Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Khunjerab Pass and Sost




Day 25...



Travel Expenses
*** Total: 283RMB and 450PKR ***
Bus from Tashkurgan to Sost: 225RMB
Entry fee to Khunjerab National Park: 50RMB
Jeep from Sost to Chapursan Valley: 300PKR
Accomodation @ Pamir Serai in Chapursan Valley: 100PKR
Food and Others: 8RMB and 50PKR



On the Karakoram Highway to Pakistan


NATCO minibus that will take me to Sost


Views along the Karakoram Highway




One of the few Chinese checkpoints along the way




Khunjerab Pass (4693m), highest paved border crossing in the world


Officially in Pakistan!
~ View Picture on Flickr ~


You will also pass by Khunjerab National Park






We met some serious trouble...first a landslide, destroying almost the whole road...


Then the whole highway was flooded with water!!! -___-'''




Many trucks have been stuck here for days...


We have to trek up and down the mountains for around one hour to cross to the other side of the roadblock...Luckily I traveled light, so I carried all my stuffs myself


Enterprising porters always ready to earn some quick bucks


Walking on very narrow trail...


Finally made it to the other side of the roadblock...


Porters heading in the other direction towards China




It is a tough climb with that load of stuffs


Really hard work!!!




they say they will need another week or so to clear up the mess...till then...u have to do it the hard way! lol


they have all their tents and kitchen set up already


one of the Pakistanis engineer working on site


and a Pakistanis policeman


the very simple Pakistan's Customs and Immigration at Sost









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