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List of All Famous Mountain Passes of Pakistan

Here’s a list of all important mountain passes of Gilgit Baltistan, AJK, KPK, and Balochistan that connect Pakistan to China and Afghanistan through Karakorum or Hindu Kush range as well the famous domestic passes in GB and KP inside Pakistan, including their names, length, location, and the main places/ districts they connect.

List of Mountain Passes That Connect Pakistan to China

Karakorum Pass Connects AJK-China through the Karakorum mountains – Karakorum pass is world’s highest pass at a height of 5540 meters
Khunjerab Pass Connects Hunza in GB to Xinjiang in China via KKH through the Karakorum mountains. It’s the highest mountain pass in Pakistan with elevation of 4693 metres. (Kilik, Mintaka & Muztagh are two other passes that connect Pakistan with China)
Muztagh Pass Connects Baltistan with Chinese Yarkand through the Karakorum mountains

List of Mountain Passes Inside Pakistan

Lowari Pass Connects Chitral to Dir in KPK through the Hindu Kush mountains (length of Lowari tunnels is 10.4km)
Malakand Pass Also known as Dargai Pass, it connects Dargai in Malakand to Mardan, connecting Peshawar with Chitral
Badawi Pass Connects Dir with Kohistan (Utror & Kalam) in KPK
Babusar Pass Connects Kaghan Valley, Mansehra, Abbotabad in KPK to Chilas, Diamer, Astore in GB through the Himalayas mountains
Shandur Pass Connects Chitral and Gilgit through the Hindu Kush mountains, and is also known as the Roof of the World)
Darkot Pass Connects Chitral in KPK to Ghizar in GB through the Hindu Kush mountains

List of Mountain Passes of KPK That Connect Pakistan to Afghanistan

Broghil Pass Broghil/Khankum pass connects Chitral in KPK to Wakhan Strip in Afghanistan via Pamir and Hindu Kush mountains
Dorah Pass Connects Chitral in KPK to Badakshan in Afghanistan through the Hindu Kush mountains
Gomal Pass Connects DI Khan to Ghazni, Afghanistan through the Hindu Kush mountains
Khyber Pass Connects Jamrud in district Khyber of Peshawar Valley in KPK to Landi Kotal near Afghan border to Kabul and Nangarhar through Koh e Sufaid/ Spin Ghar Mountains. This 53-km pass was inaugurated in 1925. Its elevation is 1070 meters.
Kurram Pass Connects Parachinar with Afganistan through Koh e Sufaid/ Spin Ghar Mountains
Tochi Pass Connects Bannu in Waziristan KPK to Ghazni in Afghanistan

List of Mountain Passes of Balochistan That Connect Pakistan to Afghanistan

Bolan Pass Connects Quetta to Sibi (Sindh-Quetta-Chaman-Afghanistan) near Kolpur Pass through Sulaiman Mountains
Khojak Pass Connects Qilla Abdullah to Chaman to Qandhar (Chaman Border) through Toba Kakar Range

 

Famous Mountain Passes of Pakistan
Photo Credit: YouTube/ Ahmed GK Point

We hope this list of all famous mountain passes of Pakistan that connects it to China and Afghanistan as well as important domestic passes in GB and KPK, with names, length, location, have been helpful for you.

Sources

Zameen, AIOU Geography

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