The world’s tallest Nation­al Bank of Pak­istan ATM on the Pak­istani-Chi­nese bor­der. NBP broke a new record by installing the world’s tallest ATM. The ATM was installed on the Pak­istani-Chi­nese bor­der at the Khun­jerab pass, which is locat­ed at an alti­tude of 4693 meters above sea lev­el.

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The tallest ATM in the world

The des­ig­na­tion “ATM” refers to an elec­tron­ic device that allows cus­tomers of a par­tic­u­lar finan­cial insti­tu­tion to car­ry out finan­cial trans­ac­tions. The oper­a­tion that the client can per­form includes trans­fer­ring funds, with­draw­ing cash and obtain­ing account infor­ma­tion at any time of the day with­out the need for direct con­tact with bank per­son­nel. An esti­mat­ed 3.5 mil­lion ATMs were installed world­wide by 2015. The high­est of them is locat­ed on the bor­der of Pak­istan and Chi­na.

ATM at Khunjerab Pass

The bank want­ed to show­case its crafts­man­ship by installing the ATM at the high­est pos­si­ble height as part of a green ini­tia­tive. The ATM uses a solar and wind tur­bine for pow­er. It is at the start­ing point of the Chi­na-Pak­istan Eco­nom­ic Cor­ri­dor (CEPEC). This region is pop­u­lar with trav­el­ers, and usu­al­ly tourists are the main users of the ATM. It is open 24 hours a day, with a spe­cial focus on win­ter when tem­per­a­tures drop below freez­ing.

The ATM is ser­viced and mon­i­tored 24 hours a day at a near­by branch locat­ed in the town of Sost. It was installed on Sep­tem­ber 6, 2016. On Novem­ber 18, 2016, he was award­ed the title of the Guin­ness Book of Records. The title of tallest ATM was orig­i­nal­ly held by the Union Bank of India, which installed the ATM in 2007 at Natu La Pass. The cen­turies-old moun­tain pass is locat­ed along the Great Silk Road at an alti­tude of 4358 meters above sea lev­el in the Kupup area.

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khunjerab pass

Khunjerab Pass

Khun­jerab is a moun­tain pass in the Karako­ram Moun­tains on the north­ern bor­der of Pak­istan and the south­west­ern bor­der of Chi­na. It is the world’s high­est paved inter­na­tion­al bor­der cross­ing at 4,693 meters above sea lev­el. It is also the high­est point on the Karako­ram High­way. The road was com­plet­ed in 1982. On the Pak­istani side, the pass is 41 kilo­me­ters from the Nation­al Park Sta­tion and about 870 kilo­me­ters from Islam­abad. On the Chi­nese side, the pass is part of Chi­na Nation­al High­way 314.

tourists on the Khunjerab pass

In win­ter, the pass is often cov­ered in snow and is closed to heavy vehi­cles from Novem­ber 30 to May 1, and to all vehi­cles from Decem­ber 30 to April 1. Since June 1, 2006, there has been a dai­ly bus ser­vice from Gilgit in Pak­istan to Kash­gar in Xin­jiang, Chi­na.

An interesting fact about the pass

This is one of the inter­est­ing bor­der cross­ings in the world because traf­fic changes from left hand to right hand when cross­ing the bor­der. On the Pak­istani side, all traf­fic is on the left side, while on the Chi­nese side, all traf­fic is on the right side.