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 …

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 …

Naran-Saif ul Maluk and Shogran-Siri Paye Chairlifts Approved

The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to setup chairlift between Naran and Lake Saif ul Maluk. Naran, Kaghan Valley is one of the most wanted tourist destinations in Pakistan and Saif ul Maluk Lake is the most charming attraction in the valley. The landscape from Naran to Saif …

Nanga Parbat Winter Attempts

Three climbing attempts on the Nanga Parbat are expected from Poland, Italy and Germany climbers in the winter season. The permission is granted for the ‘Killer Mountain’; world’s ninth highest and the most difficult mountain peak. The Italian expedition will attempt this ascend under the lead of Simone Moro. Simone …

Colourful Silk Route Festival Concludes

A colourful exciting three days Silk Route Festival in Gojal, Hunza district has been concluded. A large number of locals and foreign visitors including Ambassadors from Ukraine‚ South Korea‚ North Korea and Azerbaijan joined the festival.  Residents of Gilgit-Baltistan welcomed the guests in traditional spirit. People gathered at Rakaposhi view point …

UNESCO Award for Khaplu Palace

The historic Khaplu Palace in Baltistan’s district Gangche got the “UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award 2013 for Cultural Heritage Conservation”. The award ceremony was held at the Khaplu Palace to recognize the efforts of Aga Khan Cultural Services Pakistan. The Khaplu Palace was built in 1840s by Raja of Khaplu. The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation …