Me and Qudrat have reached Astore successfully alhamdulilah. Since we have internet available here.. thanks to SCOM, I can share the details along with the pictures.
16th June, 2019
Distance covered: 20km
Trekking time: 5hours
When we arrived in Tarishing on 15th June, it was raining heavily. We got really worried but alhamdulilah the weather cleared early morning next day. Without wasting anytime we started our trek and reached Nanga Parbat Basecamp around 9am.
The clouds kept on playing hide and seek with the Killer Mountain but we managed to take enough pictures in our 4 hours stay at the basecamp.
Funfact: In our 4 hours stay at the basecamp, there was snowfall, bright scorching sunshine, windstorm… just Nanga Parbat things:)
We reached back in Tarishing before asar prayers.
Shout out to Abbas Ali , Jamsheed Ahmed, Zafar, and everyone else at New Rupal hotel who hosted us like family.
17th June, 2019
Distance Covered: 37-40km
Trekking time: 7hours 50 minutes
With around 20kg weight on our shoulders and 40km up and down track.. it was a tough day of trekking.
We left from Tarishing early in the morning so that we can cover maximum distance before the sun starts roasting us. It was a very happening day as we met so many people.. some of them looking at us as if we were mad.. some encouraging us with thumbs up signs.. some insisting to give us lifts or carrying our bags.. some kids in their school uniforms actually started following us and I felt like Forrest Gump.. and then the most astonishing thing happened as we were ascending towards Astore from Gorikot when a man stopped his bike and told us that he watched us on tv couple of days ago and wished us best of luck for our grand traverse. I could have never imagined that while sitting in PTV Home studio that someone high up in the mountains is watching us.
I have said that many times.. I'll say it again,
I love my country.
I love my people.
We rest in Astore today. We shall continue our traverse tomorrow morning inshaALLAH.
Need your prayers!
Nanga Parbat Basecamp – Himalaya Range ✔
Total distance covered: 60km
All praises be to ALLAH and Him only.
Pakistan Zindabad! 🇵🇰💚
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