Images of Pakistan

Toyota Landcruiser BJ40

The icon of Toyota, but also the icon of Pakistan (and all the other places in the world where the roads are really tough):
the Landcruiser BJ40.
Here at the polo festival on the Shandur Pass.
Pakistani lorry

Another icon of Pakistan: the over-the-top decorated Bedford trucks. Here on the Karakoram Highway (KKH).
Kaghan Valley

One of the obstacles of the extremely dangerous road through Kaghan Valley.
Shimshal Pamir

In 2003 the road to Shimshal was not finished yet, and a few tractors where the only mechanised vehicles in the valley.

Children in Naltar valley.

Children in the Kalash Valley.
River crossing in Shimshal

Trekking in Pakistan is not as easy as in Nepal.

Rockcrawling at the road to Naltar valley.
On the road to Deosai Plains

On the road to Deosai Plains: difficulties with a bridge cable.

Camping in Naltar Valley.
Yaks on Shimshal Pamir

Yaks above the Shimshal Pass.
Shimshal Pamir

Goats at the small summer village at Shimshal Pamir, 4700 meters above sea level.
Lodge at Shimshal Pamir

Not a Nepali teahouse trek!
Staying overnight at a shepherd's shelter in Shimshal.
Prison in Tahkt-i-Bahi

An odd place to camp: at the police station of Tahkt-i-Bahi next to the prison.
Bedford coach

Public transport by Bedford. In Swat valley.
Polo in Gilgit

The most popular sport in the Northern Areas: polo. This picture is taken in Gilgit on 14 August 2003, Independence Day of Pakistan.
Lowari Pass

The Lowari pass (3118m) on the road to Chitral. Currently still one of the easiest roads to Chitral. The pass is closed in wintertime.
The Lowari tunnel is expected to be completed in 2017.
Tirich Mir

The Tirich Mir (or Terich Mir) is with 7708m the highest mountain of the Hindu Kush. It dominates the views in the area around Chitral.

All pictures are taken with an Olympus OM4Ti with Zuiko lenses on Kodachrome 64.