Month: July 2012

Day 2 – Innocent Smiles :: Trek to Rush Lake, Nagar valley;

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Shalter Peak and Potato fields of Hoper village. Nagar Valley;

Its day 2, Monday 9th of July 2k12; We are on our way towards Hunza from Rawalpindi via NATCO bus service; Last night we crossed Besham and its surrounding  areas; Still we had 9 hours of travel left;

01:00h – 06:00h. Whole night passed in failed attempts to sleep; No footrests means no rest; Sometimes shoulder of your neighbor gives you some moment of relax, or sometimes rest at back let you pass some span of time in semi-sleep condition; Overall a very tiring night; The local music from speakers on driver’s choice is also enough to make you cry silently; (:

07:30h. Bus has a stay at Chilas; It is a small town located on the left side of Indus river.  It is a part of the Silk Road connected by the Karakoram Highway. This is a breakfast time and half fri eggs, layerd parathas and cup of hot tea looks like a meal from heavens; After having tummy full breakfast, we restarted our travel in 30 miniut;

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Day 1 – Surprises :: Trek to Rush Lake, Nagar valley;

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Finally its Sunday, 8th of July 2k12; The day when we are going leave our homes for trek; At first we’ll reach Rawalpindi and then to Hunza via NATCO bus service;

04:30h. I Left home to reach Bilal daweo terminal; The streets are deserted and silent; There are few dogs roaming here and there who start barking at me; Might be they are thinking me as bagger due to my big rucksacks at back; Though I’m in neat appearance and clothing, believe me; 😥

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Trek to Rush Lake, Nagar valley;

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Hello All;
Hope things are exciting around you;

Last week I had a trek to Rush Lake, near Nagar valley Pakistan; It is a high altitude lake located near Rush Pari Peak (5,098 m). At over 4,694 meters, Rush is one of the highest alpine lakes in the world; We had 5 days trek and that was absolutely great experience;

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