Sep 17

Missing my room in Bumboret Valley, Kalash

by in blog, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Travelogue

Kalash room 301x450 Missing my room in Bumboret Valley, Kalash

I spent 4 days in this room, with nothing but myself. No electricity, candle light in the night and the short sized bed (that was not fit for my size and I used to pull it down to sleep).

The best part is I was the only guest in the hotel, and I made a good friendship with the hotel owner Abdul Ghaffar Sahab.

My stay in Bumboret made me less afraid of darkness, lonliness and tought me how to deal with isolation. I found Isolation the best to travel since it gives me time to think about the creature of this beautiful world and about myself.

I spent my days shooting the Kalash Valleys while i used to read Travels of Ibn-e-Batuttah in nights.

The hotel was new and i paid Rs. 450 a night. I must say whoever goes to the Bumboret valley must stay with Mr. Ghaffar in Hotel Rose to enjoy his good company.

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20 Responses to “Missing my room in Bumboret Valley, Kalash”

  1. From Basil Andrews:

    wouldn’t like a bed that is small for me.. I like to spread myself and sleep :P and I see something new coming up ( : .. is that your new portfolio?? :D

    Posted on 17. Sep, 2010 at 2:06 pm #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @Basil: Hey Thanks :) Oh yes that bed was way too small for me ;) but i enjoyed :)
      and you are right. new portfolio coming up. In fact same portfolio but with different looks :)

      Posted on 17. Sep, 2010 at 2:57 pm #
      • From Basil:

        oh ! Niceness:D using wordpress for developing that as well?? :)

        Posted on 18. Sep, 2010 at 10:56 am #
        • From Danial Shah:

          @Basil: just wait and watch :) lol. It is on wordpress

          Posted on 21. Sep, 2010 at 1:27 pm #
          • From Basil Andrews:

            Splendid! I’m waiting for the new Danial Shah look :)

            Posted on 23. Sep, 2010 at 6:14 pm #
          • From Danial Shah:

            @Basil: Soon soon :)

            Posted on 24. Sep, 2010 at 8:21 pm #
  2. From Jiya:

    Kalash valley gives a very quiet and peaceful impact.I felt like entering a whole new world when I went there.And rooms like these are treasured memories:)

    Posted on 17. Sep, 2010 at 7:53 pm #
  3. From abeer ul haq usmani:

    this is interesting story….. danail sahab abb apki blog mail mujhye receive nahe hoti….ur update of blogs…

    Posted on 01. Oct, 2010 at 10:33 pm #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @abeer: Thank. You should check your junk mails probably it goes into that :)

      Posted on 05. Oct, 2010 at 5:12 pm #
  4. From Asif:

    i am very pleased to see such a beautiful work. nice work bro keep it up.

    Posted on 04. Oct, 2010 at 2:12 am #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @Asif: Thank you brother :)

      Posted on 05. Oct, 2010 at 5:10 pm #
  5. From Jalal HB:

    Interesting narration – you are lucky to have travelled to so many beautiful places.

    Posted on 15. Oct, 2010 at 6:42 am #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @Jalal: Thanks Mr. Jalal :) Its just how i take life:)

      Posted on 15. Oct, 2010 at 9:45 am #
  6. From jia:

    these little things having a big space in our mind.
    this bed ,table n window force me to go in past n remember those days when ur in khi.
    dec 2009
    i never ever forget that days
    i was in guest house in model town khi for ten days n m the 1 female guest there it’s sound lil bit scary but the staff of guest house specially the khansama uncle is really good .
    i had done a lot of good n funny things .
    alas i have just memory but not the single pic of that :(

    Posted on 31. Mar, 2011 at 12:53 am #
  7. From Bilal:


    Just have a small question for you… which route you took for going to ‘Bumboret’…

    What if one is travelling from Nowshera to Dir and Chitral, from where the road to ‘Bumboret’ turns as there is no marking/route to that place in google maps…

    I will be very delighted on your positive reply… :)

    Posted on 29. Jun, 2011 at 5:18 am #
    • From danialshah:

      hey, i have already mailed you the route :) Thanks and good luck

      Posted on 03. Jul, 2011 at 8:01 am #
  8. From Khalid Alvi:

    Gr8 pictures … I traveled from Chitral to Kalam (via Mastud, lospur) and then Chitral to Gilgat (via Shandur, Yasin Gupis) .. your picture reminds me that era (1989-95)

    Posted on 30. Aug, 2011 at 7:53 am #
    • From danialshah:

      @Khalid Alivi: thank you Khalid sahab for your comments. Well nice to know about your travelings :) and i am happy to know that my picture helped you to go back in your travel memories…

      Posted on 31. Aug, 2011 at 7:43 am #


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