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Passu

Passu is a small village on the Karakoram highway, beside the Hunza river, some fifteen kilometers from Gulmit, the Tehsil headquarters of Gojal within the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, and about one hundred fifty kilometre upstream from Gilgit. It lies very close to the tongue of the Passu glacier, and just south of the tongue of the Batura glacier. The latter is the seventh longest non-polar glacier in the world at fifty six kilometre, and reaches very close to the highway. The individuals are Wakhi and speak the Wakhi Language. Religiously they’re Ismaili, a sect of Shia Islam.

Tupopdan, 6,106 metres (20,033 ft), conjointly called “Passu Cones” or “Passu Cathedral”, lies to the north of the village; it is the most photographed peak of the region. Conjointly close are the high peaks of Pasu Sar, Shispare Sar, and Batura.

 

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