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    Trekking

    by babar_1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The northern areas of Pakistan offer trekking- wonderland unrivalled in the entire world. Four of the world greated mountain ranges... the korakoram, himalaya, hindukush and pamir and almost 37 of the world's 100 highest peaks are located in these mountains. In no other part of the world can be found such a complex of mountain ranges, glaciers, valleys and mountain folks.

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    Go crazy with sports off the beaten path

    by Faiza-Ifrah Updated Feb 7, 2009

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    Polo is a sports of the elite in Pakistan, but is gaining popularity fast. It is played in all the major cities of Pakistan - Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and many small cities of northern region.

    Polo is fast developing as a family oriented spectator sports. It is a good to see families coming to the ground, cheering their teams and the children playing their own games at the sides.

    A local, more fierce, and more popular version of polo is played in the northern areas of Pakistan. The best venue to watch that version is the Shandur Polo Festival held in the mountain valleys of Gilgit in late spring. This picture from the National Geographic's issue of 1980, shows the rougher version being played. The most impressive part is when the game starts a rider gallops his horse for few hundred meters, lobs the ball in the air and then strikes the ball with the stick.

    Pakistan qualified for the Polo World Cup to be played in France in 2004. The qualifying round played in Lahore in late 2003 was very competitive with 2 of the 3 best teams in the zone - Australia, India and Pakistan - equally poised to move ahead. Unfortunately, the Indian team that was definitely the best, lost to both Australia and Pakistan in overtime sudden death play even though it beat other competitors by biggest margins.

    For Pakistanis, it was definitely a good development. the country is passing through difficult international and political times and it was good to see that we had some moments to cheer about.

    Equipment: For those who would like to try their hands at the international version of polo, many clubs of Lahore and Rawalpindi will allow them to do so.

    For the local extreme sports version of polo, one will have to travel to the northern mountaneous areas of Pakistan where the villagers will gladly lend them their ponies and few tips.

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    Trek to K2, Baltoro glacier

    by imranthetrekker Written Apr 22, 2008

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    Bonjour mon ami,

    On Baltoro glacier, it's a demanding trek and one should be enough fit for that, I'm talking about the trekkers, but there's much responsibility, comes on the shoulders of a tour leader, either inbound or outbound.

    But there's an advantage that you gain the altitide gradually, so there're less chances of falling prey to AMS or altitude sickness but better to keep a pace, suitable to your body, no hassel.

    So you begin from Skardu 2500 m, to Askole, 5 hrs drive, camping.
    The trek begins after Askole, it's an open area so better to start early, just to avoid sun, to Korofon camp or Julla.

    Then next day to paiyuu or Skomtsok camp, but the baltoro glacier begins after Paiyyu, when an ascent takes you over the moraines and then to Khupurse or Urdukas camp, here it goes above 4000 m, the layer of Oxygen gets thinner after that and after Urdukuas, the ice trek begins so better to have some walking sticks because during the day time, it melts and gets slippery.

    Once yopu get closer to Udrdukas, the Trango Series welcomes you, where the immense Trango Towers, inviting the climbers and adventurers, nice snaps could be taken if the weather's clear.

    After Urdukas, one'll approach Goro 1,11 camps, night's pretty chilly here because you'll have to camp over ice.

    then next day Concordia, wherefrom you'd be able to see Broad peak (faichan kangri 8047 m), K2 8611 m,in thefront and Mitre peak 6010m, in the back'll greet you.

    After camping at Concordia, you can approach K2 and Broad peak base camps and come back for overnight at Concordia or Broad peak base camp.

    There're extra days, like one at paiyuu camp,which'll help you to acclimatize with the altitude, so you'll absolutely fine.

    There're 13, 14 trekking days in the itinerary.

    last year, when I was making it, I was runnig and playing soccer for more than a month, so I didn't have any problem, this year, I'll have to make a trek in Kalash during the Kalash festival next month.

    I wish you all the best,

    Imran Schah

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    Karachi Golf Club

    by maztek Updated Oct 1, 2007

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    It is the oldest golf club in Karachi. The course was turfed, landscaped, and filled with greenery, making it one of the largest green areas in Karachi. The Karachi Golf Club was an affiliate of the Sindh Club in 1888 and registered as an independent club in 1891.
    The course was relocated to the present site in 1953. In 1991. The 18 holes Green Course was created a year later and in 1993 nine more holes were built. The three courses are now referred as the Blue, Yellow and Red Courses.
    Very well maintained golf course which is a pride for the karachi. Locals have lot of interest for the game.

