The Silk Road traveled through a mountainous and the most beautiful part of Pakistan. Mount Everest the tallest (88000m) is shared by both Nepal and China. K2 in Pakistan at 8600m is the second tallest in the world. Pakistan is also home to several other peaks that are in 75500m and over range. Some peaks of Himalayas in India and China are also tall. By contrast the tallest mountain in the Alps(Switzerland) is 4500m, the Canadian Rockies 3700m and US Rockies 5500m. Many mountain peaks in the Andes of South America are in 6700 to 7000m range.