Pir Chinasi

Pir Chinasi, a frighteningly narrow road in Pakistan

Pir Chinasi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.900m (9,500ft) above the sea level, located in Azad Jammu and Kashmir region, in western Pakistan.

The road to the summit, also known as Pir Chanasi, is paved. It’s called Pir Chinasi road. This road is usually open all year long, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. It’s a collection of hairpin turns (more tan 30) with some very steep parts. 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.

Adverse weather conditions are common 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 roas was paved in 2017. Pir Chinasi road is 27.8km long. It starts from Muzaffarabad, at an elevation of 734m above the sea level. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 2.166m. The average percentage is 7.8 %.
Pic&video: Arfan Khalil Mughal

 

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