Travelling through the Attabad Lake tunnel

Attabad Lake tunnel is a series of 5 tunnels located in Gojal Valley, Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan, in Pakistan.

Attabad Lake tunnel

In 2010, a part of the infamous Karakoram Highway (KKH) was submerged due to a landslide in the Hunza Valley. In 2015, the road was replaced with the construction of this masterpiece, also known as Pakistan-China Friendship Tunnels.

Nestled at 2.500m above the sea level, the tunnels are totally paved. The new built section is 24 km (15 mi) long and comprise two bridges, 78 culverts and five tunnels with a total length of 7km at the cost of $275 million. The tunnel helps to restore access for tourists travelling between China and Islamabad.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic: Mister Khan