Nathiagali and the adjacent hill resorts are one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the country and the tourists are flocking the hill station as the approaching Holy month of Ramadan will be inadvertently cutting the season short. The hotel owners and guest houses have now increased their rates two-fold citing an early end to the season due to […]

After a near-fatal accident where a woman and her son almost lost their lives, the  Galiyat Development Authority (GDA) has allowed the Ayubia Chairlift authority to resume operations, although the case is still in pending and the verdict is still to be determined regarding the person responsible of the accident. The chairlift resumed operation on Friday, July 6 just

Ayubia chairlift resumes operation as the inquiry report is still awaited of a near-fatal accidentRead More »

Famous South African climber Cathy O’ Dowd has now reached the Mazeno Ridge on the Nanga Parbat and tweeted her current position via the Sat phone. She said, “We’re on the Mazeno ridge! Camped @ 6800m, hot clear morning now windy, misty. Pressing on for Mazeno peak tomorrow. Deep snow a chore.” This was Cathy and her team’s second attempt to

Latest on G-1, Nanga Parbat, G-2 and Broad Peak: Cathy O’Dowd on top of Mazeno Ridge on Nanga ParbatRead More »

Lake Saif-ul-Malook, remains one of the widely visited tourist destinations in the country. Each year, thousands of tourists from across the breadth of the country climb up their way to witness this magical glacial lake in the Kaghan Valley.  Sitting at a height of approximately 10,580 Feet above sea level, Saif-ul-Malook is a close to the tourist resort of Naran

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The 3rd century artifacts rescued by the Karachi police a fortnight ago, have now been reported to be broken and shredded from edges after the merciless manhandling of the ignorant police force. The raid which was conducted on Thursday night and early Friday morning in the Korangi Industrial Area, yielded 10 idols, a number small statues and various utensils, hidden underneath

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Cathy O’ Dawd and her team of sturdy climbers have failed to take down the formidable Mazeno Ridge on the Nanga Parbat and will be making yet another attempt to scale the Ridge and climb down via the Diamir Face. Considered one of the longest Ridges on any of the 8000ers in the world, Mazeno Ridge consists of some eight

South African Cathy O’Dowd and her team all set to climb the Mazeno Ridge enroute to Nanga Parbat summitRead More »

The plains in Punjab and the mountainous regions in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are sweltering in the extreme hot weather and there is seemingly no respite to the current heat wave in the country and the Met Office has predicted another week of hot and humid conditions for the moment. Temperatures soared to an alarming 47.2 degree Celsius in the

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The climbing season in the Karakorums and on the Nanga Parbat is not yet in full swing and the mountaineers are stacking up their efforts to climb the Pakistani 8000ers in the current season. Louis Roussea who is attempting the Gasherbrum-1 from the same route followed by the fate less winter expedition of Gerfried Goschl

Season warms up at Nanga Parbat and G-1 as Louis Rousseau sets out to find the truth about the Gerfried Goschl and gangRead More »