Naltar valley one of the most beautiful places in Gilgit-Baltistan. Really each and every frame is as if made by hand. so beautiful and natural scenery all around. This valley is in the middle of Hunza, Nomal, and Gilgit valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan. Gilgit is the capital city of Gilgit-Baltistan. We can reach Gilgit either OnAir from Islamabad or can travel by road on the Karakoram Highway. Karakoram Highway is also known as the 9th wonder of the world.
After reaching Gilgit we need to travel by jeep to reach the Naltar valley. Naltar Valley is approximately 54Km away from Gilgit. Naltar is a forested area famous for its mountain scenery and landscapes. Mainly Naltar valley is famous for the international Ski competitions held here in the winters.
Ski-in Naltar valley
Ski competitions held at Naltar ski resort. Two of the famous villages of Naltar valley are Naltar Bala and Naltar Pine. Skiers from around 12 countries participate in the Ski competition. Pakistan Air Force was the organizer of those events. This year Ski Federation of Pakistan was also joining hands with the PAF to organize the event.
Along with Ski some other games like ice-hockey, snowboarding, and ice-skating national competition were also held this year. National players from across the country participated in those events. The organizers are working to promote winter sports in the country. According to them, the events will provide national players to learn from their international competitors. Secondly, this will definitely boost the tourism industry in the winter.
Although the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan is full of natural beauty and tourist points. Most tourists visit Gilgit-Baltistan in summers and Autumn. But competitions in the winter season will definitely result in the increasing tourists in the winter as well. Local people of Gilgit-Baltistan are also very talented and need some guidelines and opportunities to prove their talents
Above all, the Naltar Valley has many beautiful and amazing natural lakes. The water of those lakes is ice-cold in the summer season also. Trout fish are present in these lakes. Largely Travelers visit the lakes in the summers. They visit with their families. However, the road from the community to the lakes is small and nonmetallic. On the other hand, a stream coming from mountains is alongside the road all the way. 5 lakes in the Naltar valley are very famous and for instance, they are:
- Blue lake
- Green lake
- Halima lake
- Satrangi lake
- Bodoo lake