Karakoram Highway, Gilgit

#5 of 32 in Outdoors in Pakistan
Embark on an epic journey along Karakoram Highway, the high-altitude, transnational road that famously crosses the Himalayas. Originally a basic caravan trail, the road was converted by the Chinese and Pakistani governments into the highway it is today. Although conditions on the highway have improved dramatically, take care during times of heavy rain, as landslides may occur. You can't ride bicycles along the highway; you'll be stopped at the border if you try to cross with your bike. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Karakoram Highway by using our Gilgit road trip planner.
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  • If you get the opportunity you should cross the border from China in an old bus, the border crossing is on over 5000möh and the air is thin. Guaranteed a cool experience and the journey south through Indus Valley provides many near death experiences. The Precipice is huge and the feeling is fear and at the same time excitement
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  • This Super Highway is precisely as I have stated. Absolutely Amazing! Really. One has to personally experience a drive on this Superbly constructed highway to get the REAL FEEL of it. You will certain...  more »
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