In my 3rd Silk Road installment, More Kashgar and Spectacular Drive to Tashkurgan, readers learnt about the historic city of Kashgar, and saw some stunning photos of snow-capped mountains on the Karakorum Highway (KKH), such as the one shown above, that were taken as Dilshad and I were driven to Tashkurgan. In this 4th installment, which concludes the China phase of our memorable Silk Road journey, I cover our two day stay in Tashkurgan and the bus journey to Khunjerab Pass, the world’s highest paved border crossing at almost 16,000 ft!
In the previous post, Ali Karim completed his coverage of historic Kashgar and the 292 km drive from Kashgar to Tashkurgan along some of the most majestic mountain settings in the world. In this 4th installment in the Silk Road Series, Ali describes his and his wife Dilshad’s 2 day stay in Tashkurgan, and their bus ride to Khunjerab Pass on the China-Pakistan border (see blue line on map). Image credit: Wikipedia.
Links to earlier installments in the Silk Road (China) series:
- (1) Shanghai, Urumqi and Turpan
- (2) More of Turpan and Historic Kashgar
- (3) More Kashgar and Spectacular Drive to Tashkurgan
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