Photo Feature: Winter in Arandu valley, Shigar

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

About author

Pamir Times

Pamir Times is the pioneering community news and views portal of Gilgit – Baltistan, Kohistan, Chitral and the surrounding mountain areas. It is a voluntary, not-for-profit, non-partisan and independent venture initiated by the youth.