It’s early morning in the camp and our tour guide asks us to keep extra clothes for Naltar because we’ll be staying one night at Naltar, riding up to the Valley by jeeps and leaving our luggage in the coaster down at Gilgit.
So a hottest day starts after a coldest night at camp. Everyone is dressing up and packing bags and putting them in the coaster, leaving Attabad Lake and carrying a bag full of wonderful memories to cherish all life long.
First we stopped at Rakaposhi view point to have the yummiest breakfast of omelette along with Paratha made by Pathans of Hunza after that we began our journey towards Gilgit. The day was quite tough because the Dear Sun was at its full swing, shining and spreading scorching beams all over the city. Moving on, we had our breakfast, we got on AC Saloon coaster, we sat on the seats, we closed the windows and let the air conditioner do the thing because we were so exhausted.
As soon as we got close to Gilgit my Mobilink caught signals and I talked to mommy and was able to use 4G because, I spent literally 2 days without the internet and it felt real good like Actual Gooood. (I’ll share later about what we used to do without the Internet ).
Listening to the songs, I don’t remember when did I sleep resting my head on my cosy neck pillow from Miniso with a label saying ‘Sweet dreams’ on it. Haha, that was quite a detail but let’s move on. As I woke up we had reached Gilgit and our Jeeps were ready we got off the coaster and settled in a Jeep, too much excited for the dangerous yet bumpy ride which makes you feel like all your body organs are dancing inside. And I must say the dangerous the ride the more worth living the place would be. 👌😍
So, here wo go up scared and excited to explore how the Heaven on Earth seems like and believe me, Naltar Valley is a part of Heaven, a little touch of Heaven on Earth just like as if God has sprinkled few glitters of heavenly nature on the Earth to let the dwellers realize how actual Heaven will look like. 😍
Even the journey seemed so picturesque, I wondered how would it look like when I reach there.
Those eye catching flowery fields
That wild yet so serene forestry area
Those streams flowing in a direction smoothly yet effortlessly
The most friendly and beautiful locals enhancing the importance of that place.
The Valley looked like as if every particle of that place was borrowed from Paradise which made me wish to live there forever ❤
We stayed at Naltar Continental Hotel and I must say they cook the best, delicious Karachi like Biryani with tastiest Raita complimenting the whole meal. After settling in the hotel room we rushed out to get in our bumpy ride to explore the famous lakes of Naltar and the most known Snow Leopard Forest. First we reached at Snow leopard Forest which was covered with a green carpet and surrounded by tall green bushy trees and we happened to see only one snow leopard after that we explored the beautiful Satrangi Lake and then Blue Lake. The view of these lakes was breathtakingly incredible 😍 for which one can easily fall in love with. It felt like I was living a dream a beautiful dream.
I wish somehow time could’ve freezed for a day or two and I could live that pleasure for longer period of time, I could blend in with the environment more and I could enjoy my peace in those most serene surroundings ❤
After coming back from the lakes we had rest in our rooms then we had dinner at 11 and Yes Biryani was in the menu after having dinner we headed back into our rooms and then there was a Bonfire call at 12am.
That Bonfire night was full of fun, full of wonderful and exciting moments, we being ourselves enjoyed the night thinking there would be no tomorrow and time would stop here, we lived the moment and danced away all the sorrows of yesterday.
As soon as a local from Naltar lit the fire the bonfire party began, the locals began their traditional Raks (dance) and we all joined them, we just copied their steps and followed and I believe that was the most memorable moment for me because I was being me without caring about the world, without giving a damn about anything in the world, I felt like its just me living and the entire world has stopped for a while. 😏
That was our day at Naltar Valley along with Nomads Adventure Services. The tour had been over last month but the traces and impressions of the memories will last long and whenever someone would get a chance to be at these places again, I must say that would be most nostalgic.
In the end, we leave the place physically but emotionally we still dwell there.
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