Airpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 936 posts, RR: 27 Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3381 times:
Islamabad-Gilgit. Believe me, this is THE flight to take for views. Starboard side if heading to Gilgit, port on return. Northern Pakistan is quite possibly the most gorgeous place you can visit, and the PIA turbo-props get you real close to those huge, huge mountains of the Karakoram range. I was totally bowled over when I flew this route a couple of years back - PIA was still flying Fokker F27s then.
Quoting B747forever (Reply 1): However, why is that mountain called the killer mountain?? Have it taken many lifes??
Many mountaineers. Still many continue to try.... there are some crazy guys up here.
AT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 901 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2966 times:
I did not know that Saidu Sharif had closed?
And yes, I used to fly ISB-Gilgit, Skardu, Saidu Sharif as a child and the views from the windows on those flights were some of the most spectacular. Because the mountains are so tall you feel you are flying so close to the peaks.
For those interested, there's a pictorial report on the global-pia site of the Air Safari trip:
A useful phrase is There's no Red Port Left in the Bottle - on a ship (and plane too I think) the Red indicator light is on the Port/Left side as you look forward. The green indicator is on the Starboard side.
Forget A vs B - Give me E or BAe any day of the week!