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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  • @Gilles: I'm not sure that Stack Exchange's strict rules on copyright allow posting such images without permission. – hippietrail Nov 19 '13 at 11:43
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    @hippietrail: I think this should fall under "fair use" – Flimzy Nov 19 '13 at 13:32
  • @Flimzy: Could be. I'm not sure whether SE goes in for "fair use" and I failed to find their official stance. I know Wikipedia does not go in for "fair use" though so you never know. – hippietrail Nov 19 '13 at 13:34
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    @hippietrail: Photographs like that fall into other complicated legal areas, and it's no longer just about copyright at that point. – Flimzy Nov 19 '13 at 13:41
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    @Flimzy: Aha this might be the official Stack Exchange word on such things that I was thinking of: Defending Attribution Required – hippietrail Nov 19 '13 at 13:52

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 – Nean Der Thal Nov 19 '13 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. – hippietrail Nov 19 '13 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.

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  • I followed both of those links, but don't see the video in question... ? – Flimzy Nov 19 '13 at 14:42
  • Check the twitter feed. – DJClayworth Nov 19 '13 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 Nov 18 '13 at 23:53
  • The Bolivian death road is a walk in the park compared to the road in question.. – Nean Der Thal Nov 19 '13 at 2:09

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