Karak Cup of Tea at 13,691 ft from sea level (Babusar Pass/Babusar Top)

6On my first time ever visit to the Gilgit Baltistan and Hunza Areas in mid October 2015 i got the chance to cross the Babusar Pass or Babusar top which is at the height of 13,691 from sea level.
Since i visited in October when winter was around the corner temperature was around -1 to -5 in the afternoon. In such extreme temperatures i saw there were a security check post and a “TEA STALL”which served pakoras and the best tea, just perfect to have after a long and very tiring journey from Lahore to Babusar Pass or while on our way back home from the valleys. This tea stall has both the perfect timing, perfect location and the most spectacular views for a brief rest and the most karak cup of chai like we say in Lahore to wake us up again so we can absorb more of the beauty this land has to offer.

Babusar Pass or Babusar Top (el. 4173 m./13,691 ft.) is a mountain pass at the north of the 150 km. (93 miles) long Kaghan Valley connecting it via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway (KKH). It is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley that can be easily accessed by cars.
In May the maximum temperature is 11 C (52 F) and the minimum temperature is 3 C (37 F)


IMG_2869Tea Stall

The small tea stall has the most basic architecture of that land made out of stone and wood and it easily gets merged with the landscapes. the Tea Stall offers tea, pakoras and it also has a small shop to buy chips and biscuits for the way.




2Security Check post

The security officers who do duty in this extreme climate areas deserve a salute from everyone. While taking photographs they asked me to photograph them and kept saying not to delete the photograph afterwards.

security officers at the check post
the rooms they stay in and hand painted maps of the area.

Views of the Himalayan Range




the stone structures are washrooms for public



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