A Travel Companion to the Northern Areas of Pakistan by Tahir JahangirA Travel Companion to the Northern Areas of Pakistan by Tahir Jahangir

A Travel Companion to the Northern Areas of Pakistan

byTahir Jahangir

Paperback | January 1, 2011

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The Northern Areas of Pakistan are truly magnificent in their beauty ranging from majestic mountains that kiss the sky, enchanting valleys, and fascinating terrain with forests, rivers, and glaciers. These remote areas exhibit a tranquil sense of magic with the absence of commercialization andan ethnic culture relatively unchanged by modernity. This volume presents an account as well as a guide to travelling in the Northern Areas for the inexperienced as well as the seasoned traveller. The author writes about trekking, accommodation, food, landscape and the overall travelling conditions. This is an excellent guide to the traveller on a budget of 20-30 dollars a day and is useful as a backpacker tool. The book is both a travelogue, detailing a series of journeys, as well as a guide and is essential for anyone interested in this untarnished region. Historical and social information isprovided along with a key that designates precise distances and security conditions. Thirty-three photographs showing the splendour of the Karakorams and the Western Himalayas are included.

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Tahir Jahangir was born in 1945 in Faisalabad. He went to Aitchison College from where he did his A Levels, winning the Churchill Medal for the best student of the year. He graduated with a Tripos in Economics from Clare College, University of Cambridge, in 1967. He runs his own business, Hala Enterprises Ltd. in Lahore, and has been ...

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Title:A Travel Companion to the Northern Areas of PakistanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195477782

ISBN - 13:9780195477788

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Preparation2. The Silk Route: Gilgit, Hunza, and Ghizer Valley3. The Nanga Parbat Treks4. The Skardu Valley5. Chitral6. Upper Dir and the Swat Valley7. The Kaghan Valley8. Mansehra Valley and the Gullies9. The Neelam Valley and Parachinar10. Hotel GuideIndex