Is Babusar Top open? If you need to know if Babusar Pass is open now, now you’re not the only one!
As holiday time rolls around each year, Pakistanis on vacation look forward to the opening of Babusar Pass. The sky-high pass is a stunning place to stop for a selfie or two. Once the pass is open, it’s also possible to drive from Naran Kaghan to Chilas and the Karakoram Highway.
Unfortunately, due to weather conditions, Babusar Top is not open year-round. During winter, heavy snows fall onto the pass, and it’s impossible to drive through due to the many meters of snow sitting on the road. Visitors must wait until summer to drive over the pass, when temperatures are warmer, snowfall is much less, and the men watching over the pass are able to clear away the snow.
Now the hard part: figuring out when Babusar Top is open! Usually, visitors must rely on the news and word of mouth… until now. Read on to find out if Babusar Top is open, and for past opening and closing dates of the pass to help make estimates for your travel plans ahead of time.
Babusar Top FAQ
The important question: is Babusar Top open?
Yes, as of May 31, Babusar Top is open for visitors in 2017.
When does Babusar Top open and close?
Generally, Babusar Top is open from mid-June until mid-September.
What are the opening times of Babusar Top?
Cars may drive through Babusar top until 5:00 PM. You may be stopped if trying to cross after that time.
When did Babusar Top open and close in previous years?
If you’re trying to estimate when Babusar pass will open or close this year, here are the opening and closing dates from previous years.
- Open: May 31
- Closed: To be determined
- Open: June 20
- Closed: November 1
- Open: June 25
- Closed: September 23
Remember that every year is different, and because of climate change, opening and closing times can be unpredictable from one year to the next. A little bit of flexibility in your holiday plans will go a long way if you’re trying to plan a road trip over Babusar Pass!
When is the best time to visit Babusar Top?
For the best views of Babusar Pass and the surrounding areas, visit in June or July, when the weather is clear and offers good visibility.
Facts about Babusar Top
- Babusar Pass is at an altitude of 4,173 m (13,690 ft).
- Babusar Pass is the highest point in Kaghan Valley easily accessible by car.
- The first road through Babusar Pass was constructed by the British to connect Gilgit with British-controlled India.