Silk Road route in the Gilgit- Baltistan area of Pakistan

A vista of the terrain that  the silk road traversed through the Gilgit-Baltistan area of Pakistan. The silk road brought prosperity to Muslim regions and China in the golden age of  period of Islam (8th to 13th century). I took this and other photographs that I have posted many years ago on our traveled in the northern areas of Pakistan.

Silk Road route, a beautiful part of Pakistan

The Silk Road traveled through a mountainous and the most beautiful part of Pakistan. Mount Everest the tallest (88000m) is shared by both Nepal and China. K2 in Pakistan at 8600m is the second tallest in the world. Pakistan is also home to several other peaks that are in 75500m and over range. Some peaks of Himalayas in India and China are also tall. By contrast the tallest mountain in the Alps(Switzerland) is 4500m, the Canadian Rockies 3700m and US Rockies 5500m. Many mountain peaks in the Andes of South America are in 6700 to 7000m range.

Silk road terrain- Looking down at Sindh river from Karakoram Highway

The Silk Road was a trade route. It brought prosperity to both China and the Muslim regions in the golden age period. This route existed in the pre Islamic period. The last link of the Silk Road (Karakoram highway)  before it crosses over to kashghar in China goes through a most beautiful part of Pakistan. I will share a few pictures that I took in this area some years ago. Looking down at river Sindh from the Kakakoram Highway.

Silk road .

The Silk Road was a trade route. It brought prosperity to both China and the Muslim regions in the golden age period. This route existed in the pre-Islamic period. The last link of the Silk Road (Karakoram highway)  before it crosses over to Kashghar in China  goes through a most beautiful part of Pakistan and I will share a few pictures that I took some years ago. below a view from the Hunza area of  Pakistan.