It seems like Pakistan wasn't ready to let us go too quickly...due to
road blocks along the Karakoram Highway, it was impossible for us to
cross the border into China and join our scheduled tour. This meant we
got to enjoy another glorious week in Pakistan; but, this time, we spent
our days at Borith Lake. No internet, no phone access, trees loaded
with ripe fruit, awesome company and stunning views...bliss. Now the
Karakoram Highway has been cleared, it's time to explore China for a few
days. Bye Pakistan! I look forward to sharing blogs about you soon.
The ultimate climax of the trip on the KKH is the Khunjerab Pass, which is at an altitude of 4,733 meters (15,620 feet). It is one of the highest paved road connecting Pakistan Northern area to China western provinces. From Sust, the immigration post on Pakistan's side, you climb gradually till you reach close to the pass, where series of hair-pin turns takes you even higher, and then to the plateau of this remote pass.
If you are going into China you will require a visa/passport. If not, tell the immigration post on Pakistan side at Sust that you are just going to the pass and returning.
The KKH also traverse through the Khunjerab National Park reserve, and further down Susut there is a post that may ask you to pay entrance fee to this. In our car we had a Pak Army officer, so we were able to go for free ;)
Mountain views are awesome. You can observe the scenery changing, on distant mountains yaks grazing, and orange colored marmot running around. At o…
A documentary made by Malang Films. It is a story of a motorcycle journey from Islamabad to Gilgit-Baltistan, passing through Khanpur, Swabi, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Kohistan, Naran, Kaghan and Babusar.
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