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Fairy Meadows Road

Fairy Meadows Road is a spectacular and dangerous high mountain track with a length of 16,2km, located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. The gravel road is completely unmaintained, there are no guardrails to protect you, and it gets so narrow that near the end you’ll have to cover the last section by walking or biking. Drivers must remain cautious as the pass has been known to claim the lives of careless drivers. 

 

Nathia Gali Road is an asphalted high mountain road with a length of 28,8 km located in Hazara, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in Pakistan, climbing up to a mountain resort town or hill station called Nathia Gali (or Nathiagali).


The Grand Trunk Road is one of the of South Asia's oldest and longest major roads. The road, often called as the "Gernaili Sadak" (the Generals' Road) and Sadak-e-Azam ('The Grand Road') covers a distance of over 2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi).

 

Burzil Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,100 m (13,451 ft) above the sea level, located in the Himalaya Range, near Gilgit, within the Gilgit-Baltistan territory of Pakistan.

The Karakoram Highway (known informally as the KKH) is said to be the highest paved international road in the world, but at its peak at the China-Pakistan border it is only paved on the Chinese side. It's the road to paradise – if you like exploring the mountains, that is. It's regarded as one of the world's hardest alpine climbs

 

Ali Malik Mar pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.082m (13,392 ft) above the sea level, located in Skardu Gilgit-Baltistan province, in northern Pakistan. The pass is traversed by the Deosai Park Road.

The Bolan Pass, at an elevation of 1,793 m (5,884 ft) above the sea level is a high mountain pass through the Toba Kakar Range of Balochistan province in western Pakistan, 120 kilometres from the Afghanistan border. 

 

Astore Valley Road is a metaled road with a length of 115 km located in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan.

Babusar Pass

Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.173 m (13,691 ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan Valley via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world.

Razdan Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,557m (11,672ft) above the sea level, located in the Gurez valley of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. It’s one of the scariest roads in the world. The road is winding and in many places bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters unprotected by guardrails.

Neelum Valley Road

Neelum Valley Road is a spectacular and dangerous high mountain road going through the Neelam Valley (also spelled Neelum Valley) at North and North-East of Muzaffarabad in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, running parallel to Kaghan Valley and the Indian border.

 

Built with a combination of iron rods and wood over the Gilgit River, the Alam Bridge is one of the scariest bridges in the world. The bridge linking Baltistan region to Gilgit and the rest of the country is about 300 metres in length.

 

Khunjerab Pass (sometimes called Khunerjab Pass) is a high mountain pass on the northern border of Pakistan with China, at an elevation of 4.733 meters (15,528 feet) above the sea level. The Khunjerab Pass is the highest border-crossing in the world and the highest point on the Karakoram Highway.

The Shimshal Valley Road is a spectacular and terrific curvy mountainous road which rarely permit speeds over 10km/h. Located in Gojal, Hunza–Nagar District in the Pakistan-administered Gilgit-Baltistan formerly known as Northern Areas of Pakistan, the journey is extremely dangerous.

 

Shounter Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,420 meters (14,501ft) above the sea level, located in Neelum Valley, in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.

Lowari Pass

Lowari Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.118 m (10,230 ft) above the sea level, located in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The road over the pass, called N45, is one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world.

 

Khyber Pass is a  high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,070 m (3,510 ft) above the sea level, located in the northeastern part of the Spin Ghar mountains. The road over the pass is the main route between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Gilgit-Skardu Road

Gilgit - Skardu Road is a spectacular and dangerous mountain road located in Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. The road is 167km long.

Deosai Park Road

Deosai Park Road is one of the most spectacular roads in the world. It’s located in Skardu Gilgit-Baltistan province, in northern Pakistan. The road has a length of 82.4 km. It includes gravel and asphalt sections and crosses several rivers on scary bridges, as well as one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

 

Kohat Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 855m (2,805 ft) above the sea level, located in the Khigana Mountains, in Pakistan.

National Highway 15

The National Highway 15 (also called N-15) is a highway located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in the north-west of Pakistan, with a total length of 240 km (150 mi).

Shandur Pass

Shandur Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 12,200 feet (3.700 m) above the sea level, located in Chitral, Pakistan. The road to the pass is extreme. Expect a rough gravel road and driving only in 1st and 2nd gear. Very steep climbs/descents with narrow hairpins in one of the most beautiful, but isolated and rugged landscapes on Earth.

 

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