Gilgit and Hunza Valleys… Deep into Mighty Karakorams…

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Gilgit Baltistan former known as “Northern Areas” is the most spectacular and fascinating region of Pakistan. Here world’s three famous mountain ranges meet, Himalayas, Karakorams and Hindukush. Gilgit Baltistan has come to be known as a paradise for mountaineers, climbers, trekkers, hikers and anglers.

Karakoram pass 5,575 metres, an ancient trading route between Kashmir and Xinjiang, gives its name to the range west of it that forms the watershed between the Indus and the Central Asian deserts. The eastern boundary of the Karakoram is the upper Shyok River from where it extends over 322 km. westwards to the Karumbar river and the Hindukush range for its sheer mountain grandeur and breath-taking panorama of beauty, few places can match the superb landscape through which the Karakoram Highway snakes. A fantastic and unforgettable spectacle is the passage of the Highway along the Baltura glacier, rated among the worlds seventh largest. Khunjerab Pass highest border between any two countries on the face of the earth.
Rakaposhi 7,788 metres, the dominant giant in Hunza valley. Its north face is fantastic precipice 5,791 metres of snow and ice.

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