Over the Hill and Vale

Pakistan is blessed with extensive range of mountains that are an attraction for tourists, trekkers, mountain climbers and geologists from all over the world. Apart from the mountain ranges of Himalayas, Karakorams and Hindu Kush, there are several valleys running in a north-south direction which connect the high mountains with the foothills. These foothills provide the relaxing hill stations where people go to escape summer in the plains. These Valleys provide some of the most fertile and hauntingly beautiful alpine panoramas anywhere in the world. Here each day’s travel brings constant revelation an the magic of incomparable vistas, breathtaking views of snowy mountains, jade lakes, murmuring streams, dancing waterfalls, dynamic and colorful cultures and rare wildlife.

If you take the flight from Islamabad to Gilgit or Skardu, you can see how the mountains get higher and higher. The aircraft carry you in minutes over the pine-crested brow of the Margalla Hilss, rising in a series of parallel ridges, one after the other– each higher than the other. From the 10,000 meter peaks of Margalla Hills you reach the Himalayan giant Nanga Parbat at 8126 meters. 

In Gilgit-Baltistan, the valleys of Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar, Skardu, Naltar, Astore and Ghizar are noted for their beautiful landscape and unique cultural heritage. In these areas the hills are more like mountains, as the mountains in the region are world’s highest. Alone the valley of Hunza contains dozens of peaks over 7000 meters. 

The Valleys of Chitral , Swat and Kaghan in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province are also well-known for their distinct mountain scenery and are popular tourist destinations. The Neelum Valley in Azad Kashmir is another paradise for tourists with its deeply forested moutains. 

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The preparation of Chapshuro, Recipe for Gilgit Baltistan version of Pizza.

Chapshuro is one of the most delicious dishes of Gilgit Baltistan. It is the Gilgit Baltistan version of pizza. Chap Shuroo is a bread filled with a mixture of chopped Beef/Yalk meat,
onion, and other spices. Chapshoro is filled with chopped meat (lamb, beef), onions, chile peppers, tomato and fresh coriander leaves. They are baked on medium heat on for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Jugloot Gouro is the famous place for most delicious Chapchurro in Gilgit Baltistan.

Ingredients for Chapshuro.

  1. Beef/mutton/chicken minced ½ kg.
  2. Onion 4 medium size.
  3. Red crushed chili 1 teaspoon.
  4. Salt to taste.
  5. Green chili 2.
  6. Coriander.
  7. Black pepper 2 pinches.
  8. Plain flour ¾ kg.
  9. Water.
  10. Cooking oil 2 tablespoons.

Berckuzh or Chapchurro. The Gilgit Baltistan version of Pizza

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Preparation for dough.

Take a deep large bowl and put flour in it. Put salt to taste and two tablespoons of cooking oil. Pour a cup of water and knit to make the dough. Add more water if required. Knead the dough for 15 minutes. Keep the dough aside.

Preparation for the filling.

Preheat a pan and pour a teaspoon of cooking oil. Add meat to it and stir-fry for 5 minutes in case of mutton or beef and 2 minutes if you are making the filling of chicken. Add Black pepper, red crushed pepper, and salt too. Put the mixture in a bowl.
Take 4 onions and chopped them and add to the mixture, add coriander and green chilly as well and mix properly.

How to fill?

Divide dough into 5 equal parts and roll with hands to make balls; roll the balls and make round Chapattis with rolling pin. With the help of a spoon put the mixture in the half circle of chapatti. With the other half of bread and lock it with help of fingers and make semi-circles. Repeat the same process.

Finally the cooking of Chapshuro.

Heat a skillet when it is hot put the semi circles on it. Keep turning the sides after 1 minute till 15 minutes. When it is cooked well serve it with raita.

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Places for Snowfall tour in Pakistan

For winter holidays main attraction for vacations is Snowfall if you live in Pakistan and looking for destinations to sight snowfall then please read this article. Let’s have a look at our company profile, Pakistan Travel Guide is leading travel agency in Pakistan offering hotel bookings and excursions to Northern areas of Pakistan. The company is working from last six years and on the comparison, it’s best service provider in the field of tourism.
Let’s see the top destinations for snowfall tours

1. Murree and Galyat

Murree and Galyat are altitudes of more than 6000ft and on every rain predictions between December to March Snowfall is expected. 20 December to 20 January is the peak season for tours to these areas.

