Falak Sher [also known as Falak Sar] is a mountain in Ushu Valley of Swat-Kohistan. At 5,918 metres [19,416 ft], it is considered the highest peak of the Swat district in the Hindu Kush Mountains.
How tall is the Hindu Kush mountains?
Many peaks of the range are between 4,400 and 5,200 m (14,500 and 17,000 ft), and some much higher, with an average peak height of 4,500 metres (14,800 feet). The mountains of the Hindu Kush range diminish in height as they stretch westward.
Why is it called the Hindu Kush?
According to Google, the name Hindu Kush means “kills the Hindu” or “Hindu killer” and is a reminder of the days when slaves from the Indian subcontinent died in the harsh weather typical of the Afghan mountains while being taken to Central Asia.
Is K2 in India or Pakistan?
K2 is located in the Karakoram Range and lies partly in a Chinese-administered enclave of the Kashmir region within the Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, China, and partly in the Gilgit-Baltistan portion of Kashmir under the administration of Pakistan.
What does Kush mean in Persian?
According to Francis Joseph Steingass, the word and suffix “-kush” means “a male; (imp. of kushtan in comp.) a killer, who kills, slays, murders, oppresses as azhdaha-kush”. A Practical Dictionary of the Persian Language gives the meaning of the word kush as “hotbed”.
What does Kush stand for?
The origins of Kush Cannabis are from landrace plants mainly in Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and North-Western India with the name coming from the Hindu Kush mountain range.
What type of mountain is the Hindu Kush?
|Range Type||Mountain range with well-recognized name|
|Highest Point||Tirich Mir (7708 m/25,289 ft)|
|Countries||Afghanistan (62%), Pakistan (38%) (numbers are approximate percentage of range area)|