Friday, April 20, 2012

R for Rakaposhi

During April I'll be posting on the A-Z Blogging Challenge.
My theme is the Hunzas.
Today is R..... for Rakopshi.

Rakaposhi is a moutain in the Karakoram Mountain range to the South of Hunza in Northern Pakistan. The name means snow covered and indeed it is. It's beauty is breath-taking and that would take precedent over it's rank in elevation with competing peaks. (25,551 ft)

Between the valley and the snow are huge barren precipices, except where the slopes allow terraced vegetation. The terraces are brilliant in summer with green and touched with yellow from the corn tassels. The glacier rivers add the touch of blue.

To complete the color palate, in autumn the forest green of the fruit trees turn into scarlet, gold, vermillion and bright pink, all against the back-drop of the majestic Rakaposhi. Here is a canvas painted by nature, the most astonishing artist.



  1. Tis beautiful - thanks for taking me there!

    Anna :o]

  2. Beautiful--& the music was hypnotic! Reminiscent of Ravel's "Bolero".

  3. Let us go and take a meal in that cafe!

  4. Resin deck chairs and sun umbrellas in the middle of nowhere...eerie music...beautful scenery.

  5. OMG, that is just exquisite.

  6. What fantastic scenery. It was a nice trip while it lasted. Although I doubt I would try and climb that mountain...even if I were younger.

  7. This place gets more beautiful with each post.

  8. Beautiful! Nice blog journey this evening... ;)

  9. Looked like quite the tranquil and peace inspiring place.

  10. That is one gorgeous mountain.

  11. Anna : Thanks. Good to see you. No kidding, I was just thinking about your but lately I work at the ranch all day and often in the evening I'm too exhausted to open the computer.

    Carol : Thanks... Hey Carol. We should try to be the 1st to ski it. :)

    Fran : It is eerie music but rather intriguing at the same time.

    Anthony : Hey friend.... Thanks for stopping. Yes, a real eyefull.

    Bish : Wouldn't that be neat. You are always up to adventure. Think of the organic wholesome food and the pure water... without chemicals or fluoride. I've been working at the ranch every day and drinking the water. After living in Bozeman (I do have one of those supposedly super duper filters but the water is still terrible) I had forgotten how good and pure that well water is. I'm really enjoying it, just for the water.

    Delores : I often think of being in Hunza and wonder how it would feel to be so isolated but yet have "more" and "greater gifts" than living in the middle of a large city.

    Karen : Hello and let's celebrate the beauty on film.

    Chuck : Oh come and give it a try. Perhaps you can be the first to scale it.

    Al : It kinda grows on you.

    Carolyn : It was a sweet journey.

    Pat : I bet the air is fantastic too. Just think. Great air, glacier water and food without GMO's.

    Inger : Oh it's so peaceful and good to see you this evening.

  12. Hi Manzanita - beautiful mountain and just showing us the majesty of the Himalayas ... cheers Hilary