Tourism In Gilgit-Baltistan

Gilgit-Baltistan is admisitrative unit of Pakistan situated in the Northern Part of the country.It is one of the best tourist spots in Pakistan.

K2 as seen from Concordia
Satpara Lake, Skardu, in 2002

Gilgit-Baltistan borders Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province to the west, a small portion of the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan to the north, Xinjiang, China to the northeast, the Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir to the southeast, and the Pakistani-administered state of Azad Kashmir to the south.

Gilgit-Baltistan is home to five of the "eight-thousanders" and to more than fifty peaks above 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). Gilgit and Skardu are the two main hubs for expeditions to those mountains. The region is home to some of the world's highest mountain ranges. The main ranges are the Karakoram and the western Himalayas. The Pamir Mountains are to the north, and the Hindu Kush lies to the west. Amongst the highest mountains are K2 (Mount Godwin-Austen) and Nanga Parbat, the latter being one of the most feared mountains in the world.

Three of the world's longest glaciers outside the polar regions are found in Gilgit-Baltistan: the Biafo Glacier, the Baltoro Glacier, and the Batura Glacier. There are, in addition, several high-altitude lakes in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Lakes

Mountains

Eight-thousanders

K2 (Mount Godwin Austin/Chogori)

Nanga Parbat

Gasherbrum l

Broad Peak

Gasherbrum ll

Seven-thousanders

Gasherbrum lll

Gasherbrum lV

Masherbrum (K1)

Rakaposhi

Saltoro Kangri (K10)

See also

References


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