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Trekking in northern Pakistan

Pakistan offers some of the best trekking in the world. The Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindu Kush ranges which dominate northern Pakistan are truly spectacular. They encompass soaring mountains of rock, ice and snow, huge sweeping glaciers, plateaux and high pastures … Continue reading

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Nepal : the Sherpas

Nepal’s most famous ethnic group, the Sherpas probably migrated to Solu-Khumbu ( the nepalese district where is located the Mount Everest) four or five centuries ago from eastern Tibet; their name means “people from the east”. They were originally nomads, driving … Continue reading

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Tourism in Nepal

Tourism is Nepal’s top foreign-exchange earner, and many see it as the country’s most promising economic engine. But while the industry creates tens of thousands of much-needed jobs, plus indirect employment in related industries, this work tend to be menial … Continue reading

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Pakistan : an icy romance in the mountains of Baltistan

The irrigation water which sustains agriculture in Baltistan ( one of the main regions of northern Pakistan with 12 of the 30 highest recorded peaks in the world !) comes almost entirely from the melting of the glaciers. For the … Continue reading

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