Marsur rock or Hussainabad Slab is an amazing rock located in Hussainabad valley near Skardu city, Gilgit Baltistan. Most importantly The Marsur rock has a resemblance to the famous Trolltung Rock in Norway. Mr. Arif Hussain, a person from Hussainabad, and his team explored this hiking point in December 2018. It is now a popular tourist destination and is becoming popular all over the world. The visitors and adventure lovers to visit this place are much more this year. Skardu is a peaceful place so a large number of local, national, and international tourists come to see it. Of course, this has boosted tourism in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Hussainabad is at a distance of 7 km from Skardu city. The distance between Hussainabad and Hussainabad Broq/Nala is 5 km and the car gets there easily. Hussainabad Broq/Nala to Marsur rock is almost 3 hours hike. The best time to start trekking is early in the morning when the temperature is low. The famous route which most people follow is called as Lakhpat route. Besides this, there are some other routes which are not famous.
Marsoor is called “Hultasi Phoos” in the Balti language, “Hultasi” means the place from which to look, ie the viewpoint, and “Phoos” is called the big stone in the Balti language.
It is located at a height of 12327.10 feet above sea level in the mountain range of the Himalayas. The stone is 38 feet in length, about 25 feet in the air, and only 13 feet under the ground. Its width is 15 feet from the ground side and the other end is only two and a half feet.