Karakoram Highway Near Passu Gojal (Upper Hunza)

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Karakoram Highway Near Passu Gojal (Upper Hunza)

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Karakoram Highway Near Passu Gojal (Upper Hunza)

Karakoram Highway near Passu Gojal (Upper Hunza).
The Karakoram Highway (KKH) is the highest paved international road in the world. It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass, at an altitude of 4,693 m as confirmed by both SRTM and multiple GPS readings. It connects China's Xinjiang region with Pakistan's Gilgitâ??Baltistan and ...Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regions and also serves as a popular tourist attraction.

 Due to its high elevation and the difficult conditions in which it was constructed, it is also referred to as the "Ninth Wonder of the World." It is known informally as the KKH, and â?? within Pakistan â?? officially as the N-35; within China, officially as China National Highway 314 (G314). The Karakoram Highway, was built by the governments of Pakistan and China, it was started in 1959 and was completed in 1979 (open for border crossing since 1st May 1986) about 810 Pakistanis and 200 Chinese workers lost their lives, mostly in landslides and falls, while building the highway. The route of the KKH traces one of the many paths of the ancient Silk Road. On the Pakistani side, the road was constructed by FWO (Frontier Works Organisation)

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