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World's Highest Biologically Active Lake in Pakistan. This lake is world's 32nd highest but none in 31 are supporting life except this "Qurambar Lake"

World’s Highest Biologically Active Lake in Pakistan. This lake is world’s 32nd highest but none in 31 are supporting life except this “Qurambar Lake”

The Lowest altitudinal point in Pakistan is the coastline which is 1100 kms long and runs from Sir-Creek, Sindh to Jiwani, Balochistan.

The Lowest point in Pakistan is the coastline which is 1100 km long and runs from Sir-Creek, Sindh to Jiwani, Balochistan.

Imagine a place which has world’s 2nd highest mountain K2, the unique and precious biodiversity. From permanent snow bound areas of Skardu to lush green valleys, from mighty mountain ranges of Karakorams and Himalayas to the rocky landscapes of Balochistan and from sizzling hot deserts of Cholistan to the coastal areas of Makran coast.

However, unfortunately, majority of Pakistani people are neither aware of the importance of biodiversity and its significance impact on human life, nor are they concerned about the continuous phenomenon of habitat destruction, and decline in population of a number of wildlife species due to uncontrolled / illegal hunting, habitat destruction and lack of general information about the important wildlife areas and species.

Travelpak is committed to unfold the hidden treasures of nature to the rest of the world by joining hands with the most experienced people on ground. Whereever you want to travel in Pakistan, Travelpak is the only tour operating company which provides customized travel experience.

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A Horse by the evening clouds at Chuinj Glacier in Qurambar Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan. The long day walk through the wet and slippery mountains, the horse was tired and needed the rest. Soon after we settled for the night stay, the clouds on the horizon started creating a drama and I then instinctively merged the romantic clouds with the silhouette of the animal.
For me its a message of an unending path of love and passion with Nature where feelings and moods are exhibited on the skies. The boldness and creativity of Nature is only be felt by those who submit their will to the Almighty Creator and The Omnipotent, ALLAH.

If you’d like to find out more about planning a trip of a lifetime in Pakistan, just visit http://www.travelpak.co.uk/freeguide, where you’ll be able to obtain a free copy of our new guide, “Discovering Pakistan: Your first steps to planning an incredible holiday in the world’s most underrated tourist destination”, packed with expert tips on travelling to Pakistan.

(c) 2011 Ghulam RasoolHorse-by-the-evening-at-Chuinj

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Walking up to Qurambar Lake, we stopped by the villagers at Teer e Das. This little boy reminded me of the blossoming wild flowers of this valley with all the purity and warmth. The severe weather on this height will eventually turn this little flower into a wrinkled and weather beaten face but his heart will always be remain the same. Though they are living away from civilisation or any facilities but contentment on the faces, the bright shining eyes and the strong will is the reward from nature. The tourists and visitors may not be able to change the lives of these people but their own lives definitely change once they meet, experience and live with these mountain people. I miss my times walking with them and listening to their traditional songs. I wish to walk again and I think that everyone should walk with such people at least once in this life.

A young flower of Broghil Valley

A young flower of Broghil Valley

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By looking at the sheer expanse of mountain ranges in pakistan, one needs to re-establish his or her sense of space and scale. A mountain at a hand is often many days walk through one of most physically challenging mountains range.
The three mighty mountain ranges Karakorams, Himalayas and Hindukush jointly make the roof of the world and Karakoram range possess the world’s biggest freshwater glacier which is even visible from space. Baltoro glacier is roughly 70 Km in length.

This is a very very small glacier in Qurambar Valley and by paying attention in the square box on left in this picture, one can easily spot a man standing in the picture and this gives a relative sense of scale.

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Chuinj Glacier, Gilgit Baltistan. Pakistan

Chuinj Glacier, Gilgit Baltistan. Pakistan

Qurambar Valley, Gilgit Baltistan. Pakistan.

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A good tour operator will have established a solid network of contacts all over the country. Traveling is not only about riding and reaching somewhere rather it offers enormous possibilities of spending quality time at your preferred place. You will forget about the little problems of daily life, spend time with yourself and enjoy the soulful moments. You will come back with new dreams and lot of good memories to cherish for the whole life.

This all happens only with the help of a tour operator that has the meticulous knowledge of places, people and make things possible for your pleasure.

Camping along the bank of Indus River at Dera Ismail Khan, KPK

Camping along the bank of Indus River at Dera Ismail Khan, KPK

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Abdul Aziz standing proudly beside his horse at Qurambar Lake

Abdul Aziz standing proudly beside his horse at Qurambar Lake

Abdul Aziz, a primary School Teacher at a local school of Broghil and a great Polo Player as well. He not only accompanied us in our visits to Broghil Valley but he always made things easy for us. The welcoming and warm hearted people of this area treated us as guests and we enjoyed our best time. The day we packed up for Vargut Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan from Qurambar Lake, he appeared with his Heroic style. By wearing the Sunglasses, he prepared his horse and posed for the picture.

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