Karakoram Highway
Pakistan map KKH Karakorum Highway
Pakistan map KKH Karakorum Highway
Pakistan map  KKH Karakorum Highway

The Karakoram Highway (KKH) is one of the highest paved international mountain road in the world. It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range at an altitude of 4'693 m (Khunjerab Pass).

It connects Rawalpindi in northwestern Pakistan with Kashgar in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China. The highway with the absolutely spectacular view to Nanga Parbat (8'125 m), Rakaposhi (7'788 m), Kongur (7'649 m) and Muztagh Ata (7'509 m) is very unique. 


Pakistan 1987, Karakorum Highway.

1) Pasu Glacier
2) Apricot Trees, viewpoint unknown
3) A view of Karakoram Highway, viewpoint unknown contact
4) Khunjerab Top. 

Pakistan 2003, Karakorum Highway.
(viewpoint unknown, contact)


Pakistan Karakoram Highway stamp 2016

Pakistan 2016, "65 Years Diplomatic Relations with China".

The stamp shows a view from along the Karakoram Highway (Hunza Valley) towards the partly clouded Mt. Rakaposhi (7'788m). Viewpoint is approximately (36°19'9.04"N 74°39'59.00"E)

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Pakistan 2015 Karakoram Hingway stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued 2015 2015 Year of Pakistan - China Friendly Exchanges

Pakistan 2015
The stamp was issued in the series
"2015 Year of Pakistan - China Friendly Exchanges".

The stamp shows a view from the border on Khunjerab Pass towards a probably unnamed summit at 36°49'35.53"N 75°25'46.09"E.

China 1997 Fort of Tashkurgan  Stationery postal card

China 1997, Fort of Tashkurgan.
Stationery postal card.

The town of Tashkurgan (at an altitude of 3'094 m) is the principal town and seat of Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County and located along the Karakoram Highway.

The stationery card shows the ruins of the Fort of Tashkurgan with summits of the Sarykol Range, forming an imposing background. The fort is located at the northeast corner of the town and is also known as the Princess Castle dating from the Yuan dynasty (1279 bis 1368). The Sarykol Range of the Pamirs forms the border of Tajikistan and the People’s Republic of China and runs in north south direction on the west side of the valley.


China 1997, Stationery postal card.
It shows a view from Tashkurgan in direction north, towards the Kokoser Tagh (6'658 m) of the Muztagh Ata massif.

China 2004, Lake Bulungkol.
The stamp was issued in the series "Frontier Scenes of China".

The stamp features the Lake Bulungkol (Corner Lake/ 38°44'10.18"N 74°58'50.31"E) at the Karakorum Highway, Pamir Mountains, reflecting the white sand dunes and Sand Mountain(s) Kumtagh. The Lake Bulungkol (3'281 m above sea level) is located about 60 kilometres in the north of the Muztagh Ata and 170 km from Kashgar city.