Astore Valley Road

Don’t glance down at your phone on the Astore Valley Road

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

The road runs from Karakoram Highway to Astore district. Astore Town is renowned for its versatile natural beauty and access to a number of world’s unique mountain attractions. This beautiful mountain town is located at an altitude of 2.600m. It ends at the Burzil Pass, a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.100m above the sea level.

Avalanches and heavy snowfalls can sometimes block some sections of the road and can be extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. Landslides and rockfall may be an issue in some areas of the Indus Valley. The first First 25km are dangerous because of landslide. Specially in rainy days. It will take about 2.5 Hrs to reach Astore. The road is accessible from July to September.
Pic: Hammad Mustafa

 

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