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Khunjerab Pass

INTRODUCTION

Khunjerab Pass or Khunjerav (height 4,693 meters or 15,397 feet) is a high mountain go in the Karakoram Mountains in a key situation on the northern outskirt of Pakistan’s Gilgit–Baltistan Hunza – Nagar District on the southwest fringe of the Xinjiang area of China. Its name is gotten from two expressions of the neighborhood Wakhi language : ‘Khun’ signifies Home and ‘Jerav’ signifies a brook originating from spring water/water falling.

Sino-Pakistani border crossing

The Khunjerab Pass is the most elevated cleared worldwide fringe crossing on the planet and the most noteworthy point on the Karakoram Highway. The roadway over the pass was finished in 1982, and has supplanted the unpaved Mintaka and Kilik Passes as the essential section over the Karakoram Range. The decision of Khunjerab Pass for Karakoram Highway was chosen in 1966: China refering to the way that Mintaka would be progressively defenseless to air strikes prescribed the more extreme Khunjerab Pass.

On the Pakistani side, the pass is 42 km (26 mi) from the National Park station and checkpoint in Dih, 75 km (47 mi) from the traditions and migration post in Sost, 270 km (170 mi) from Gilgit, and 870 km (540 mi) from Islamabad.

On the Chinese side, the pass is the southwest end of China National Highway 314 (G314) and is 130 km (81 mi) from Tashkurgan, 420 km (260 mi) from Kashgar and somewhere in the range of 1,890 km (1,170 mi) from Urumqi. The Chinese port of passage is found 3.5 km (2.2 mi) along the street from the go in Tashkurgan County.

The long, moderately level pass is regularly snow-secured throughout the winter season and as an outcome is commonly shut from November 30 to May 1.

Since June 1, 2006, there has been an every day transport administration over the limit from Gilgit, to Kashgar, Xinjiang

This is one of the universal outskirts where left-hand traffic (Pakistan) changes to right-hand traffic (China) and the other way around.

Railway

In 2007, specialists were locked in to research the development of a railroad through this go to associate China with vehicle in Pakistani-controlled Gilgit-Baltistan. An attainability study began in November 2009 for a line associating Havelian 750 km (466 mi) away in Pakistan and Kashgar 350 km (217 mi) in Xinjiang.

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