Gilgit Baltistan

Introduction

Gilgit Baltistan the land of Beautiful valleys first of all furthermore mountains, lakes, and most importantly glaciers. Formerly called as Northern Area of Pakistan. Gilgit Baltistan is one of the most interesting areas of Pakistan. Here are the three highest mountain ranges in the world, The Karakorum, the Hindu Kush, and the Himalayas. The whole of Gilgit-Baltistan is like paradise for hikers, trekkers, and Englishmen. The region has a heritage and an abundance of rare plants and flowers. 

Gilgit-Baltistan, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Travel to north, Traveltonorth.com
Gilgit-Baltistan, Travel to north, Traveltonorth.com

Importance

Gilgit-Baltistan is home to some of the world’s tallest peaks and some of the largest glaciers Biafo Glacier, the Baltoro Glacier, and the Batura Glacier. Five of the fourteen mountain peaks over 8,000 meters high and likewise some of the largest glaciers are located in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Gilgit-Baltistan covers more than 72,971 kilometers (28,174 square miles) and is extremely mountainous. Gilgit and Skardu are two important centers for the expedition due to these mountains.

The region is located in the world’s highest mountain ranges. The main streams are the Karakarum and the Western Himalayas. Pamir Mountain lies to the north, and Hindukush lies to the west. Among the high mountains are K2 and Nanga Parbat, the latter being one of the most feared mountains in the world.

Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Travel to north, Traveltonorth.com
Beautiful Gilgit-Baltistan.Skardu, Travel to north, Traveltonorth.com

KKH AND PAK-China Border

The Karakorum Highway is also known as the ‘9th wonder of the World’ and National Highway-35 (N-35). The statue cuts through the Karakorum mountain range. The road was built on the path of a historic convoy that was once part of the ancient Silk Route and most noteworthy was a joint effort between China and Pakistan. The Karakorum Highway (KKH) travels from western China to Pakistan across the Himalayas and is the world’s largest highway. Although most of the peaks are towards Pakistan, the task of driving the Chinese part of the driveway is adventurous. There are many high-altitude lakes in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The Karakarum Highway, Gilgit-Baltistan, Travel to north, Traveltonorth.com
The Karakarum Highway, Gilgit-Baltistan.

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