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Spectacular Pakistan

Posted on: April 25, 2015


Pakistan – The Largest Land of Glaciers. 282724_255665761125564_591477_n
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

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Fairy Meadows has been a source of enchantment since long for back packers, climbers, wildlife researchers, photographers, painters & geologists, besides nature lovers.

The pine forests skirting Fairy Meadows are perhaps one of the virgin forests in the north of Pakistan, and are home to a number of species of birds and wildlife! Picture: Danish Farid Khan

. Lake Saiful Muluk, Pakistan. 253306_256196527739154_7655163_n
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. 267730_251026764922797_5357551_n
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. 283005_249782921713848_3511904_n
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. 263552_250364061655734_2151769_n
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. 282495_250005318358275_2126981_n (1)
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.

Hanna Lake,270461_250845358274271_4945437_n

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. 268169_251331238225683_4167925_n
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. 252949_255599287798878_2823215_n
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!

Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan. 281557_258043267554480_6710163_n
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. 184069_258085414216932_6945130_n (1)
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.

Fairy Meadows, Pakistan. 285126_262414673784006_6606381_n (1)
Star trails and milky way trailing in the backdrop of Nanga Parbat – Raikot face from Fairy Meadows.It’s a single 30 minute exposure!
Picture Credit: Danish Khan

15 Responses to "Spectacular Pakistan"

What a land of contrasts.

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Thank you for kind words. They mean a lot to me and my country

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wow – This is our Pakistan🙂

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A spectacular post Tanveer! I never knew Pakistan was so beautiful, and had so much nature. Blessings and Salaam to you Sister!

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Yeah brother Pakistan is the land of all blessings that Allah has blessed the planet with. four seasons, river, mountains, deserts, glaciers meadows and what not. only the leaders are not patriot

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Beautiful images! Pakistan is a wonderful land.

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thank you, yeah we have all four seasons, ocean, mountains, rivers, deserts minerals and very fertile land. If our leaders only become patriotic and loyal to the country ——-

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Very beautiful country.

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thank you Sonya🙂 do visit the beautiful land of natural beauty

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Would really love to🙂

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