The Kunlun Shan is a major mountain system of Asia, situated in China about halfway between the Himalayas and Tian Shan. It stretches one thousand miles, its snow-and-glacier-clad peaks rising abruptly along the north edge of the vast dry Tibetan plains.
The Kunlun Shan becomes progressively more narrow from east to west, and the narrow western section, just east of the Pamirs, is where the highest peaks are found, towering seventy five miles south of Kashi, the largest city in western Xinjiang Province, China. Near the center of the Kunlun Shan, a 500-mile northern branch called the Altun Tagh splits from the main range and extends northeast.
Some of the major peaks of the Kunlun Shan:
|Kongur 25,326 ft. 7,719 m.
Muztagh Ata 24,758 ft. 7,546 m.
Muztag 23,888 ft. 7,282 m.
Cholpanglik 23,300 ft. 7,102 m.
Ulugh Muztagh 22,923 ft. 6,987 m.
Bukadaban Feng 22,506 ft. 6,860 m.
Chakragil 22,071 ft. 6,727 m.
Amne Machin 20,610 ft. 6,282 m.