Monthly Archives: August 2015

Pakistan: Crossing Attabad Lake to Upper Hunza, Borith Lake, & surrounded by glaciers

From the Lower Hunza, it’s a quick ride up the valley to Attabad Lake. In 2010 a huge landslide happened at the village of Attabad, which blocked the Hunza River. This ended up creating a 22 km lake. A large … Continue reading

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Pakistan: Hunza Valley, Hoper Glacier, magical sunset at Eagles Nest, & American Dogs

Indian Kashmir and the Ladakh region was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. The sheer immensity of it was breathtaking and felt like I’d traveled to another planet at times. I didn’t know if anywhere could match … Continue reading

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Pakistan: Success getting to north, Rama Lake, Deosai N.P., & up to Gilgit-Baltistan

Half-awake, Harley and I threw our stuff together at 4:30AM to make an early break for it while the police were hopefully fast asleep. He came up to the room with a bummed look on his face and said, “we’re … Continue reading

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Pakistan: Wagha border-Lahore, hit by car & police trouble heading north, & friendly locals

India was great, but it starts to wear on you and I needed to break free. The good parts begin to get overshadowed by the pure madness of the place. The blaring horns were taking me to the edge of … Continue reading

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Leaving the beautiful Ladakh Valley for the lowlands

Once back to the Leh-Manali highway, I had to choose which way to get to Pakistan. The decision ended up being made for me by some pissed off taxi-driver mobs. I could either go back south the way I came … Continue reading

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Pangong Tso (Lake) on the Tibetan border

Pangong Tso lies on the Indo-Tibetan border with about 60% lying in Tibet and the rest in India. It’s a saline lake, but freezes completely in the winter. At 14,270 ft (4,350m) the weather is pretty unpredictable and cold. The … Continue reading

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Khardung La (worlds highest road) & Nubra Valley

The highest motor-able road in the world is reached by a road from Leh that snakes its way out of the valley . The views get better and better the higher you get, and more of the Indus valley comes … Continue reading

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