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Gilgit Baltistan | Exploring the Hidden Treasures for tourism

Story Highlights
  • Hunza Valley
  • Skardu Valley
  • Khaplu Valley

Gilgit-Baltistan is a stunning part of Pakistan and a famous tourist destination since it is surrounded by some of the world’s tallest and most numerous mountains. It is a place where the Himalayas, the Karakoram, and the Hindu-Kush connect, and it is also home to uncommon flora and fauna, lovely valleys, and glittering lakes.

To help you experience the allure and hidden treasures of Gilgit Baltistan, we have compiled this list of must-see destinations.

Hunza Valley

It takes roughly three hours to travel from Gilgit to Hunza Valley. The Hunza Valley, located in Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan region, is a hilly valley in Pakistan’s far north. The Hunza Valley is very breathtaking, with its abundance of snow-capped peaks. This valley has three distinct parts: the Upper Hunza Gojal, the Middle Hunza, and the Lower Hunza. 

Tourists from all over the globe visit Hunza Valley throughout the year, but May through October is considered the ideal time to visit. Hunza Valley has a maximum of 26 degrees Celsius and a low of 15 degrees Celsius in May, a maximum of 10 degrees Celsius, and a minimum of 0 degrees Celsius in October. See Altit and Baltit Fort to see a breathtaking view you could ever imagine.

Skardu Valley

Skardu, in Gilgit-central Baltistan’s valley, is a picture-perfect example of pristine nature and peaceful isolation in Pakistan’s far north. One may access some of the world’s highest mountains through this valley, including K2, K3, and Gasherbrum. Thousands of mountaineers from around the globe make the perilous journey to climb these peaks every year, and some never make it back down.

 Traveling for seven hours through the beautiful countryside, you’ll pass by several streams, springs, and friendly locals. Skardu is known for several things, the most prominent of which are the Shigar and Skardu Fort and the city’s two lakes, Satpara and Kachura.

Khaplu Valley

Khaplu serves as the district headquarters for Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region, Ghanche District. One of Gilgit’s oldest settlements, it’s rich in history. Khaplu was the Yabgo dynasty’s second-largest kingdom, and it’s located about 103 kilometers east of Skardu, at the base of Masherbrum Peak. As such, it served as a fortress along the Shyok River, a major commercial route to Ladakh. 

Some of Khaplu’s most stunning architecture may be seen in the form of the Chaqchan Mosque and other ancient sites. Road travel is the sole option for getting to Khaplu. Attracting sightseers from far and wide, Khaplu Valley is a renowned destination for climbing and trekking enthusiasts. The lush jungles, roaring waterfalls, and majestic mountains of Pakistan are just a few of the areas that are good for the soul and can be found in abundance all around Pakistan.

Gilgit is just one example of a beautiful destination that speaks for itself.

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