7 beautiful photographs of the magnificent Minimarg Valley, Astore

7 beautiful photographs of the magnificent Minimarg Valley, Astore

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Minimarg is one of the many villages located in the Astore District of Gilgit-Baltistan. It is a scenic valley located close to the world-famous Deosai plains. It is around 3500 meters above the sea level.

According to Shams Paras Qureshi, a local journalist, the name Minimarg actually means the place where “Mini” died. He said that Mini was reportedly the wife of a British officer deputed in the region during the colonial period.

“She was a very humble lady, liked by the people, so after her death in this area the picturesque valley became famous as Mini-Marg, or the place where Mini died”.

The lush green valley

The lush green valley. Photo: Umair Hassan

The road to Minimarg

The road to Minimarg

The beautiful plain filled with flowers, also known as Chota Deosai, or Small Deosai

The beautiful plain filled with flowers, also known as Chota Deosai, or Small Deosai. Photo: Umair Hassan

Wooden houses used by the seasonal settlers

Wooden houses used by the seasonal settlers. Photo: Umair Hassan

A small hamlet located at the age a slope in the Minimarg Valley

A small hamlet located at the age a slope in the Minimarg Valley

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