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Return from Rush Phari Days 4-5, Hoper, Northern Areas, Pakistan travel blog

Return from Rush Phari Days 4-5

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Day 4: Part 1: Ascent of Rush Peak (5100m) from Rush Phari (4700m); ascend and descend 400m in 3h30, 0500 to 0830 A colder night than the previous gave us frost instead of snow, but the weather appeared clearer, so Mohammed & I walked and scrambled ...

Two Weeks in Chitral District, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Two Weeks in Chitral District

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In the northwest corner of Pakistan lies the Chitral District, home of the Chitrali people as well as the Kalash people, the immense Hindu Kush mountains, and wildlife tucked away in a small national park.  I stayed here two weeks, camping in the ...

It's all relative, Islamabad, Pakistan travel blog

It's all relative

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The bus to Gilgit made a dinner stop in a poor looking place. On the back page of The Economist I was reading was an advert for Patek Phillipe watches. It made me think that the cost of one of these watches was more than the annual earnings of the poor ...

Akbar the Porter, Hoper, Northern Areas, Pakistan travel blog

Akbar the Porter

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... tune, hissing & crackling for 90% of the time it was on. Of course, why would anyone come thousands of miles to Pakistan for. Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery? Fresh air? Be away from noise and pollution? Hell no, it was to listen to a bloody short ...

All together now!, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan travel blog

All together now!

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... Internet Inn, by the Regal Cinema on The Mall. This is because: 1. There aren't that many independent travellers in Pakistan. 2. All the other budget hotels have a reputation for either: (i) taking things out of your room (e.g. your cash) ...

Punji Pass Trek Day 1, Darkot, Northern Areas, Pakistan travel blog

Punji Pass Trek Day 1

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Mastuj to Darkot We spent an entire day making this journey, taking the bus back to Gupis, changing there and getting another bus on to Taus. At Taus is the splendid Five Stars Bakery, which has an excellent selection of trekking foods and is a ...

Passu Trek 1 - Scary Suspension Bridges.., Passu - Hussaini - Borit Lake, Pakistan travel blog

Passu Trek 1 - Scary Suspension Bridges..

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... walk) in the area. Probably one of the more instantly recognisable pictures you'll see in books and promotional pictures of Pakistan is of the numerous suspension bridges that cross the rivers in and around Northern Pakistan. And in saying that, one ...

Indian Visa Nightmare, Islamabad, Pakistan travel blog

Indian Visa Nightmare

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The final visa I would need to get for my trip and the one that was by far and a way the most bureaucratic, even Burma made it easier to get into their country. Part One I made a two day round trip from Gilgit to Islamabad using two consecutive night ...

Rajar Bazaar, No!  Sadar Bazaar!, Islamabad, Pakistan travel blog

Rajar Bazaar, No! Sadar Bazaar!

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... in Islamabad the next morning to pick up our passports but we swapped emails. Maybe we'll look him up when we're next in Pakistan. At this rate we won't be needing any hotels at all during our next trip! We finally got to Rawalpindi and had to ...

Organising the next hike, Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan travel blog

Organising the next hike

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I am spending three days in Gilgit before returning back to smaller more northern villages, which are trailheads for hikes. The Medina Hotel in Gilgit is a good place to catch up with other travellers to get a bit of western company, as there ain't ...

Two Glaciers In One Day.., Passu - Passu Glaicer - Batura Glacier, Pakistan travel blog

Two Glaciers In One Day..

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... to say that if you're umming and ahhing about going to Pakistan, just go, you'll love it. Open up to the locals, be friendly and you'll be rewarded richly. So, that's another country down. Next Pod - Pakistan and Indian Border. Love, Nath and ...

Up towards the Pakora Pass, Naltar, Northern Areas, Pakistan travel blog

Up towards the Pakora Pass

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... campsite!!!!!! We laughed as we thought of the scene we could have created. Just to make me feel like I was in the mountains of Pakistan, a couple of locals wandered over for a stare & to play their (out of tune, of course) radio for my pleasure!!! I ...

24hrs in Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan travel blog

24hrs in Lahore

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I've just spent my first 24 hours in Pakistan it's second largest city and food capital, Lahore. Lahorian's are very nice people, extremely hospitable and friendly. The most common question I've encountered is "Where you from?" that came from nearly ...

Cricket test, Faisalabad, Pakistan travel blog

Cricket test

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For the first time ever, I watched every ball bowled of a cricket test at the stadium. Sri Lanka were touring Pakistan and after being 9 for 3 in the first 20 minutes of the test, the tourists managed to turn the game around, win by a couple of hundred ...

No wonder they wear head cover!, Taftan, Pakistan travel blog

No wonder they wear head cover!

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... the advantage at that point and pulled mine over my mouth. It was necessary if you didn't want a mouthful of the real Pakistan, literally! We waited in the computerless concrete box of an office for the guards to write our details in their huge ...

