2005 - Travel Pakistan

Kel Valley Azad Jammu Kashmir

Hunza Valley in Autumn

K-2 Siren of the Himalayas

Malam Jabba Swat Valley

Shangrilla Resort Skardu

Kohe Safed FATA

Passu Cones Gilgit-Baltistan

Oct 18, 2005

North Waziristan FATA, Pakistan

North Waziristan is one of the agencies of FATA, Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. It is the second largest agency by the area, administered by the Federal Government. 
At a distance of 230 km from Peshawar KPK and 310 km from the Islamabad, the North Waziristan Agency was setup in 1895. British took control of this area in 1892. It was in the year, 1910 when North Waziristan Agency was constituted as a full fledged Agency with its headquarters at Miran Shah. The agency lies from 32.35 degrees to 33.22 degrees latitudes and 69.22 degrees to 70.38 degrees longitudes. It is bounded on the north by Afghanistan, Kurram Agency and Hangu District, on the east by Tribal Areas Adjoining Bannu District and Tribal Area Adjoining Karak and Bannu Districts. On the south by South Waziristan Agency, and on the west also by Afghanistan.

Aerial view of Miran Shah Town

Tourist Spots:
The North Waziristan Agency is one of the marvelous places of the the Pakistan, possessing a spectacular landscape. There are number of small rivers, number of streams, snow capped mountain ranges and beautiful valleys. But due to US continual drone attacks in the region has scared off the tourist. But it's hoped that soon the region shall be welcoming the tourist again. 
Following are the main tourist spots of the region:

Miran Shah:
Miran Shah is its capital and administratie center of the region. The town lies on the banks of the Tochi River in a wide valley surrounded by the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountains. It is situated approximately 17 km from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at an elevation of approximately 3,050 ft.
The nearest town in Pakistan is Bannu and the nearest town across the border in Afghanistan is Khost.
Rivers and Streams:
There are five notable rivers: Tochi, Kaitu, Kurram, Khaisor, and Shaktue. Some notable streams are Khoni Aigad, Chashma Aigad, Saidgi Algad, Kanungo Aigad, Sagga Aigad, Tauda China Algad, Damoma Algad, Tarkhobi Algad, Suedar Aigad.

North Waziristan Haider khel (Tochi River)
Tochi River

Razmak Valley:




Tochi Valley
It has almost in the mid and occupies much of the North Waziristan Agency. It is the most fertile part of the Agency. It derives its name from Tochi River which flews across the valley from west to east.  It is bounded on all sides by mountains and hills except the eastern side. It is about 100 km in length and opens up into the Indus valley near Bannu. The cultivable and fertile area which extends to the crests of the hills at both banks of the river, measures about 700 square miles.

Kaitu Valley
It lies south of Kurram valley. Kaitu River drains into Kurram River in the east

Khaisora Valley
This is a narrow stretch of land which lies in the south of North Waziristan along with the Khaisora Algad. It is also spread over a part of South Waziristan.

Kurram Valley.
In the north of the Agency the lower Kurram valley between the Kurram Agency on the upper parts of the agency reaches of the Kurram River and Bannu districts. 

Bolan Pass Balochistan, Pakistan

At a distance of 120 km from the border of Afghanistan, Bolan Pass is a mountain pass in Balochistan Province of Pakistan which connects the Jacobabad and Sibbi to the Quetta city. 


This pass has a significant history background being a mountain pass, which connects the Central Asia and South Asia. Along Bolan Pass where the road winds through picturesque mountains one is reminded of the huge odds that the armies from Central Asia and the South must have faced in their raids on the plains of the present day Pakistan.
In 1837, threatened by a possible Russian invasion of South Asia via the Khyber and Bolān Passes, a British envoy was sent to Kabul to gain the support of the Emir, Dost Mohammed. In February 1839, the British Army under Sir John Keane took 12,000 men through the Bolān Pass and entered Kandahar, which the Afghan Princes had abandoned; from there they would go on to attack and overthrow Ghazni. In 1883, Sir Robert Groves Sandeman negotiated with the Khan of Kalat, Khudadad Khan, and secured British control over the pass in exchange for an annual fee.
Bolan Pass Railway, passing through 21 tunnels (Miracle of Engineering)
One of the greatest Engineering feats of British rule in India was to lay a railway track through the famous Bolan Pass. More than a century old, this railway track still generates an awe among rail enthusiasts all over the world.

