Astore lies about the massive base of Nanga Parbat, the 9th highest peak in the world. To the south of the massif Nanga Parbat lies Rama Valley, which is home to Rama Lake, with basic facilities for visitors. Astore valley is a unique area for tourists to visit, surrounded by the high peaks of the far western Himalaya. Nearby the two river junction the village Louze, popular for apples,apricot, cherry and other fruits especially the wild almond oil. Louze a small village with literacy rate of about 95%.Astore Valley ascends from the Indus River a Valley near Jaglot, Deosai Plains are the highest plateau in himalayas and are most picturesque with a bowl shapped lake, wild flowers,and a habitat of brown bear. Its been declared a Natural park, a special status to preserve its fora and fauna.
Thickly forested with huge pine, cedar, fir and juniper trees. The valley is about 3300 meters (10800 feet) above sea level and thus is snow covered for 7-8 months of the year. In summer, it becomes lush green; conditions favored by local shepherds. From here one can trek to east side of the Nanga Parbat (also known as the Killer Mountain), the world’s 8th highest mountain and second higest in Pakistan after K-2 mountain.