(Last Updated on : 23/01/2009)
The Saser Muztagh is the easternmost subrange of the Karakoram Range located in the Kashmir region of India. It is encircled on the south, east and northeast by the Shyok River which bends sharply around the southeast corner of the range. It is separated from the Kailas mountains on the west by the Nubra River. The Saser La pass marks the boundary between this range and the Rimo Muztagh to the north. The Ladakh Range stands to the south of the Saser Muztagh which is across the Shyok River.
There are a number of glaciers around Saser Muztagh namely, North and South Shukpa Kunchang Glaciers, the Sakang Glacier, and the Chamshen Glacier. The peaks in the Saser Muztagh range are Saser Kangri I at a height of 7,672 meters, Saser Kangri II at a height of 7513 meters and Saser Kangri III at a height of 7495 meters above mean sea level. The three peaks have a mountain prominence ( it is a measure of vertical separation between mountains) over five hundred meters (1524 feet).