The Photography Subgroup organizes presentations by known photographers on different topics . Trips/sessions are planned (specific to the Subgroup/ or in collaboration with other ASG Subgroups) to various sites in & around Islamabad to talk about the latest gear, swap tips and techniques, capture & share images and stories .An annual photography competition is organized at the end of the ASG year (May). ASG members’ photographs are selected by a jury for the ASG Calendar: ‘Reflections of Pakistan’, for the following year.
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Cycling - AROUND THE TAXILA HERITAGE SITES
Sunday, 17 January 2021
Situated about 32 km (20 mi) north-west of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, just off the famous Grand Trunk Road ,Taxila (meaning "City of Cut Stone") is an important archaeological site of ancient India..Ancient Taxila was situated at the pivotal junction of the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia. The origin of Taxila as a city goes back to c. 1000 BCE. Some ruins at Taxila date to the time of the Achaemenid Empire in the 6th century BCE, followed successively by Mauryan Empire, Indo-Greek, Indo-Scythian, and Kushan Empire periods.
Adventure Club/Archaeology - TAKHT E BAHI- A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Saturday, 19 December 2020
A Day Trip
The Takht-e-Bahi Buddhist Monastery is one of the most impressive and well preserved pieces of Gandhara architecture in Pakistan. It is situated 14 km northwest of Mardan on the road to Swat (2 ½ hour drive from Islamabad). The reputation of Takht-e-Bahi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is based partially on the extraordinarily good state of preservation and partially on its glorious location. The site itself is located on the northern flanks of a rocky spur rising 150 meters (500 ft.) above the plains.
Cycling - A RIDE AROUND F-9 PARK
Saturday, 12 December 2020
A family outing!
This is for all the new comers and families with children who want to test their riding skills in a relatively comfortable and stress-free location!
Saturday, 28 November 2020
Taxila - The Lost Cities of the Kingdom or Gandhara
A Day Trip
Ancient Taxila situated at the pivotal junction of the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia was an important city in the Kingdom of Gandhara.The origin of Taxila as a city goes back to 1000 BCE. Owing to its strategic location and with many empires vying for its control, it has changed hands many times over the centuries, Bactrian Greeks, Parthians, Scythians, and Kushans ruled the area in turn, developing a unique art fusing east and west known as Gandhara.
Hiking: Khanpur Viewpoint from Talhar Village
Sunday, 22 November 2020
At Talhar Village, we will cross a freshwater stream and start our hike towards Khanpur. This is an old route developed and used by local villagers and it offers an opportunity of walking past old villages in the hills besides taking in the lovely views of the valleys. At the top of the ridge, we will stop for refreshments/ photographs and return back to the starting point through a different path.
Trip: Autumn in Hunza
Saturday, 24 October 2020
A Photo Safari- 6 days/5 nights
Autumn is the time when the landscape of Hunza and Nagar Valleys is at its most picturesque. The trees throughout the valley seem to be on fire, as their leaves turn to gold, red, orange and bronze contrasting sharply with the barren mountains. Situated in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan it is approximately a two hour drive from Gilgit city on the Karakoram Highway.