 Pictures of Balochistan - Photos of Balochistan; Photo of A Railway tunnel in Balochistan
Orders for a feasibility survey of Bolan Pass Railway were first issued by the British Government in 1876. Work on the construction of railways through the Pass started in 1880 but was soon stopped after laying of 31 km track due to the occurrence of famous ‘battle of Maiwind’ in the area. Work restarted in 1885 by rapidly laying a rail track in the bed of river Bolan and finally, a steam locomotive rolled into Quetta in August of 1886. The present day railway track through Bolan Pass is the third attempt of laying railways through the pass. In 1889 a torrential flood destroyed the track which was first laid on Bolan River bed. A new track was laid at a higher altitude but that also got washed away. In 1890 orders were issued for laying an all season track through the Pass. This new track was inaugurated on April 15, 1897, and it is still operational. At some places along the track, one can see the abandoned tunnels and the rail bed of earlier two attempts of laying railways here.

There are 21 tunnels en-route from Sibi to Quetta and the track crosses River Bolan numerous times in a criss-cross journey. The photo to the right shows a section of sequential tunneling through Bolan Pass.
For a tourist who wishes to travel through Bolan Pass by rail, a variety of trains and accommodation are available.
If in life you find a chance to visit the Bolan Pass you should choose the railway as it would be one of a kind rail experience anywhere in the world.


Oct 15, 2005

Faiz Mahal Khairpur Sindh, Pakistan

Khairpur is a district of Sindh Province in Pakistan. It has a deep history background and lot of historical and heritage sites. This district was a separate state in Indian Subcontinent and it was ruled by the Talpur Mirs during Talpur Dynasty ( 1783-1955). When India and Pakistan got partition in 1947, the Talpur Mirs opted Pakistan and became the part of Pakistan.


As this place was the city of Mirs ( Rich and Wealthy People), they built a number of monumental buildings some of which are home to the tourist, national and international. The Faiz Mahal is one of these.
The beguiling Faiz Mahal was built in 1798. This building has a unique architectural design and seems it would have been designed by a professional engineer. The look of the Mahal is so fascinating, alluring, stunning and picturesque.

Oct 14, 2005

Haleji Lake Thatta Sindh, Paksitan

This beautiful lake is situated in the Thatta District, Sindh Province of Pakistan. Being Asia's largest bird sanctuary it is located at a distance of 88 km from the Karachi city.


This lake has a good history background, as this was built during second world war by the combined efforts of British Government and the local army personnel. Before it's expansion it was a small lake, but in accordance with water requirement for the troops during the war, the lake was expanded and a feeder canal was introduced from the Sindh River. As the water requirement for troops was to be fulfilled, this lake was completed within 24 months hard work of the troops. The water requirement of the troops positioned in Karachi was fulfilled by this lake. Since then this lake has become a water supply source to the Karachi city. The is also home to the migratory bird from Siberia and also there is found a different kind of fishes too. 

Oct 12, 2005

Mangla Dam / Lake Azad Kashmir, Pakistan

Mangla Dam (also spelled Mangala Dam) was constructed across Jehlum River in 1967. It is sited about 67 miles (108 kilometers) from Islamabad in District Mirpur of Azad Kashmir. It is the sixteenth largest dam in the world. Mangla Power Station hosted at Mangla Dam is second biggest in Pakistan and twelfth biggest hydropower stations in the world.

