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Friday, September 25, 2009

Beautiful Pakistan Pictures - Beautiful And Highest Mountains in the World

Nanga Parbat
Nanga Parbat
Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain on Earth. Nanga Parbat means "Naked Mountain" in English, parbat deriving from the Sanskrit word parvata meaning "mountain, rock", and nanga from the Sanskrit word nagna meaning "naked, bare" Known as the "Killer Mountain," Nanga Parbat was one of the deadliest of the eight-thousanders for climbers in the first half of the twentieth century; since that time it has been less so, though still an extremely serious climb. It is also an immense, dramatic peak that rises far above its surrounding terrain[WikiPedia].

K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth (after Mount Everest). With a peak elevation of 8,611 metres (28,251 ft), K2 is part of the Karakoram range, and is located on the border between the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China and the Northern Areas of Pakistan. K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of ascent and the 2nd highest fatality rate among the 'eight thousanders' for those who climb it. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying. Unlike Annapurna, the mountain with highest fatality rate, K2 has never been climbed in winter[Wikipedia].

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Gasherbrum I (also known as Hidden Peak or K5) is the 11th highest peak on Earth, located on the Pakistan-China border. Gasherbrum I is part of the Gasherbrum massif, located in the Karakoram region of the Himalaya. Gasherbrum is often claimed to mean "Shining Wall", presumably a reference to the highly visible face of the neighboring peak Gasherbrum IV; but in fact it comes from "rgasha" (beautiful) + "brum" (mountain) in Balti, hence it actually means "beautiful mountain" [Wikipedia].

Gasherbrum - 2
Gasherbrum - 2

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Gasherbrum II (also known as K4) is the 13th highest mountain on Earth, located on the border of Pakistan-China. Gasherbrum II is the third highest peak of the Gasherbrum massif, located in the Karakoram range of the Himalaya [Wikipedia].
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Broad Peak (originally named K3), known locally as Faichan Kangri, is the 12th highest mountain on Earth. The literal translation of "Broad Peak" to Phalchan Kangri is not accepted among the Baltis[Wikipedia].

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Beautiful Pakistan Pictures - 8 Most Beautiful and Amazing Lakes of the World

Upper Kachura, Skardu

Kachura one of the most beautiful valley in Skardu district has two beautiful Lakes name Upper Kachura Lake and Lower Kachura Lake situated at the height of 2,500 m.

Sheosar Lake, Deosai
The lake is at an elevation of 4,142 m (13,589 feet). Its approximate length is reported to be 2.3 km (1.4 miles), width 1.8 km (1.2 miles) and average depth 40 m (131 feet).

Shangrilla, Skardu

Shangrila Lake or Lower Kachura Lake is a part of the Shangrila resort located at a drive of about 20 minutes from Skardu (nearly 2,500 m or 8,200 feet) town.


Lake Saif-ul-Maluk is situated at 3000+m, about 40 minutes jeep ride from Naran. Best time to visit is early in the morning when the air is cool, resulting in a picture perfect reflection on the lake. Camping facilities are also avaialbe, but you will have to check with the hotel that you will stay at. Nice view of Malaka Parbat.

Mahudand Lake
About 40kms from Kalam, in the upper Ushu Valley, is one of the best place for fishing. It is a day trip from Kalam, I would suggest you should stay one night. Do visit Lake Saifullah and Naseerullah just 2 km from Mahodand Lake.

Karomber Lake
The Karomber (not karambar)lake is the only lake in the whole world that is situtated at an altitude of more than 14,000 ft abvove sea level, and still having biologically active bodies in it. The reason being that the water does not come only by melting of snow on the surrounding mountains, but there are many springs in and around the lake which feed this. The spell bounding lake of Karomber in the border's region of Chitral with Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan. Ishkoman is also very near from here.The lake itself is at 4300 m above sea level and is among one of the highest lakes of the world and about beauty what can i say here.The reddish wild flowers are awesome in the end of Summer's season.The Lake itself is 3 km long approx.

Dodipatsar Lake
Dudiptsar lake or Dudipat Lake is a beautiful lake encircled by snow clad peaks. The lake lies in the extreme north of Kaghan Valley at N35.0185 E74.0895 and is about a four hours drive from the chief town Naran. The road is not entirely accessible for cars, even Jeeps. From Besal onwards the visitors have to trek about 6-8 hours in vast alpine meadows to reach the lake.First four hour trek is really hard.And best season for visit is after 25th july till end of september.

Chita Khata Lake, Neelam Valley
Chitta Katha Lake is only accessable in the months of July and August. Common route followed by the tourists is through kel. there is a road from Kel to Shounter Valley. it is better to reach the village UTLI DOMEL at night and stay there. you should proceed forward early in the morining. there is climbing of 5 to 6 hours to reach the lake. you can also make arrangements of horses for travelling from UTLI DOMEL.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Beautiful Pakistan Pictures - Amazing Makran Coastal Highway

Makran Coastal Highway is a 653 km-long coastal highway along Pakistan’s Arabian Sea coastline. It runs primarily through Balochistan province between Karachi and Gwadar, passing near the port towns of Ormara and Pasni.
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Prior to the construction of the Makran Coastal Highway in 2004, the port city of Karachi was linked to the port town of Gwadar via an uncarpeted “jeep” or “dirt” track. The journey between Karachi and Gwadar used to take at least two days and took a heavy toll on the “wear and tear” of vehicles. It was considered preferable to take the safer but longer route via Quetta.
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After completion of the Makran Coastal Highway, the average journey time between Karachi and Gwadar has been reduced to only 6 to 7 hours and transportation costs have also been reduced.
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The Makran Coastal Highway was conceived and built by the Government of Pakistan with the following objectives:
Firstly,To develop infrastructure and boost economic activity in the areas along Pakistan’s coastline.
Secondly,To improve the transportation and communications infrastructure in Balochistan province.
Thirdly,To develop the coastal towns of Ormara, Pasni and Gwadar into major port cities.
Fourthly,To link Ormara, Pasni and Gwadar with the rest of Pakistan’s national highways network .
Lastly,To develop the seafood industry along Pakistan’s coastline by reducing the time and costs involved in transporting fresh seafood from seafood catchment areas to major cities in Pakistan as well as export processing zones in Karachi and Gwadar.
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By looking into the photographs, you can easily judge that its really amazing to travel through that area. Its has a lot of attraction for tourist around the world. From Karachi to Gawadar, Makran Coastal Highway is truly a symbol of pride for all Pakistani's.

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