Thu. Jan 24th, 2019

Photo Feature: Winter in Arandu valley, Shigar

 

Winter is really harsh in the mountains of northern Pakistan. People usually stay indoors, and use the food stored during the summer, in addition to supplies purchased from the markets. Yaks and other animals are slaughtered. Most of the areas receive heavy snowfall.

Arandu valley located in Shigar district is no different.

Rajab Ali Qamar, a journalist based in Arandu, shares some sights of his valley during the winter.

A man waling with a herd of Yak
Yaks are among the most resilient mountain animals
A Balti kid inside her house in Arandu
A Balti kid wearing the traditional hand-sewed hat
The harsh winter will soon be over, and the valleys will turn lush green, bringing back smiles, and giving a new lease of life to the mountains
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