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Skardu calling. The Shigar Khaplu break.

Skardu calling. The Shigar Khaplu break. After 2015’s amazing summer escape to Gilgit, this year we wanted to aim for something equally adventurous. Intrepid traveler and globe trotter Afia Salam suggested we take a look at Shigar and Khaplu and put us in touch with

Hunza valley summer escape

Hunza valley summer escape The road trip to Hunza via Gilgit, Chilas, Besham and Islamabad continues to its final leg. While the first two episodes documenting the road trip to Gilgit were completed and published in 2015, the Hunza episode remained outstanding. This year we were very fortunate

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Gilgit Serena Hotel – Our oasis after Chilas

The Gilgit Serena Hotel Gilgit Serena’s facade is unassuming.  The driveway is paved with uneven pieces of slate.  There are two  security barriers and a guard posted at each. The lobby is standard plush red carpet with a hand woven pattern, the staff welcoming with open

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The road to Gilgit – First impressions.

The road to Gilgit. 24 years ago my memories of Chilas are of unending barren vistas and heat. Post Besham and Dasu, once you cross into Diamer you can immediately see the transition. Green moss and tree covered mountains transitioning into iron rich cliff faces

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Gilgit Hunza Road Trip June 2015

Gilgit Hunza road trip – 2015 There are many ways I could describe how this particular road trip came together. There are two that are foremost in my list.   Middle distance running in Peshawar and retracing the path our college tour took twenty four years

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