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  • Herlingkoffer base camp of Nanga Parbat, Pakistan
    Herlingkoffer base camp of Nanga Parbat,...
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  • Yaks from the highlands of Pakistan
    Yaks from the highlands of Pakistan
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  • 5400 m, Mazeno la, Gilgit-Baltistan
    5400 m, Mazeno la, Gilgit-Baltistan
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    Travel to Gilgit, Hunza

    by imranthetrekker Written Mar 5, 2012

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    Peaks of Himalayas, Pakistan

    Favorite thing: Bonjour from Chitral,

    Last year, it took some 20 hrs to reach Gilgit from Rawalpindi, the road is under maintenance so as the road to Hunza.

    There is a boat service across Atabad lake so you can reach Passu from there.

    June, July, the best time to be there, due to very pleasant weather conditions.

    Bon voyage ..

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    Travel to Gilgit, Hunza

    by imranthetrekker Written Mar 6, 2012

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    Herlingkoffer base camp of Nanga Parbat, Pakistan
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    Favorite thing: Bonjour from Chitral,

    I agree with the post above, NATCO is the best option to travel on KKH, very convenient buses.

    The main hurdle was Atabad lake but now it's been turned into a boat safari in the highlands of Hunza so I hope you'd enjoy that in order to reach Passu.

    Good luck ..

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    The crazy landscape

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Still on the bus, don't get over excited. Now you look out to your windows, the lanscape is just crazy, hopelessly beautiful, even the local Pakistanis had to strectch their necks to look, I was almost loosing control to shout at the stupid driver to stop for a rest but not a good idea, so I just keep snapping photos.

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    The Chinese

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: You will occassionally see some Chinese in construction the bridge, they don't build roads, they build bridge, that's the deal of this Karakorum Highway, the Pakistanis build the road and the Chinese build bridge. I met some Chinese on the way but they are not in the mood for gab, probably too much of work.

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    Airport

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: They said this is an airport, I went to have a look, yes is an airport, the location is right at the town centre but I did not see any planes. The road here is very easy to explore, there are not many roads actually, you can walk in one day for all. From airport to town centre is about 20 seconds if you ask me.

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    On the way to Gilgit

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This picture is basically what you can see from the bus, long distance bus from Mansehra or Islamabad, depends where you begin. Click the picture, its a big Indur River, this river is very strange, there's not lifes on the river banks, no vegetations. The bus drive some 4 hours only all these, dried and lifeless.

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    In early morning

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Now the sun is rising at 7.30am somewhere before Gilgit, still looking at the mountains surrounding in front, still very exciting but the bus driver won't stop, gotta wait but looking. The was an Afghan guy sitting behind me with legs up to my head, I don't know what's wrong with his behavior but let him do it.

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    Almost Gilgit

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Now we are almost arriving at Gilgit, the scenery has changed, I saw at times some houses, that shown in photo. Still not many peoples, only about 10 peoples per 1000 sq miles. The are mostly living the traditional way, not possible for them to work in the city but probably their children yes.

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    The road

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Now here is probably the biggest sign so far on the entire Karakoram Highway, take a look closely. This location is still unclear, I can't provide details, but was definitely breathtaking, out of this world feel.

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    Gilgit town centre

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This is the Gilgit town centre, a round about with background mountains in layers, damn, what a place to be, like heaven, just looking around is already so beautiful, I did not go to shopping, I prefer to look at wide open places like this, insanely beautiful.

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    Entering the bridge

    by l_joo Updated May 24, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Now I am taking the photo from Akhtar's jeep, the vehicle is very convenience to get out, the window is just a plastic sheet that can roll up. Akhtar wants us to get down the jeep to walk across the bridge and he is waiting for us over there.

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    From far

    by l_joo Updated May 24, 2005

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    Favorite thing: I have to take more photos of the Suspension bridge, it looks beautiful to me and to many peoples. I know it doesn't impress so much in small picture here but in actual, you are thinking the same like me.

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    Watching Joo

    by l_joo Updated May 24, 2005

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    Favorite thing: After watching Akhtar's jeep, now take some time to watch Joo posing on the bridge, this pose is nothing special, not my usual over exciting pose, very normal decent instead. Standing on the bridge is memorable, don't miss it.

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    Gilgit in my hand

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Gilgit in my hand is when the stupid bus driver finally stop for refill at here, don't as me where the hell this is, is in the middle of mountains I guessed without residents around, just only some trucks and a few drivers wasting time and staring at peoples. That moment I was like a monkey, probably too long sitting on the bus and couldn't get out to see the landscape.

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    Landscape to Gilgit

    by l_joo Updated May 20, 2005

    Favorite thing: Landscapes are about this for overall the surroundings of Gilgit town, the town is actually a big valley full of greeneries and not many inhabitants but very comfortable feel, tranquil especially, basic, ancient, and rural peoples made up all, I like it so much. Picture is still on the bus to Gilgit, some 3 hours before, one side is huge mountains, one side is Indus river very deep and wide. The bus is in between, crazy scenery I have to say.

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