Posted April 25, 2015on:
Pakistan – The Largest Land of Glaciers.
Glaciers serve as a natural regulator of regional water supplies. Pakistan’s glaciers are spread over an area of about 16933 Km².
Pakistan is a home of 108 peaks above 6000m, and numerous peaks above 5000 and 4000. Five of the 14 highest independent peaks in the world are here
Fairy Meadows has been a source of enchantment since long for back packers, climbers, wildlife researchers, photographers, painters & geologists, besides nature lovers.
. Lake Saiful Muluk, Pakistan.
A fairy tale called Saiful Muluk, written by the famous sufi poet Mian Muhammad Bakhsh, is associated with the lake.
It is the story of prince of Persia who fell in love with a fairy princess at the lake.The impact of the lake beauty is of such extent that people believe that fairies come down to lake in full moon.
The Baltoro Glacier, Pakistan.
Small valley glaciers form icefalls where they meet the trunk glacier. The sidewalls vary from very steep to precipitous. The glacier has carved striations on the surrounding country rocks. Moving ice has formed depressions, which serve as basins for numerous glacial lakes.
Gwadar Bay, Pakistan.
Gwadar Bay is located in the Gulf of Oman on the maritime border of Pakistan and Iran. It is an inlet of the Arabian Sea indenting the sandy Makran coast at the Iran–Pakistan border.
Gwadar’s location and history have given it a unique blend of cultures. The Arabic influence upon Gwadar is strong as a consequence of the Omani era and its close proximity to the Arabian peninsula.
Derawar Fort, Pakistan.
It is an ancient fort located in Cholistan Desert in Pakistan. The Fort was built by Deoraj, a prince of Jaisalmer. The forty bastions of Derawar are visible for many miles in Cholistan Desert. The walls have a circumference of 1500 metres and stand up to thirty metres high!
The first fort on the site was built by Hindu Rajput, Rai Jajja Bhati of Jaisalmer. It remained in the hands of the royal family of Jaisalmer until captured and completely rebuilt by the nawabs of Bahawalpur in 1733. Picture Credit: Yasir Nisar.
Lulusar Lake, Pakistan.
At 3,410 m [11,190 ft], it is the primary headwaters of the Kunhar River. It flows southwest through the entire length of Kaghan Valley and the Naran Valley, passing Jalkhand, Kaghan, Jared, Paras and Balakot until its confluence with the Jhelum River.
Lulusar Lake marks the historic place where fifty-five participants of the 1857 Indian war of independence were arrested.
The lake is much larger than other lakes in the Kaghan Valley, and has mirror-like water reflecting the surrounding snow capped Lulusar mountains, creating a natural tourist attraction.
Pakistan.It is a beautiful lake near Quetta city in Pakistan. Hanna Lake is very attractive for holidaymakers, and is crowded with hikers and campers in holidays. You can hire a boat and paddle on the lake and round the island in the middle!
K 27, Pakistan.
Trek or trekking is a long journey undertaken on foot in areas where common means of transport is generally not available. Trekking is not mountaineering; it is days of walking, along with adventure.The Himalayan routes are famous for attracting a large number of trekkers!
Shah Jahan Mosque, Pakistan.
This beautiful mosque was built in the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It is located in Thatta, Sindh province, Pakistan.
This mosque was built in 1647 during the reign of Mughal King Shah Jahan, also known as the builder King. The mosque is built with red bricks with blue coloured glaze tiles probably imported from another Sindh’s town of Hala. The mosque has overall 100 domes and it is world’s largest mosque having such number of domes. It has been built keeping acoustics in mind. A person speaking inside one end of the dome can be heard at the other end!
Mound of the Dead, situated in the province of Sindh, Pakistan, was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization!
Built around 2600 BC, it was one of the world’s earliest major urban settlements, existing at the same time as the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Crete. The archaeological ruins of the city are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Picture Credit: Hugo R
Biafo Bridge, Pakistan.
Biafo Hisper trek starts from Skardu – Askoli, which lies on the right bank of Biafo Glacier.
Over the angry river, crossing the hanging bridge can be the adventure of your life!
Picture Credit: Stu Remensnyder.