The main structure of the dam consists of two spillways, four embankment dams, five power-irrigation tunnels and 1,000 Megawatt power stations. The dam’s two spillways are on its right side. Normal service capacity of the main spillway is 900,000 cusecs. It consists of nine gates all are 36 feet wide and 40 feet high. The second spillway is an emergency spillway. The design of this emergency spillway supports for an expansion of 48 feet in height in future.
The Mangla Dam is one of the largest earth-fill dams in the world. It is an earthen dam, 330 feet high and 11,000 feet long, with a crest elevation of 1,234 feet.
Mangla Dam was the first development project in Pakistan undertaken to reduce shortcoming of water and strengthen irrigation system. It was constructed after Indus Basin treaty of 1960 with India. The Mangla Dam power generation and water storage program initiated the construction of mega projects in Pakistan.
Mangla Dam, Mangla Lake, and surrounding areas present a beautiful landscape to visitors. Boating facility is available at the lake. There is a park nearby called Bhutto Park you can visit the park and enjoy your picnic there. If you have time and are interested in seeing historical places then you should visit Ramkot Fort in Mangla. A visit to this beautiful historical fort will be memorable. Hang around, take photos and enjoy the beautiful landscape.

Kel Valley Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan


This valley is located in the Neelam valley at distance of 148 km from the Islamabad city. At an altitude of 6,879 feet (2097 m) this valley is one of the most charming and picturesque places of Neelum valley. The Shounter Nalah joins the Neelam river at this place and leads to Gilgit-Baltistan via Shounter Pass ( The pass is under construction and if completed it will be the shortest route reaGilgitlgi-Baltistan from Islamababd).



Kel valley is also base camp to the highest peak and the largest glacier of the Azad Kashmir named: Sarawaai Peak (6326 meters above sea level) and Sarawaai Galcier about 25 km long.



Lepa/Leepa Valley Azad Kashmir, Pakistan

At a distance of 143 km from Islamabad and 45 km from Muzaffarabad city, this valley is one of the most beautiful and scenic valleys of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan. The valley remains covered with snow throughout the winter but in summer this spectacular valley is visited by the thousands of visitors from around the world. The mountains thickly covered by the evergreen pine trees gives it an extra beauty. 


The valley is divided into three sections:
Doa Khan
Leepa
Chnanian

Oct 11, 2005

Muzaffarabad City, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan


Located on the banks of Neelum and Jhelum river, Muzaffarabad is the capital of Pakistan's occupied Kashmir known as Azad Jammu &Kashmir. It's at a distance of 138 km from Islamabad and Rawalpindi and 76 km from Abbottabad city of KPK. 

Muzaffarabad is one of the most beautiful cities of the Pakistan with unique features. The area is somehow hilly, not rocky mountains like in Gilgit-Baltistan, and covered by the forest presents stunning views. Also, it is famous for its beautiful gardens, forests, valleys, rivers and lush green mountains.
It serves as a base camp for the tourist tending to visit tourist spots and other historical, cultural and traditional aspects of AJ&K.
A lot of national and international visitors visits Muzaffarabad in different seasons. In winter different people visit the city to enjoy the snowfall from all over the Pakistan. The movement in the city is easier with different kind of transportation modes but it would be easier if you have some idea about the tourist places of the city.
Following is the list of some stunning places which everyone wishes to visit while visiting the Muzaffarabad city.
Black Fort
Red Fort
Pir Chanasi
Machiara National Park
Shaheed Gali
Subri Lake



Aug 20, 2005

Top mistakes in social media and its repercussions on us

Social media plays a pivotal role in the advancement of ideas and its implications; however, it depends upon individual’s eagerness in showcasing it. The more we consistent about an idea the better we get rewards of it, but despite substantial counseling and directions the basic objective of Social media is way more deviated from its basic requisites.
Social media is inseparable part of our life
There was a time when communication was not that easy as it is today. A decade ago it would have taken weeks and even months to say “Hi, how are you?” to a person living in another city if one is living in mountainous and remote areas like Himalayan, Karakorum, Hindukush  and Tibet regions which are also known as the top of the world where road links and transportation were minimal. Do you remember the days when messages or notes would send a thorough post and one would find a joy if a letter is received from the dearer one away from us? But today saying “Hi, how are you?” is just pressing a finger away. In nutshell the communication has evolved from the pigeon post to Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Twitter, Gmail, Yahoo and the list goes on. Now we and the social media is an indivisible duo; because it is not a formality to own a mobile phone or a smartphone having Whatsapp installed, rather it has become a part of our job and responsibilities with increasing trend of using the social media for official communication as well.  
Social media is changing the world
Around the world, billions are using the social media for communication, entertainment, business etc and it is estimated that by 2018 around 2.44 billion people will be using the social media.
There are some interesting facts:
  • Ø  More people own the social media than the tooth brush
  • Ø  Facebook is the largest country on the earth
  • Ø  Grandparents are the growing user of the Twitter

