Khunjerab Pass

Khunjerab Pass

Khunjerab Pass is the famous mountain of Pakistan. Khunjerab Pass is sometimes called “Khunerjab Pass”. It is located in the Karakoram Mountains on the northern border of Pakistan with China. The height of the Khunjerab Pass is 4693m. Khunjerab Pass is the border between Pakistan and China through the Karakoram Highway. The word Khunjerab Pass is derived from “Wakhi language”. Chinese Ambassador Mr.Yao Jingsaid visit visa of Pakistan to Chinese citizens will be issued through Khunjerab Pass.

 

July is the peak season for tourists to visit Khunjerab Pass. The weather of Khunjerab Pass is too chilly. It’s a marvelous place with striking mountains and sceneries. There is no tea and food stalls at Khunjerab pass so take your eatables with you. Khunjerab Pass has a very beautiful scenic view.There are many hotels and resorts in Khunjerab Pass for tourists. Bus service is available daily between Gilgit and Kashgar through the Karakorum highway. Many international tourists visit this place and relish the striking view. 


Khunjerab ATM

 

Khunjerab Pass has the highest automated teller machine (ATM) in the world and it is installed by National Bank of Pakistan (NBP). It is available 24 hours a day and 12 months a year. NBP has been awarded by Guinness World record for the World’s highest ATM at Khunjerab Pass. It is easier for tourists do not need to carry cash when visiting Khunjerab Pass simply draw money from the world’s highest ATM.

 

There are a large number of police checkpoints, cameras on the roadside of Khunjerab Pass.ATM is installed at 4,693 meters and 15,397 feet above sea level. The distance of Khunjerab ATM from Islamabad is 765 km. Through a car, you can reach to Khunjerab in 16 hours. After many troubles and challenges of the construction of ATM and the support of Pakistan Army, and local residents the mission of ATM is succeeded.


Khunjerab National Park

 

Khunjerab National Park is the third largest national park of Pakistan.From Khunjerab Pass you can travel to Khunjerab National park. Khunjerab National park is created in the 1970s.Khunjerab National park is famous for snow leopards. Tibetan wolf, Brown bear, Blue sheep, Marcoplo sheep, Red fox, Dhole, Wood mouse, Cape hare, and others are found in this park.

 

Different type of birds like Golden eagle, Snow Pigeon, Saker Falcon, Western marsh harrier, Bearded vulture, Eurasian Kestrel, and Grey Heron are also found in Khunjerab National park. World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) has a plan to protect the alpine flora in Khunjerab National park.The primary objective of this park is to protect the Marco Polo sheep. The Khunjerab National Park is close to Taxkorgan Natural Reserve in China.


 

 

You can easily enjoy Khunjerab Pass Tours from different places.

 

Cities

Distance in Km

Travel Time

Islamabad to Khunjerab Pass 765 16 hrs
Hunza Valley to Khunjerab Pass 172  3 hr 39 min
Skardu to Khunjerab Pass 455 9 hrs
Chitral to Khunjerab Pass 639 15 hr 20 min
Fairy Meadows to Khunjerab Pass 348 7 hr 20 min
Naran to Khunjerab Pass 488 9 hr 40 min
Abbottabad to Khunjerab Pass 632 14 hrs
Neelum Valley to Khunjerab Pass 708 16 hr 41 min
Gilgit to Khunjerab Pass 271 5 hr 36 min
Babusar Pass to Khunjerab Pass 422 8 hr 10 min
Azad Kashmir to Khunjerab Pass 708 16 hr 25 min

 

Khunjerab Pass is the best place for tourists. It is so peaceful and calm place. Khunjerab Pass is surrounded by heavenly mountains. In winters snow on mountains looks striking. You can easily travel to China from Pakistan through Khunjerab Pass.

 

 

 

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