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    Moenjodaro

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Aug 22, 2014

    I did not like Karachi, the most populated city in Pakistan, I found it too crowded and with beggars everywhere who followed me, when they saw giving baksheesh to some children without legs, realizing that I was a Westerner, with the goal to get some rupees, but I could not give coins to everybody. Furthermore, my first day in that town two corrupted Policemen tried to rob me (fortunately without success), that was the reason why the second day of my stay I headed north, to Rawalpindi and then to the Himalaya.
    I boarded a train and made a stopof one day in Mohenjo-Daro to observe the ruins of a civilization on the banks of the Indo River that prospered over 4000 years ago, at the same time than Greece and Egypt.
    Mohenjo-Daro is in the list of Patrimonies if the Humankind by UNESCO.
    Walking around the archeological site, among the ruins, I noticed a Buddhist Stupa, situated on the top of a hill.
    In my way to Rawalpindi I could have stopped in Harappa, in Punjab, a settlement contemporary of Mohenjo-Daro, which represents another civilization centre. But not being an archeologist, I felt satisfied enough with my visit to Mohenjo-Daro to have an idea of the Indus Valley Civilization.
    Finally I reached by train the city of Rawalpindi.

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    National Parks in Pakistan

    by babar_1 Written Sep 14, 2012

    National parks are 'protected areas' designated by the government. Pakistan is endowed with great wealth of biodiversity. There are about 25 national parks in Pakistan. The most famous are; K2 National park, Khunjerab, Ayubia, Chitral Gol, Lal Sohanra and Deosai national parks. Ayubia national park is most easily accessible. It is less than 2 hours drive from Islamabad and is characterized with thick forests, stunning landscape, mountains, wildlife, flowers and great people.

    Ayubia National Park
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    Gilgit & Chitral

    by imranthetrekker Written May 11, 2012

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    Bonjour mes amis,

    Things are calm in Gilgit at the moment.

    Do visit
    Nanga Parbat Base camp (Fairy Meadows)
    It's a 3 days trip to the base camp,some 4 hrs drive from Gilgit to Raikot bridge and then 1.5 hr drive to Jhel and then the trek begins, easy trek but pretty scenic.

    NATCO runs buses from Islamabad to Gilgit, 20 hrs drive on KKH.

    In Gilgit Stay at
    Hotel Tourist Cottage
    Park Hotel

    You can visit Chitral, there is a bus to Mastuj across Shandoor pass, overnight at Mastuj
    You may stay at
    Tourist Garden

    Next day 3 hrs drive to Chitral and then Kalash valleys.

    In Chitral you may stay at
    Hotel Al-Farooq

    Bon voyage ..

    Kalash valleys Spring in the mountainous regions Polo in Pakistan Kalash, Hindu Kush Boroghil valley
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    Umerkot - The Gateway to Thar Desert

    by Mozumbus Written Dec 21, 2011

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    (November 11, 2011) Taking advantage of the long Eid weekend I took a couple of days break and drove all the way to Umerkot, South Western city of Pakistan, which is the Eastern gateway to the Thar Desert, or the Great Indian Desert.

    The city is rich in culture and heritage and has the following to attract an inquisitive traveler:

    * Umerkot Fort with impressive entrance, high watch tower, and colonial structures
    * Birthplace of Akbar, the most famous of Mughul Emperors
    * Religious aspects because of significant Hindu population, alien to other Pakistan cities
    * Refresher drink: Thadal
    * Red Chili and Cottonseed crops
    * Priceless handicrafts and Thari bangles
    * Adjoining Thar Desert
    * Wild Peacocks

    Please click here for pictures and trip details.

    The Impressive Umerkot Fort A Colonial Structure Inside the Fort Remains of Mogul Colourful Thari Bangles Inside the Hindu Temple
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    Lahore -- the Historic City

    by babar_1 Written Apr 15, 2011

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    Lahore is the cultural capital of Pakistan. The city represents ancient period, Moughal era, colonial regime and modern era. The old walled city is the most interesting part. It has Lahore fort (UNESCO heritage), Badshahi mosque, beautiful buildings, unique culture, mouth watering local dishes and much more.

    Lahorer Fort, Badshahi Mosque, Sikh Temple
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  • Tarbela Dam....(Haripur range)

    by WAHEEDASLAM Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    To the west of Haripur is one of the Pakistan's geo-technical wonders, The world's biggest earthen dam,"Tarbela", spanning the Indus where it empties onto the plains it was meant to ease Pakistan's fragile dependence on irrigation water from rivers like Chinab and Sutluj that rise in India. It was started in 1968 and not yet finished. It is immense -150 m high and 2.5 km across and most dramatic when in summer its 95 sq. miles long resevoir is full & the monster spillways are thundering.

    Tarbela Dam....
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    Nathia Gali Dunga Gali Trekking

    by sohailisd Written Jul 28, 2010

    NathiaGali is a hill station located almost 2 hours drive from Islamabad. It comprises of a series of villages and dwelling reffered to as Galiyat. Dunga Gali is one such village. It offers various trails for trekking the famous being the Mushkpuri to Lalazar trek. The trail is almost 3 hours and becomes challenging when it rains. The best time to go is July when it rains and the scenery is breathtaking. Local porters/guides are available for carrying equipment for camping.
    It is a unique experience if the weather permits. Remember to negotiate with the locals.

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    To Chitral

    by imranthetrekker Written Jun 24, 2010

    Kalash is doable in a single day, go to the cemetery, visit the houses and come back.
    Terichmir view's location is excellent and it is a very nice place.

