Photos from Pakistan
- تصاویر پاکستان کی طرف سے

The name Pakistan means Land of (the) Pure in Urdu and Persian. The North of Pakistan (Urdu: پاکِستان) is a truly wonderful place to visit, thanks to the kindness of the people (' you are a guest in this country, welcome to Pakistan ') and to the magnificence of the mountain scenery. I spent two months in total in Pakistan, mostly in Hunza, Baltistan and around Chitral where it was less hot and humid than on the lowlands of Peshawar or Rawalpindi-Islamabad. The country is home to many different ethnic groups with a number of languages. Urdu is the lingua franca and many people also speak English.

khunjerab pass

The Khunjerab Pass (4730 m) makes the border with Xinjiang (China)


landslide pakistan

Northern Areas : On the KKH (Karkorum Highway).
What is hanging above the Hunza river is all that is left from a truck that go burried under
a landslide a few days before I passed here. The driver and the cargo were saved but not the truck.
The dark colour of the river is due to the silt eroded by the glaciers.


pasu pakistan

Mountain scenery near Pasu



Hunza valley (Urdu: ہنزہ) : Baltit fort in Karimabad


ultar meadow

View from Ultar Meadow on the peaks Lady Finger (left, 6000 m)
and Ultar peak (right, 7300 m)


pakistan bridge

Bridge over the Hunza river
(more briges photos)



Minapin glacier (here about 3000 m, the summits are over 6000 m)



North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) : Sheikanandeh Nuristani village in Bumburet valley
(last village before the Afghan border in the Hindukush mountains)


pakistan truck

Trucks are very decorated by their proud owners



Baltistan (Urdu: بلتستان): terrassed fields viewed from a hill



Near the village of Khaplu (Baltistan), 40 km from the line of control with Indian Kashmir


satpara lake

Satpara Lake near Skardu


dir pakistan

A street in Dir at the time of local elections



Mosque in Chitral (Urdu: چترال)


swat valley

Swat valley (near Maydan)


Pakistan was part of the 2000-2001 trip

story : bus from Pakistan to Iran
read about this part of my trip

banknotes / billets de banque

anecdote : bus du Pakistan vers l'Iran
lire sur cette partie du voyage


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