13 Photos Of The Week

13 Photos Of The Week

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Spring blossom mehdiabad valley baltistan by Asif Hussain
Shimshal Pass Lake, Shimshal valley, Pakistan, Mobeen Mazhar

Text and Photo courtesy: Mobeen Mazhar

 

Shimshal Pass Lake 15,560 ft ASL – Shimshal Valley, Pakistan

Shimshal Pass and two lakes are situated deep in Shimshal Pamir region near border of China. One can reach Shimshal Village through a tough and adventurous jeep ride. It takes 4-5 hours from KarimabadHunza to reach Shimshal while 7-8 hours from Gilgit for the same journey. Then a 3 days trek leads one from Shimshal Village to Shimshal Lakes and Pass.

The trek passes through campsites named: Past Farzeen, UchFarzeen, Parian Sar, Arbab Parian, Shujareb and finally Shimshal Pass. Now this trek is one of the toughest ones with extremely narrow sections most of the times requiring precision, focus and proper physical fitness. There are many loose sections of rocks and gravel which need prayers and luck as well 🙂 No, i am not scaring you guys but just trying to document the real situation of this trek. The first day itself is the toughest start to any trek that i have done so far.

This route is part of a well-established centuries old ecosystem and living culture of Shimshal. Locals keep their herds of sheep and yaks in high pastures of Shimshal Pamir and take care of the livestock throughout the year. Even in winters when this area is full of layers of snow, people live in different huts made for such purpose to cater for the livestock. Turns are decided in main village who will spend winters every year.

 

Mehdi Abad Kharmang Skardu, Gilgit baltistan, by Imtiaz Hussain

 

Courtesy: Imtiazhussain’s photography

 

Spring time is the land awakening.

location :MehdiabadKharmangSkardu , Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan

19 march 2018

Aerial view of my homeland Jaffarabad, Nagar Valley, gilgit by Faraz Alam

Aerial view of my homeland Jaffarabad, Nagar Valley, gilgit by FarazAlam

 

 

Altit Fort, Altit, Hunza Valley by Saad Munawer

Altit Fort, Altit, Hunza Valley by SaadMunawer

 

Anoter View of Heaven, The killer mountain, Nanga parbat from fairy meadows. By Mohsin Ali

Another View of Heaven, The killer mountain, Nanga parbat from fairy meadows. By Mohsin Ali

 

Back to Kharapocho fort, going towards organic village, Skardu, by Sadaf Shah

Back to Kharapocho fort, going towards organic village, Skardu, by Sadaf Shah

 

I neither want to go back to the place from where you brought me, nor to the place where you are going to take me. But… This Road, This Road is Good. I want this road to never end. Photo by Tayab

 

JhalPari, Bolan, Balochistan by TaimurJamali

 

lalaZaar, Beautiful Valley of Naran by KashifMehmood

 

Minimerg, seasonal streams at the elevation of 2845M, Astore GB, 2017, captured by Rabia Hussain

 

Raka Poshi by Asfand mehmood

RakaPoshi by Asfandmehmood

 

Sheosar Lake Deosai, by Atiq Ali

Sheosar Lake Deosai, by Atiq Ali

 

 

Spring blossom mehdiabad valley baltistan by Asif Hussain

Spring blossom mehdiabad valley baltistan by Asif Hussain

 

 

Pakistan has some of the most breathtaking spots in the world, and we at Pakiholic take pride in promoting the beauty of Pakistan.

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