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Fairy Meadows Road. Pakistan is one of those countries that everyone CAN’T WAIT to visit! Whether your reason for travel is the possibility of kidnap at the hands of muslim extremists, or the beautiful scenery, it’s hard to deny that Pakistan has a lot to offer. One such attraction, which could be the last thing you ever see, is the Fairy Meadows Road. Don’t let the wonderful fantasy name fool you, this road was forged in Hell itself. Cut into the sides of some very tall mountains, it’s made almost completely of gravel, sloped towards the precipice with no guard rails and even has a 6-mile stretch that’s hard for a 4×4 to maneuver. Thank you, Pakistan!

Fairy Meadows (Urdu: فیری میڈوز‎), named by German climbers (German Märchenwiese, “fairy tale meadows”)  and locally known as Joot,  is a grassland near one of the base camp sites of the Nanga Parbat, located in Diamer District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.  At an altitude of about 3,300 metres (10,800 ft) above the sea level, it serves as the launching point for trekkers summiting on the Rakhiot face of the Nanga Parbat.  In 1995, the Government of Pakistan declared Fairy Meadows a National Park.

Source: grindtv.com

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