Travel Blogs from Islamabad
... Somehow we thought that the countryside coming into Islamabad would be fertile and green. We later found out that the Monsoon was unusually late and the farms around Islamabad and the Punjab were desperately dry.
About thirty minutes out of Islamabad, the helpful flight personnel announced we would be landing in Istanbul at 9.20 am! We thought we must have been hearing things until she later announced that we would be landing ...
... heavy large checked suitcase or carrying on my smaller suitcase – and I sat down at 9:32 outside Gate 110 (Jetway B5) and enjoyed DXB’s free Wi-Fi service – my first Internet access in more than two weeks!
The gate area opened a short time later. I was confused because there was a red-and-white Boeing 737-800 parked at the jetway labeled "Midwest Airlines." I thought the Shaheen Air plane was perhaps parked at a remote holding spot and ...
... wished to lean or relax.
We never knew how strong and fast we were; until being strong and fast was the only choice we had.
Abraded, eroded and scarred mushroom rocks were taunting us. It kept raining and raining all along every tick of clock. With aching-limbs, wrecked-nerves and swiftly-pumped hearts, we finally found glimpses of waters at Khuspang campsite (4680m).
Khuspang, last camping ground before the gateway to ...
... Airlines (PIA) - and sometimes jokingly known as Pakistan In'shallah (God Willing) Airlines - was an hour late. Alan was surprised but delighted however to find that the composite Business Lounge was very well stocked with alcohol and provided very good food. More gins and tonic filled in the additional waiting time rather nicely we thought.
Apart from the female flight attendant looking like she could murder the passengers and the inedible food, our flight ...
... then drive to Chilas/hotel
Day 41: Continue to Islamabad/hotel
Day 42-43: Ministry formalities at Islamabad
Day 44: Departure from Islamabad (drop to the airport)
NANGA PARBAT BY RUPAL (SOUTH FACE)
Duration: 40-45 days from Islamabad to back Islamabad
Day 01: Arrival to Islamabad air port, meeting with our guide, transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Meeting with liaison officer and formalities at the Ministry of Tourism
Day 03: Drive ...