Fairy Meadows is beautiful during the day but it turns magical at night. Fazal Chacha (the owner of the hotel where we were staying) would start a bonfire around sunset and we would all sit around it, wrapped in our warmest sweaters and play charades or sing songs or simply look at the sky where millions of stars seemed to be beckoning.
I could have stared at the stars all night long, and still, I would not have been able to see even half of them.
And then, of course, there is Nanga Parbat, the giant, the 9th highest mountain and perhaps the most difficult one to climb. We would sit for hours staring at it and willing the clouds to move from its peak so that we could see the twin peaks of the summit.
It’s strange, how looking at the beauty of nature can make your belief in God stronger, and make you feel more at peace, and more at ease with yourself. I have always felt more relaxed and stress-free after a couple of days in the mountains.
It was my first trip to a place in the northern areas which is more than 3-4 hours drive from Islamabad, and let me say that it was a great place to start; because after that trip, no trek or track or road seems to frighten me. Going to Naran? Child’s play, going to Nathia Gali? Toddler’s play. Lulusar Lake? Try the lake at the fairy meadows! (4/4)
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