The Rakaposhi is the 27th highest mountain on earth and is situated about 50 kilometres in the north of Gilgit. It forms together with the Malubiting (7'458 m), Haramosh (7'390 m) and Diran (7'266 m) the Rakaposhi-Haramosh Range. The mountain is very well visible from the Karakoram Highway.
First ascent: 1958, British Expedition, Mike Banks and Tom Patey.
Pakistan 1954, Rakaposhi.
Pakistan 1984, Rakaposhi.
United Nations, Vienna Office 2002, Rakaposhi.
The stamp was issued in the series of 12 stamps "International Year of Mountains".
Pakistan 2016, "65 Years Diplomatic Relations with China".
The stamp shows a view from along the Karakoram Highway (Hunza Valley) towards the partly clouded Mt. Rakaposhi. Viewpoint is approximately (36°19'9.04"N 74°39'59.00"E)