Is social media boon or bane?
Having talked that social media has made our life easy; there is a growing and grave debate that is the social media a boon or a bane? Well, to conclude we don’t need to go in a long debate and discuss all the positive and negative points of the social media and then make a final decision.  It all depends on you i.e. for which purpose, how long, how and why you use the social media. 
Is social media deviating from its core purpose?
Social media is not confined to the communication between the individuals; it has now turned into a separate world where many good and bad things are happening. For instance; it is using for charity work, business promotion, the proliferation of information, social and political empowerment of people etc. But when it comes to the transfer and proliferation of information sometimes the users deviate from the core values.
Now on some forums like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter people just care for growing their followers and sometimes it becomes the matter of pride and rivalry to collect more and more followers and the core purpose of transferring the positive, actionable, informative and normative information is buried under the goal of their illicit means. Sometimes the purpose becomes limited and instead they go for growing the audience and referring them to their websites for the purpose of business. Below we are going to list some of the mistake and its effects.
Information leakage the persistent peril for the future
Using the social media is well if one knows the way of usage and its purpose of usage. Sometimes people disclose such facts and information which become a serious threat and havoc for the organization and individual as well. For instance; once an Israeli military men disclosed the information on Facebook about their raid and they had to cancel it because of the pre-disclosure. Same thing was happened, with the military of UK.
Cyber crime is increasing due to social media
Through social media, the cybercrime is increasing at an advanced pace. Cyber criminals are no more interested in the organizations; rather they attack the individuals doing work in the organizations and they fall prey to them because of their alluring benefits. They get special credential through the employee by tricking him/her to click on a link and alluring them to install certain apps to steal the confidential information.
Social media sometimes spread false information
What we see on social media is not what happens in real life. Sometimes a single wrong post by the user or by the social media management becomes a headache and sometimes causes certain causalities too. For instance; the Facebook once sent a safety measure check to the users all over the world saying “Have you been affected by the blast?”, when the Lahore city of Pakistan had experienced a deadly blast. The users were embarrassed and worried after receiving the safety check, some thought that their area would have been under attack and I must flee as soon as possible.
Also, sometimes people share, like, favorite, hashtag a video or picture on the social media without knowing the right source of information which causes serious issues later. Sometimes people post the edited pictures and videos to defame and to gain illicit means which triggers anger and tension and religious clashes. One such incident was observed in India where on a Facebook post communal clashes were erupted killing a person and forcing many to flee the area.


Is banning the social media an ultimate solution?
Keeping all the repercussion in mind; one can think, is the banning of social media solution of all these negative prospects? Like in some countries certain social networks like Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo, Flickr, Instagram etc are banned.
We all know that cyber bullying is one the menace of the modern days and many have lost the life because of this heinous crime. But what we need to do is not to ban rather talk about the behaviors that are unacceptable.

Blocking the social media websites also deprives the people of the worthwhile information and even materials related to studies and researches like You Tube is banned in certain countries which in one term is the curbing of civil right. 

Mar 25, 2005

Gilgit-Baltistan's right Saga, Why Gilgit-Baltistan's right is an issue, How people of Gilgit-Baltistan are suffering? Why can't GB be the fifth province of Pakistan


Nowadays there is a hullabaloo in Gilgit-Baltistan regarding its constitutional right for the upcoming future. Whatever the Federal Government says, who although has never bothered to think about the region, is the later issue but right now the schism of political parties in the region is very engrossing. There are two main factions, one which tags GB to erstwhile Kashmir, for them denying the affinity of GB with Kashmir is not less than committing apostasy. The latter, which has further branches, has a say that they will get the right by coercing the Pakistan, who on ground reality has never given importance to the issue and region as well.




