Travel log of approximately 3000 KM Journey with my family from Karachi to Khunjerab, The South End of Pakistan to the North End. The beautiful Scenic View, snow covered mountains, the cold water river, glaciers, the junction of the three highest mountain ranges, the hot weather, the cold weather, the rain and snowfall are all part of this journey.
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
I and my family are frequent travelers, we have gone to numerous spots inside Pakistan, and also on various foreign tours. For the most part, we go to a new place each year, however infrequently we likewise revisit to the same area as well. This time, we plan to travel to the North End of Pakistan, Khunjerab Pass, the border area of Pakistan and China. Pakistan and China, the two friendly neighboring countries separated by the highest mountainous range of the world The Karakorum ranges. The only place connecting two countries together over this mountainous range is "The Khunjerab Pass", at the height of 16,200 ft. Khunjerab Pass is the point where the Highest Paved international road "The Karakorum Highway" enters China, connecting Xinjiang Uyghur Region of China and Gilgit–Baltistan of Pakistan. For those who love natural beauty, lush green trees, snow covered mountains, glaciers and water streams this area worth a visit.
Following is a brief description of my visit:
- Family Members: Me, my wife and 2 Kids (a 13 years old son and 8 years old daughter)
- Transport Used: Train, Coaster, Hi-roof Van (Hiace), Private Car (Taxi)
- Dates: From 12 September 2015 till 3 October 2015
The voyage began on 12th of September 2015 from Karachi to Rawalpindi via Train. By traveling on Taeezgam, a perfect budget train with AC coaches, we reached Rawalpindi on 13th September 2015. We stay at my sister's home in Pindi on 13th and 14th of September. Our real adventure begins on 15th September 2015 from Rawalpindi.