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Promotion of Green Tourism in Northern Pakistan

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Northern Pakistan offers tremendous opportunities for trekkers and adventurists. After experiencing the landscape once, it casts a magic spell and compels them to repeat visits many times in their lives. These places start from Kumrat up to the Chitral valley (Drosh, Kalash valleys to the Tirich Mir base camp and Torkhow, Broghil and further on to ...

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Terich Mir: The Jewel of the Hindukush Region

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Those majestic snow towers And varieties of wildflowers Golden peaks with fairy tale Serene is Terich, the vale  Terich Mir (7,708m) is the highest in the chain of eleven of the Hindukush Mountain range with different routes to their summits. The main peak is visible from every part of the Chitral region. For the last 80 years, ...

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The Popularity of Ice Sports in Northern Pakistan

The Popularity of Ice Sports in Northern Pakistan

The popularity of Ice Sports in Northern PakistanIce sports such as snowboarding, skating, skiing, and ice hockey have become popular amongst the youths of northern Pakistan, Swat, Chitral, and Gilgit Baltistan. Malam Jabba is a famous skiing resort where international Ice Sports are organized annually. Last year, the skiing event attracted reputed international players.Madaklasht, a heavily wooded valley to the southeast of Lower Chitral, has also become a point of attraction for tourists, adventurists, and lovers of snow sports and skiers. Last year, the honorable High Commissioner of Canada along with international skiers attended the event. This year the event will be organized in February and will attract national and international participants, skiers, and tourists. The Canadian High Commissioner also attended the Ice Hockey event in Booni, the headquarter of Upper Chitral and Laspur valley to the northeast of Chitral valley.Recently a 5-day International ice hockey event was organized in district...

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Chaomos Concluded - Batutatravels.com - Medium

Chaomos Concluded - Batutatravels.com - Medium

Chaomos, the winter solstice festival of the Kalash communities concluded on 22nd December 2021. The event was attended by a large number of national and foreign tourists.The last day event organized at the Central Jastakhan in village Bron was attended by Kalash communities from all the valleys.

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Autumn Colors of Northern Pakistan | by Batuta Travels | Nov, 2021 | Medium

Autumn Colors of Northern Pakistan | by Batuta Travels | Nov, 2021 | Medium

The autumn or fall is the season of the year when the landscape in the Chitral valley presents breathtaking scenes with motley colors of foliage on the trees in Booni, the administrative headquarter of district Upper Chitral. Many of the traditional cultural festivals such as benisik, lashti korik, etc., are also associated with the autumn in the Chitral valley, northern Pakistan. It is the seasons of the year when changing foliage on the tree makes their preparation for winter. During this season in Booni, the autumn leaf color is a phenomenon that affects the green leaves of many trees and shrubs by which they take on shades of yellow, orange, red, and brown. This phenomenon is commonly called fall colors, fall foliage, or autumn colors. Fall colors engage our senses and stimulate our aesthetic vision via the warm tones, from the darkest brown and dark green to the most intense orange...

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Georgian Mountaineers Honored in Chitral, KPK, Pakistan

A simple celebratory event was organized in Chitral town to honor the successful climbing of the rocky massif of the Saraghrar Peak (4349m) for the first time by a Georgian Expedition led by Archi Badriashili with Mr. Baqar Gelashvili and Mr. Giorgi Tepnadze in his team. They also climbed Languta-e-Barfe (6,827m) in the Terich valley in three days times. They are prominent Georgian climbers, who have climbed many peaks in the Caucuses, the Swiss Alp, Tien Shen in Kyrgyzstan, Nanga Parbat in the Himalayan Range, besides Nepal and Eastern Europe. They reached the peak by 15:30hrs on September 10, 2021, and safely returned to the basecamp to celebrate the achievement and relax before continue traveling back to Chitral town. The team also made an ascent of Languta-e-Barfi (6,827m). The successful climb of the Georgian Expedition was possible because of their fitness, regular practice, and relevant experience in climbing difficult mountains. During...

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Artifacts for Sale - Batuta Travels

Artifacts for Sale - Batuta Travels

The wooden images from the Kalash valleys of northern Pakistan are open for online sale. These artifacts reflect the diversity of the Kalash culture of Chitral, Pakistan. Mr. Rehmat Wali Khan, a differently-abled person, has the expertise to produce these labor-intensive artifacts. He has the skills and experience of producing amazing wooden images by hand without using modern technology. As per Mr. Wali’s instruction, the price of each artifact is described below. Please note that payment of income tax and courier charges would be the liability of a buyer. But we will facilitate you in the transportation of the artifacts. Please visit https://batutatravelz.medium.com/artifacts-for-sale-61f1928897cd for details. Those willing to buy the artifacts can contact us.

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An Adventurer's Diary | by Batuta Travels | May, 2021 | Medium

An Adventurer's Diary | by Batuta Travels | May, 2021 | Medium

3-Day Trekking from Kosht to Susoom Via Phasti, Chitral, Pakistan From Booni, hitchhiked to the Kosht bridge thanks to Mr. Iqbal Tahir Sb of village Shogram. Launched the Kosht-Phasti-Susoom Trekking from Kosht bridge by 09:36 pm. Went to visit the home-based museum of material heritage that Habibullah Sb of Noghor Mori, Kosht, has set up. He extended warm reception, chatted for a while, and opened the museum for visit and photography. The museum is stocked with the precious material heritage of the Kho culture ranging from 100 to 500 years. It is a valuable repository that could play a significant role in theorizing the indigenous Kho culture for researchers, anthropologists, and ethnographers in the right direction. It has also much fascination to attract tourists to the area. Ethnology has evolved in the Chitral region as a museum discipline for over two or three decades with the establishment of Chitral museum and...

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Chilimjosht Festival: Foreign Tourists Started Reaching Chitral, Pakistan

Chilimjosht Festival: Foreign Tourists Started Reaching Chitral, Pakistan

  It is with great pleasure to share with the world that foreign tourists have started reaching Chitral to attend the Chilimjosht festival. We warmly welcome you, our respected guests, and extend support to ensure your care and comfort. We wish you a happy stay in the Chitral valley. Chilimjosht Festival: Foreign Tourists Started Reaching Chitral, Pakistan Chilimjosht, the spring festival of the Kalash communities, will be celebrated in the Kalasha valleys of Rumbor, Birir, Chitral, Pakistan from May 14 to 18. This year both have started reaching Chitral to participate in the festival. The schedule of the festival in the three valleys are as follows:1) Rumbor May 14-15, 2021, two days2) Bumborate May 15-16, 2021, two days3) Birir May 18, only one day The government has put in place precautionary measures against the Covid-19 pandemic to celebrate the event You can be in contact us should you need more information...

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The Roman Watermill of Northern Pakistan - YouTube

The Roman Watermill of Northern Pakistan - YouTube

The inhabitants of the mountains of Northern Pakistan, away from the facilities of the industrialized world, do not have options other than adopting a traditional lifestyle, practice primitive agricultural methods, and use conventional tools and technology. Roman watermill used by the mountain communities in Chitral, northern Pakistan, is one such example. They use the traditional method of grinding grain into flour because, in their opinion, the flour produced is of better quality and taste compared to mass-produced flour. The environmental-friendly watermills are scattered across Chitral regions in different side valleys having mountain streams and spring water. They are powered by fast-flowing water channelized through a shoot into the fans of a wooden turbine, the axle of which is linked to the grinding stones purposed to grind flour. Traditional watermills do not pollute the atmosphere, as they do not require electricity or fossil fuels. In recent years, many people have started thinking...

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