Seven stunning photographs of the Bagrote Valley, Gilgit — Pamir Times net

Bagrote is one of the most beautiful valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan. Located at a short distance from Gilgit city, the region’s capital, the green fields of Bagrote valley are surrounded by gigantic, snow-capped, mountains, glaciers, lakes and forest. A must see valley!! ALL PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY FARMAN KARIM BAIG. View more photos on: http://pamirtimes.net/2015/09/17/seven-stunning-photographs-of-the-bagrote-valley-gilgit/…

Rising temperature: ‘Mountainous regions warming up more rapidly’ — By Shahzad Anwar on Pamir Times Net

ISLAMABAD: Glaciers across the world are seriously threatened by climate change and global warming, warned international experts in a recently-released report. The team of scientists came together as part of the Mountain Research Initiative, a global effort funded by Swiss National Foundation. Scientists from Pakistan, China, US, Canada, UK, Ecuador, Italy, Austria and Kazakhstan took…

Celebrating spring blossom in style / Photos — Pamir Times Net

Senior citizens gathered to celebrate the spring festival, an event initiated by the Aga Khan Social Welfare Board, a local level community institution. Photo: MountainTV.NET   Spring flowers are sprouting in the higher areas of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, from Shigar to Astore, Phandar to Punial and Hoper to Khapulu. The valleys, across the region, are…

9 stunning photographs of Phandar, the wonder! — Pamir Times net

Phandar is a village located in the Gupis Tehsil of District Ghizer in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. Phandar is famous for its stunning beauty as well as its delicious trout fish. Phandar is an important destination on the route to Shandur, which is considered to be the world’s highest polo ground. These photographs show Phandar, the…

Down the slope: Turn right, turn left, repeat as necessary — By Samiya Rafiq on ‘Pamir Times Net, Voices of Mountain Communities’ – Pakistan

Skiing in Pakistan has been in vogue for quite a while. Neighbourhood inhabitants of cold uneven landscape of the northern parts of Pakistan utilized extemporized wooden skis to drive in winters. The first ever-National Youth Skiing Camp was recently organized by Mirza Ali, the founding president of Pakistan Youth Outreach Program. The event is continuity…