Mountain Valleys & Landscape of Pakistan

Mountain Valleys & Landscape of Pakistan

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Mountain Valleys Landscape of Pakistan

Nature has blessed Pakistan with unique landscape, the high mountains; plateau plain, deserts and luring sunny beaches are found here. However, more than fifty percent of its area is mountainous, particularly its Northern and North Western region which posses the most fascinating mountains on earth. Magnificent wreckage of continents in collision, fifty million years ago, and immense island collided with mainland Asia to create the South Asian Sub-Continent and push the Himalayas skyward. The mighty ranges Karakoram, the Himalaya and Hindukush make a rendezvous here. Beside the high mountains, these ranges are inhabited by the longest glaciers outside polar regions, enchanting and captivating valleys like, Skardu, Shigar, Khaplu, Rondu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ishkuman, Naltar, Diamar, Chitral, and Kaghan and splendid passes like Gondogoro, Khurdopin, Hispar, and Shandur . There are numerous glacial lakes which are for their scenic value, blue waters and fishing. Prominent among these are, Satpara, Kachura, Lulusar, phandar, and Saiful Maluk.


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ironcondor

ironcondor - Feb 28, 2010 10:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Great Album!

Thanks for all your contributions on SP and MbP...

Afzal

Afzal - Mar 1, 2010 1:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Album!

Thank you very much for your nice comments and vote. Hope to your wonderful photos at SP too.
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Chris Chadwell - May 1, 2018 9:23 am - Hasn't voted

Identity of flower beside Dodhipat Lake, Kaghan Valley

This seems to be a clump of what has a number of botanical/Latin names. At one time known as Polygonum affine, then Bistorta affinis (but this appears to be an unresolved name). Whatever its name, Stewart in 'An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Pakistan & Kashmir' described it as common & gregarious on rocky ledges @ 3300-4800m. I have been to Kaghan Valley one time (my only visit to Pakistan) leading a botanical tour back in spring 1987; have seen this plant a lot in the W.Himalaya. I have visited different plants of the Himalaya 20+ times. This plant is cultivated in British gardens, one form is named 'Donald Lowndes', who went (if my memory serves me correctly) on a Bill Tilman Expedition in Nepal in 1950. Founder & Editor, Himalayan Plant Association shpa.org.uk

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