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Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit-Baltistan previously known as the Northern Regions, is a district directed by Pakistan as an independent domain, and comprising the northern piece of the bigger Kashmir locale which has been the subject of a question among India and Pakistan starting around 1947, and among India and China from to some degree later. It borders Azad Kashmir toward the south, the territory of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa toward the west, the Wakhan Hallway of Afghanistan toward the north, the Xinjiang area of China, toward the east and upper east, and the Indian-directed association regions Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh toward the southeast. Gilgit-Baltistan covers an area of more than 72,971 km2 (28,174 sq mi) and is profoundly rugged. It had an expected populace of 1.249 million individuals in 2013 (assessed to be 1.8 million in 2015 by Shahid Javed Burki). Its capital city is Gilgit (est. populace 216,760). The district is home to five of the 14 eight-thousanders, including K2, and furthermore has in excess of fifty mountain tops over 7,000 meters (23,000 ft). Three of the world's longest ice sheets beyond Earth's polar districts are found in Gilgit-Baltistan. The fundamental the travel industry exercises are journeying and mountaineering and this industry have been filling in significance all throughout the district.

Skardu Valley

The Skardu Valley is situated in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The valley is around 10 km wide and 40 km long. It is at the intersection of the Shigar Waterway and the Indus Stream. It is encircled by the enormous Karakoram Reach. With the close lakes and mountains, it is a significant vacation area in Pakistan. Skardu is the fundamental town of Baltistan along the wide bank of the waterway Indus. Skardu is the biggest locale in the Northern Regions. Baltistan is home to probably the most noteworthy top on the planet, the Karakoram Reach, Skardu is extremely famous for Mountaineering Campaigns. It is similarly well known with high-height adventurers, who trip to Baltoro Icy mass, K2 Headquarters, and Concordia. Skardu by street lies around 5 hours from Gilgit and 10 hours’ drive from Besham.

Shangrila Lake

Lower Kachura Lake, otherwise called Shangrila Lake is a lake situated close to the city of Skardu in Gilgit−Baltistan, Pakistan. Arranged at a level of 2,500 meters (8,200 ft), it has had a functional hotel on its bank beginning around 1983.


K2, at 8,611 meters (28,251 ft.) above ocean level, is the second-most noteworthy mountain on the planet, after Mount Everest (at 8,849 meters (29,032 ft)). It lies in the Karakoram Range, somewhat in the Gilgit-Baltistan district of Pakistan-directed Kashmir, and somewhat in a China-controlled domain of the Kashmir locale remembered for the Taxkorgan Tajik Independent Region of Xinjiang. K2 likewise turned out to be famously known as the Savage Mountain after George Chime — a climber on the 1953 American endeavor told journalists, "A savage mountain attempts to kill you." Of the five most noteworthy mountains on the planet, K2 is the deadliest; roughly one individual kicks the bucket on the mountain for each four who arrive at the highest point. Additionally once in a while known as Mount Godwin-Austen, different monikers for K2 are The Lord of Mountains and The Mountain climbers' Mountain, as well as The Pile of Mountains after unmistakable Italian climber Reinhold Messner named his book about K2 the same.

Karakoram Highway

The Karakoram Roadway known by its initials KKH, otherwise called N-35 or Public Thruway 35 the China-Pakistan Companionship Expressway) is a 1,300 km (810 mi) public parkway that stretches out from Hasan Abdal in the Punjab region of Pakistan to the Khunjerab Pass in Gilgit-Baltistan, where it crosses into China and becomes China Public Roadway 314. The Karakoram Highway, also known as the Friendship Highway in China, was built by the governments of Pakistan and China. It was started in 1962 and was completed and opened to the public in 1978. The thruway interfaces the Pakistani areas of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in addition to Gilgit-Baltistan with China's Xinjiang Uyghur Independent Locale. The parkway is a well-known vacation destination and is quite possibly of the greatest cleared street on the planet, going through the Karakoram mountain range, at 36°51′00″N 75°25′40″E at the greatest height of 4,714 m (15,466 ft) close to Khunjerab Pass. Because of its high rise and the troublesome circumstances under which it was built, it is frequently alluded to as the Eighth Marvel of the World. The roadway is likewise a piece of the Asian Interstate AH4.


Written By: Khadija Naveed

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