The following facts are pertinent to mention while describing the region's right saga.

First, Pakistan has never given a hoot to the region, as if the accession was a deal to push the region towards Stone Age. A proverb says, self-possessions are always undermined and other’s possessions seem better is right in the GB’s case. GBians fought and liberated them from clutches of Maharaja and acceded to Pakistan, but in return Pakistan again tagged this region with the disputed territory of AJK and made a deal with them, completely ignoring the locals, which is known as Karachi Agreement. The Odyssey of GB's plight, negligence, and usurpation of rights begins from this agreement. Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is real ignorance, fits for the dilemma of GB. Pakistan was ignorant and people of GB suffered, but the real issue is, Pakistan is still not interested in the well-being and empowerment of the indigenous people. After six decades have elapsed, people of Pakistan are not even familiar with the name of the region, they consider Gilgit-Baltistan a town in Baluchistan; even the president's speech in a conference indicated the fact when he repeatedly called the GB's assembly members as Baluchistan's assembly members. One can imagine the interest of Pakistan in the region when its president didn’t know, even the name, not the development or empowerment of the region, which they have occupied for more than six decades and, the region is not a small district but it’s bigger than 78 independent countries of the world. Lamentably, Pakistan has overlooked the region with almost criminal negligence and abandon.  

The second is the so-called Kashmiri leaders who only hurl threats on the Pakistan's government whenever there comes a way to settle the issue of GB. They only care about is, GB shouldn't be given empowerment, whatever the form of empowerment is because it weakens the Kashmir issue. For more than six decades GBians have lived their appalling lives, even for livelihood sources they have to migrate to other cities of Pakistan because of unavailability of opportunities in the region due to government’s nonseriousness. But when there comes a way to do something in favor of GBians fierce leaders, Ali Gilani, Yaseen Malik et al write letters to the PM of Pakistan and warns him of taking any step which could deter the Kashmiris in gaining their rights. According to them joining Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha strengthens the Kashmir issue, but joining National Assembly or Parliament of Pakistan hurts the issue which they can’t allow at any cost. When one compares the privileges like infrastructure, education, economy, and autonomy they enjoyed or enjoying, it’s an elusive dream for GBians to enjoy such amenities. The fact is, neither Kashmiri leaders nor leaders of Azad Kashmir have ever expressed their concerns for human rights violation in the GB, the only thing they can do is, drag the GB whenever there comes a chance to gain their illicit purposes. Where were these so called leaders who have a soft corner for GB, when sectarian clashes erupted during 1980’s and hundreds were killed mercilessly in the region? Where were these furious leaders when heads of passengers were chopped up openly on Karakoram Highway? Where had gone their concerns for the region when people staged the demonstration for months for subsidized wheat, played a death game with KPK for their own land to get the royalty, and the list goes on. To prove that their maneuvers are right, they establish strong cultural, historical and geographical affinities with the region, the fact is, the region's proximity has always been limited to administrative purposes only.

Third is the antiquated political system in the region. The issue is, politic is sect, caste, ethnicity and personality based instead of vision, mission, and ideology. The oligarchs use sect, caste, ethnicity, and personalities for wooing the vote that is why they easily entice the populace and enjoy their turns with intervals. The oligarchs are central culprits and human rights violators in the region. As they are not elected in accordance with their capabilities and desire to work in the region, they just enjoy the privileges and follow their party visions blindly. Right now this is happening in the region. According to the acting government, i.e. PML-N, they hadn't vowed for the constitutional right of the region. The fact is they had neither vowed nor had any vision; they were just elected because the party was the ruling party in the country and the oligarchs were camouflaged in the sect, caste, and race. Similarly, other parties who are wailing for the failure and noninterest of PML-N for the right of the region are just on the track to improve their tainted image for wooing votes in the next election. In the next five year session, another party will be enjoying the fruits and PML-N would be lashing out the ruling party for what they hadn’t done to be done by them. The fault lies here; the political leaders in the region are manned by the president or premier of the acting government and they are bound to unconditional allegiance i.e. they nod in yes for their statements, whatever it is. Therefore, expecting something big from them is an illusion. 

