The heartland of Pakistan, the Punjab Plain, is dissected by the Indus River and fronts its border with India
; southwest, the arid and dry Balochistan Plateau extends to its border with Iran
The country's most dramatic landscape is north, as the western edges of the Himalayas, including the (Hindu Kush,) is home to some of the tallest peaks in the world.
The highest point in the country of Pakistan, K2, or (Mount Godwin-Austen), is the second tallest mountain on the planet, and peaks at 28,250 ft. (8.611 m).
The mountainous areas of the west-central, along the border with Afghanistan
, include the Ras Koh, Safed Koh and Toba Kakar ranges
The Indus River and its numerous tributaries (one of the world's most significant waterways) drain the entire country.