Muztagh Ata

Elevation (feet): 24,758
Elevation (meters): 7,546
Continent: Asia
Country: China
Range/Region: Kunlun
Latitude: 38.2833
Longitude: 75.1167
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1956
First successful climber(s): Three members of , E.A. Beletsky's , Sino-Russian expedition
Nearest major airport: Kashi, China
Convenient Center: Kashi, China

Muztagh Ata is the second highest peak in the Kunlun Shan. The highest is Kongur, Muztagh Ata's immediate neighbor to the northeast. Both peaks tower by the side of the Karakoram Highway, the main road running from the city of Kashi to Pakistan. Muztagh Ata is only 15 miles from the China-Tajikistan border. Because of its proximity to the highway, the mountain is easily approached, and its gradual western slopes entice many climbers, but its elevation alone makes any ascent of Muztagh Ata a serious climb.