The fact is the late one raises voice against oppression and plight, the more has to pay to overcome and undo the wrongdoings. For more than six decades the GBians followed the political monopoly of the country, but for the first time in the history they have realized and shown their presence that too in a socialized and mannered way. The political and social upheaval in the region is totally different from elsewhere in Pakistan. For instance, when Balochis realized they were suppressed, they blew the railway lines, gunned down the aliens, funded the terror networks, made links with RAW members and the list goes on. When Sindhis realized their rights were usurped, they established separatist organizations and challenged the state writ. When the people of FATA realized that they were subdued they welcomed the biggest terrorist network and opened an unending war with the state, which not only remained confined to the region but spread like a net to the whole country. State writ has openly challenged by different outfits in Punjab and KPK as well. All the separatist movements or organizations like BLF (Baluchistan Liberation Front), Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM), Taliban factions are formed by the people who are Pakistani citizens by the constitution. But GBians not being Pakistani citizens refrained from such actions which show their decency, literacy, wisdom, greatness and above all, the love for the homeland.
For the Kashmiris, they have shown that they will no longer be a scapegoat for them. They have different historical facts and facets. Kashmir has been liberated by the intrusion of guerilla zealots in the region, but the GBians have fought their own war for the independence and, they still observe 1st November as the independence day of Gilgit-Baltistan. For the first time in history youths of GB observed the 5th March as Anti Kashmir day instead of Kashmir Solidarity day.

To get the constitutional right GBians have to do something peculiar i.e. they have to stand on their own feet instead of wondering to happen something messianic. One of the important aspects is; they should not be relying on mainstream Pakistani political parties. They should form political parties at the provincial level, which would be free of influence from the central government. This would end the unconditional allegiance to the acting government and party. Moreover, they would be able to present their demands freely without any intervention of the acting government and make them obey the demands. All the political parties would be on the same table when it comes to the agenda of right, regardless of other party agendas.


In nutshell, if Pakistan does not take the issue seriously the situating will be exacerbated further and there could be fatal outcomes. The people of GB have come a long way, proving their loyalty they have sacrificed for the nation when and wherever needed; whether its Kargil war, Swat or Waziristan operations. But the denial of the right by Pakistan hurts their sentiments and now the denial could pave a path to a new direction. Already truncated Pakistan could lose another part if the ignorance continues. The faith, trust and the loyalty of the people in Pakistan are deteriorating because of entrenched social and economic exclusion. 

Jan 27, 2005

Balti Language Vocabulary (Learn Balti language online) | | Learn language of Skardu

Balti is a language which is spoken in the region of Baltistan in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Also, it is spoken in Kargil and Ladakh region of India too. It is a branch of Tibetan language, but after the partition of India and Pakistan, the Balti language has differed from the main Tibetan language due to the influence of Urdu (National language of Pakistan). 
It is spoken in the whole region of Baltistan division, Ladakh, Kargil and small pockets of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, and Karachi.

Why should you learn Balti language? 

 Well, if you are not a native speaker of Balti language you would be wondering how can I learn Balti or is it difficult or easy and much more questions like this would be hovering over your head. Learning Balti would be the best thing if you are a nature lover and want to visit the mighty mountainous regions of Pakistan, India, and Nepal. Knowing an indigenous language while visiting a locality is always a privilege then be there as an alien. 
In past, many mountain climbers and nature lovers visited Baltistan region and they fell in love with the Balti language and culture. They not only learned Balti but conducted research and gave Balti language prominence at international level. The fact that people fall in love with the Balti language is that it is accompanied by rich Balti culture. The culture of story telling, epic singing, dancing and many other things not only entertain the outsiders but they fall in love and make mind to learn the Balti language. The epic singing and story telling of King Kesar has been one of the prominent features of the Balti culture. A researcher from Japan while conducting the research regarding the epic of King Kesar loved the Balti language and now she resides in Baltistan and speaks Balti fluently.  There are many other people from all around the world who learned Balti language and permanently live there in Baltistan or visit the area seasonally. 

