Gilgit - Baltistan

Astore Valley

Astore Valley is located in Astore District in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. The valley is located at 35°2′20.30″N , 75°6′36.91″E at an altitude of 2600m. The best time to visit is May to October. The valley, adjoining the eastern side of Nanga Parbat (8,126 m), is about 120 km long and 5,092 km² in area. The entrance of the valley is located about 60 km southeast of Gilgit with four side-valleys. The valley has more than 100 villages with a total population of 71,666 (Census 1998. Some of which are Chilm, Bubin, Gorikot, Eid Ghah, Fina, Bulen, Chongra and Tari Shing. Chilm is the most beautiful village among all the villages of Astore, because it is the starting point of Deosai, the world’s second highest plane. The majority of people practice subsistence agriculture and livestock is the main source of livelihood complemented by seasonal work in down districts of the country. Due to its diverse landscape and climatic conditions the valley provides excellent habitat for a variety of commercially important medicinal plants.

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  1. This is awesome! What a breathtaking scene- fresh and inspiring- enticing to reflect upon the wonders of nature!!!!!!!!
    Lovely place and lovely picture
    Sultan Ahmed

  2. Pakistan is the most beautiful country, no doubt with the sheer beauty of its valleys and landscapes. Unfortunately some elements are destroying its peace and harmony and preventing its peace loving people to benefiting from these beauties as economic opportunities to prosper.

    These elements have disgraced the great religion Islam and are trying to make the whole world hell.

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