Burzil Pass

Burzil Pass, a hairpinned climb in Pakistan

Burzil Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.100m (13,451ft) above the sea level, located in the Himalaya Range, near Gilgit, within the Gilgit-Baltistan territory of Pakistan.

The road to the pass is metaled. It’s called Astore Valley Road. The weather on this zone is harsh and highly unpredictable and it does not take much time for the bright sun shine to change over to moderate to heavy snow fall. Due to heavy snow at the Burzil pass, is accessible only from July to September. Burzil Pass is the famous trade route between Kashmir to China is the gateway to Minimarg. Burzil pass provides excellent views of grassy slopes filled with flowers. A steep and long slope with interesting surroundings leads to the Minimarg from the Burzil top.
Pic: Hammad Mustafa