A night stay trip to Gorakh Hill station

Since after Eid, I had been very busy with work and was feeling quite depressed. I needed a break. Mr. Hanif bhatti had invited me for a 1 night trip at Gorakh Hills station on the 9th and 10th August 2014. I managed to get ready for the trip.

Departure from Karachi

The coaster came an hour late and by that time around 40 people were gathered at the meeting point. We left around 8:30Am in the morning.

The ride to the Gorakh Hills top

At Wahi Pandi, we set ourselves into the 4×4 Potohar for the ride from Wahi pandi to Gorakh Hills top. Last time in Jan 2011 when I went at Gorakh Hills we were already in 4×4 pajero so we went directly.


On the way to Gorakh Hills Station from Wahi Pandi

Mountainous Sind, Pakistan


The rays of the setting sun


Arrival at the Gorakh Hills top

We stopped 2 to 3 times during our ride to top due to engine heat up. It was normal as the driver told us that the 4 x 4 need a break. The peak is at a height of ~5,500ft and the inclinations are too steep.

We could see many lights from far. I thought it might be nearby houses, but when we reached closer to our destination, I was shocked. It were street lights and there was a huge restaurant with so many lights and vehicles and there were lots of people there. Last time in 2011, there was nothing like that and we had to camp then.


The hotel

Before we could settle, the time we stopped at the hotel, electricity went off. The weather was excellent. The temperature was around 16-18 deg Celsius.


Whole night camping at the Peak

It was 13th day of Lunar calendar and so we had a light polluted sky with clouds. Luckily the street lights were off because of no electricity during few hours.

Sindh Balochistan at the Gorakh Hills at Night

Awesome Moon Corona


Colorful clouds




Sun rise

Amazing Sun rise at the Gorakh Hill station

Gorakh Restaurant and Summer hut resot


Gorakh Restaurant


Zig Zag Path

An awesome view of the Gaaj Naddi

Going down from Gorakh Hills top. Awesome path

Abubaker Siddiq Shekhani

Abubaker Shekhani is an IT Entrepreneur and Full Stack Developer. He is the co-founder and the Developer behind Mytabeeb, a health care solution. He has worked for 5 years in Microsoft Dynamics AX space with Techno-functional role and glad to be one of few Microsoft Dynamics AX developers/consultants in Pakistan. He is TEDx speaker and likes to speak in public. He is an Amateur Astronomer and Astrophotographer. He is the founding member of Karachi Astronomers Society. He can be reached at me@abubakershekhani.com.