Two female students, Nadeema Sahar and Samana Rahim, of Karakoram International University (KIU) in Gilgit, Baltistan successfully climbed Mount Minglik. This peak is situated in Shimshal Valley in Hunza and stands tall at the height of 6,050-metres. This is undoubtedly not an easy climb. The two students were accompanied by an expedition of 8 members on a mission to achieve this challenging target.
Nadeema and Samana are students of KIU’s Hunza Campus under their program of Tourism and Hospital Management. Both are locals of the Shimshal Valley and were ecstatic to be the first students to represent their university at this summit. This goes to show that women can achieve any target they set their minds to, and no obstacle is big enough to stop them.
The two were awarded certificates by their university’s vice chancellor, Dr. Attaullah Shah, to recognize the feat that these accomplished. Starting point of the trek Shimshal valley and it lasted a total of eight days. At the completion of the summit, they raised up high the flag of KIU.
KIU was established in 2002, and its tourism program is an excellent opportunity to bring prosperity to this region. Nadeema and Samana represent the potential of the youth of Gilgit, Baltistan.