Category Archives: Pakistan

The Pakistan Hunza Odyssey Trek and Jeep Safari Was Over

I spent the last evening in Islamabad in bed with the thought of food very far from my mind. In the meantime, Margie calls up to the room and says…”Sheila, come down…there’s finally good food..” Forget it. A flight to

Jeeping Through Pakistan: Peshawar Was The Last Big Stop Before Islamabad

Peshawar is the capital of the Northwest Frontier Province and who hasn’t heard of the famous Khyber Pass. We had only one day in the city and what to do…explore or go to the Khyber Pass. By this time, ex-Marine

Jeeping Through Pakistan: From The Kalash Valley Into Swat

The Swat Valley is very fertile and one of the most historically interesting regions of Pakistan because of Buddhism. Buddhism flourished here from the 2nd though the 9th century, and it is believed to be the birthplace of Tibetan Buddhism.

Jeeping Through Pakistan: Chitral and Into the Kalash Valley

There are three Kafir Kalash valleys located in the Northwest Frontier of Pakistan : Birir, Bumburet and Rumbur with 20 different villages that retain most of their animist ancestor and fire-worship religions and culture. This entire area has been invaded

Jeeping Through Pakistan: Over Shandur Pass to Mastuj on Northwest Frontier

The Shandur Pass, is the watershed between the valleys of Chitral in the Hindu Kush and Gilgit in the Karakoram. After viewing the underwhelming Polo Grounds, it was down the valley to Mastuj with cultivated fields. The upper Chitral valley

Jeeping Through Pakistan: Road Blocks and Landslides Along The Way

The days were long…the nights not long enough…and you could see the pounds falling off everyone in the group. Poor Len’s boys went to ex-Marine one day and asked…”Steve, I know you’ll tell us the truth. When are we going