Sat. Nov 28th, 2020

Top 12 photographs of the Khʉnžrav National Park through which Pak-China Economic Corridor will pass

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Khʉnžrav, misspelled in official documents as Khunjerab, National Park is a picturesque  piece of land located at the border of Pakistan and China. The Ẓ̌ in the name Khʉnžrav is pronounced as ژ in ژالہ باری, the Urdu term for hailstorm.

In Wakhi, the local language, Khʉnžrav means the “Stream of Blood”. The name, apparently, was given to it in the ancient times due to the hardships it offered to travelers and visitors.

Administratively, it is located in the Gojal Tehsil of sub-division Hunza, district Hunza-Nagar. The Karakuram Highway passes through the Khunjerab National Park, entering China at a height of almost 15,500 feet above sea level.

Rich in flora and fauna, Khunjerab is home to rare animals like Golden Eagle, Snow Leopard, and many more.

These photographs are being used under the concept of Creative Commons license.

Deek in the Khunjerab Valley are pastures and green valleys which the travelers on KKH cannot see
Deek in the Khunjerab Valley are pastures and green valleys which the travelers on KKH cannot see
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A pair of ibex
The road to Khunjerab has been improved considerably as part of the preparations for opening of the Pak-China Economic Corridor
The road to Khunjerab has been improved considerably as part of the preparations for opening of the Pak-China Economic Corridor. Natural hazards remain, nevertheless.
The Khunjerab Top, as it is famously known, is a plateau-like land
The Khunjerab Top, as it is famously known, is a plateau-like land
Snow Leopard is one of the rare animals found in the KNP
Snow Leopard is one of the rare animals found in the KNP
The Khunjerab Top remains covered with snow for more than half of the year
The Khunjerab Top remains covered with snow for more than half of the year
The snow covered peaks and glaciers located in Khunjerab are among the most important sources of the Hunza River
The snow covered peaks and glaciers located in Khunjerab are among the most important sources of the Hunza River
Before becoming a National Park, Khunjerab used to be a grazing land for many villages located in the Gojal Valley
Before becoming a National Park, Khunjerab used to be a huge pasture owned by several villages of the Gojal Valley
Every year tens of thousands of tourists from mainland China come to the Khunjerab Top. However, they do not enter Pakistan because of visa restrictions and other protocols. Locals have been demanding to allow the tourists entry into Gilgit-Blatistan
Every year tens of thousands of tourists from mainland China come to the Khunjerab Top. However, they do not enter Pakistan because of visa restrictions and other protocols. Locals have been demanding to allow the tourists entry into Gilgit-Blatistan
The border fence dividing Pakistan and China.
The border fence dividing Pakistan and China.
A beautiful view of the Khunjerab Top
A beautiful view of the Khunjerab Top

5 thoughts on “Top 12 photographs of the Khʉnžrav National Park through which Pak-China Economic Corridor will pass

  1. JK is part of Pakistan not an independent state. However, due to some traitors some part of it is under foreign occupation.
    State of Pakistan, need to weed out such traitors, who are employed by enemies of Pakistan for cold war.

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