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    Around Islamabad

    by imranthetrekker Written Nov 11, 2012

    Favorite thing: Taxila museum , sites like Sirkap and the monastery of Julian, shouldn't be missed while visiting Taxila .

    There are flights from Islamabad to Chitral, that could be another option to their trip.

    Ciao,

    Moon in clouds, Islamabad Kalash , Chitral Bamburet, Kalash valleys Road to Hindu Kush, Chitral .. Flowers
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    Visiting North Pakistan and Chitral

    by imranthetrekker Written Oct 31, 2012

    Favorite thing: Bonjour from Islamabad,

    The best times for the mountainous regions begin from May in Pakistan when almost all the routes are passable as well as the trekking passes.

    Mid May, the famous Kalash spring festival " Joshi " is celebrated by the pagan tribes of Hindu Kush, Chitral .

    Better to take the main Besham route of KKH, because Kaghan route is off-limits for them.

    Please avoid the Pakistani consulate at Birmingham, they're no more granting visas to visitors but try the luck at Bradford and London.

    Flights to mountainous regions, Gilgit, Skardu and Chitral are dependent on weather conditions but in summers they're almost regular.

    The seat reservation by PIA a week prior to your departure is recommended.

    Bon voyage

    Valleys of Pakistan Kids from Pakistan Raghshur peak, 6081 m, Hindukush, Chitral Mountains in Pakistan Mountains, Pakistan
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    Wildlife

    by babar_1 Written Sep 14, 2012

    Favorite thing: There is great diversity of wildlife in Pakistan. From snow leopard, mountain ibex and brown bear in the mountains to snakes, small reptiles and peafowls in the deserts. Nevertheless many of the animals are endangered due to poaching, however there are many national parks where the animals are protected

    Fondest memory: While in Ayubia national park, we can meet many monkey jumping up and down and always eager to have some food from the tourists.

    A monkey near Nathiagali hills
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    Chinese visa in Pakistan

    by imranthetrekker Written Feb 23, 2012

    Favorite thing: Bonjour from Chitral,

    Chinese visa is a difficult thing to get for Pakistani visitors these days, however, a group of tourists, could get the visit visa from the Chinese embassy in Pakistan through a reputable tour operator .

    They don't issue visas to individual tourists to China,please keep that in mind.

    Good luck,

    Peaks of Hindu Kush ,Chitral

    Travel Photography of Pakistan
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    Safety in Pakistan

    by imranthetrekker Written Feb 22, 2012

    Favorite thing: Bonjour from Chitral, Hindu Kush,

    Things've been calm in Pakistan for more than a year and in the year 2012,there are many trekking/climbing expeditions are expected to Pakistan from abroad.

    May is damn hot in Lahore and Islamabad, the temperatures are from 40 to 45 Celsius, however,there is a Kalash Spring festival "Johshi " in the Kalash valleys of Chitral, 14th to 16th of May.

    Bon voyage mon ami ..

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    Kalash valleys of Chitral Kalash girl, Chitral
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    Visiting Islamabad and Lahore

    by imranthetrekker Written Dec 21, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Bonjour from Peshawar,

    Islamabad the capital of Pakistan, well planned and pretty safe, foreign ex-pats, diplomats and journalists also live here.

    I don't see any troubles while visiting the city, it's a lush green area with a very healthy environment.

    You shouldn't miss
    Lok Virsa (the culture museum)
    Daman-e-Koh (Park) a very beautiful view of Islamabad city
    Lake view park

    Mr. Book (Book Store) Super market
    Saeed Book Bank , Jinnah Super market

    Islamabad is my 2nd home after Peshawar..

    Lahore, the culture capital of Pakistan, the city of architecture and Pakistani cuisine.

    Food Street, Gawal Mandi
    Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque, Shalimar garden are worth-visiting ..

    Bon voyage mon ami..

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    Dress code for female travelers and Quetta trip

    by imranthetrekker Written Aug 29, 2011

    Favorite thing: Bonjour mon ami,

    Cross into Taftan from Mirjaveh, take a bus to Quetta, 630 Km, 15 hrs, stay at
    Hotel Al-Naeem

    Take a train from Quetta to Lahore, for train schedules please check with their site
    www.pakrail.com

    In Lahore stay with Malik at
    Regale Internet Inn

    While traveling in Pakistan, dress locally or modestly, Shalwar, Kamees and shawl or a long sleeves shirt with a pair of jeans are fine.

    You should visit Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan, the mountainous regions of Pakistan, the very soft corner of the country if you're not on a very tight itinerary.

    Your queries are welcomed..

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    Pakistan visa extension

    by imranthetrekker Written Jul 31, 2011

    Favorite thing: Bonjour from Islamabad,

    Better to avoid the overstaying in Pakistan, things are different from whatever is mentioned in the websites these days.

    One could be arrested for that.

    Gilgit, Skardu, Chitral, one could easily get the visa extension, that is according to visa.

    American travelers could get the Pakistan visa extension only in Islamabad through the recommendation of MOI.

    Bon voyage mes amis..

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  • Visa For Pakistan

    by stephen7862003 Written Mar 21, 2011

    Favorite thing: There was a time you just walk into any Pakistan embassy and they were happy to give you visa with smile, even I remember sometimes some embassies had said it will take 7 days to give you visa and I would ask them please can you do this in two days because of my flight and they would help me out but thanks to the capitalism and all the recent changes things aren't the same. Countries like Pakistan are afraid of us (westerns) coming to their country ha ha. On the other hand now we can see what the average Pakistani goes through when he/she applies visa for a western country. Traveling should be each human's God gifted right but it doesn't look like, sad hah..