Some researchers have opined that Balti is most prominent and original form of Tibetan language which has retained the phonetics of Tibetan language for centuries. 

Balti the honorific language 

Balti is a langue which has ultimate honorific terms and it conveys esteem or respect when you talk. In simple words, you can choose the formal word for the known friends or persons and you can choose the honorific words for people with whom you are not familiar, or he/she is elder than you.

The simple words mostly used are the use of a pronoun while talking with someone. The pronoun "You" have two forms: Khyang (informal/ familiar) and Yang (formal/ polite). Khyang is used to talk with persons you know well and there is no need of honorific term. While Yang is used while talking with elders or unknown persons.

Similarly, when someone calls you, you can say "Ju" means "yes" in an honorific way. But if you are familiar with the person and there is no need of paying respect you can use "Han". Although it is a loan word from Urdu, the exact word of Balti for informal "Yes" has become extinct.





   Numbers
English
Balti
Urdu
One
chik
ek
Two
nis
do
Three
sum
tin
Four
bji
tchar
Five
gha
pantch
Six
truk
tche
Seven
rdun
sat
Eight
rgyet
ath
Nine
rgu
nau
Ten
tchu
das
Fifteen
tchuga
pandrah
Twenty
nichu
bis
Thirty
somtchu
tis
Forty
nishu nis
chalis
Fifty
gha tchu
petchas
Sixty
nishu sum
sath
Seventy
nishu sum na tchu
sattr
Eighty
nishu bji 
assi
Ninety
nishu bji na tchu
nabbe
One hundred
bgya
ek sau
One thousand
stong tchik
ek azar
   Nouns/Pronouns/Relations
English
Balti
Urdu
I
na
mein
You (familiar)
khyang
tum
You (polite)
yang
aap
He, She
kho/mo
woh
We
naya
ham
You (plural)
yidang
aap log
They
khoung
wo log
My
nge
mera
Your (Polite)
yari
aapka
Your
khiri
tumhara
His, her
khon gi
is ka, us ka
Our
ngayi
hamara
Your
yati
ap ka
Their
khoni
in ka, un ka
King
gyal po
raja
Queen
gyal mo
rani
Minister
Ihon po
wazir azam
Father
baba/ ata/ aba
waild 
Mother
zizi/ ama
walida
Elder brother
Kacho/kaka
bara bhai
Younger sister
nomo
choti behen
Grand father
apo
nana
Grand mother
api
nani
Aunt (father’s side)
ani
chachi
Uncle (father’s side)
ajang
mama
Aunt (mother’s side)
matchon
mami
Uncle (mother’s side)
agu
chacha
   Objects
English
Balti
Urdu
House
nang
ghar
Fire
me
aag
Table
tchok tse
mez
Chair
kursi
kursi
Glass
kore
glass
Plate
tabaq
thali
Spoon
thur mans
cham-mach
Knife
tji
chaku, chura
Tent
kur
tambu
Luggage
khur
saman
Bag
jola
bori
   Food & Beverages
English
Balti
Urdu
Food
zachess
khana
Meat
shaa
gosht, mass
Vegetable
tseutma
sabzi
Fish
gnia
mach-li
Butter
mar
mak-khan
Bread
khorba
roti
Sugar
khara
chini
Cereal
nasse
anaj
Barley
chi rok
jow
Rice
bruss
chaval
Yogurt, curd
loqfi oma
dahi
Fruit
meva
phal
Apricot
chuli
khubani ka phal
Apple
kuchu
seb
Water
tchu
pani
Tea
tcha
chai
Milk
oma
dudh
   Flora
English
Balti
Urdu
Grass
tsua
ghas
Flower
mendok
phool
Tree
staqji
darakht
Wood
ching
lakri
Eucleptus
byarfa
safeda
   Fauna
English
Balti
Urdu
Horse
Sta
Ghora
Donkey
bung bu
gadha
Dog
khi
kuta
Sheep
lug
bher
Goat
rabaq
bakri
Cow
balang
gai
Hen
bya mo
murgi
Cock
bya fo
murga
Bird
bya fro
chiriya
Crow
byarok
kow-wah
   Natural Elements
English
Balti
Urdu
Wind
khlung
hava
Rain
charfa
barish
Snow
kha
barf
Sky
khnum
asman
Sun
gni ma
suraj
Moon
lzod
chand
Star
skarma
tara
Pass
la
dar-rah
River
tsang po
nadi
Mountain
ri
pahar
Plain
spang
maidan
Valley
lung ma
nala
Road
lam
rasta
Field
jing
khet
Sand
byana
ret
Soil
sa
mitti
Gold
ser
sona
Silver
smul
chandi
Coral
churu
munga
Pearl
mutik
moti
Stone
rdoa
pat-thar
Turquoise
yu
phiroza 
   Days/Month/Year/Time
English
Balti
Urdu
Monday
chamdral
somvar
Tuesday
angaru
mangalvar
Wednesday
bodu
budhvar
Thursday
brespod
jumarat
Friday
shuguru
jumma
Saturday
shingsher
hafta
Sunday
adeed
itvar
Today
diring
aaj
Tomorrow
haskye
kal
Yesterday
gunday
kal
Morning
gyoqpa
savera
Evening
pitok
sham
Week
donchak
hafta
Month
lza
mahina
This year
dilo
ye saal
Last year
na ning
pitchla saal
Next year
oongmi lo
agla saal
   Seasons
English
Balti
Urdu
Spring
spid
bahar
Summer
byar
garmi
Autumn
ston
khizaan
Winter
rgun
sardi
Warm
chad
garam
Cold
jkahmo
thanda
   Colours
English
Balti
Urdu
White
karfo
safed
Black
nakpo
kala
Yellow
serpo
pila
Red
marpo
lal
Blue
nagon po
nila
Green
snunpo
hara
   Shape/Size/Amount
English
Balti
Urdu
Heavy
hlcho
bhari
Light
yang mo
halka
Round
kir kir
gol
Flat
lep lep
chora
Large
chogo
bara
Small
chunsay
chota
Close
nemor
nazdik
Far
thakring
dur
Few
khekchi
kam
Many, much
mangmo
bahut
Quickly
shokhmo
jaldi
Slowly
kulay
dhirey

