Kumrat Sports and Cultural Festival Concludes

A 3-day Kumrat summer sports and cultural festival concluded in the majestic valley of Kumrat. A colourful ceremony held with a spectacular display of firework to conclude the event. Local officials, elders and a large number of spectators from around the country attended the concluding ceremony. Matches of various games, including cricket, volleyball, tag-of-war, Kabadi, horse race and a popular traditional game of “Sakhay” were played in the three-day sports competition. Tourists and local people enjoyed the games as tourists also participated in the competitions. They enjoyed the traditional game of Sakhay. A large number of spectators watched Sakhay. The …

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Nanga Parbat – Two climbers go missing

Two climbers Alberto Zerain Berasategi and Mariano Galacan belonging to Spain and Argentina respectively, attempting to scale Nanga Parbat have gone missing on June 18. They were a part of 14-member foreign expedition team with members belonging to multiple countries, including Italy, Korea, Spain and Argentina. The climbers left from the base camp of Nanga Parbat in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan to summit the peak. After attempting the climb, 12 members of the team have returned to the base camp while two climbers who were on the higher camp have not been in contact with the team for the past …

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Shandur Polo Festival to Begin in Last Week of July

Annual Shandur Polo Festival will be organized jointly by Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral, KPK in last week of July 2017. This was stated by Minister Tourism Gilgit Baltistan Fida Khan talking to our Gilgit correspondent in Gilgit on Friday. Minister said a seven members GB committee has been constituted which will meet with Chitral committee in Islamabad soon and finalize arrangements to hold the festival. Shandur Polo tournament is the most popular festival and a large number of foreign and domestic tourists attending the free style polo competition in Shandur ground every year.

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The Baltit Fort, Hunza

Baltit Fort, Hunza

The Baltit Fort is not only an ancient house built for mountain kings. It describes the history, culture, traditions, politics and capabilities of many generations. For those who are not much interested in the ancient architecture or antiques, the Baltit Fort provides the best views of Karimabad and 9 highest mountain peaks in and around Hunza. What this remarkable attraction in Karimabad requires is a steady walk of half an hour from the Karimabad bazar.

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Sirikot, Shaheed Gali – Muzaffarabad

Sirikot, Shaheed Gali, Muzaffarabad

Sirikot is the most serene and mesmerizing hill top in the surroundings of Muzaffarabad. The road to Shaheed Gali offers fantastic views of the Muzaffarabad city and the villages on the mountain slope. A tough trekking or a jeep ride is required to reach the Sirikot. The breathtaking landscape, pine forests and the chilly climate make Sirikot best in Muzaffarabd attractions.

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Tirich Mir and Foothills

Tirich Mir Base Camp Trek

The Tirich Mir Base Camp trek is an exciting trek with plenty of natural and cultural attractions. Less known and rarely visited, this trek offers a unique mountain scenery right in the heart of Hindukush. The Tirich Valley spreads on the slopes of the foothills of Tirich Mir along the Tirich Gol. The terraced fields under the apple, nut, poplar and chinar trees add life to the overall brownish grey grandeur.

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Turikho Valley and Tirich Mir Base Camp

Turikho Valley to Tirich Mir

The Tirich Mir Base Camp trek is an exciting trek with plenty of natural and cultural attractions. Less known and rarely visited, this trek offers a unique mountain scenery right in the heart of Hindukush. Tirich Mir (7708m) is the crown of the Hindukush range and the most prominent attraction of Chitral region. Standing tall among the many other 7000m and 6000m peaks, this mountain is also known as the highest mountain outside Himalaya-Karakoram region. Tirich Mir is surrounded by the highest mountains like Noshaq (7492m), Istr-o-Nal (7403m) and Sarghrar (7338m) and a number of 6000m peaks in a close …