Traveling around Sindh is a cultural adventure filled with fascinating discoveries, history, and breathtaking natural beauty. Travelers have the opportunity to travel through living history, not just among remnants
Ever since Balochistan became a part of Pakistan, the province that makes 44% of Pakistan’s total area still remains a mystery to the whole world. The mineral-rich ingenious and gifted lands of Balochistan
Azad Kashmir is the Pakistani-controlled portion of Kashmir, lying west of Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir. Nice people and fertile, green and scenic mountain valleys are characteristics of Azad Kashmir, making it one of the most beautiful regions
Gilgit-Baltistan is one of the most spectacular regions of Pakistan. Here world’s three mightiest mountain ranges- the Karakorams, the Hindukush and the Himalayas- meet. The entire Gilgit-Baltistan is like a paradise for mountaineers, climbers, trekkers, hikers, and anglers. The region has a rich cultural heritage
Pakistan is home to 108 peaks above 7,000 meters and probably as many peaks above 6,000 m. There is no count of the peaks above 5,000 and 4,000 m. Five of the 14 highest independent peaks in the world are in Pakistan.
K2 also known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori, at 8,611 metres above sea level, is the second-highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest at 8,848 metres. It is located on the China–Pakistan border between Baltistan in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China.K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram range and the highest point in both Pakistan and Xinjiang.
Broad Peak is the 12th highest mountain in the world at 8,047 meters above sea level. The literal translation of “Broad Peak” to Falchan Kangri is not used among the Balti people. The English name was introduced in 1892 by the British explorer Martin Conway, in reference to the similarly named Breithorn in the Alps.
Nanga Parbat locally known as Diamer is the ninth highest mountain in the world at 8,126 metres above sea level. Located in the Diamer District of Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan region, Nanga Parbat is the western anchor of the Himalayas. The name Nanga Parbat is derived from the Sanskrit words Nagna and Parvata which together mean “Naked Mountain”. The mountain is locally known by its Tibetan name Diamer or Deo Mir, meaning “huge mountain”.
Gasherbrum I surveyed as K5 and also known as Hidden Peak is the 11th highest mountain in the world at 8,080 meters above sea level. It is located on the Pakistan–Chinese border and the Xinjiang region of China. Gasherbrum I is part of the Gasherbrum massif, located in the Karakoram region of the Himalaya. Gasherbrum is often claimed to mean “Shining Wall”, presumably a reference to the highly visible face of the neighboring peak Gasherbrum IV; but in fact, it comes from “Rgasha” + “Brum” in Balti, hence it actually means “beautiful mountain.”
Gasherbrum II surveyed as K4 is the 13th highest mountain in the world at 8,035 meters above sea level. It is the third-highest peak of the Gasherbrum massif and is located in the Karakoram, on the border between Gilgit–Baltistan province, Pakistan, and Xinjiang, China. The mountain was first climbed on July 7, 1956, by an Austrian expedition which included Fritz Moravec, Josef Larch, and Hans Willenpart.
Shandur Polo Festival
Passion for Polo will be the highest on the world’s highest Polo ground. Every year, Shandur invites visitors to experience a traditional polo tournament between the teams of Chitral and Gilgit from 7th to 9th July. The festival also includes folk music, folk dance, traditional sports, and a camping village that is being set up on the Pass.
Sibi lies 163 km 3 hrs. drive to the south east of Quetta at the mouth of the famous “Bolan Pass”. Since the 15th century, this town has been the meeting place of all the tribal chiefs of the area. The British carried on this tradition in the shape of an annual “Darbar” or meeting, combining it with a ‘Mela” where thousands of Baluchi tribesmen gathered along with their animals in mid-February. This tradition still carries on and every year during February, Sibi has its famous SIBI MELA, where tribesmen flock from all over Baluchistan, parts of Sind and Punjab with their animals. The salient features of this “Mela” are horse and cattle and cultural shows, tent pegging, camel races, animal markets and exhibitions of handicrafts, tribal dresses, and folk dances.
Silk Route Festival
Festival on the Roof of the world where natural environs, landscape, a privileged location in the highest mountains of the world, breathtaking spectacles of sheer scenic beauty, wildlife and nature, awe-inspiring snow peaks, glittering glaciers, serene valleys of lush green foliage and fruits, gleaming and scintillating streams of unpolluted water, a rich diversity of people, culture, folklore, arts, crafts, and heritage, await you.
Basant – Kite Flying Festival
With the advent of spring, skies of Lahore are resplendent with all types and sizes of kites. The Lahorites participate in kite-flying competitions to herald the spring. Basant is not only a kite flying event but a cultural festival of traditional food, dresses, dances, and music.
Music of includes diverse elements ranging from music from various parts of South Asia as well as Central Asian, Middle Eastern, and modern-day Western popular music influences. With these multiple influences, a distinctive Pakistani sound has emerged.
Abida Parveen is a Pakistani Sufi Muslim singer, composer, and musician. Her singing and music have earned her many accolades, and she has been dubbed as the ‘Queen of Sufi music’.
Nazia Hassan was a Pakistani pop singer-songwriter, She enjoyed widespread popularity across South and Southeast Asia and has been called the “Queen of Pop” in South Asia.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
He was a legendary Pakistani vocalist and musician, primarily a singer of Qawwali, a form of Sufi Islamic devotional music. Widely considered one of the greatest voices ever recorded, he possessed an extraordinary range of vocal abilities and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours.
Atif is a pakistani pop singer songwriter, He has recorded numerous chart-topping songs and is known for his vocal belting technique. He was awwarded with Medal of Distinction in 2008.