Friday, June 5, 2015

Karakoram Highway, Western Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China

The Karakoram Highway (KKH) is the highest paved international road in the world.  It connects Sinkiang Uighur of China and Gilgit–Baltistan of Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass, located at an elevation of 15,397 ft.  Connecting China's Xinjiang region with Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan, the road is a popular tourist attraction. Due to its high elevation and the difficult conditions in which it was constructed, it is referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World.  I drove from Kashgar to Lake Kalakuli.  Chinese are upgrading highway, so a lot of construction delays.

wild camels

carved doors

Red Rocks

military checkpoint


No comments:

Post a Comment