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.
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.
The prominent mountains that can be observed from Highway while travelling:
- Nanga Parbat (The Killer Mountain) Click here to read more about Nanga Parbat
- Diran (The Most Dangerous Mountain in Pakistan)
- Ultar Peak
- Tupopdan (Cathedral Peaks near Passu)
Glaciers than can be noted while travelling on the Karakoram Highway:
- Mina pin Glacier
- Passu Glacier
- Ghulkin Glacier
- Khunjerab Glacier
Major Towns adjoin the Mighty Karakoram Highway are: