by Asghar Khan
The Ismaili Boy Scouts Group, Gulmit, is going to organize a 6 days walk from Gulmit to Gilgit along the historical silk route pony track. The event is organized as part of the 100 years celebration of World Scouting with the objective to use youth as an effective force for peace and development in the region and create awareness about the preservation and promotion of historical heritages and inform past time traveling hardship to the young generation.
The walk will also be used to raise awareness about environmental issues, AIDS and other development issues in the region. 70 Boy Scouts are participating in this trek and will start from May 31 to June 5, 2008 with this year’s theme “CO2, Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy.”
Day 1. Gulmit to Ahmedabad (about 37 Km)
Day 2. Ahmedabad to Murtazaabad (about 30 Km)
Day 3. Murtazaabad to Hussainabad (about 30 Km)
Day 4. Hussainabad to Chalt (about 25 Km)
Day 5. Chalt to Nomal (about 28 Km)
Day 6. Nomal to Gilgit (20 Km)
The closing ceremony will be held at Zulfiqarabad, Gilgit, on World Environment Day . A large number of Scouts and community leaders with the office bearers of Northern Areas Boy Scouts Association will be invited in the gathering.