Swat, once a hot-bed of militants and religious extremists who poured in the valley from the adjoining Agencies in the north, has now been restored comprehensively following a brilliantly-executed operation by the Pakistani military. The last two years in general and the current season in particular, received an overwhelming influx of tourists in the region,

Paradise restored: Hotels in Swat Valley experience unprecedented influx of tourists in 2012Read More »

Season is warming up for another brilliant rally as the Winter Mountaineering is about to kick off in the rugged and treacherous Karakorum this year. Out of the 14 eight-thousanders in the world, there are only four peaks left which have not been climbed in the winters as yet, all four of them standing tall

Winter Mountaineering in Pakistan swings back in action with 2012-2013 Hungarian-American Nanga Parbat Winter ExpeditionRead More »

Considered as one of the finest landscape artist in the country, Razzaq Vance’s Photographic exhibition opened in the coveted Alhambra Art Gallery in Lahore Pakistan, portraying some of the phenomenal work of the Photographic-artist under the title ‘The Living Land’. This is one of the first solo exhibitions of Vance depicting the rural life and culture

Razzaq Vance’s photographic exhibition opens in Alhamra Art Gallery LahoreRead More »

Ustad Allah Bakhsh is known in Pakistan’s painting history as a nature lover. His paintings project rural landscapes and people en masse. He was the man who immortalized our rural life, and especially of the Punjab – the land where he was born in 1885 in the small town of Wazirabad. His very near to life Life-size

Ustad Allah Bakhsh (1885-1978): One of the greatest Oil Painters of PakistanRead More »

Mountaineering season in the rigid Karakorum may have finally come to an end but hard climbers from Bulgaria are still bagging some virgin peaks in the region, many of whom-never been climbed before. Khane Valley, almost adjacent to the famous Hushe Valley, boosts of some breathtakingly beautiful spires, never been climbed before. Bulgarian hard climbers Nikolay

Bulgarians bag two virgin spires in the Khane Valley in KarakorumRead More »