Linking Pakistan and China through the Hindukush, Karakoram and Himalayan ranges, the Karakoram Highway is one of the most alpine, remote, and beautiful roads in the world. This is what life is like along its mountain passes.
Down in that wide, brown valley, 13,000 feet above sea level, begins the Chinese portion of the Karakoram Highway, the epic road connecting Pakistan with China. The two huge mountains on the horizon are 24,757-ft Muztagh Ata and 25,095-ft Kongur. What’s the coolest road you’ve spotted from a plane window?
For the ultimate in road trips, choose the highest paved road in the world. The Karakoram Highway is 800 miles of mountain road connecting Pakistan with China across some of the tallest mountains in the world.