   Phrases

English
Balti
Urdu
Yes
yot
han 
No
met
 nahi
Hello
Chena?
kaisay ho?
How are you?
yang chena yo?
apko kaise hai?
I am fine                                 
na lyakhmo yod
mein thik hun
Come in
shokh (polite) / oong (familiar)
a-e-ye/ ajao
Sit down
seikha shokh (polite)/ 
seikha dok (familiar)
bai-thi-ye/ betho
Where do you come from?
yang gar na oneng yod pin?
Ap kahan se a rahe hai?
Where are you going?
yang gar gowen yod pin?
Ap kidar ja rahe ho/hai?
Where do you live?
yang gar dogpin?
aap kahan rehte hai?
I live in Skardu
na Skardu dokpi in
main Skardu me rehta hu
What is the price of this book?
di shokbovi rin po cham in?
is kitab ka dam kya hai?
Sixty rupees
smul nishu sum
Saath rupiyah
Do you have any sugar?
Yari chan la karra yoda?
apke pas chini hai?
How far is it ?
yang chamche thaqrin yod?
kitni dur aur hai?
Three days more
yang jak sum
teen din aur
Are there jeep available?
Jeep thobi ina?
kya Jeep milengay?
Yes, jeeps are available
ju,  jeep thobi in 
hanji, jeep milenge
Happy Birthday
skiye jaq boarak
Janam din mubarak 



You are beautiful                            
Khyng gasha yod
Tum khosorat hay/ ho
Thank you
bakhshish/ Charimo
shukriya
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