Though you may have recently heard a lot about Gilgit Baltistan courtesy CPEC yet did you know that CPEC is not the sole claim to fame of the Gilgit Baltistan region?
The Many Distinctions of Gilgit Baltistan
- Home to 5 eight-thousanders( 14 independent mountains on earth which are above 8,000 meters high above the sea level)
- Home to 3 of the world’s longest glaciers outside the polar region
- The region in Pakistan where three of the mightiest mountain regions of the world Himalyas, Handukuch and Karakoram meet.
Home to Rare Fauna and Flora
Do you know that Gilgit Baltistan region is home to rare fauna and flora? No doubt the region is acclaimed for being home to beautiful scenery.
Fairy meadows is a must visit place in Gilgit Baltistan and is home to lush green beautiful plateaus along with Nanga Parbat, the world’s 9th biggest mountain.
If you love rivers with crystal clear colors and lakes then Phandar valley is the place to head to. You will feel lost in the nature once you witness river Ghizer and its surroundings.
Shandur is known for hosting the highest polo ground of the world. Whether or not you are a fan of polo Shandur is definitely a must visit place.
Indeed among the most beautiful lakes of the world, this lake is fed by Satpara stream and serves as the key water source for the Skardu Town.
The gupis valley with its turquoise colored rivers, fields and forests is a must visit place in the Gilgit Baltistan Region and in the event you are a fan of the trout fish then do not forget to visit the adjacent Khalti Lake.