Why visit Pakistan? (part 3)

5: It was the British Raj’s part

Pakistan has been one part of the British Empire for a while. That is why English has been widely taught in schools as well as being often the functional language for all business as well as political dealings. For people on a tour of Pakistan, they can feel free to communicate with the locals.

That said, it pays to pick up a little Urdu. People here will be impressed when hearing you speak it. Usually, they will show you with huge smiles and compliments. 

6: Its Silk Road

To visit Pakistan means stepping back into history’s pages. Marco Polo was among the first European explorers to deal with The Silk Road – it is known as one ancient trade route which spanned the Orient, connecting the Roman Empire’s treasuries to China’s Imperial Dynasties.

At the heart of the trade route lies the Karakoram – one pivotal crossroad between Central Asia, The Indian Subcontinent, and The Middle East. 

Today, the Karakoram Highway runs the country’s length and offers stunning views, great motorbike adventures and the opportunity to follow in the history’s footsteps.

7: Drive on the world’s highest road

The Karakoram Highway is famous as one high-altitude road which links Pakistan to China. Notably, it is the world’s highest paved road and Pakistan’s economy’s vital artery. Trucks keep following this route and transporting items between the Asia countries.

Not all, the Karakoram Highway is breathtaking! You see, the road itself directs straight through the mountains’ heart and offers their unrivaled views. You will be able to see Rakaposhi, the Khunjerab border, and the Passu Cones, all without leaving your car!

In general, a tour on KKH of Pakistan should be on the bucket-list of any motorist. It has been one of the most outstanding roads ever.