13. Sep, 2012

Sheikh Badin: The road less travelled

Sheikh Badin: The road less travelled

Tucked away to the east of the Pezu Mountains, a two-hour drive from Dera Ismail Khan, lies Sheikh Badin — a hill station that could serve as a proverbial oasis in the midst of the largely arid terrain of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. I discovered this hidden getaway while on a family visit to DI Khan. My cousin, […]

11. Sep, 2012

In between fantasy and reality

In between fantasy and reality

I just came out of my hotel room, its dark outside  and i started to walk on the road. There are no street lights and i can see giant mountain silhouettes all around. With each step, i am gaining a distance between me and my hotel. It is black pitch dark. I am walking under the light […]

02. Sep, 2012

Memories of Mantu

Memories of Mantu

Mantu is like a samosa, not fried but steam boiled. I was first introduced to it while roaming in the bazaar of Chitral where I came across a boy selling mantu on the road side. Locals in singles and groups were sitting around, enjoying mantu and a good gathering. The first Mantu, which i ate […]

27. Jul, 2012

Lake in the rocks – Kharfaq

Lake in the rocks – Kharfaq

Gilgit Baltistan is famous for its high mountains, water streams, sand dunes and far away lakes. Some lakes are famous, more touristic and very much accessible. I have been to most of them. But there are some lakes into the wild, far away and difficult to access. I was staying in Khaplu Palace and Residence […]

23. Jul, 2012

Only for VIPs. a travelogue

Only for VIPs. a travelogue

Some journeys do not end up the way we want. There are bigger, unexpected plans that nature has for us.  I was staying in Chitral valley last summer and only place to see east side of Trich Mir (Highest mountain of Hindkush) can be from a town called Booni, some 2.5 bumpy drive from Chitral. […]

16. Jul, 2012

Hide and seek by k2

Hide and seek by k2

Trekking after 7 days, crossing through harsh tarrain and difficult baltoro glacier, i finially reached Concordia where you get to view four 8000+ peaks that includes world’s second highest mountain “K2″. I was excited all the way from Skardu to Concordia, just to see a glimpse of that mighty mountain that have been playing with […]

29. Jun, 2012

Journey to the mountain of my dream: K2

Journey to the mountain of my dream: K2

I couldn’t have imagined going to k2 base camp, in my wildest dream ever. But with time, I started developing this passion for mountains that initially took me to Himalayas, Hindukush and Karakoram as a tourist and then as a photographer. With time, I started developing this curiosity to explore whats beyond off the road in those […]

15. Jun, 2012

When night falls

When night falls

The whole Hunza Nagar view was right in front of me while i was sipping tea at Hunza Baltit Inn in Karimabad. I could see High Rakaposhi peak on my left while Ultar peak and Baltit fort were shining on my right. The sun was already about to set, sky was getting darker and dim […]

08. Jun, 2012

Apricot Mousse Cake in Khaplu Palace & Residence

Apricot Mousse Cake in Khaplu Palace & Residence

After a good local balti meal, i asked Chef Abbas of  “Khaplu Palace & Residence“ if he has something sweet to offer with local touch. “We eat lots of apricots. Baltistan is famous for dried apricots. It keeps us warm since its cold throughout year. I can make Apricot mousse cake for you.” Said Abbas. APRICOT MOUSE CAKE? The […]

06. Jun, 2012

I am in Baltistan

I am in Baltistan

i see clear blue sky, i see pure white clouds, i see sand dunes, I see sand storms, I see last beam of light hitting the mountain, i see mighty river flowing, i see snow caped peaks, i see nature. I am in Baltistan. These mountains have been calling me for 4 years. I remember […]

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