The highway is a popular tourist attraction and is one of the highest paved roads in the world, passing through the Karakoram mountain range, at 36°51′00″N 75°25′40″E at maximum elevation of 4,714 m (15,466 ft) near Khunjerab Pass.,
Due to its remote location in the northern part of Pakistan and surrounded by other 8,000 and 7,000 metres high peaks of the Karakoram Range, it is almost impossible to see it from anywhere else except for its base camp, and a few kilometres before it.02-Apr-2021
The N-5 is the longest and oldest national highway in Pakistan. Segment of N5 between Karachi and Thatta serves as an important roadway connecting Karachi and Baluchistan to Southern part of Sindh through Makli, Sajawal and Badin. The N-5 is the longest and oldest national highway in Pakistan.
The N-5 is the longest national highway in Pakistan and serves as an important north–south road artery, starting from Karachi and extending through Hyderabad, Moro and Sukkur in Sindh before crossing into Punjab province where it passes through Multan, Sahiwal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Jhelum and Rawalpindi.
The Karakoram Highway is the highest paved highway in the world. Running at 16,000 ft through the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Pamir Mountains, Karakoram Highway is the highest paved highway in the world. The Indus River also runs through some parts of the road.29-Aug-2012
The construction of the KKH was a major joint venture between Pakistan and China that began in 1966-67 and was completed in 1977-78. The total length (as per official calculations) of the Karakoram Highway is approximately 1,300 kilometres, of which 887 kilometres is in Pakistan and 413 km, in China.22-Nov-2020
The Pakistani section of the highway officially starts from Hasan Abdal, 50 km northwest of Rawalpindi, while the Chinese section starts from Kashgar, a major city in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The Karakoram Highway is officially known as the N-35 in Pakistan; and China National Highway 314 (G314) in China.
The road, which took almost 20 years (1959–78) to complete, extends for about 500 miles (800 km) through some of the most rugged and inaccessible terrain in Asia; it runs through or near the Pamirs, Hindu Kush, Kunlun Mountains, and Karakoram Range. Karakoram Highway, Xinjiang, China.15-Mar-2022
It is a series of 5 tunnels nestled at 2.500m above the sea level. 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.