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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 […]

Culture of the Karakoram Region

With such an old and diverse history, it is not surprising that there are so many different ethnicities, traditions, languages, and people in the Karakoram. Despite its geography and mix of people, the Karkoram range has an identity of its own. Urdu is the main language but trekkers might be surprised to find some guides […]