Miranjani Peak (2,992 metres/9,816 ft) is the highest point in the Galiyat/Hazarajat/Murree region. This includes the Abbottabad and Rawalpindi districts, as well as the Islamabad federal area. Depending on fitness and weather conditions, it takes between 2 to 4 hours to reach the top from the holiday retreat of Nathia Gali. Last Saturday was my […]
The morning sun casts its rays across the icy meadows of Paye and over Makra Peak. In March, the rolling green meadows are covered in several meters of snow and pose quite an obstacle for anyone attempting to reach the top.
An Improbable Journey A few weeks back I received an invite from Maaz for a winter expedition to climb Makra Peak. We had planned similar expeditions before, only to have them canceled at the last minute for one reason or another. So, despite already having an extremely busy schedule, I accepted the invite with a […]
The moon rises over Nanga Parbat and Fairy Meadows, bathing the amazing landscape in a magical glow. Shot using a Fisheye lens, in almost complete darkness and biting cold weather.
The mighty Nanga Parbat (8,126 m/26,660 ft), as seen from Buhl Camp (locally pronounced as Biyaal Camp). The camp is named after Hermann Buhl, the first person to successfully climb the deadly mountain. The mountain’s north face (Raikot Face) that can be seen here looks deceptively small, yet is roughly 4000 meters (4km or 2.5 […]
The River Indus originates in the highest sections of the Himalayas and lends its name to a major world religion (Hinduism), a group of languages and a whole subcontinent. For over 300km, it flows next to the world’s highest paved international highway, the Karakoram Highway (KKH). At Raikot, the highway crosses north and continues on […]
The vertigo-inducing view from the top of Ramkot Fort. Situated in the middle of the River Jhelum, now dammed by Mangla Dam, the fort was built at the site of an ancient Hindu temple. The hill rises up sharply from the lake surface and the fort can only be reached via a steep path.
The best time to visit the fabled Hunza Valley at the northern tip of Pakistan is during autumn. At that time of the year, the leaves turn yellow and the fruits have ripened. However, spring is still an amazing time. The lush green foliage is soothing and some of the best cherries I have ever […]
Shot this in F-9 park recently. F-9 is a whole sector in the middle of Islamabad, set aside as park. The park contains a number of attractions and is an excellent recreational place where one can witness amazing sunsets.
To commemorate the International Mountain Day, I am sharing this photo of Nanga Parbat that I shot earlier this year. The world’s 9th highest mountain is an impressive sight in itself. For a few minutes around sunset, it attains a pink glow that turns it into a sculpture of sheer beauty.