Ich heisse Arshad Ali aka arshadthetrekker, dwelling in the north western areas of Pakistan. My interest in trekking and mountaineering sparked off in 1996 and 1997 respectively. I had a typical camera in 1996 and toured Kalam Valley. While hanging around there it revealed to my curious mind that the only way to quench my thirst of exploration is trekking and taking shelter in the mountains. The same year I backpacked and rendezvoused with my comrades at a glade in a thick conifer forest in my village. In December 1997, I visited Chitral, the crown jewel of beauty, in North Western Pakistan. I had my lunch in an Afghan restaurant on Shahi Masjid Road and the lively bazaar of Chitral fascinated me. I enjoyed the Afghan cuisine for the first time there and moved by its piquant taste. In Chitral in whichever direction I gazed I found lofty mountains dominating the horizon. Tirich Mir 7708 mt, the highest mountain in the Hindu Kush Range, was overlooking Chitral Town and instantly enchanted me. It was there in the vale of Chitral that I pledged that I will explore the valley at my leisure and will publicize its unique diverse culture, history, geography and breathtaking natural beauty. Swat Valley was my next popular destination and it was that beautiful valley which stirred up my mind to enamour trekking. The jagged mountains of Mankial, overlooking Kalam Valley, were throwing down the gauntlet but that time I was a novice and didn't take up the gauntlet. After that I intended that I will explore Pakistan at length and will show to the foreigners its natural beauty, mountains, valleys, diverse cultures, history and geography. So I am here to do that stupendous job.