At the end of year 2014 I had set some traveling goals for myself. Though I didn’t travel frequently this year but still I was able to fulfill some of the wishes from my travel wishlist of 2015. Here is year 2015 in review.
The first major trip I did in 2015 was a road trip in May around Chitral and Gilgit Baltistan. I started my journey along with 4 other friends in Rav4 Toyota jeep 4. Went to explore Kailash valley in Chitral. We got bit disappointed at Kailash valley and decide to go to Shandur lake. We went to explore Shandure lake and came back to Islamabad via Ghizer, Gilgit, Babusar pass, Naran route.
Then I lead a strong team of 15 trekkers in July to Karomber lake. We started our journey from Islamabad towards Yasin valley in Gilgit Baltistan. Crossed the Darkot pass (4,703 m) to reach Chikar in Broghil valley, Chitral, KP. Explored Broghil valley all the way to Karomber lake (which lies on the boundary of Broghil valley in Chitral and Ishkoman in Gilgit Baltistan). We came back to Gilgit city via Mastuj, Chitral. Finally reached back home in Islamabad via Babusar, Naran route.
In August I did a short 3 days trek to Ratti Gali lake. Spent a chilling night on the bank of Ratti Gali lake. Next day we went to Arang Kel (one of my favorite places in Pakistan) to spend a night under milky ways galaxy.
In the last week of October I went to explore Hunza valley in autumn. I was supposed to go with couple of friends but all of them quite the plan at the last minute so I had to travel alone this time. Though I didn’t find great weather over there but I was able to explore upper Hunza up to Sost.
Before the last sunset of 2015, I went for a day hike to Mushkpuri top.
Which treks did you do in 2015 (Please share your travel experiences of year 2015 in the comments below)?
Traveling is living!