Pakistan

Pakistan thoughts

Pakistan thoughts

Un paio di settimane fa stavo chattando su GTalk con Riazullah Baig, per gli amici ‘Riaz’, la ‘guida’ per la mia avventura pakistana, da Islamabad fino a Karimabad. La conversazione prende da subito toni seri. ‘Hunza (dove lui , 36 anni, vive con la famiglia […]

Pakistan diaries

Pakistan diaries

Immagina di partire da Islamabad e percorrere quella essere supposta una delle strade più suggestive del mondo, la più alta strada pavimentata del pianeta: la Karakoram Highway, che si snoda nervosa tra pendii scoscesi e paesaggi lunari, fino ad arrivare dopo due giorni, a velocità […]

Pakistan.Day.11 – Back in Islamabad

Pakistan.Day.11 – Back in Islamabad

Back to Islamabad. Visited a mosque dressed like a Pakistani (the only long pants I could wear are the ones on Pakistani dress I bought in Giglit for my bro..). Went to a local armor shop (where you can buy a AK47 Kalashnikov replica made […]

Pakistan.Day.10 – Stop in Besham

Pakistan.Day.10 – Stop in Besham

On the road to Islamabad we stop at Besham and spend the night in a motel (far away different from the Gilgit Five stars hotel…) See Day.10 Pics

Pakistan.Day.09 – Gilgit

Pakistan.Day.09 – Gilgit

We are on the road back to Islamabad. Stop in Gilgit for the night, very beautiful 5 stars hotel. Took a very long shower, a good one with warm and clean water after almost 10 days..  

Pakistan.Day.08 – In Karimabad

Pakistan.Day.08 – In Karimabad

Jeep to Karimabad, arrival@11. All day in Karimabad, visiting Baltit Fort, Riaz house, internet point.

Pakistan.Day.07 – Hoper

Pakistan.Day.07 – Hoper

Wake up late, lunch at shepards’ village with boiled sheep leg. Rain starts@14. 14.30 we leave the village with destination Hoper. All my cameras batteries are gone, so last pics are taken with cell phone camera.. Night in Hoper in a motel. Amin offers us […]

Pakistan.Day.06 – Shepherds’ village and goat for dinner

Pakistan.Day.06 – Shepherds’ village and goat for dinner

Wake up@6.30 , breakfast and leave@7.30. Crossed 2 glaciers and arrive at a  beautiful shepard village.. we spend there a lot of time just chillin’ and talking. Arrival at camp@13. Tanning on the rocks til my skin became red hot, took a shower with torrent […]

Pakistan.Day.05 – Up to the top

Pakistan.Day.05 – Up to the top

Smashed. Arrived at base camp@16.30 , but a step backwards… Cows trouble didn’t let me sleep so well..my scare became worry, just when I realized 3 or 4 cows where at a few centimeters out of my tent, so near I could hear them breathing.. […]

Pakistan.Day.04 – On the glacier

Pakistan.Day.04 – On the glacier

Wake up @6, breakfast@6.30 , burnt trash, made up tents and left@7.30. Start the climb of a very steep mountain. Hard. Oxygen lack knocks at my door and kicks me in the ass. Legs are getting as heavy as the rocks I walk. Sun becomes […]

Pakistan.Day.03 – Trekking!

Pakistan.Day.03 – Trekking!

Woke up@5.30. Breakfast@6 and leave in a jeep to trekkig starting point (Hoper Village – 1hr, altitude 3.000mt). A few kms and we have to change a tire, my damn good luck with cars has arrived even here. 8.30 trekking start,after recruiting two porters (Gulam […]

Pakistan.Day.02 – The Karakoram highway (KKH)

Pakistan.Day.02 – The Karakoram highway (KKH)

Wake up at 5.30. Leave for Hunza valley at 6.30. Saw Nanga Parbat, Gilgit river, Hunza river. Arrival in Karimabad@18 Tanning in hotel balcony for a hour, then gone trying the new trekking shoes for 1hr in village. Saw guys playing cricket. Dinner with Riazh […]

Pakistan.Day.01 – From Islamabad to Besham

Pakistan.Day.01 – From Islamabad to Besham

Flight from Milan to Islamabad via London Arrival in Islamabad 21 June@9.30 Local Time Met Riazullah, the guy who will bring me from Islamabad to Hunza Valley, where my trekking will begin Drove from Islamabad to Besham (270 Km – 8 Hrs) on Karakoram Highway […]