District Ghanche also is known as Khaplu in the Baltistan region. which is almost 103 km to the east from Skardu city. Balti is the language of this area. Khaplu is associating Baltistan with Laddakh and other regions. The way to Siachen Glacier is from here. That’s showing the defensive importance of this region. The highest mountains in the world like Mashabrum is also in this District.
Khaplu is as known as Shoyk valley in the Baltistan region. Shoyk is the name of a river. which starts from Sub-Valley Chorbat after passing through all the valleys. Finally, meet with the Indus river near Karis, the First valley of Khaplu. Khaplu is the second largest district in the Baltistan division. Even more, the area of this district is almost 8000 meters. According to the recent estimates, the population of this district is around 1 lac 60 thousand. For this reason, it is divided into four sub-divisions.
Most noteworthy, so much scope for tourism is there in this district. Beside Valleys and high altitude mountains, furthermore, there are many beautiful lakes also. some of the famous lakes are:
- Ghanche Lake.
- Kharfak Lake.
- Bara Lake 1 and 2.