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Hiran Minar, Pakistan
Some 43 kilometres northwest from Lahore and 9 kilometres from Sheikhupura is located the famous 100 foot high "Hiran (Deer) Minar (Tower), built by the Emperor Jahangir in the 17th Century for a beloved antelope, accidentally killed by Jahangir during hunting with friends.



Hunza Valley, Pakistan. 
It is a mountainous valley in Gilgit in the Gilgit-Baltistan autonomous region of Pakistan. The Hunza valley is situated to the north of the Hunza River, at an elevation of around 2,500 metres [8,200 ft].
It is also a very popular tourist destination because of the spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains like Ultar Sar, Rakaposhi, Bojahagur Duanasir II, Ghenta Peak, Hunza Peak, Passu Peak, Diran Peak and Bublimating [Ladyfinger Peak], all 6,000 metres [19,685 ft] or higher.


Jain Temples, Pakistan. 
The ruins of about half a dozen Jain temples can be found in Nagarparkar Taluka in Sindh. Nagarparkar is at the Pakistan-India border, is in the middle of the Thar desert.



Jalkhad. 
It is a beautiful valley about 3 and a half hour drive from Naran. The road to Jalkhad is magnificent.




K6, Pakistan.

Baltistan Peak is a notable peak of the Masherbrum Mountains, a subrange of the Karakoram mountain range. It has huge, steep faces, and great relief above the nearby valleys, making it an impressive peak.
This glacier lies at the head of the Hushe Valley, which in turn leads to the Shyok River and thence to the Indus River.



Kalash Village in Birir Valley, Pakistan

Kalash, Pakistan. 
The culture of Kalash people is unique and differs completely from the various ethnic groups surrounding them. They are polytheists and nature plays a highly significant and spiritual role in their daily life. As part of their religious tradition, sacrifices are offered and festivals held to give thanks for the abundant resources of their three valleys.
Kalash mythology and folklore has been compared to that of ancient Greece, but they are much closer to [Indo-Iranian pVedic and pre-Zoroastrian] traditions. Some of the Kalash people in their own traditions claim to be descendants of Alexander the Great's soldiers, however extensive genetic testing has shown no connection.





Kandol Lake, Pakistan.
6-7 hours road drive from Kalaam.


Khanpur, Pakistan.

Khanpur Dam is located on the Haro River near the town of Khanpur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, about 40 km from Islamabad, Pakistan. The adjoining Khanpur Lake is also the venue for Sarhad Tourism Corporation's annual airborne and waterborne sports gala.
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Khunjerab Pass

Khunjerab Pass



The Khunjerab Pass, at 4,733 meters (15,528 feet), is reputedly the highest metaled, border-crossing in the world. Visitors are greeted with a red sign announcing 'China, drive right', and another green sign saying 'Pakistan, drive left'. A monument declares that the highway was opened in 1982 and indulges in a bit of hyperbole by saying that the pass, is at 16,000 feet (4,875 meters). On May 1, 1986, the Khunjerab was opened to foreigners for travel between Hunza and Kashgar in Sinkiang Province.


It stands over 3,000 metres [9,800 ft] above much of the glacial valley bottoms at its base. More extraordinary is the fact that it is a consistently steep pyramid, dropping quickly in almost all directions.
The north side is the steepest: there it rises over 3,200 metres [10,500 ft] above the K2 [Qogir]. Glacier in only 3,000 metres [9,800 ft] of horizontal distance. In most directions, it achieves over 2,800 metres [9,200 ft] of vertical relief in less than 4,000 metres [13,000 
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