Murree GalyatPeer Chanasi

Peer Chanasi 9,500 ft altitude and offers panoramic views of snow over trees and road all over. A small hut of tourism department facilitates tourist who visits Peer Chanasi. Saran is the place where you can go if heavy snowfalls in the region, and it’s only 45 minutes drive from Muzaffarabad.

Pir Chanasi

3. Malam Jabba

Skiing makes Malam Jabba hottest destination for winters, although there is no choice of overnight stay still chairlift and skiing fascinate a lot to local and international tourists.

Malam Jabba Swat

4. Toli Peer

Rawalakot is about 3 hrs drive from Islamabad, in Rawalakot main attractions in winters are Banjosa Lake ( Which remains frozen from 25th December to 20/29 January. Toli peer remains covered with snow over the season and about 2 hrs drive from Rawalakot.

5. Shogran

A small hill station which is famous for heavy snowfall in winters, one of the best things about Shogran is that it remains open throughout the season and it’s easily approachable.

snow at shogran

Places for Snowfall tour in Pakistan

  1. Murree and Galyat

  2. Peer Chanasi

  3. Malam Jabba

  4. Toli Peer

  5. Shogran

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when snowfall starts in murree 2017

As per predictions snowfall in Murree will start in December 2017, you can enjoy your holidays with friends and families in month of December. We are offering Murree Tour Packages in month of 2017, In our packages we are offering sightseeing to Murree, Patriata, Bhurban, Nathiagali and Ayubia. Murree is ideal place for tours n travels in Month of December where snow blankets the green hills and accords a mesmerizing experience.

 

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Ganga Choti The Lush Green Land

Ganga Choti is Lush green peak located 7 kilometers from Sudan Gali is a jeep track,Sudan Gali enters you to the green plateau offering sights to sheeps , horses over wondering wild in nature.

Recommended is to Visit via Muzaffarabad to Chikar while Chikar is 1 hr drive from Muzaffarabad. You will found greenery every where and temperature will be quite moderate in summers.

View from Chikar Guest House

Few Picutres of Ganga Choti

 Ganga Choti

Sheeps and Sunset in Ganga Choti AJK

Ganga Choti

Horse Over Ganga Choti Peak 

 

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Young pakistani girl cycling at Biafo Glacier

Biafo Glacier is a 67 km long glacier at an altitude of 4500 meters and is longest glacial system outside the polar regions. A young brave Pakistani girl started her journey from Islamabad towards Biafo glacier on cycle and completed it successfully.

Samar Khan is renowned girl cyclist of Pakistan and previous year travelled 1000KM on cycle from Islamabad to Khunjerab Pass.  With the aim “Whatever you desire, do it now, Because ‘later becomes never”.

On tour to Biafo Glacier Saman Khan stayed at first night in Havelian and deliver a session to student of Abbottabad University Havelian over cycling, sports, adventure tourism. Later on travel to Skardu, biafor glacier is after small village Askole.

Samar khan spend 4 days hiking and cycling over Biafo Glacier, according to her “Cycling at Biafo Glacier is possible, reaching at is possible ” if the opportunity is here why not to set adventure sports in Pakistan.

 

 

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Top 7 Places to Visit in Naran & Kaghan Valley

Naran & Kaghan valley is about 240 KM away from Islamabad in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. The hottest tourist destination for summer holidays, thousands of tourists each year came across this valley to explore its beauty and to enjoy their vacations. Mainly attractions are Shogran, Siri Paye, Kaghan, Naran, Lake Saif-ul-Malook, and Babusar Top, Lulusar lake. For night stay Shogran and Naran are best destinations, various types of hotels available, the nightlife is amazing, horse riding, jeep ride for Siri Paye, and Saif-ul-Malook are available. Naran Kaghan Tour  Packages are available.

7- Shogran 

At 30 kilometers distance from Balakot a hill station, Shogran is famous for its lush greenery, pine forests and panoramic views. Shogran temperature remains about 18 Degree Centigrade during summers. Pine Park Shogran offers best accommodation facilities in Shogran.

