Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Places in Pakistan: Khalti lake, Gupis, Ghizar dist.

Date: 20th Sep, 2011.

As we reached Khalti lake after numerous stops it was already sun down. The shadows of the receding lake, however, remained. In the distance we could make out the fort. I am not sure whether it was the fort or not. But I would like to think that it was. A fort by the lake side. In fact, like all lakes, Khalti is merely an extension of the Shandur river. Here, for a moment, the maddening rush tends to stop; in its place, the calm of the water takes over. But this lake is slowly drying up and I am sure it will be gone altogether, if water level continues to go down. There are some dams planned up river as well, which will alter the geography of the land considerably.

It was time to return to Ghakuch.

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