Gilgit-Baltistan, formerly known as the Northern Areas, is a region administered by Pakistan.It is home to all five of Pakistan's ``eight-thousanders`` and to more than fifty peaks above 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). Gilgit and Skardu are the two main hubs for expeditions to those mountains. The region is home to some of the world's highest mountain ranges.Three of the world's longest glaciers outside of Earth's polar regions are found in Gilgit-Baltistan. The main tourism activities are trekking and mountaineering, and this industry has been growing in importance throughout the region.Three of the world's longest glaciers outside the polar regions are found in Gilgit-Baltistan: the Biafo Glacier, the Baltoro Glacier, and the Batura Glacier. There are, in addition, several high-altitude lakes in Gilgit-Baltistan.Gilgit-Baltistan is bestowed with some of the greatest bounties of Nature. Tourists from all over the world have a great attraction toward this region because of its beautiful valleys, plains, peaks and heritage sites. Location of some of the highest mountains on Earth including K2. Trekking to Concordia (the confluence of the Baltoro Glacier and the Godwin-Austen Glacier) and the great Baltoro Muztagh, a sub-range of the Karakoram.
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Sarfaranga Cold Desert” One Of The Highest Altitude Desert In The World

Sarfaranga Cold Desert located in sarfaranga village in Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan. It is the world’s highest desert with an altitude of 2226 meters. The Skardu desert is enclosed by a valley and covered with lush green vegetation at the confluence of ...

Sarfaranga Cold Desert, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Explore “Deosai National Park” The Second Highest Plateau In The World

Deosai National Park is a high-altitude alpine plain (plateau). It is located in between Skardu, Astore and Kharmang district in Gilgit Baltistan. Most of the area falls in Skardu District. Deosai Plain is at an average elevation of 4,114 metres (13,497 ft) ...


All You Need To Know About “Altit Fort” The Famous Historical Fort Of Hunza

Altit Fort is an ancient fort in the Altit town in the Hunza valley in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. It was originally home to the hereditary rulers of the Hunza state who carried the title of ‘Mir’. Although they moved to ...

Altit Fort, Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

“Khaplu Fort” One Of The Popular Heritage Site And A Famous Tourist Destination

Khaplu Fort or Khaplu Palace locally known as Yabgo Khar. It is an old fort and palace located in Khaplu, a city in Gilgit−Baltistan, Pakistan. The palace, considered an architectural heritage site and a significant tourist attraction. In addition ...

Khaplu Palace, Khaplu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Shigar Fort” A Beautiful Historical Palace On Mountain Rocks

Shigar Fort locally known as Fong Khar, which is in local balti language means the palace on rocks. It is an old fort of Baltistan and Pakistan located in the town of Shigar. Hassan Khan the 20th ruler of the ...

Shigar Fort

“The Manthokha Waterfall” An Amazing Waterfall Between Towering Mountain Rock

Manthokha Waterfall is a waterfall located in Kharmang Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, the extreme northern region of Pakistan. This waterfall is approx 180 feet high from ground. One has to Go on a link road from Skardu-Kargil road to reach this waterfall. On ...

Manthokha Waterfall, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

“Rama Meadows Astore” One Of The Most Scenic Place

Rama Meadows Astore  is located in Astore districts in Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan. This district contains the Astore Valley and Rama Meadows. It is bounded to the west by Diamer District to the north by Gilgit District, to the east ...

Rama Meadows, Astore, Gilgit-Baltistan

“Chaqchan Mosque” A beautiful combination of Tibetan, Mughal and Persian style architecture

The Chaqchan Mosque meaning “The Miraculous Mosque” is a mosque in the city of Khaplu, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. Dating from 1370, the mosque is one of the oldest in the region. The mosque shares similar architecture as ...

Chaqchan Mosque, khaplu, Gilgit-Baltistan

Explore The Beautiful Kachura Lake Skardu

The Kachura Lake Skardu are three freshwater lakes located in the Indus River basin of Skardu District of Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan. The lakes, at 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) in elevation, are Upper Kachura Lake and Lower Kachura Lake. Furthermore Lower lake is ...

Kachura Lake, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan

The Beautiful “Fairy Meadows” A Gateway to Nanga Parbat.

Fairy Meadows named by German climbers, German Märchenwiese, “fairy tale meadows”. But locally known as Joot, is a grassland near one of the base camp sites of the Nanga Parbat, located in Diamer District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. In addition 1995, the ...

Fairy Meadows National Park