Saturday, December 28, 2013

Heaven on earth northern Areas of Pakistan

Northern Areas or North Pakistan is very beautiful, which does not attract local tourists but also international tourists to visit and stay this heaven on earth. North Pakistan scattered around 72,496 square kilometers.
The area is very beautiful for its small and large valleys, natural lakes and highest peaks, these eye-catching tops attracts even in winter with heavy snowfall, and these peaks are the highest peaks in the world these peaks began with altitudes ranging from 1,000 meters to 8,000 meters, this heaven on earth includes regions of Gilgit-Baltistan Nagar Valley,Hunza, and Shangrila. Now transformed into a new province namely Gilgit-Baltistan.

The entire North Pakistan has its own cultural trends, and these regions also very interesting, because the geographical locations. The population of this region has the best customs and traditions with typical costumes, folk dances, music and sports like polo and buzkashi, attracts its also the national  and international tourists an unforgettable experience of this heaven on earth. This area has the distinction that the world's top 14 peaks over 8,000 meters high peaks of
the world or land in North Pakistan, four are also the world's highest glacier namely Baltoro glacier in the Karakoram region of northern Pakistan. These Peaks included the world's top peaks as K2 or Mount Godowin Austin, which is 8,611 meters high, and this peak is the second highest mountain in the globe.

The top and highest peaks in North Pakistan are Gasherbrum-I as 8068 meters high, secondly Broad Peak as 8,047 meters high and thirdly Gasherbrum II as 8035 meters high. Nanga Parbat också another top peaks who also a great as highest in this range Nanga Parbat också 8,126 meters high and this is located at the western most end of the Himalayas. There are many other highest peaks in North Pakistan inwhich 68 peaks are over 7,000 meters and Hundreds of others over 6,000 meters high, these också attracts and Encourage them as hikers want to reach the top, beautiful and most dangerous peaks of the world.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Perfect Travel Guide of Gilgit

At the end of the 20 hour bus ride, we got to Gilgit. a major transit and trade heart of  Northern Areas. It is located in the middle of a large valley, with passes to the west to Chitral and Afghanistan, north to China and Central Asia, east to Skardu, Tibet, and Indian Kashmir. People from everywhere are in the markets, a very culturally diverse city. The main population of the valley speaks Burshishki, Shina, thankfully Urdu and English got us along ok.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Kalash Valley Most beautiful Valley

One of the major attractions of Chitral is the Kalash valley - the home of Kafir-Kalash or "Users of the black robes", a primitive pagan tribe. Their ancestors are shrouded in mystery and the subject of controversy. A legend says that five soldiers legions of Alexander of Macedonia settled in Chitral and are the progenitors of the infidel-Kalash.

Over 3,000-strong Kafir-Kalash live in the valley of Birir, Bumburet and Rambur, south of Chitral. Bumburet, the largest and most picturesque valley of the Kafir Kalash, is 40 kms. from Chitral and is connected to a jeep-able way. Birir, 34 km. Gone are available with a jeep-able road. Rambur is 32 kms from Chitral.
The Kalash women wear black gowns of coarse cloth in summer and hand-spun wool dyed in black in winter. Their picturesque headgear is made of woolen black material decked out with cowry shells, buttons and crowned with a large colored feather
The Kalash are fun loving people who love music and dancing particularly on the occasion of their religious festival like Joshi Chilinjusht (14 and 15 May-spring), Phool (20-25 September) and Chomas (December 18 to 21 in a week ). Polo in Chitral is as popular as in Gilgit. Polo matches are great attractions at festive occasions. A regular Polo tournament held every year (first week of July) at Shandur Pass.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Satpara Lake-Skardu- Gilgit Baltistan

Satpara is a natural lake near Skardu, Gilgit- Baltistan, Pakistan. It is one of the largest fresh water lakes in the Pakistan offering trout fishing and row boating. This lake also supplies water tio the Skardu Valley. Satpara lake is situated at an elevation of 2,636 meters above sea level and is spread over an area 2.5 Km. Since 2003, Sarpara Dam is being constructed downstream of the lake and upon completion it will extend the size of this lake. It is one of the most picturesque sites in Pakistan.