Friday, July 1, 2011

Unseen Pakistan - Part 2

Lake Saiful Muluk

 It is located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley (34°52'37.34?N 73°41'37.71?E) near Naran, Pakistan. The clarity of the water comes from the multiple glaciers all around the high basin which feed the lake.
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.

Head Marala , Sialkot

Mountains of Jammu & Kashmir in the background.

Photographed by: Syed Mehdi Bukhari

Hingol National Park of Baluchistan

Is this Grand Canyon or Texas?
No. It's Hingol National Park of Baluchistan, Pakistan. It got Mysterious Mud mountains, beautiful blue water Hingol river, desert and deep blue Arabian sea. [3.5 hrs drive from Karachi on Makran coastal highway]

Indus River

Great trans-Himalayan river of South Asia and one of the longest rivers in the world, having a length of 1,800 miles (2,900 kilometres). It has a total drainage area of about 450,000 square miles (1,165,500 square kilometres), of which 175,000 square miles lie in the Himalayan mountains and foothills and the rest in the semiarid plains of Pakistan. The river's annual flow is about 272 billion cubic yards.


It is the second-highest mountain on Earth, only after Mount Everest. It has a peak elevation of 8,611 m [28,251 feet] !!!
K2 has never been climbed in winter.

Kachura Lake

The Kachura Lakes are two lakes in the Skardu District of Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Pakistan. The lakes, at 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) in elevation, are Upper Kachura Lake and Lower Kachura Lake.
Photographed by: Atif Saeed

Kalam Valley

It is a valley along the upper reaches of the Swat River in Swat, Pakistan.
Kalam Valley is known for its waterfalls, lakes and lush green hills, and is a 270 km drive from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.
In Kalam the Ushu and Utrot rivers join to form the Swat River. Here, the metalled road ends and shingle road leads to the Ushu and Utrot valleys.

Karamber Lake

Karambar Pass marks the boundary between the Chitral and Ishkoman Districts of Pakistan. The Karmabar Lake is almost 3 km long approx and it is 4300 meters above sea level. The flowers of autumns are worth seeing on this lake.

Katas Raj Temple

Located 40 km from Chakwaal in salt range of Pakistan.

This is one of many forts, temples, and places of historical and archeological interest in the Salt Range, Punjab province of Pakistan, as this was part of the Hindu Kingdom of Kashmir in 10 AD. It is a picturesque sight. 
It's been nominated for UNESCO world heritage site. Very popular among tourists.

Photographed by: Abdul Wahid

Laila Peak

 Hushe, Karakoram Range, Pakistan

It has a distinctive spear-like shape. One of the most beautiful & scenic snow covered mountain of the world.
The Laila peak has been climbed only twice.

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