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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. Photo: Umair Hassan
The road to Minimarg
The beautiful plain filled with flowers, also known as Chota Deosai, or Small Deosai. Photo: Umair Hassan
Wooden houses used by the seasonal settlers. Photo: Umair Hassan
A small hamlet located at the age a slope in the Minimarg Valley