Jun 15

When night falls

by in Gilgit-Baltistan, Photo Blog, Travelogue

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 lights on wooden hotel gave that evening a mood.


Hunza Baltit Inn When night falls

Hunza Baltit Inn, Karimabad

I kept on sipping tea in veranda till night fell. I saw a pitch dark rugged mountain right in front. Shining white snow was leading on the top. Above that, i saw stars. Not billion but zillion stars.

stars When night falls

Star trail shining right in front of the veranda of Hunza Baltit Inn Karimabad

I ordered one more cup of tea, took my tripod and started taking pictures.  I started observing them. It felt like as if someone has sparkled shining  white pepper in sky. I tried to talk to them. They were calling me, showing the proof of their existence, shouting out aloud  “We exist”.

Its very common in mountains that you get to see stars, uncountable stars shining above your head. My daily routinne every night had become to get out of my hotel room, order tea and watch stars. I like making shapes with stars as we would used to do in childhood.

If you are somewhere in mountains, be it in Balochistan, KPK or Gilgit-Baltistan. Get out of your room this evening, watch and talk to zillions of stars waiting for your call.



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6 Responses to “When night falls”

  1. From Nawazish:

    A beautiful article .. like your pictures you have picturised it all here.Thank you Shahji :)

    Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 at 10:47 pm #
  2. From Jiya:

    I’m all starry eyed after reading and imagining the celestial bodies.Can’t blame you watching them over and over again :)

    Posted on 18. Jun, 2012 at 8:44 pm #
  3. From Basil Andrews:

    I remember the darkness of the Hunza valley. When I had reached Passu late into the evening and hitched a ride on one of the jeeps to go into the village, en route it broke down. After much trying out I decided to walk it out to our destination. Walking along in pitch dark blackness with the gush of the river flowing along and the dark imposing outlines of the mountains gave a pretty profound feeling of awe and wonder as well as a hint of a scare. :P and not to mention the amount of stars in the sky, like woah! never in my life had I seen so many of them. Seriously, if I had to go through that experience again, I’d gladly to it. :D The adventure bug inside me says, go out explore and experience. :D

    Posted on 25. Jun, 2012 at 5:44 am #
  4. From Saghir A. Khatri:

    Star trails are amazing,
    plus veranda 0f Hunza Baltit is awesom, in love with your shots man :)

    keep it up man,

    Saghir A. Khatri

    Posted on 28. Jun, 2012 at 5:50 am #
  5. From G.A.:

    My wish is to go to one of these remote outposts, gaze up at the star-lit night sky and enjoy God’s company in the silence of the night.

    Posted on 21. Aug, 2012 at 1:41 pm #
  6. From ved:

    great blog you have, great pictures

    Posted on 22. Nov, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

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