The Mighty & Fascinating Karakoram Highway | Travel to Heaven

karakoram highway

The Mighty & Fascinating Karakoram Highway | Travel to Heaven

The whole world gestures the brave workers of both Pakistan and China, who put their lives at risk to complete this 1300 Kilometers long highway that has been extended over the mountains, gorges, valleys, rivers and water-streams.

This Mighty Highway starts from Hassan Abdal to Khunjerab Pass where it enters China and becomes China National Highway 314. This Mighty Karakoram Highway connects Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit with China.

Due to its steaming paths, attractive valleys, the twisting rivers and natural beauty, this Highway is a popular tourist attraction. Its high elevation and difficulties in construction refer it as 8th wonder of the world. Along with that this highway is also a part of Asian Highway AH4.

Also Read: Most dangerous roads of World in Pakistan | Lowari Pass

Major Attraction of this Highway is that it includes the Junction of World three Mightiest Mountain ranges.

As per tourist attraction, this road has given an easy access to the beautiful lakes, mountains, meadows and glaciers for mountaineers and cyclists. It also provides pathways to expeditions for almost all the peaks in Gilgit Baltistan Region. This region has some of the World’s largest glaciers like Baltoro and Siachin Glaciers five of the mountains which are higher than 8000 meters, are located in Pakistan, and all these are accessible by this Mighty Karakoram Highway.

Karakoram highway

Karakoram highway

Karakoram highway

Karakoram highway

Attabad Lake

Attabad Lake

On way to Khunjerab from Gilgit

On way to Khunjerab from Gilgit

Milestone near Besham

Milestone near Besham

At Jaglot to Astore & Deosai

At Jaglot to Astore & Deosai

Rock Art by Ancient People who come to trade about 3000 Years BC

Rock Art by Ancient People who come to trade about 3000 Years BC

Kunjerab

Kunjerab

Snowy road to Khunjerab

Snowy road to Khunjerab

Rock Art by Ancient People who come to trade about 3000 Years BC

Rock Art near Chillas

The prominent mountains that can be observed from Highway while travelling:

  • Nanga Parbat (The Killer Mountain) Click here to read more about Nanga Parbat
  • Rakaposhi
  • Diran (The Most Dangerous Mountain in Pakistan)
  • Shishpar
  • Ultar Peak
  • Tupopdan (Cathedral Peaks near Passu)
  • Passu-Cones

    Passu-Cones

    Passu-Cones

    Passu-Cones

     

Rakaposhi_View_Karakoram_Highway

Rakaposhi_View_Karakoram_Highway

Glaciers than can be noted while travelling on the Karakoram Highway:

  • Mina pin Glacier
  • Passu Glacier
  • Ghulkin Glacier
  • Khunjerab Glacier
Baltoro_glacier_from_air

Baltoro_glacier_from_air

View_of_Passu_Glacier_from_KKH

View_of_Passu_Glacier_from_KKH

Major Towns adjoin the Mighty Karakoram Highway are:

  • Haripur
  • Abbotabad
  • Mansehra
  • Battagram
  • Besham
  • Pattan
  • Dasu
  • Chillas
  • Gilgit
  • Danyor
  • Aliabad
  • Gulmit
  • Hunza
  • Passu
  • Sust

Major Attractions of the Highway

“Fairy Meadows” one of the major Tourist attractions in Pakistan is also accessible from this road. You can find the details about Fairy Meadows Clicking here

fairy meadows

fairy meadows

The Mighty Karakoram Highway also gives access to “Deosai” The Mysterious Land from Jaglot. Click here to read more about Deosai.deosai

Marvelous Chapursan Valley is also accessible from the Highway. Read more about this valley.

chapursan valley

chapursan valley

For the Ski Lovers, Naltar Valley having a Ski Resort this mighty highway gives path. Read more about Naltar valley.

Naltar Skiing

Naltar Valley

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