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Halo above Miranjani Top

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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 […]

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Wall of Rock and Ice

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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 […]

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Where Mountains Meet the Skies

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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 […]

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Nanga Parbat at Dusk

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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.

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Enroute to Rama Lake

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Rama Lake (Sango Sar) is a glacial water body on the eastern edge of the Nanga Parbat massif in the Astore District. It is about 1.7km (1.07miles) in circumference and is reachable by a hiking trail from Rama. Pictured here is a small pond on the main outlet of the lake.