Mountain Junction Point


In a Glimpse

The land of beautiful Pakistan presents you with a unique sight some 40 km away from Gilgit. In the town of Jaglot, the mountain Junction point, where meet the three mightiest mountain ranges of the world, is that unique site. The Karakoram, the Hindukush, and the Himalayan ranges converge here at the confluence of the Indus and Gilgit rivers.

Mountain Junction Point

This heavenly point, because of its uniqueness, is the top natural attraction in the region. The unique tales attached to mountain Junction point and historical and logistical significance of Jaglot is another reason why it is the best place to visit while you are exploring Gilgit Baltistan.

Nature and Topography of the Mighty Joint

The Himalayan range is about 2400 km long, runs through India, Pakistan, China, Bhutan, and Nepal. The most part of Karakoram range lies in Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. The Hindukush range is saddled with both Pakistan and Afghanistan for 966 km.

The Indus (known as Lion River) at this point meets the Gilgit river. Originating in Tibet and having reached the northernmost point in its journey a few miles before it turns and then flows in a southern direction running through the entire length of Pakistan, to culminate in the Arabian Sea.

The Indus existed before the mountains formed, and it could maintain its course as these rose. It enters Pakistan flowing northwestwards into Baltistan, having already traveled nearly 1000 km from its source near Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailas in Tibet, China passing through Ladakh along the way. In Gilgit-Baltistan, its main tributaries are the Shingus, the Shyok, the Shigar, the Darel, Tangir, and Astore rivers. While the Hunza, the Nagar, the Chalt, the Yasin, the Ghizer, and the Ishkoman rivers drain into the Gilgit river before this confluence point.

The River Indus, 3200 km long, is the 3rd longest river in Asia and the 21st longest in the world. 85% of the river discharge is carried in May to September, resulting from snow and a glacial melt, and the monsoons.

Tales of the Mountain Junction Point

This place has many tales attached to it. It was believed that the Mountain Junction Point was the main abode of Jinns and fairies. These supernatural creatures would come here and drink and bathe in the waters of the rivers.

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