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Serena hotels sponsored rafting expedition


ISLAMABAD: Wajahat Malik and his team have successfully completed Expedition Indus, the first-ever exploratory river rafting expedition covering the entire length of the Indus River, starting from North to South, leading to the Arabian Sea.

To recognize the valiant effort by Wajahat and his team CEO Serena Hotels East and South Asia hosted a grand reception. A large number of guests hailing from various walks of life plus diplomatic corps attended the meeting.

Wajahat Malik, an adventure, travel filmmaker initiated this expedition which was Pakistan’s first ever full-length rafting expedition of the Indus River. At the send-off reception hosted by Serena Hotels, he had announced his departure for the North of Pakistan in the third week of March 2022.

The Indus is fed by mighty glaciers on the slopes of the Karakoram range, the Nanga Parbat massif, and the Kohistan highlands. Passing through rough terrain around the Northern and Western sides of the Nanga Parbat in gorges that reach depths of 17000 ft; the river contours around the KPK province then enters the plains of Punjab and finally culminates in the Arabian Sea.

Wajahat Malik’s mission was sponsored by Serena Hotels, under its Adventure Diplomacy Initiative that aims at fostering adventure sports in the country and providing a supportive environment for the nation’s talented sportspeople to flourish.

Wajahat said: “Expedition Indus will be a landmark expedition not only in terms of natural conservation, but also in identifying sustainable tourism sites along the path of the river. I am truly grateful to Serena Hotels for supporting this unique initiative.”

Mr. Aziz Boolani, CEO Serena Hotels said: “We at Serena have always been a passionate advocate for adventure sport, testing human endurance and commitment. Supporting brave adventurists like Samina Baig, Sirbaz Khan and now Wajahat Malik, we are encouraged to further strengthen our Adventure Diplomacy Initiative.”

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