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Hasan Karrar

Hasan Karrar has written 7 posts for Trekking and Mountaineering in Pakistan

Self organized treks in Baltistan

There’s no other way of putting it: I’m a trekking junkie. If you get excited at the sight of blue barrels or loaders or know the importance of carrying extra washers for the kerosene stoves, then you’re probably a trekking junkie too. If on the other hand, none of this makes any sense to you, […]

Things to do in Karimabad, Hunza

And now that you are there…. Karimabad has a lot to offer. For starters, most visitors head up to the Baltit Fort that was renovated a few years ago. To get to the Baltit Fort; well just walk in the direction of the Fort which is located at the end of Karimabad and is visible […]

Karimabad, Hunza

It was late at night and I sitting in a cafe’ on Montreal’s St. Laurent Street describing Karimabad to my friend. “Try this,” I said, “Imagine a place where the mountain views are superb, the people hospitable and friendly, and the fruit are abundant and fresh. In addition, imagine a near hundred percent literacy rate, […]

Skardu, Baltistan

How we get the most out of our stay Once could spend one’s entire life travelling in the Hunza , taking in the idyllic splendor, and thinking that as far as mountain grandeur was concerned, this must be it. But a visit to Baltistan proves otherwise If you’re a trekker or a mountaineer, than Baltistan […]


How to get to Gilgit and Away.