Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Laila Peak in Hushe Valley near Gondogoro Glacier is in Karakoram range, Pakistan and is 6,096 metres (20,000 ft) high. Laila Peak is one of the most beautiful mountains in Pakistan and It has a distinctive spear-like shape summit forming a perfect needle shape.
The peak is synonymous with its west face which drops down the mountains at almost uniform gradient forming a giant ramp Its northern and eastern sides consist of contrasting steep granite. Its northwest face has a slope of 45 degrees in more than 1500 vertical metres.

Laila Peak is located east of the Gondogoro valley and west of the Chogolisa valley in the Masherbrum Mountains of Baltistan. Most people have set eyes on the peak after crossing the Gondogoro La from Concordia and K2 base camp. 
Laila Peak and Gondogoro Glacier 
Laila peak's height  in Hushe Valley is controversial. Some believe it to be 6200 metres whereas some mention it as 6614 metres. In a Japanese mountaineering map by Tsuneo Miyamori (published in 2003), the height of Laila Peak is mentioned as 6096 metres.

It was climbed in winter for the first time by Spanish mountaineers Alex Txikon and José Fernandez, in February 2013


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