The Karakorum highway is the road that has the length of 800 mile which is designed in a way to connect Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, with the kashgar, the city of chine. It is built upon the most difficult and rugged terrain of the global village with the help and dedication of Chinese and Pakistani road crew in the expense of huge time period, large amount of financial investment and precious human life. It took 20 years for the construction of Karakorum highway. According to the statistics, around 500 workers working at the site belonging to the Chinese and Pakistani nation were died as it is considered to be the part of the most incredible construction projects of the history. It was ended in the year of 1978 followed by the inauguration in the year of 1982. Owing to the natural beauty and mouth-watering view of the mountains and closely situated areas, it is known to be famous among the tourists and travelers belonging to the diverse parts of the world. Are you the weak people who get scared when look at the large heights? If yes, it is not the highway for you as it is quite dangerous to be travelled upon. The two-lane highway is covered with the mountain sides and characteristics along with the sharp turns and difficult crossings. The landslides of the rocks have the history of killing people and destroyed trucks and vehicles.
Owing to the difficult slides, there is an absence of shoulders which results in the vehicle to drop off into the valleys and fall into the rivers below. According to the passionate traveler who visited Karakorum highway the couple of years ago, it may take you an hour or more to get over with the single mile on this highway, but unfortunately, it would not take you a single minute to die from the world. The many parts of the road seems to be paved while others area are full of dirt and broken and unstable terrain. This is the highway with its road remain open in the summer season and it has to be closed for the rest of the year in an attempt to save lives and eliminate the chances of the great tragedy and destruction.
The karakoram highway was designed and eventually built in an attempt to display and prove the all-weather friendship and cooperation of the China and Pakistan that has its own history. It was the effort which aimed to promote and give space to the industry of tourism and get close maintain brings in the national sphere and unity. It has to be accepted that the road’s strategic army driven significance proves that both countries are ready and willing to counter the war that may imposed by the neighboring countries in the shape of India and Afghanistan. In fact, many of the passengers and travelers go via bus or bicycle in an attempt to save the destruction of vehicles and lives. The vehicles coming from the city of Islamabad has to stop at the Chinese border, the area where travelers have to change bus and need to move towards the bus of Kashgar.