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  • Baltit Fort
    Baltit Fort
    by imranthetrekker
  • Stunning views at every turn
    Stunning views at every turn
    by Fudge
  • Northern Areas
    by filipdebont
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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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    • Road Trip

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  • Kagan naran visit or murre islamabad visit

    by sarwar2004 Written May 22, 2008

    Favorite thing: are u going alone or with family i means ladies and kids with u???tha is important to add in ur question please.
    If u are going with family i prefer that why u not plan to go to Islamabad, murree,khandyani,abbotabad. I had visit once with family in kagan naran but it was long time ago about 10 years and at that time it was not earthquake problem but we actually not much enjoyed there because there was no fun after sunset.after that i only go with family at murree islamabad each year.

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    Baltit Fort of Hunza

    by imranthetrekker Written Mar 21, 2006

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    Baltit Fort

    Favorite thing: Bien venu au Pakistan

    It is one of the monuments of Hunza, located on the top of Karimabad, almost 10 minutes walk from Karimabad to Baltit fort, bulit by one of the Mirs ( Rulers) of Hunza,
    800 years ago.
    Karimabad is located at the distance of 110 Km from Gilgit or 3 hours drive on the left side of Karakoram Highway.
    A detalied briefing would be given by the guides inside the fort with the help of slides about its history and the its periods.

    200 Rs entry fee would be charged at the gate.

    Enjoy the marvels of Pakistan

    Fondest memory: The Mountains of Pakistan

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    Pipeline Track Pass

    by Fudge Written Mar 7, 2005

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    Stunning views at every turn

    Favorite thing: The Pipeline Track is a 4 kilometre walk in nathiagali and along the way, besides witnessing fabulous views, you also get a up close and personal account with wildflowers, butterflies and the sweet incadescent sounds of tiny mountain birds that you can hear but not necessarily catch a glimpse of. They are tiny!

    Do carry ample water and wear a hat as it gets really hot sometimes.

    Easy - Moderate walk, anyone can do it, as it's a paved walk. Just dont be afraid of heights :)

    Fondest memory: I miss Nathia Gali as it was beautiful and the weather changed so many times it was amazing.

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    • Budget Travel
    • Backpacking

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  • In Pakistan,U absolutely must...

    by haarisonline Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: In Pakistan,U absolutely must visit Northern Areas of Pakistan.By the way,most of tourists come to Pakistan only to visit the Magical Northern Areas.
    Pakistan has rich cultural heritage and contains some historical cities as Lahore,Multan,Peshawar etc.

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    Visit Kafiristan, situated in...

    by junooni Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit Kafiristan, situated in the North of Pakistan, this is the place where its said that Alexander the Great left part of his army. Ever since they have settled there and have very interesting customs and a very unique lifestyle.

    Fondest memory: Hanging around with my friends in Lahore, the most livliest of cities of Paksitan.

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    filipdebont's General Tip

    by filipdebont Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Travelling the Karakorum Highway is always an adventure. Along the road we had to stop because of a landslide. Big stones came down the mountain. We lost almost one hour because of this landslide.

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    filipdebont's General Tip

    by filipdebont Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: When the landslide stopped, local workers cleared the road with a heavy bulldozer. After the cleaning up we could continue our journey.

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