507 km / 315 mi North-South
596 km / 370 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 11' N; 71° 19' E
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Map of Hindu Kush
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Hindu Kush.
Central Asia RangesLevel 2 (Parent)
         Aral-East Caspian AreaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central Turkestan RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central Afghanistan RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Hindu KushLevel 3
         PamirLevel 3 (Sibling)
         KarakoramLevel 3 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Hindu Kush

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Tirich Mir770825,289 
2.Tirich Mir East769125,233 
3.Tirich Mir West II7500+24,606+ 
5.Tirich Mir West748724,564 
7.Tirich Mir West III740024,278 
8.Istor-o-Nal North737324,190 
10.Tirich Mir West IV733824,075 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Hindu Kush

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Andreas on the summit (2019-07-26). Photo by Eric Gilbertson.
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