Karakoram Highway

- Karakoram Highway

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A thin ribbon of asphalt strikes north from near Islamabad and leaves the modern capital and the dusty...



Aliabad’s characterless bazaar, strung out for 1.5km along the KKH, is a transport hub and administrative centre. It’s an awkward...



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Abbottabad (ab-it-uh-baad), Hazara’s headquarters and biggest town, was founded as a British garrison town in...

Astor Valley & Nanga Parbat

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The Nanga Parbat massif is the western anchor of the Great Himalaya. Its south (Rupal) face is a sheer 4500m wall...

Alai Valley

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The people of the beautiful Alai Valley are Pashtuns, probably driven out of Swat in the 16th century. They had...

Azad Jammu & Kashmir

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Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJ&K) – azad means ‘free’ – is pre-Partition Kashmir’s western third...

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