Himalayan Lynx Hunting Markhor in Pakistan

WWF Pakistan have released a rare video which is being claimed as the first capture of a Himalayan Lynx in Tooshi-Shasha Wildlife Conservancy, Chitral. The Himalayan Lynx is one of the most elusive and powerful cats living in these mountains, rivaled only by the famous snow leopard. While filming a …

Pakistan – The Best Travel Destination 2018

The land of mountains and cultural diversity, Pakistan has been ranked the world’s top travel destination for 2018 by the British Backpacker Society. British Backpacker Society described Pakistan as “one of the friendliest countries on earth, with the unique and most fascinating mountain scenery anywhere on the earth. Pakistan wins …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Numerous Gilgit-Baltistan Developments Announced

The Prime Minister of Pakistan has announced numerous development projects and plans for Gilgit-Baltistan on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. During a public meeting at Lalak Jan Stadium in Gilgit, the PM told the session that tourism would be promoted in Gilgit-Baltistan and mineral resources would be explored for the development …

Researchers Figured the “Karakoram Anomaly”

Atmospheric and ocean science researchers at Princeton University have discovered the reason why the Karakoram Glacier has not lost volume over time, unlike so many other glaciers around the world. It was a mystery that in a time when glaciers are quick in melting, one glacier in the Karakoram has …

Murree Biodiversity Park Opening Soon

The first initiative of establishing a biodiversity park in Murree is in the final stages of completion. The park is expected to be functional in February 2015. This first biodiversity park of Pakistan is spread over 40 acres and the budget estimate for this project is Rs. 90 million. The …

Thrilling Baroghil Festival Concluded

The thrilling 3-day Baroghil Festival concluded. This unique festival featuring yak polo, donkey polo and horse polo attracted a large number of Pakistanis from across the country. The other main events include buzz kashi, horse race, yak race, horse and cattle show, Wakhi musical shows. People also enjoyed a variety …

Baroghil Festival Starting 14-August

A three-day Baroghil festival is going to start from August 14 in Baroghil valley, Chitral. This full of thrill and colors festival will include freestyle wild polo, yak polo, horse race, mountain marathon, yak race, tug of war, Buz Kashi, lifestyle shows and handicraft exhibition. Arrangements of food and accommodation …

Nepali Women Set World Record on K2

Photo credits: http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/ According to Himalayan Women Welfare Society, three Nepali women mountaineers successfully summitted K2 (8,611m). This is the first successful expedition by a team of women on K2, setting a new world record on Saturday 27th of July 2014. Maya Sherpa, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa and Dawa Yangzum Sherpa …

Chitral Police Wins the Shandur Polo Festival

The three-day Shandur Festival concluded on Sunday, 22nd of June with a victory of Chitral Police in the final match of the most prominent polo game. At the closing ceremony, the Chitral Police team was given the wining trophy while the eight best players were awarded horses. Teams of Chitral …