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9/02/2016

Rajaki

Gilgit Baltistan is known for its pleasant weather but at times it is  harsh. Rain falls, Heavy snow
 and Storms are common in the region throughout the year  resulting  in several natural calamities . One of the biggest land slidings of this decade is Attabad land sliding of 4th January 2010. This Disaster cut off the Upper Hunza(Gojal) people from Hunza and other parts of the country for 6 years.  Though,  the newly formed Attabad Lake has become a tourist attraction at the loss of several lives and properties of Attabad  nearby villages.
We, the residents of Gilgit-Baltistan  go through several emotional traumas and physical pain  throughout the year.  These calamities have been  a routine part of our lives for years but the recent speed in climate change has affected the mountain areas the most. Land sliding   keeps the roads closed for months and sometimes it last for years.
This road block resulted from a huge land sliding in Mayoon in 2011.  We were cut off from Hussainabad for more than three years. Hussainabad's water line is from Mayoon hence people live there without water for  3 years! Which means no crop cultivation which is the basic source of income of the inhabitants.The road  was cleared last year, though, minor land sliding is a routine which lasts for some days because Local men volunteer to clear it. We do not get any aid for such destructions from the government of Pakistan  and local men who are full of civic sense come out from their homes to get things done on their own.
All the villages in Gilgit-Baltistan have a defined rule called "Rajaki" to help the community in such circumstances. Men of every single household in a particular village are obliged to come out from their homes when the village  faces a natural calamity such as a road block or water line cut off. Those families who're male members are out of the city or have younger kids pay a particular amount which is used to make food for the workers . Due to lack of interest of the government, we do not have any machinery so all the work is done manually  with the help of typical old tools. It's a tradation from centuries which has become a habit and a reason people never wait for the government to come forward for help.
If the people of Gilgit-Baltistan are aided with modern technology, the region can become an example for the country for better management and leadership as it already leads in the educational field. 


1/13/2016

Hunza-by National Geographic Live

Hunza is one of districts of Gilgit Baltistan. the Video's credit goes to National geographic for the effort they made to share some information about Hunza.  Basically Hunza is divided into three regions, Lower, Central and Upper Hunza. In Lower Hunza Live Shanaki and some Brusho Families too,in central Hunza there live Brusho people while Upper Hunza is populated with Wakhi clan, while there is another cast too who are called Berish. Tshanki Have their own Language, Tshina an indo European Language, Burusho  Speak Brushaski which is popularly know as Mishashki, Upper Hunza People Speak Wakhi while Berisho have their own language.

1/11/2016

Hunza got talent

Gilgit Baltistan has always produced talented youth in Various fields. The famous Mountaineer Samina Baig,cricket player  Diana Baig and many others who are representing Pakistan on
international level are a great example. 
The upcoming star Junaid Alam, famous for his cover “See you Again” from the movie Furious 7 whose video has gone viral is talented boy from Lower Hunza Pakistan. He sang the song as a New Year greeting for all his colleges in a camp in Islamabad and his cousins on New Year’s Eve and posted on Facebook.  He joined Facebook some days before posting the video
and it was then every body on social media witness his talent. He has been a cricket lover, plays soccer and also loves to read.
He is not only blessed with a melodious voice  but also has been very good at studies and always scored higher grades in his class. He want to become a doctor and we can imagine him as a singing doctor of future .
Junaid is not the only singer in his family, his Younger brother Siraj Alam also is a really good singer and is very good at rap. We wish them both a bright singing career!


1/02/2016

Autumn


Summers




Temperature

Months
Normal
Maximum
May
17.7°C
24.5°C
June
22.3°C
29.6°C
July
24.1°C
30.1°C


Summers are always pleasant in GB. The region offers a number of summer activities for travelers. There are several natural lakes where tourists love to experience fishing and boat riding as well as sight seeing. Various water falls and the pleasant environment attracts a number of travelers in summers. In Gilgit Baltistan there is moderate weather in summers but sometimes heavy rains cause some casualties such as road block due to which tourists get stuck for several days. But this can turn into pleasure if tourists enjoy the delay as a gift to stay for some for days :D. these are some Suggested activities for  summers visitors, 
Camping
Star gazing
Highway bike riding
trekking and hiking
Mountain climbing
Paragliding
Rafting
Born fire and music night
There are many other activities tourists can do in this region but for that they need to be creative.  

Tourists can interact with locals because they are always welcoming and some may invite you for tea or soothing or they may offer you some fruits, never hesitate to accept the invitation because GBians love to welcome guests.
 Besides these activities you can attend several summer festivals such as shandoor polo festival, Ganoni/ginani,  Imamat Day celebration by ismaili community and many more. 


Important Note:
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE WASTAGE AT RANDOM PLACE AND TAKE CARE OF THE NATURAL BEAUTY!












Spring


Seasons

Emergency Contact Numbers

Tourist Assistance Helpline at Central Police Office: 0581115/05811930345
Tourist Assistance Helpline of District Police Gilgit: 05811930033
Tourist Assistance Helpline of District Hunza-Nagar: 0581315/ 05813930722
Tourist Assistance Helpline of District Diamer: 05812930037
Tourist Assistance Helpline of District Skardu:05815930132
Tourist Assistance Helpline of District Astore: 05817930420
Tourist Assistance Helpline of District Ghanche:05816930171

12/30/2015

10 Best Spots in Gilgit Baltistan

Nature has been very generous upon the people of Gilgit Baltistan. The whole region has splendid beauty. It can’t be erroneous to say the region “Heaven on Earth”. It has most beautiful snow capped highest mountains, beautiful valleys, Most delicious fruits, flowing streams everywhere with a huge number of lakes surrounded by wild flowers and greenery, Beautiful faces with kind nature and lots of more unforgettable things for all the visitors who have visited Gilgit Baltistan or wish to visit once in life. Whole region of Gilgit Baltistan is known for its magnificent beauty and it is a dream place to visit for so many people yet due to time constraints our tourists can’t go to each and every part of Gilgit Baltistan thus, to help our tourist here is a list that includes top ten places on should miss while staying in Gilgit Baltistan.
1-Deosai
2-Fairy meadow
3-Khapalu
4-Hunza Valley
5-Pak-China Border
6-Nalter
7-Summayar
8-Ghizer Valley
9-Chillas Valley
10-Hopper Valley

12/26/2015

River Rocks


Yes I love to collect river rocks!!