    Equipment: Golf set and caddies can be provided by the management on hire basis. The green fee for non members foreigners is as under:-

    9 HOLES (WEEK DAYS) 600.00
    18 HOLES (WEEK DAYS) 1,200.00
    9 HOLES (SATURDAY- 750.00
    SUNDAY & HOLIDAYS)
    18 HOLES (SATURDAY- 1,500.00
    SUNDAY & HOLIDAYS)

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    Rawalpindi Golf Course

    by maztek Updated Oct 1, 2007

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    Completed in 1926 by Rawalpindi Golf Club, one of the oldest golf clubs of Pakistan, founded on 2nd November 1885. Elegant clubhouse with panoramic views over Faisal Mosque, the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi and the golf course. This course is very famous for the beautiful landscaped fairways and well maintained greens.
    It is a 18 holes golf course which has the future expansion of another 9 holes. It is known as HOME for the Golfers. The offices of Pakistan Golf Federation are also located in the area.
    Major national and international tournaments are held annually with record number of golfers participating.

    Equipment: Lot of facilities of caddies and coach are available. Golf kits can be hired from the club house.

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    Chinar Golf Course, Bhurban

    by maztek Updated Oct 1, 2007

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    Bhurban is a small village and a hill station in Punjab, Pakistan about 15Km from Murree Hills and about 70 KMs from Islamabad. The course is situated 6000 feet above sea level, adjacent to Pearl Continental Resort Bhurban . It is nine hole beautiful landscaped golf course. While playing at this course you enjoy the surrounding and the beauty of pine trees in the back ground. It is worth visiting by golfer tourists who happen to stay in PC Bhurban hotel. The Hotel has made arrangements with the management to entertain their guests on very nominal charges.
    Bhurban Golf Course overlooks the Azad Kashmir Valley and snow capped Nanga Parbat Peak (8125 m) in the distance.
    Some major tournaments of the country are held here.

    Equipment: The course can provide Golf kits on very nominal charges

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    cricket rules

    by TONY786 Written Jun 25, 2007

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    on every corner every piece of land you will see males of all ages playing cricket some with home made bats and the plastic ball from the inner of a kite ball of string they are all over, some play football but far and few

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    Polo - in its ancient form

    by babar_1 Written Oct 20, 2004

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    Polo is very famous sport in the Northern areas of Pakistan (Gilgit, Chitral, Skardu). This game is beleived to be originated in this part of the world. The greatest tournament takes place in shandur, the highest polo ground in the world, during the summer time.

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    Cricket, Cricket and Cricket

    by babar_1 Updated Oct 4, 2004

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    Although hockey is the national game of the country, but Pakistan is cricket crazy country. In major urban centres like Karachi and Lahore where full-sized cricket fields are a rare luxury, it is not uncommon to see cricket being played in narrow lanes and streets of the city.

    Pakistan had won world cup of cricket in 1992 and runners up in many occasions.

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    Enjoy Cricket at its Best

    by Pakistaniguy Updated May 1, 2004

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    There are many Cricket Stadiums all over the country. Especially in every major city of Pakistan there are international cricket stadiums such as Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta, Sheikhupura, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, etc. etc. The Best ones among all of these are the first 3 Lahore, Karachi & Rawalpindi. They have fast and run-scoring cricket pitches where ball also turn and people enjoy the cricket at its best !

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    People of Pakistan and Cricket

    by Pakistaniguy Updated May 1, 2004

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    Pakistanis and especially Lahori's try their best to watch a cricket match live in a cricket stadium instead of on their TV sets at home. This is a picture from one of the cricket matched in which me and my family went to support Pakistani Team against New Zealand's Cricket Team and finally we won this thrilling match at the end. The whole stadium was jumping and clapping to celebrate the impossible victory on 29th Nov' 03.

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    Pakistani Love Cricket

    by Pakistaniguy Updated May 1, 2004

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    There is one thing every Pakistani Love and its the game of Cricket. Though Americans might not have heard this name before but Britishers who are the inventer of this sport, know it very well. Its just because of them we play this game. Not to forget that Pakistan has been a British Colony.

    Equipment: If you want to play cricket then you just have to go to any park and ask the boys who would already be playing over there. They would include you in their team and you can have a good time here in Pakistan playing your favourite (?) sports.

