Pakistan’s northernmost territory of Gilgit-Baltistan portrays a spectacular amalgamation of various facets. Not only, does it mark the border with countries including Afghanistan, China and India but it is also home to a variety of natural wonders that enthrall the tourists with their beauty.
Naltar Valley is one such example of the sheer beauty that the Gilgit-Baltistan area possesses. The valley is emerging as a popular tourist spot because of the variety of enthralling views that seems to behold the visitors with their beauty. To help tourists who are planning to visit the beautiful Naltar valley, Jovago Pakistan brings an exclusive travel guide on this valley which is yet to be discovered.
During the British Rule, Naltar valley served as the hill station of Gilgit Agency. The British administrators used to spend their summers here to escape the oppressive summer heat.
The Naltar Valley is a beautiful mountain valley, that is situated at an approximate distance of 40km from Gilgit, in the Gilgit-Baltistan territory. The valley comprises of two villages i.e. Naltar Bala and Naltar Pine which are accessible through Gilgit.
Naltar valley is surrounded by barren mountains that seem to embrace it in their folds. The blanket of the alpine trees covers the entire valley and it provides a stunning view to the passersby. It is also home to a variety of wildlife. Moreover, the three colorful lakes also add to the sheer beauty of the area. This is perhaps why a large number of tourists visit this valley in particular.
Popular tourist attractions
- The Naltar lakes
Naltar valley is famous for the three lakes, which are called Naltar or Bashiri lakes. These lakes allure the tourists with their beauty as each lake is in a different color. The different hues of color ranging from aquamarine to azure, that can be seen in all the three lakes, attract tourists towards themselves. Natl three with its azure color, in particular, is the most visited lake out of the three Naltar lakes.
- Skiing chairlifts
Naltar is all set to emerge as the skiing hub of Pakistan. It is home to the country’s first skiing chairlifts which are used in the winter games. For Naltaris, skiing is not only a tradition but it is a part of their identity as well. Although they cannot afford the expensive equipment, almost all of the residents know how to ski and they tend to carve their own kits from the wood that is chopped from the widely spread pine trees.
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