- Khunjerab Pass
Infobox Mountain Pass
Name = Khunjerab Pass
Photo = Khunjerab Pass Pakistan China.jpg
Caption = Khunjerab Pass viewed from the Pakistani side
Elevation = 4,693 m /15,397 ft.
Location = CHN / PAK
Coordinates = coord|36|50|0|N|75|25|22|E|type:pass_region:PK/CN|display=inline,title
Traversed by =
Khunjerab Pass (zh-stp|s=红其拉甫山口|t=紅其拉甫山口|p=hóngqílāfǔ shānkŏu) (el. 4,693 m/15,397 ft.) is a high
mountain passin the Karakorum Mountainson the northern border of Pakistan and the Xinjiang Autonmous Region of China. The name is derived from Wakhi for "Blood Valley".
Sino-Pakistani Border Crossing
The Khunjerab Pass is the highest paved border crossing in the world and the highest point on the
Karakoram Highway. The roadwayacross the pass was completed in 1982, and has superseded the unpaved Mintaka Passand Kilik Passas the primary passage across the Karakorum Range.
On the Pakistan side, the pass is 125 km from
Sust, 270km from Gilgitand 870km from Islamabad. There is a security outpost in Dih, and a customs and immigration post near Sust. On the Chinese side, the pass is 130km from Tashkurgan, 420km from Kashgarand 1890km from Urumqi. The Chinese port of entry is located on 1km from the mountain in Tashkurgan County.
The long flat pass is often snow-covered during the winter season and is closed from
October 15to May 1. There is excellent grazing on the Chinese side of the pass, and domesticated yaksand "dzu" (a cross between yaks and cows) may be seen from the road. On the Pakistani side, the highway travels about 50 km across the extensive Khunjerab National Parkbefore reaching the security outpost of Dih.
June 1, 2006, there has been a daily bus service across the boundary from Gilgit, Pakistanto Kashghar, China [Road widening work has begun on 600 kilometers of the highway. [http://www.dawn.com/2006/03/23/nat2.htm] ]
Khunjerab Passis in a strategicposition between Pakistan Kashmirand China. It is also very close to Indian-administered Kashmir.
In 2007, consultants [ [http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/IB24Df02.html Asia Times Online :: South Asia news : China-Pakistan rail link on horizon ] ] were engaged to investigate the construction of a railway through this pass to connect China with Pakistan.
Khunjerab National Park
* Curzon, George Nathaniel. 1896. "The Pamirs and the Source of the Oxus". Royal Geographical Society, London. Reprint: Elibron Classics Series, Adamant Media Corporation. 2005. ISBN 1-4021-5983-8 (pbk; ISBN 1-4021-3090-2 (hbk).
* King, John 1989. "Karakoram Highway : the high road to China". Hawthorn, Victoria, Lonely Planet Publications. ISBN 0-86442-065-X
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