When the summer turns into winter.

Jul 23, 2013
The summer is a very important period for many families in the Hushe valley. The job that men do in the treks and expeditions in the Karakorum helps to increase the family income.
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The summer is a very important period for many families in the Hushe valley. The job that men do in the treks and expeditions in the Karakorum helps to increase the family income. The needs of the long winter or the children education are covered by the revenues of this summer activity.

The Taliban attack in Nanga Parbat and the killing of foreigners have caused the cancellation of most of the treks and expeditions in the area. Just one of the strongest agencies has cancelled seventy five treks while the most important Basque agency had to cancel four. Baltistan is the most quiet and safest area in whole Pakistan. But with this recent attack the Taliban have tried to introduce the instability that is present in other parts of the country. The consequences will be immediate for the people and families that depend on the mountain tourism and the subsistence agriculture.

This year the winter will be longer for the families in the Hushe valley. Under these hard conditions we will have to offer them more support from the Baltistan Foundation.