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Gilgit Baltistan is a paradise for tourists


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Lauding scenic beauties in Pakistan, a foreign couple has admired the country as one of major tourism industries in the world. Felix Mengel, a representative of a German think tank (European Council on Foreign Relations), and her spouse Marianna from a London-based multilateral bank are on a Pakistan trip. “Pakistan will be one of the best tourism industries, if law and order issue is addressed,” the couple said while talking to The Nation.

The German couple said, “Pakistan is a unique land with a spectacular northern side. Not a single European mountainous range matches the heights of Himalayas. Gilgit Baltistan, the northernmost entity sandwiched between the Hindukush and Karakoram ranges, is a paradise for tourists. It is the centre where the world’s three famous mountain ranges, the Himalayas, the Karakoram and the Hindukush meet. The climate of Gilgit Baltistan vary a lot as it is sunny some time and foggy the other moment,” said the couple.

Praising Pakistan, the tourists said, “The fascinating northern Pakistan is a paradise for mountaineers, climbers, trekkers, hikers and anglers, with many of the mountains with height more than 7000m. The presence of more than one hundred peaks with 7,000m height in the Karakoram Range and hundreds of nameless mountains below 6,000 metres are dashing points on the atlas for tourists.”

“Hunza Valley is a worth watching locality in Pakistan that could be considered another heaven. The K2 and Nanga Parbat are the most feared mountains in the world. Their shape, formation, size and colour provide tremendous contrast, which resist human being praising their beauty and description. K2, the undisputed monarch of the sky,” they held.

There are several high-altitude lakes in Gilgit Baltistan. The northern areas of Pakistan are rich in flora and fauna because of varied climatic conditions and ecosystems. Karakoram, connecting Pakistan to China, twists through three huge mountain ranges – the Himalaya, Karakoram and Pamir. The Indus River which covers entire Pakistan flows northwest, and divides the Himalaya from the Karakoram, before being knocked south by the Hindu Kush. On the other hand, you may come across miles and miles of barren land with rocky mountains. Courtesy: The Nation 

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  1. Paradise for what?

    Don’t forget, sometimes tourists end up in paradise earlier than they expect!

  2. Yes the barbaric and unfortunate Nanga Parbat incident shall remain indelible in the memories of tourism fraternity in and outside Pakistan and keep haunting friends of tourism in Gilgit Baltistan for a long time to come.

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