    Trip to Gilgit from Chitral, needs 2 days, first day to Mastuj, some 100 Km, 4 hrs trip from Chitral and then the NATCO bus leaves for Gilgit from Mastuj.

    Safar Bekhair..

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    World Heritage Sites # 1

    by marvelous_girl Updated Jun 9, 2010

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    INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION
    In 1980 Moenjodaro city was declared as world heritage site by UNESCO in 1980.Moenjodaro had gaot the ruins of lost Indus valley civilization.The remains of the civilization are situated on the west bank of Indus river,about 12 km from moenjodaro railway station in Larkana District of Sindh(province) .it was flourished in 3rd millennium B.C .The main feature of this civilization is its TOWN PLANING which includes Baked and Dry bricks,Sewage system,Covered Drainage system,Public baths,Colleges for priests,soak pits for disposal of Sewerage system,Large state Granary which was about 45 meter long and 15 meter high.it was meant to store food grains and it had line of circular brick platform for pounding grains,Assembly Hall it was 24 square meter pillared hall.Kiln baked bricks were used to construct these pillars.
    The Indus valley civilization was so dably lost that the present inhabitants of Mehrgarh the had no idea that a complete civilization is buried under the land on which they r living.the history of excavation of lost IVC begins when the people found out that if they dig the land they can get good quality of bricks buried under it,so people started digging inorder to have bricks to construct their homes with no concern about how those so many bricks got buried under the land.They were just happy about the fact that they were getting free good quality bricks.In 1856 six miles from river Ravi in the foot hills of Himalayas construction workers come up with a small curmbling hill of bricks which they used for the railway line ballasts.Along with the bricks some steatite(soapstone) seals were also found .Archaeologists, Sir John Cunningham,quickly confirmed their antiquity this started the journey of discovery of Lost Civilization.

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    Unesco World heritage site #2

    by marvelous_girl Updated Jun 9, 2010

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    Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol:
    Taxila or Takshashila university that dates back to the reign of the Kushan dynasty was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1980.The kingdom of Gandhara lasted from the 6th century BC to the 11th century AD. It attained its height from the 1st century to the 5th century AD under Buddhist Kushan Kings.The existence of large number of Buddhist stupas and monasteries in Gandhara is very sacred for Buddhists and an important part of Pakistan's historic culture.Besides Taxila, other neighbouring districts of Mansehra, Swabi, Mardan, Swat, Peshawar and Khyber Agency also possess similar sites, including edicts of emperor Ashoka (304 BC-232 BC)Tourism to these sites flourished during 1990s, when a large number of scholars, pilgrims and cultural enthusiasts from across the world flocked to Pakistan.

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    Multan,,

    by imranthetrekker Written Apr 19, 2010

    salam from Peshawar,

    Medina-tul-Awlia, city of sufi hermits, do visit the shrines of Hazrat shah shamswari, Hazrat Bahudin Zikria Multani etc.

    Stay at
    Hotel Shabroze
    Hotel Mavra
    at Hasan parwana road.

    besal's given some very nice suggestions about Darewar fort, it should be given a try if you've time.

    You could find Multani Sohan Halwa everwhere but try to get the
    Hafiz Brand.

    All the best,

    Imran Schah

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    Trek to K2 base camp & Gondghoro la

    by imranthetrekker Written Mar 23, 2010

    Bonjour,

    You better cross-post it on other travel boards as well..

    Moreover, some fellow trekkers were planning the same itinerary as yours and they are in touch with a Skardu based agency

    Snowland expeditions,
    www.snowland.com.pk

    and I think that agency has got some trekkers for July so you could drop them a message at
    email: kamal_mba2k2@hotmail.com

    I wish you all the luck,

    Imran Schah

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    The KKH

    by illumina Updated Nov 20, 2009

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    Following the KKH from Islamabad in Pakistan to Kashgar in the Xinjiang region of China is possibly one of the most adventurous things I've ever done! The 1300km of road takes in some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, and crosses the highest border in the world - the Khunjerab pass at 4,693 m.

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    Hunza Valley

    by yuet29 Written Sep 24, 2009

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    Karimabad is where people refer to as Hunza, however the exact Hunza valley stretches long up to the north. The best thing to do in Hunza is relax. The view is magnificient and I found no where else in the world. However most Pakistani themselves missed it.

    A few activities can be done at Hunza:
    1. to walk on the street..
    2. a day trip to Ulta Meadow.
    3. Baltit Fort
    4. walk across the valley to Nagyr side villages

    A day trip to Ulta Meadow:
    - If you decided to do this, go with someone else. The trail is not hard or dangerous but it is fatal if you get it wrong. The usual time needed is around 5 hours, 3 hours up to the meadow and 2 hours down. I did it in 8 hours, 4 hours up and 4 hours down. Missed the way once on the way up and missed the way twice on the way down. And by the time you knew you have lost your path, usually you are hanging half way in the middle of the cliff!!

    Walk across the valley to Nagyr side
    - there are a few small villages at the opposite side. Walk pass Ganish and continue down the bridge. Remember that it is forbidden to take picture of any pakistan bridge but if you ask permission from the police, they will give you the favor. People from the village are nice and welcoming, there is a small swimming pool where the boys under 18 swim.

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    The Shandur Pass

    by yuet29 Written Sep 22, 2009

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    Shandur Pass has one of the best scenery in the Pakistan. If you know how to read mandarin, KKH ÊÇ´óµ¶À«¸«Ö®×÷£¬Shandur PassÓÐС¼Ò±ÌÓñ·çÇé¡£

    I did not stop at any of the village along the road due to time shortage but they are definitely worth the visit.

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