Deep in the heart of Sindh lies a little known( but becoming now increasingly popular for tourists) place called Gorakh Hill. It is one of the highest points in Sindh in the Kirthar Mountains, about 94 km from Dadu.
I am not going to bore you with Wikipedia copy pasted info on this. Which you can easily read here or here. I am going to instead tell you my first- hand account of this very interesting 40 hour journey which I took to this place.It can be very effectively be summed up into this message written on one of our transport vehicles:
More details on why this is so below:
Leaving from Karachi at 1 am, the 7 of us met the rest of the tour group near a restaurant in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and were led into a really large bus.The seats were comfy with a lot of leg room and as scheduled we were off to our destination.
Time: 4 A.M
Hours into journey: 4
Around 4 am we made a pit stop at what I can assume was a dhaba near Hyderabad. It was surprising how lively the place was even at that hour of the night?/day?. We got off the bus to stretch our feet for a bit got some tea ( which basically tasted like boiled sugar) and then were off to the next stop.
About 7 am we stopped at the famous Sehwan restaurant. Now extremely sleepy and tired we got off the bus to break for breakfast.
We were given a place to put our bags and then were served tea while we sat on the huge porch and looked out onto a scene like this
After lunch we started to walk around the hill area and arrived at a place at the base of a hill called “Benazir View Point”. It was a paved pathway up to a place higher up the hill. Since we were all in the mood for trekking we started walking up the hill. It took about a good 10 minutes walk to get up, I was pretty distracted since I was busy talking to a friend ( We were having this intese conversation about the eating habits of mountain goats) I didn’t notice the scene change around me, so I kept walking until I was suddenly shocked into silence when we came upon this:
Rarely have I ever seen such a beautiful sight. I didn’t even notice that 3 hours had passed and it was nearing sundown. Before it got too dark we made our way back to camp
Gorakh Hill Quick Cheat Sheet – Things to take along
- Bedsheet & Pillowcase
- Warm Clothes
- Dry Fruit & Candy
- Mini First Aid Kit
- Insect Repellent
- Change of Clothes
- Baby Wipes/Tissues
- Hand Sanitizer
- Walking/Trekking Shoes
- Rubber Sandals
- Power Bank ( in case you take pictures with your phone)