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22 September 2017

10 amazing pictures from Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan

You must have heard of Gilgit Baltistan as a beautiful place. No, actually it is a spectacular place. You have to see it to believe it. But here are 10 pictures that will give you an idea of how amazing the region is. These pictures have been selected based on their popularity on social media and the internet.The best of our knowledge, we have tried to credit the original photographers. The pictures are in random order.
Golden Peak
Golden Peak is a mountain in Spantik-Sosbun Mountains subrange of the Karakoram in Nagar Valley, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. The mountain is very popular with organized commercial expeditions, due to its relative ease of ascent and scarcity of objective dangers. Golden Peak was first climbed in 1955 by Karl Kramer's German expedition.
Phandar Valley
Phandar Valley
Phandar Valley is about 38 miles from Gupis of Ghizer District. The valley is famous for its natural beauty, trout fish, and overnight camping. There is not much population here but that is what makes it a breathtaking place to behold.
Khalti Lake, Ghizer
Khalti Lake, Ghizer
Khalti Lake is located at Khalti, a small village of Gupis. The lake was formed after a large land-sliding blocked Ghizer at the Hamardas in the 70s. A large portion of Khalti and Games was submerged. Water accumulated for several weeks resulting in a beautiful lake. Today, Khalti lake is famous for trout fish.
Attaabad Lake - Gojal Lake
Attaabad Lake - Gojal Lake
The lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad village in Gilgit-Baltistan, 9 miles (14 km) upstream (east) of Karimabad that occurred on January 4, 2010. The beautiful Gojal Lake lies on Karakoram Highway(KKH), the highway that links China and Pakistan.
Naltar Valley
Naltar is a valley near Gilgit , Hunza and Nomal, Gilgit. Naltar is 40 km (25 mi) from Gilgit and can be reached by jeeps. Naltar is a forested (pine) village known for its wildlife and magnificent mountain scenery. Now the communication is available by the efforts of Pakistan army signal corps (SCO special communication organization).
Kachura Lake, Skardu
Kachura Lake, Skardu
The Lower Kachura also was known as Shangrila Lake is Skardu District of Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan. The lake is at 2,500 meters in elevation. The picture in view above has won the 2015 Wiki Loves Earth best international picture award. It is a popular tourist destination and has a unique restaurant that is built on the fuselage of an aircraft that had crashed nearby.
Cold Desert - Skardu San Dunes
Cold Desert - Skardu San Dunes
The Cold Desert is considered world's highest desert. Skardu Sandunes are part of the larger Biana Naqpo and Katpana Biana, the local name of for dessert.
Shandur - World's highest Polo Field
Shandur Top (el. 12,200 feet (3,700 m)) lies between Ghizer and Chitral Districts. Shandur is often called the 'Roof of the World'. Every year the governments of Gilgit-Baltistan and the KPK arrange festival of Polo that attracts a large number of local and international visitors.
Deosai Plain - Baltistan
Deosai Plain - Baltistan
Deosai National Park falls in Skardu Baltistan an average elevation of 4,114 metres (13,497 ft) above sea level, making the Deosai Plains one of the highest plateaus in the world
Karakoram Highway
The N-35 or National Highway 35, known more popularly as the Karakoram Highway and China-Pakistan Friendship Highway, is a 1300 km national highway in Pakistan which extends from Hasan Abdal in the province of Pakistan to the Khunjerab Pass in Gilgit-Baltistan, where it crosses into China and becomes China National Highway 314.The highway is a popular tourist attraction, and is one of the highest