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Khunjerab Pass

Khunjerab Pass (elevation 4,693 metres or 15,397 feet) is a high mountain pass in the Karakoram Mountains in a strategic position on the northern border of Pakistan's Gilgit–Baltistan region within the region of Kashmir and on the southwest border of the Xinjiang region of China. Its name is derived from Wakhi 'Khun' means Home and 'Jerav' means spring water/water falling.

 

Khunjerab Pass is also part of the Khunjerab National Park, one of the highest altitude parks in the world, that provides the habitat for a number of endangered and threatened species like the Snow leopard, Marco Polo sheep, and Himalayan ibex.

 

It is also one of the most important alpine biodiversity regions within Pakistan.

  

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khunjerab_Pass

www.wwfpak.org/pa_khunjerab.php

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Taken on January 6, 2004