Georgian Mountaineers Honored in Chitral, KPK, Pakistan

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Trekking from Chitral Town to Booni, Upper Chitral, Pakistan

Trekking from Chitral Town to Booni, Upper Chitral, Pakistan
  Saturday, 10 April 2021, at 05:25 am. Mr. Shams Uddin, the famous trekkers of the region, started trekking from Chitral town to Booni, the headquarter of district Upper Chitral. It was a beautiful day, partially cloudy. Reached Kari by 07:36 am. The village looked beautiful in the sunshine of the early morning. Traveled up to gain a panoramic view and took some pictures from the top. It was 09:45 pm when he reached Ragh. Traveled up the settlement to go around the village on the hillside. The vegetation here has grown rich in color interspersed with a variety of wildflowers. He found mega-size wild tulips, of which he took pictures along the lower and upper Kuju villages. At Kuju bridge, crossed onto the left, trekked across the settlement, recrossed to the right (Koghuzi side) via another bridge above. Made it to Korghuzi by 11:35 am and had lunch at the...
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Trekking from Chitral Town to Garam Chashma, Lotkoh Valley | by Batuta Travels | Apr, 2021 | Medium

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Trekking from Chitral Town to Garam Chashma, Lotkoh Valley | by Batuta Travels | Apr, 2021 | Medium
Trekking from Chitral Town to Garamchashma: started trekking to Garamchashma (2550m/8389ft) from Chitral Town (1,494m/4901 ft), sharp at 6 AM, on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Given the elevation of the destination, the ascend of the route ranges from mildly steep to hard one. It was a windy day, and the dust-ridden strong gust from the west flowed, whirled, and battered everything. But when I disappeared into the maze of the mountain to the north, so did the wind. Beyond Shahre-e-Sham it was calm and peaceful, a leaf moved, nor a single blade of grass stirred. Shahr-e-Sham is a famous destination, and both national and foreign tourists visit this place to watch Markhor and wild goats, which come down to the riverbank for drinking water. One could also see them climbing trees with their cloven hoofs gripping the branches. Perhaps they have adapted themselves to this feline characteristic to savor the fresh...
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Trekking from Chitral Town to Drosh, KPK, Pakistan | by Batuta Travels | Mar, 2021 | Medium

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Trekking from Chitral Town to Drosh, KPK, Pakistan | by Batuta Travels | Mar, 2021 | Medium
Saturday, March 20, 2021. Trekking from Chitral town to Drosh: I had a very refreshing trek of 47 kilometers from Chitral town to Drosh. Started at 5:47am from Chitral town and traveled through Orghooch side. By 9:49 reached the Attani Viewpoint from where took some very good pictures of the beautiful Broz and Ayun villages along with Attani. Descended into the Ayun village from Attani side and had an early lunch at Ayun. Continued a leisurely journey across Maskoor and reached Benisar, the gateway to Birir, the southernmost settlement of the Kalasha community. Traveled through Shedi and a gentleman on the roadside took me to his house for tea. Walked across the rock along the river to reach Kol village, opposite Kesu, and continued traveling down to Khairabad. Here crossed onto Drosh side across the river through the newly-built jeepable bridge. Reached Drosh by 6:22 pm, after 11 hours trekking. Please...
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The Ecolodges of the Mountain Inn, Chitral, Pakistan - YouTube

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The Ecolodges of the Mountain Inn, Chitral, Pakistan - YouTube
The Lodges of the Mountain Inn are the oldest in the Chitral town, Chitral, Pakistan. They are beautifully camouflaged in the surrounding natural environment. From here it is easy for tourists to start trekking for Chitral Gol National Park, which takes 3-4 hours to get to the hut of wildlife watchers. Thoshi Game Reserve is located at a distance of around 10 kilometers from Chitral town, and it takes 20 minutes to drive to a point from where to watch markhoors and wild goats coming down the slope to drink water from the river. Chitral Museum is also nearby the Mountain Inn Lodges. It showcases precious anthropological collections (antiques, primitive implements, and other items) for the students and researchers with socio-anthropological interests. The Chitral polo ground, where freestyle polo is played twice a week, is close to the Mountain Inn Lodges.
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Wooden Images of Kalasha Valley, Chitral, Pakistan - Batuta Travels - Medium

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Wooden Images of Kalasha Valley, Chitral, Pakistan - Batuta Travels - Medium

Rehmat Wali Khan, a talented special person (polio-stricken) from Kalashagram, Rumbor (Kalash valley) Chitral, Pakistan proved that nothing is impossible if a person has a strong desire and passion to do something extraordinary. He is really a role model and inspiration for others.

His wooden masterpiece images have been placed in some of the museums around the world. Tourists intending to purchase these valuable souvenirs may do so whenever they visit Kalash valleys.

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