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    Pakistan and Iranian visas

    by imranthetrekker Written Mar 16, 2011

    Favorite thing: Bonjour from Peshawar,

    Pakistan visa in Iran, not feasible these days, Pakistan embassies are not granting the visas to non-local, foreign travelers in the countries like Tehran, Kathmandu, New Delhi and Bangkok etc.

    There are 2 options to get Pakistan visa,
    At Sust coming from China, 30 days VOA, later you can extend it,
    The country of your passport with a Letter of sponsorship from a Pakistan based tour operator or citizen, hotel reservation from Pakistan.

    For online Irnian visa
    www.key2persia.com/
    www.iranianvisa.com

    Good luck,

    Imran Schah

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    Pakistan visas in UK

    by imranthetrekker Updated Feb 22, 2011

    Favorite thing: Dear Chris,

    Nowadays the Pakistan embassies are asking for a Letter of Invitation (LOI) from a Pakistan based travel outfitter or a Pakistani national along with a hotel reservation in Pakistan.

    You better avoid London but give it a try at Bradford and Birmingham, they are better places in granting Pakistan visas.

    Good luck bro..

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    Pakistan visas at New Delhi and Host countries

    by imranthetrekker Updated Nov 14, 2010

    Favorite thing: Bonjour from Chitral, Hindu Kush,

    The best option for you to go back and apply in US, at the nearest Pakistan embassy, with a LOI along with a hotel reservation at Pakistan.

    The Pak embassy at Kathmandu used to issue the visas to over-landers some 2 years back without a LOI but stopped and I came across some travelers who got the Pak visa at Kathmandu within a day.

    Pakistan embassy at New Delhi stopped issuing visas to American and European travelers recently, Tehran for almost 2 years back same as Turkey.

    Pakistan embassies at host destinations have stopped issuing visas to foreign travelers so travelers please beware of that.

    The best option for the foreign travelers to Pakistan, is to arrange a Pakistan visa at home country.

    Bon voyage mon ami..

    Cities & Mountains of Pakistan, Photos
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    Travel to Chitral, Gilgit-Baltistan

    by imranthetrekker Written Aug 30, 2010

    Favorite thing: Bonjour from Peshawar,

    Flights from Islamabad and Peshawar are subject to weather and they are often cancelled.

    The itinerary is fine but too fast , from Hindu Kush to Himalayas and then the eastern parts of Pakistan through Babusar pass.

    There should be a day trek from Bamburate to other valleys like Birir, very beautiful and nice treks in the area, but it's tiring being in a car for all the time.

    From Karimabad, take a hike to Duikar to Eagles' nest for sun set over Spantik (Golden Peak) 7027 m.

    Trek over Hoper glacier for an hour or 2, excellent walk.

    There are not enough extra or rest days to enjoy the mountain scenery either in Kalash valleys and Karimabad.

    Skip Bamburet valley, that is a very commercial area, Birir and Rumbur are far better places with nicer and warm welcoming Kalash families.

    I welcome your queries,

    Imran Schah

    Photos of adventures in Hindu Kush, Karakorum and Himalays
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    Fairy Meadows, Nanga Parbat 8126 m
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    Trip to Chitral and Northern area

    by imranthetrekker Written Jun 23, 2010

    Favorite thing: Bonjour from Peshawar,

    Isb-Chitral, Idea bura nahin hai.

    There is a coaster service leaves at 9:30 PM daily for Chitral from Pirwadhai bus terminal, arrives in the morning in Chitral, over Lowari pass, road is fine.

    Chitral, Stay at
    Hotel Terichmir view (Mumtaz Hussain, manager) you could use my reference.
    It is a mid-range one.

    For budgeted options
    Hotel City Tower
    Hotel Al-Farooq

    Take a trip to Kalash valleys like Bamborate, stay at
    Hotel Benazir, excellent place, they know me very well.

    From Chitral, take a car to Mastuj, 4 hrs and next morning take a NATCO bus to Gilgit or hire a car start early towards Shandoor pass and stay at
    PTDC Motel Phandar, that takes some 7 to 9 hrs.
    Excellent place.

    For Chitral 2,3 days are enough.

    Happy travels..

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    Pakistani Women - A prime minister

    by Faiza-Ifrah Updated Jun 21, 2010

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    Favorite thing: One of my favorite things about Pakistan is that its National and Provincial assemblies are very colorful due to large number of women representatives.

    The Western media portrays Pakistan as an extremist Islamic country, but this is not true. People of Pakistan have elected Benzair Bhutto as the Prime Minister of Pakistan twice. Even President Musharraf's popularity in Pakistan was attributed to women.

    Benazir Bhutto, born June 21, 1953, was the first woman elected to lead Pakistan. She was also the first female Prime Minister of a Muslim state. Benazir chaired the Pakistan Peoples Party and was elected twice as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto, the charismatic opposition leader was assassinated 27 December 2007.

    Wikipedia has this to say for Mrs. Benazir Bhutto:

    Benazir Bhutto (21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007) was a Pakistani politician who chaired the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), a centre-left political party in Pakistan. Bhutto was the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state,[1] having twice been Prime Minister of Pakistan (1988–1990; 1993–1996). She was Pakistan's first and to date only female prime minister.

    Fondest memory: Pakistani women parliamentarians are very friendly with foreign tourists. Any body in need of their time will be quickly rewarded :-)

    Late Benazir Bhutto
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