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Pakistan Tour Images & Cinemagraph

Hello readers,
Finally after sharing few Panorama Shots & Closeup Shots from Nokia Lumia 920, here are final pictures from my recent Pakistan tour this summer. I feel quite lucky to be in Pakistan covering most of its hidden beauty.

I say this again that I’m not a professional photographer, but a programmer who lives mostly in his binary world.
The tour proved to be an excellent change from my older geek world though.

The first & last two images are shot using Nokia Cinemagraph! Quite an innovative app .

So here it goes,

Our first stop was Kewai Mountains. The water stream gushed beneath our chairs & tables as we enjoyed hot tea & paratha served with fried omelet. I tried dipping my foot in water for a while and found it getting numb in few minutes!

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This is from where the water stream appeared, somewhere far from the mountains, melting its way down.
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As we visited places, we found Honey Farms almost everywhere. They sold two types of honey, one was Yellow in color & the other was Red. Luckily no honey bee turned me yellow!
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Traveling in those shaky jeeps was thrilling, specially when I got the window seat and glancing down gave me goosebumps. It couldn’t get any worse when on a One-Way jeep track and another jeep comes out of the blue & starts honking you from ahead!

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Finally at “Saiful Muluk” which is at an approx altitude of 10,500+ ft. The wind was chilled with dew at night, we stayed there for a night in camps. Later next morning we went trekking at “Ansoo Lake” ahead.

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I met and interviewed this kid who named his horse as “Sooraj – The Sun” and lived there at “Saiful Muluk”. He was full of excitement, happy & content with his life!

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Boating at “Saiful Muluk” gave tourist at good time, however many devalued nature and polluted the lake.
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The sun rising in morning at “Saiful Muluk”. The beautiful dark mountains gradually turning of gold.

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So our trekking began for “Ansoo Lake” at morning, we saw wild horses, oxes, goats, sheeps, donkeys etc. And one my seniors tried having a shot with horse and instantly got kicked from that horse! Luckily no bones were broken but he was badly hurt!
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I tried talking to her and heard nothing from her side, not even a slight acknowledgment. No offense but she reminded me of someone from Mama-2013 Movie!
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Up up and we went having all instant energy edibles with us. The walk to Ansoo Lake included 6 hours of hiking and trekking on muddy mountains, stony mountains & then snow covered mountains! (And then 6 hours more to return back).
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There was a point when I made a decision to never look back down from such height, it made me feel dizzy and quite nervous. Fighting & taming the thoughts & mind is a tough job. Those continuous noises within questioning “What if you fell down?”, “What if the stick slipped away”, “What if the stone slipped”! But eventually I muted all those questions and chewed Mentos!
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Finally we reached at “Ansoo Lake” (Ansoo = Tear Drop) and watched it from the height of approx 13,000+ ft! The clouds were below us and hid our view, but soon they flew away. It was worth it all.
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Our next spot was “Siri Paye Meadows”, this place instantly became my favorite spot because of the peace & serenity here. The cold soft breeze, the green fields, people riding horses and the best was when clouds went past us.
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I just love the below image, I may frame this one for sure.
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This is the closest I could get (recalling the kick which my senior received from a wild horse)
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We gave few biscuits to these goats and soon the whole herd headed straight to us. I wonder through what medium do these goats pass messages.
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Found something weird below ? The lost animal indeed!

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Beautiful view of “Siri Payee”. The lake seemed heart shaped.

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Happy Family! When a mother is with her child, its necessary to keep distance, specially when daddy is nearby watching!

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Then we arrived at “Sheran Forest”. Every place had its charm, during night wild tigers, bears and monkeys were found here. Oh yes, I ate loads of wild berries growing in this forest. Do see my earlier “Closeup Blog” where I shared that juicy wild berry!

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This monkey! We gave him Corn Sticks and he ate them before us. As soon as he started eating, I mischievously shouted to give that Corn Stick back, to my amazement the monkey nodded twice and when I raised my voice slightly more, he jumped unto the closest branch near me and started shaking it aggressively. I ran and stopped recording all this! He was really pissed off! I’ll share the video soon.

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There were thousands of pictures I shot from Nokia Lumia 920, recorded videos, captured panoramas, closeup shots, using total memory space of 12+ GB! It was worth it, every minute I was ready to shoot any beautiful scene, flower, insect, food -anything!

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Pakistan is indeed a beautiful country, with so much negativity filled in our minds through media lets focus on the brighter aspects that unite us together. The places I visited made me fall more in love with Pakistan, the people were very welcoming and friendly. Nature is a gift that brings harmony and peace to our withered hearts and lightens it up, I could never complain of anything here!

Whenever you pay a visit to Pakistan, be my guest!

Cheers &
Peace!

Note: I had to compress above images due to uploading limitations, don’t hesitate to contact me for better quality images.

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