Shogran

Shogran Valley Kaghan

6- Siri Paye

Siri Paye is green carpeted land, covered under clouds and mesmerizing scenery  of snowy mountains. On your tour to Shogran, must visit Siri Paye Meadows and Siri Lake. Road condition from Shogran to Siri Paye is not too good but this place is worth seeing.

Siri Paye Shogran

Siri Paye Shogran

5- Kaghan 

On your tour to Naran Kaghan Valley, you may not found any attraction in Kaghan. There is small market set along Naran road and as such no place to get fascinated. Lalazaar  is a famous tourist attraction but for families, it’s not recommended at all.

kaghan-valley

kaghan-valley

4- Naran 

A small town located 120 Kilometers from Mansehra City, while entering to town a giant glacier welcomes you, the valley is set along River Kunhar and stream of Lake Saif ul Malook. Oldest tourist attraction of Pakistan welcomes nearly 1 lac tourist each year from mid-June to mid-November. Main Hotels in Naran are PTDC Naran, Rose Valley Naran, De Manche Naran, Faran Hotel, Pine Park Naran, Naran City Hotel.

3- Saif ul Malook Lake

Alpine glaciers lake is located about 7 Kilometers from Naran Bazaar and is 10,000 ft from sea level. Famous story of Prince of Persia associated with Saif ul Malook Lake and local guide used to tell fairy tales.

Saif ul Malook Lake

2- Babusar Top 

70 Kilometers from Naran a mountain pass at the north connecting Thak Nala with Chilas is also a famous destination while on your tour to Naran Kaghan Valley.

babusar-top-naran

1- Lulusar Lake

A Small Lake at Lulsar-Dudipatsar  National Park.

lulusar-lake

Top 7 Places to visit in Naran Kaghan Valley

  • Shogran
  • Siri paye
  • Kaghan
  • Naran
  • Saiful Malook Lake
  • Babusar Top 
  • Lulusar Lake

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Places to visit in Mirpur Azad Kashmir

Mirpur Azad Kashmir a place for tourists to visit in winters, Mangla DAM Mirpur attracts thousands of tourist each year for boating, fishing, Ramkot Fort.

Things to do in Mirpur AJK :

  1.  Boating in Mangla DAM

Mangla DAM offers water sports like Jet Skiing, water bikes, boating is considered as first thing to do at Mangla DAM Mirpur. Manila water sport club offers locals and foreign tourists to boat at MANGLA DAM.

boating-at-mangla-dam

boating-at-mangla-dam

 2.  BBQ & Fishing at Mangla DAM 

Hot destination for live B.B.Q and grilled fish in winters is Mirpur. Families and friends first choice to BBQ over DAM at boat because they are offering the best fresh fish and it’s love to taste and sight.

fish Bbq at mangla dam mirpur


fish Bbq at mangla dam mirpur

       3. RAMKOT FORT MIRPUR

Ramkot Fort is accessible by a 15 minute boat ride from Manila water sports club. Ramkot Fort stands on the summit of a hill in Mirpur, Pakistan. It is surrounded on three sides by the Jhelum river. It was likely built no earlier than the late 16th century following the Mughal emperor Akbar’s visit to Kashmir in 1589. At present it stands just inside the boundaries of Jammu and Kashmir in an area controlled by Pakistan. Excavations at the fort have uncovered the remains of a Hindu temple and relics from the 5th through the 9th centuries. However, the chronology of the fort’s construction and even its age remain open questions. Although maintenance of the fort is nominally in the hands of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department very little has been done to preserve this historic site.

 

ramkot-fort-mirpur

ramkot-fort-mirpur

     4. Night Life of Mirpur

Full moon light and party in Mirpur AJK incredible thing to do, as Mirpur is always remained busiest at night offering delicious food ,cultural and non cultural activities.

mirpur at night

mirpur at night by Jam Saqi

Places to visit in Mirpur Azad Kashmir

  • Boats at Mangla DAM
  • B.b.q and fishing at boat
  • visit to Ramkot fort
  • Night life of Mirpur

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