Karakoram Highway
Karakoram Highway
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outdoorpye
Vancouver Coast and Mountains, Canada31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The Karakoram Highway (KKH) is an awe-inspiring marvel that traverses the stunning landscapes of Pakistan, connecting the regions of Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. As I embarked on a journey along this legendary highway, I was captivated by its beauty and the mesmerizing sights that unfolded before me.

The KKH is more than just a road; it is a gateway to adventure and a testament to human ingenuity. Winding through towering mountains, deep valleys, and along the banks of mighty rivers, it offers a breathtaking panorama at every turn. The sheer scale of the landscapes is awe-inspiring, and the sense of insignificance in the face of nature's grandeur is humbling.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the KKH is the cultural tapestry it weaves. As I traveled along the highway, I encountered diverse communities and experienced their rich heritage firsthand. The warm hospitality of the locals, the vibrant markets brimming with colors and flavors, and the ancient archaeological sites dotted along the way added depth to my journey, making it a truly immersive cultural experience.
Written 9 July 2023
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SwiftTortoise
Islamabad, Pakistan95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
How did the make this road. A wonder of engineering. And stunningly beautiful. Should be on everyone's bucket list.
Written 23 April 2022
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khairunnisa2020
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Solo
Passing by Passu cathedral peak. One on the most beautiful village on the KKH. I enjoyed the view around Passu. The roads are super smooth.
Written 27 July 2020
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Batuta Travels
Islamabad, Pakistan17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
During winter, tourits visiting Gilgit Baltistan have to be extra careful about the harsh weather weather conditions
Written 28 May 2020
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FLICKYRATT
Weymouth, UK24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
you will see life as it really is, there will be scary moments as well as awe inspiring scenery, seeing full grown men in tears at the first sight of Rakaposhi as we rounded a corner in the jeep, I recommend KJTI to arrange this for you, been with them 3 times now,
Written 22 January 2020
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Dr_Babar_Khan
Islamabad, Pakistan220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Highway linking Pakistan to China through beautiful north of Pakistan.
Road officially starts at Hassan Abdal, a small town near twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Soon the road enters the KPK province at Haripur, then passing through Havelian the mountainous track starts. It winds through beautiful city of Abbottabad, the Mansehra, Balakot and Thakot.
At Thakot it meets River Indus and then is a riverside road almost to its entirety. Passing through one of most beautiful areas on our planet Northren Pakistan, it reaches a height of 16000 ft above sea level at China border (Khunjrab Pass).
While passing through Northren Pakistan - mainly Gilgit and Hunza, you are able to view the three biggest mountain ranges in the world - Himalayas, Karakoram and Hindukush. In fact there is a meeting point of all these three ranges one hour short of Gilgit, at Jaglot.
Travellers are able to see the mighty Nanga Parbat (5th highest in world) from their vehicles and later Rakaposhi and many other 6 and 7 thousand meter peaks.
Road winds through beautiful orchard laiden valleys of Gilgit and Hunza.
Quality of road is generally very good except for occasional and few patches due to landslides which are promptly cleared. Fit for all type of vehicles including cars, bikes, jeeps, buses and trucks. It is considered safe to travel throughout the hours and people on the way are very friendly and accommodating.
Traveeling on Karakoram Highway is a wonderful lifetime experience.
Written 16 December 2019
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Kamran H
Lahore, Pakistan18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
travelled on my bicycle on the great KKH..one of the wonders of the world as its the highest road in the world. All major villages of Gilgit Baltistan are connected. Traffic was very light when i travelled in September. Best time for cyclists as there were many other cyclist from around the world travelling during this time.
Written 6 November 2019
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Heilongxiaobao
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
KKH is a very meaningful to Pakistan and China as a good friendship. This highway has created a lots of miracle and history to both country.
Written 3 November 2019
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Aroosa
Karachi, Pakistan63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
Me & Pintu (my cycle) went off for cycling tour up north in September. Over all cycled 300 km approximately.

Day 1 Babusar top to Chilas zero point
Day 2 mini ride Passu to Shimshal(6 km)
Day 3 Pak-China border Kunjrab to Khaiber
Day 4 Khaiber to Karimabad
Day 5 Karimabad to Jutal

Since i was solo rider, therefore had arranged for a car as backup along with a driver & mechanic from Baltistan tours.

Weather was pleasent throughout except at chilas and on way to Gilgit where i had to abort ride due to heat.
Written 12 October 2019
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sainbasha
Irvine, CA2,794 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
KK Highway is a blessing for the tourists as well as locals. Because of this the entire area has become accessible. We took this highway from Gilgit to Hunza, which approximately took 1 1/2 to 2 hours. From Hunza to China border took around 3 1/2 hours. Overall road quality is good, although it is a mountain road, up and down, and winding. Has a few long tunnels also.
Written 4 October 2019
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