Karakoram Highway - Pakistan to Kashgar, Xinjiang Province, China
Surrender to the beauty of the highest mountains in the world while travelling Pakistan's Karakoram Highway. Built nearly a hundred years ago by the British, the highway - actually a two lane road, sometimes unpaved, frequently blocked by landslides and always spectacular - hugs the carved out sliver of roadbed on the side of a mountain. Or flows with its mirror partner, the Indus River as the scenery unfolds through the Swat Valley in some of the most desired and contested real estate throughout history. Finish the trip exploring one of the few remaining open-air bazaars in the world - the Kashgar market in Xinjiang Province, China.