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.
This set of abandoned iron pipes must have endured quite a few rains. The rust covered them completely and caused them to glow a golden red color in the light of the setting sun. Discovered somewhere in F-9 park, Islamabad.
A Blue-and-yellow macaw smiles wickedly at the biggest bird park in Pakistan. Lakeview Bird Park is located next to Rawal Lake on the outskirts of Islamabad and is home to numerous species of birds.
The Kalash tribe in the mountains of Northern Pakistan has preserved its ancient culture and customs. Their unique way of life includes dressing that is not found anywhere else in the world. The main component of a Kalashi woman’s garb is a headdress made out of elaborate patterns and seashells. Shot at the 2014 spring […]
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 […]
Islamabad’s Lakeview Park is home to an aviary, the biggest in Pakistan, that contains a wide variety of birds. One of these is the Eurasian collared dove, pictured here: These beautiful birds make up just a fraction of the species within the bird park.
Sheikh Baha-ud-din Zakariya was a 13th century sufi saint and the father of Shah Rukn-e-Alam. His mausoleum is located in Multan, close to his son’s grander and more famous tomb. Although relatively small, it is covered in intricate artwork and calligraphy. Here is the side door to the complex: An excellent blend of sandy bricks […]
Multan is famously known as the City of Saints. Its rich history stretches back to over 2,000 years ago. It is said to be the place where Alexander the Great fought one of his last major battles and received an almost fatal wound. The city is filled with exquisite tombs, remnants of ancient temples and […]