Pir Chinasi is a frighteningly narrow road in Pakistan
Pir Chinasi is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.900m (9,500ft) above the sea level, located in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir region of Pakistan.
Is Pir Chinasi paved?
The road to the summit, also known as Pir Chanasi, is totally paved since 2017. It’s called Pir Chinasi road. It’s a collection of hairpin turns (more than 30) with some very steep parts.
How long is the road to Pir Chinasi?
Starting at Muzaffarabad, the road to the summit is 27.8km (17.27 miles) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 2.166m. The average percentage is 7.8 %.
Is Pir Chinasi worth it?
Tucked away on the western part of the country, this place is also visited by tourists who can get a great view of Muzaffarabad and rural areas around the hidden city. Due to its marvelous charming beauty, lush green plateaus and magnificent weather, it wins the hearts of nature lovers. The view of the peak of the neighboring mountain peaks spell bounds a visitor. A visit to Pir Chinasi will convey the visitors breathtaking views of the Jhelum Valley and the magnificent snow-covered mountains. One can get to view several trekking trails and paths amidst a scenic setting. It is a beloved spot for the trekkers and the tourists with a daring bent of mind. A trekking knowledge will surely add a special taste to the entire journey. The peak has gained large fame for its ziyarat of a famous Saint Pir. It’s named after a famous Saint Shah Hussain Bukhari. At some point, the road becomes frighteningly narrow, with enough space for passage of only a single vehicle.
Pic: Arfan Khalil Mughal