Remember kids, don't go with strangers!, Gishgish, Ishkoman Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan travel blog

Remember kids, don't go with strangers!

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... colleagues of Sarwar's and as he had a guest (me!), yet more tea and food was proffered. Mir Nazeem was very concerned of Pakistan's international reputation, and given the emails I get from you, he is right to be. You don't seem to see it as a place ...

Zohur, Chitral Gol National Park, Pakistan travel blog

Zohur

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"I'm so happy to see you," one of the nature guards said as I arrived at sunset to their Ranger Checkpost Station on a ridge high above Chitral Valley in the Chitral Gol National Park.  That evening, I erected my Sierra Designs' Clip Flashlight ...

Cricket and Beaded Head-dresses, Chitral, Pakistan travel blog

Cricket and Beaded Head-dresses

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... are referred to in Pakistan as kafirs (non believers) as they are not Muslim. Although they have lived in Pakistan for thousands and thousands of years, their culture is slowly disappearing through immigration into the valleys by Muslims, discrimination ...

Punji Pass Day 3, Ishkoman Proper, Northern Areas, Pakistan travel blog

Punji Pass Day 3

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Day 3: dep above Holojut (3970m) 0850 arr Handis (2930m) 1620; 5h30 walking, 2h rest; descend 1040m The inordinately hard day was a one off and today it was great to be back to normal walking. The views were fantastic and we could enjoy them. The ...

Oh Lahore!, Lahore, Pakistan travel blog

Oh Lahore!

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... one got two pair :( Well, I am departing for India tomorrow. I recognize that in re-reading the last few entires about Pakistan I haven't really discussed the "darker" sides of Pakistan. I asked myself why I didn't have more to say about those points. ...

Goodbye Multan and thanks!, Lahore, Pakistan travel blog

Goodbye Multan and thanks!

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... the burial site, so we sat under a tree and talked to our guard about the cost of cigarettes and the average monthly wage in Pakistan. I brought drinks and juice out of the camper and we had a nice break under the trees with the museum guard and a few ...

Mastuj Hotels, Mastuj, NWFP, Pakistan travel blog

Mastuj Hotels

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... include: The owner sitting in your room as you go to bed chain smoking joints and getting himself very drunk. Clearly in Pakistan, the owner would have been asked far more by the police where he had managed to get the alcohol ...

Quetta, Quetta, Pakistan travel blog

Quetta

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... or the previous day. That's how we saw Jitke and Robert's name whom we'd met in Ankara and we hoped we might meet them in Pakistan. So the road was good and bad. Many sand drifts and broken bitumen areas caused us some concern. A bus spun out on a sand ...

Punji Pass Day 2, Darkot, Northern Areas, Pakistan travel blog

Punji Pass Day 2

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This was without a doubt the hardest day of hiking I have done in Pakistan. Before mid September, this would be a gentle pass crossing. Snow usually knee high and at times up to 80cm deep added to the challenge. Day 2 ascent: dep Boimoshani (3960m) ...

Pakistan in Summary, Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan travel blog

Pakistan in Summary

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... find it. "Do you get to talk or hear about politics there? What are the feelings towards Israel?" Yes, elections in Pakistan have just finished this week and political debate - local and global - is everywhere. People watch the news on tv and ...

Shimshal Pamir Hike Days 1-3, Shimshal, Northern Areas, Pakistan travel blog

Shimshal Pamir Hike Days 1-3

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Pre-departure preparation I went to the Passu Inn to catch up with Fida & to find out whether he could porter for the next trip. However, he has a job interview in the time the hike is planned for & recommends a friend of his, a Shimshali, ...

Batura Glacier Hike, Passu, Northern Areas, Pakistan travel blog

Batura Glacier Hike

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... back at the Passu Peak Inn, owner Akber is there to welcome us home. With no beer available in pretty much all of Pakistan, we celebrate a great and successful trip with a cold Pepsi. Should you want to contact Fida, his email address is ...

Timshel and September 11, Islamabad, Pakistan travel blog

Timshel and September 11

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... into a quest, eventually, so I left America, not knowing what to expect, but knowing that eventually I would arrive in Pakistan, to read the Koran, perhaps to partake in Ramadan fasting, perhaps to learn how people here are thinking, perhaps to go to ...

The Bloom Star Hotel, Quetta Pakistan, Pakistan travel blog

The Bloom Star Hotel

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6.9.06 (Wednesday) Bloom Star Hotel - Quetta Pakistan We had dinner with the 9 of us last night in the hotel dining room, Casper and Des went out to get some beer. (No alcohol readily available in Iran or Pakistan, but because we were in an ...

Allah Hafiz Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan travel blog

Allah Hafiz Lahore

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Lahore was something amazing, full of life, crazy traffic and above all friendly. I was really touched by the hospitality showed to me by the IEE crew, they looked after my every need so much so that I had no worries there! Thank you Rehan, Raisa, ...

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