The aim of this magazine is to connect the communities of Hindu Kush, Himalaya, Karakorum and Pamir by providing them a common accessible platform for production and dissemination of knowledge.
Pastures and lakes of upper Swat
Now as the summer tourism in the tourist heaven, Swat, is at its peak we, therefore, wish to present a few of the best photos from Tariq Siddiq Kohistani’s Photobook.
We always encourage people to visit Swat and its upper mountainous valleys. We love to greet them here with the caution, ‘leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photographs’.
Nature has bestowed us with its bounty full of beautiful valleys, waterfalls, azure lakes, emerald green pastures and crystal clean water streams. It becomes our obligation to keep this beauty clean, fresh and virgin.
Ismiz Lake: It is in the pasture of Loyapaneghalay in Utror valley in Swat. This pasture is reached from the Utror village.
This is the junction of Lalku Valley and Daral Valley. Two routes/treks lead to it. One is from the Lalku Valley in Sakhra Tehsil Matta whereas the main route is from Bahrain town through the Daral valley.
It is near Loyepaneghaly in the Utror hills. It is easily reached from Utror village and is a trekkers’ heaven.
It is four kilometers on the road to Kalam from the town of Bahrain in Swat. This village still retains the name of the entire area which was known as Tuaal (Torwal) with Baraniyal (Bahrain) as its capital. The photo is taken from the ridge of Gurnaal (Gurnai) village which is up in the hill hidden from the main road.
A rainbow over the forests in Swat.
Lower Swat hills
An abode of fairies atop the Daral valley in Bahrain Swat. It is one of most mesmerizing lakes in upper Swat. The route to it is through the Daral valley from Bahrain Swat. Routes from Dir Kohistan’s Jaaz Baanda, Kandol Lake in Utror, Kedam Valley near Bahrain and Lalku Valley from Sakhra in Matta Tehsil also meet here. The famous pasture near this lake is known as Dand Ghara (lake side).