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Khunjerab Pass, Tashkurgan County

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Khunjerab Pass or Khunjerav is a high mountain pass in the Karakoram Mountains in a strategic position on the northern border of Pakistan's Gilgit–Baltistan Hunza – Nagar District on the southwest border of the Xinjiang region of China. Its name is derived from two words of the local Wakhi language : 'Khun' means Home and 'Jerav' means a creek coming from spring water/water falling.Sino-Pakistani border crossingThe Khunjerab Pass is the highest paved international border crossing in the world and the highest point on the Karakoram Highway. The roadway across the pass was completed in 1982, and has superseded the unpaved Mintaka and Kilik Passes as the primary passage across the Karakoram Range. The choice of Khunjerab Pass for Karakoram Highway was decided in 1966: China citing the fact that Mintaka would be more susceptible to air strikes recommended the steeper Khunjerab Pass instead.On the Pakistani side, the pass is 42km from the National Park station and checkpoint in Dih, 75km from the customs and immigration post in Sost, 270km from Gilgit, and 870km from Islamabad.On the Chinese side, the pass is the southwest terminus of China National Highway 314 (G314) and is 130km from Tashkurgan, 420km from Kashgar and some 1890km from Urumqi. The Chinese port of entry is located 3.5km along the road from the pass in Tashkurgan County.
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  • I visited the Khunjerab Pass from the Chinese side (not crossing the frontier) It was spectacular. The mountains are incredible, one of the most spectacular roads on earth. The pass can be closed due ...  more »
  • I had this unique experience of driving from Karachi till Khunjerab pass in two legs and it's worth it... The roads leading to the pass tempt you to drive high speeds on world s highest paved paths th...  more »
  • Last month i went with my family to Khunjerab Pass ( Pak China Border). It took us approx 3 hours to reach Khunjerab from Hunza as our stay was at PTDC motel Hunza. It was v cold there n it was rainin...  more »