Passu Village - picturesque settlement in the heart of the Karakoram Mountains

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Passu Village, Gojal Tehsil, Hunza-Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.


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Passu is a small and picturesque village in the Gojal region of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. The village is situated along the Karakoram Highway, a major tourist route, and is surrounded by the towering peaks of the Karakoram Range.

Agriculture and tourism are the primary sources of income for the residents, and the village has become a popular destination for hikers, mountaineers, and nature lovers.

One of the most prominent features of the village is the Passu Cones, a series of jagged peaks that rise dramatically in the background. The cones, which are made of sedimentary rock, are a popular subject for photographers and hikers alike.

The village is home to a number of wooden houses that are intricately carved and decorated with traditional motifs. These houses are often passed down through generations and are considered a valuable cultural heritage. The intricate carvings on the doors, windows, and balconies are a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of the local artisans.

Passu is also known for its rich cultural traditions, including music, dance, and festivals. The Wakhi people, who are the dominant ethnic group in the region, have a unique culture that is influenced by their Central Asian roots. The village is also home to several historic landmarks, including the Khunjerab Pass, which is the highest border crossing in the world and connects Pakistan with China.

Image source: Mehrunisa Reimoo / Wikimedia


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