BROGHIL VALLEY IS PERFECT PLACE FOR TOURISTS
I would like to bring under the concentration of tourism
ministry through your esteemed on line web site that how Broghil is
the best side to attract tourists.
Although Broghil is deprived from all modern means of life and
basic human facililties, but it is rich with natural beauty and
extremely peaceful environment. There are five to six passes which
connect Broghil with Gilgit, Pamir, Wakhan corridor, Hunza and to
Tajikistan as well via the short script of Wakhan.
The Suktarabad glacier takes you down to Ishkoman valley. The
Chilinji pass is becoming more famous for trekking due to its high
altitudes, adventurous landscapes and connection between Broghil
and Hunza. The Darkhot pass with its huge glacier is wonderful
place for yak ridding expeditions and it is the shortest route to
enter Gilgit from broghil valley. then there is a famous outlet to
Pamir plateau from Suktarabad, this is the pass by which the Mir of
Pamir Mr. Rehman Qul with hundreds of Kirgiz and thousands of
animals migrated to Pakistan during Russian invasion over
Wakhan.This pass is still frequently used by Kirgiz, Ishkomanis and
Broghiliks.But another pass which is located on the right of
Qarumbar lake takes you to Pamir in more short time. Recently
Italian trekking groups discovered a new route over Chianatar
glacier to Immit Ishkoman. Broghil valley is linked with Wakhan
corridor via many passes including the famous Darwaza.
Let me mention one crucial point here about Wakhan corridor and its
inhabitants. Wakhan is the most peaceful area of Afghanistan. The
people who are wakhi living there are peace lover, simple and
traditional. They are neutral not involved in any Afghan politics
by themselves. They are neither extremist nor terrorists. But
tourists scare to come to Broghil because of its linkage with
Wakhan corridor. Broghil is also a restricted tourist zone due to
this Durand line. But I ensure that no other part of Pakistan is so
peaceful for tourists as Broghil, Wakhan and Yarkhoon valley.
Rather than a problem, wakhan linkage with Broghil, then the view
from Darwaza pass (broghil) is the best opportunity to recall the
history of silk route, Centre Asia and Russian invasion on Afghans.
It adds more interesting and cherish memories to you journey.
There are more than 22 natural founded lakes are located in broghil
valley. Qarumbar and Shirking jui are the biggest among them. They
have got various natural colours like blue, green, red and brown.
The lash green pasturelands, the unique landscape and pure,
original, natural living style of Broghil are the perfect scene to
look at in this modern and technological era. The mountains
surrounding the valley are covered by the white blankets of snow
through out the year.
According to John Mock the author of various trekking guides in
northern Pakistan mentions that,: the trek through Shajinali to
Broghil along Qarumbar lake over Chilinji pass is the best trekking
route in Pakistan, because at time you can go through
Glaciers, meadows, Pasturelands.beautiful Mountains, lakes, animals
and pure cultural zone”. While trekking through this region reminds
you the Stone Age and you can easily imagine the hardship of Stone
Tourists are openly welcomed to inside the wakhi homes and there no
restriction of photography. Passing through the herds of Pamirian
yaks, sheep, goats will teach you the lesson how animals add to the
beauty of land.
If WWF and IUCN would take little interest in this valley,Broghil
would be come a perfect homeland of ibex,wolves,snow leopards,
white and brown bears,fox,rabbits and many more wild animals.
Perhaps the lakes of the valley can be changed into Siberian lakes
packed by aqua birds. But unfortunately we have not seen a single
representative from these world’s leading NGOs.
Tourism is not only a sound business. It is more than that a way to
create friendship between locals with the peoples coming from other
parts of the world. it is the source to present your beautiful
culture, hospitality, peaceful chitral and its landscapes to
western world. It is the profession by which you can easily make
the western world to realize that how peaceful nation Muslims are …
Let all of us to join hand with ministry of tourisms to boast up
this field and make VISIT PAKISTAN 2007 successful year for
Tourism is the perfect field to look at the diversity of the world.
But remember that Diversity is strength, not division
UMAR RAFEE BROGHILIK