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Nov 4, 2005 - Chitral Valley

Living the high life - our own jeep and driver. The trip started out easy - paved road until Teru. We spent the night outside Phandar near the lake. The hotel was a dump, but the area was nice. Outr next stop was Phandar, which was just plain cold. Went for a great hike up the mountain. Early morning start as we cross the Shandur Pass into Chitral Valley. After Teru the road turned to gravel and rock. Many landslides which I'm told is normal. These mountains are still growing, and the plates underneath are still shifting. In some places,...

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Nov 4, 2005 - Chitral Valley

Living the high life - our own jeep and driver. The trip started out easy - paved road until Teru. We spent the night outside Phandar near the lake. The hotel was a dump, but the area was nice. Outr next stop was Phandar, which was just plain cold. Went for a great hike up the mountain. Early morning start as we cross the Shandur Pass into Chitral Valley. After Teru the road turned to gravel and rock. Many landslides which I'm told is normal. These mountains are still growing, and the plates underneath are still shifting. In some places,...

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Aug 1, 2004 - Kalasha Valleys trek

The highlight of the Kalash valleys was undoubtedly the people and their dying culture. The valleys are home to the only non-muslim minority in the area (and probably the country). Forced to settle in this area in the 12th century (I think) the Kalasha people have lived in three valleys south west of Chitral (yes only a few hours walk from Afghanistan) ever since, resisting conversion to Islam, and so earning the name of Kafirs. Today there are believed to be less than 3,000 Kalasha people living in the valleys. The main outward feature of...

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Genty's Asia - 2004

Jul 29, 2004 - Chitral

Chitral I had met a freelance trekking guide while extending my visa in Islamabad about to head off to K2. He was the first person to recommend Chitral to me, suggesting that being close to the Afghan border and with the current goings on that there might be a few interesting people wandering around the bazaar. This was my first real foray into NWFP - North West Frontier Province: a great name remaining from the days of the Raj, when this area marked the North West extremity of the empire in India. Today there is apparently still a...

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Genty's Asia - 2004



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