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  • Angling Tour - Trout Treat

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Feb 19, 2004

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    Duration: 16 Days
    Best Time: May - October
    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Day 01: Arrival at Islamabad
    Day 02: Departure by coach to Balakot. Lunch at Balakot. Transfer by jeeps to Naran, which is the heart of Kaghan valley. Check in hotel in Naran.
    Day 03: Full day tour fishing in Kaghan River with packed lunches and trout cooked on location for group. Overnight stay in hotel in Naran.
    Day 04: Full day trout fishing at Saif-ul-Muluk lake with packed lunches. Overnight in Naran.
    Day 05: Full day trout fishing on the Kaghan river at different locations. Overnight in Naran.

    Day 06: Departure for Balakot in the morning. Lunch at Balakot. From Balakot group departs by coach to Besham. Overnight in Besham.
    Day 07: Departure by coach to Gilgit. Overnight in hotel at Gilgit.
    Day 08: Departure to Phander Lake. Overnight Rest House/Camp.
    Day 09: Fishing at lake and neighboring streams. Overnight Rest House/Camp.
    Day 10: Departure for Gilgit. Overnight stay in hotel at Gilgit.
    Day 11: Full day sight seeing of Hunza upto Gulmit. Overnight stay in Gilgit.
    Day 12: Departure for Skardu. Check in hotel at Skardu for overnight. Afternoon trip to Satpara lake for fishing.
    Day 13: Full day fishing at Satpara lake with packed lunches.
    Day 14: Full day fishing at Sukh Nallah and Kachura lake with packed lunches. Overnight in Skardu.
    Day 15: Fly to Rawalpindi. Sightseeing tour of city. Evening, end of tour - fly to next destination, or if no flight available overnight in hotel at Rawalpindi.
    Day 16: Departure

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  • Mountain Biking..

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Feb 19, 2004

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    Quick Facts

    Duration: 20 Days
    Best Time: Round the year
    Difficulty Level: Strenuous

    Day 01: Arrival at Rawalpindi/Islamabad. City tour in the afternoon. Night stay in hotel.
    Day 02: Travel by coach to Mansehra. Overnight stay in hotel at Mansehra.
    Day 03: Bike trip (50 km) Mansehra to Balakot. Night in hotel at Balakot.
    Day 04: Bike trip (30 km) Balakot to Shogran. Night in hotel Shogran.
    Day 05: Bike trip to (40 Km) Shogran to Kaghan
    Day 06: Bike trip (26 Km) Kaghan to Naran.
    Day 07: Trip to Lake Saif-ul-Muluk, hiking or biking (25 km). Night in hotel at Naran.
    Day 08: Bike trip (30 Km). Naran to Burawai. Camping at riverside.
    Day 09: Bike trip (25 km), Burawai to Lake Lulusar. Camping at riverside.
    Day 10: Bike trip (30 Km), Lake Lulusar to Babusar Pass and downhill to Babusar village. Camping by rest house.
    Day 11: Bike trip (40 km). Babusar village to Chilas. Night in hotel at Chilas.
    Day 12: Transfer by Coach via Karakoram Highway to Karimabad, Hunza. Overnight stay in hotel at Karimabad.
    Day 13: Leisure day at Karimabad.
    Day 14: Bike trip (11 Km) Karimabad to Gilgit. Overnight stay in hotel at Gilgit.
    Day 15: Transfer by Coach via Karakoram Highway to Raikot Bridge. Trip to Fairy Meadows, Hiking or biking (21 Km). Camping in Fairy Meadows.
    Day 16: Leisure day. Camping in Fairy Meadows.
    Day 17: Downhill from Fairy Meadows hiking or biking to Raikot Bridge (21 Km). Transfer by Coach via Karakoram Highway to Barseen. Overnight stay in Barseen.
    Day 18: Transfer by Coach at Karakoram Highway from Barseen to Rawalpindi. Overnight stay in hotel at Rawalpindi.
    Day 19: Sightseeing of Islamabad/Rawalpindi. Overnight stay in hotel at Rawalpindi.
    Day 20: Departure

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  • Wild-boar Hunting...

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Feb 19, 2004

    Quick Facts

    Duration: 8 Days
    Best Time: Round the year
    Difficulty Level: Strenuous

    Day 01: Arrival at Rawalpindi/Islamabad. City tour in the afternoon. Night stay in hotel.
    Day 02: Leave for Cheechawatni and spend night at Canal Rest House Cheechawatni.
    Day 03: Full day hunting around Cheechawatni and night in Rest House.
    Day 04: Full day hunting around Cheechawatni and night in Rest House.
    Day 05: Leave for Kamalia and stay in Canal Rest House.
    Day 06: Full day hunting around Kamalia and night in Rest House.
    Day 07: Drive back to Islamabad and spend night in hotel.
    Day 08: Fly back home

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