Saturday, July 12, 2008
Deosai National Park, Baltistan
Deosai National Park, Baltistan - Northern Areas, Pakistan from Tasawwuf on Vimeo.
Deosai means Land of Giants. It is among the highest plateaus in the world. The Deosai National Park is above the tree line and at an average height of 13,500 feet above sea level. It covers a vast area of almost 3,000 square kilometers.
Between November and May - Deosai is snow-bound. In the summer months it is accessible from Skardu in the north and the Astore Valley in the west. Deosai Plains make up one of the last frontiers of natural habitat for the Himalayan brown bear that once roamed the mountains freely.
This video was originally taken in 2004 when we did not have a digital camera. During conversion it seems to have lost a lot of colour. To see Arif's digital still images at: pbase.com/arifakhan/deosai_plains