Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Day 80, some valleys of Pakistan

Wow, that wonder was truly awesome!!!

Btw, have you voted for your favourite wonder of nature??

We are now about to enter Pakistani airspace.....the situation in Pakistan is uncertain, with sectarian and political violence regularly reported.

Furthermore there are Indian citizens in our group, so guys .......nooo, we are not going to simply fly over Pakistan.....c'mon, be adventurous....we will definitely stop over....but we will make our journey through Pakistan as swift, yet enjoyable, as possible.....let's go.

Look guys, we are now flying over Hopar Valley, a really scenic portion of the Nagar Valley in northern Pakistan, and the site of the Spantik and Hopar glaciers.

Did you know that the Hopar Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers in the Hunza Valley?
Look like a really relaxing place, doesn't it? Aaaah.......

And now we are flying over Kaghan Valley.
Embraced by the cool forested peaks of the Lesser Himalaya, this 160km-long valley drained by the burbling Kunhar River is one of Pakistan's most popular summer holiday spots.

And there is the absolutely picturesque Lake Saiful Maluk....... which is like mirror at an altitude of 3200 meters.

The water is clear with a slight green tone. 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.
Aaaah, breathtaking Pakistan!

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