Khunjerab Pass, Tashkurgan County
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Khunjerab Pass 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 Wakhi 'Khun' means Home and 'Jerav' means 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 The roadway across the pass was completed in 1982, and has superseded the unpaved Mintaka and Kilik Passes as the primary passage across the Karakoram Range.On the Pakistani side, the pass is 42km from the National Park station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.Put Khunjerab Pass on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tashkurgan County vacation builder.
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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... read 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... read more »
The journey takes 4 hours from Hunza and three hours on return journey. It's a once in a life time trip. The road journey is classy with newly carpeted KKH and multiple tunnels built by Chinese. Avoid... read more »
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