Bridge crossing near Passu
Passu is a small village about ninety minutes by minibus further up the Karakoram Highway from Karimabad. Like Minapin, Passu is a beautiful patchwork of green fields and stone walls set in magnificent surroundings. Snow-capped mountains surround Passu on all sides; the most spectacular of them, known to foreigners as The Cathedral, has a series of jagged stalagmites rising up from it like gothic spires. There are several glaciers a short walk away, and two rickety wooden suspension bridges, reminiscent of something out of the Indiana Jones movies, are also nearby.
A Pakistani man attempted to cross the bridge with his goat. The wooden planks are too far apart for the goat to negotiate the bridge on his own, so the goat is carries across.
PHOTO COURTESY OF: Nick Leonard