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Tag Archives: Adventure

What Milestones Look Like

When Samina and Mirza Ali Baig set off from Pakistan on November 30, 2013, ready to conquer Seven Summits across Seven Continents, they took with them the prayers of a … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Experiencing Hopar Glacier Like Never Before

Our featured blogger is Sarwat Majeed who is an avid traveler and adventure explorer. Together with her family, she experiences Hopar Valley like never before. Recently I had the privilege … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cultural Travel Series | Serena Khaplu Palace (1)

Our featured blogger is Nageen Hyat, Human Rights & Social Activist, founding member of Women’s Action Forum (WAF), Curator, Founder-Director of the Nomad Gallery and a renowned cultural writer. Baltistan… … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 5 Comments

Cycling through the Shigar Valley

Taking time out from bouncing up and down along the dusty roads in a Jeep and jumping on a bicycle to explore the valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan not only offers an … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

A magical horse safari in the Shigar valley

Wow – what a fantastic afternoon I had yesterday on a horse riding safari organised by the team at Shigar Fort Residence. Shigar has a great tradition of Polo dating … Continue reading

July 22, 2012 · 6 Comments

A walk across Pakistan’s fastest moving glacier

Last week I walked across Pakistan’s fastest moving glacier – Hopper Glacier in the Naga Valley, Hunza. I have heard so many different figures as to how fast it actually … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

A summers evening under the stars at Khaplu Palace & Residence – just magical!

For a totally unique and luxurious experience book your summer holiday at one of the oldest and most beautiful Baltistani Royal Palaces – Khaplu Palace & Residence – an up … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

The perfect day hike in Gilgit

I had a spare day to fill in whilst staying at Gilgit Serena Hotel and asked the Recreation Manager what I should do – he suggested I trek up the … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

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