A video recently seen floating about Facebook purports to show one of the "most dangerous roads in the world". But where is this road? Is it open to the public?

The video, and a couple screen caps:

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Having been to the Death Road in Bolivia, I can confirm it looks quite different to this.

This video would actually appear to be in the Himalayas, believed to be between Killar and Kishtwar in northern India, above the Chenab river.

Source with more pictures, and detail.

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    +1 this is the correct answer, here is another video: youtube.com/watch?v=vKGEtKG5HrI Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 2:03
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    Yes there's definitely dangerous roads like this other than the Bolivian "death road". Such roads are famous for "bus plunges" and one of the countries with the most bus plunges, I believe, is Nepal. Also in the Himalayas. Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 11:48

This video was on Canada AM on CTV this morning and the location was given as Nanga Parbut, Pakistan.



Jeff Hutcheson's Twitter feed gives the details and a link to the video on Facebook. Jeff is the presenter on the show. See also this tweet.

Here is the video on Youtube.

  • I followed both of those links, but don't see the video in question... ?
    – Flimzy
    Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 14:42
  • Check the twitter feed. Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 15:02

You're almost certainly talking about Bolivia's "Death Road", also known as Yungas Road.

Didn't mean to jump Affable Geek's answer, had the browser open without a refresh before I posted.

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    Having done the Death Road, I don't actually think this is it....I certainly don't remember any half tunnels? Can't watch the vid, but I'm not sure about it....
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 23:53
  • The Bolivian death road is a walk in the park compared to the road in question.. Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 2:09

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