Shigar Valley

Shigar Valley - The cultural hub of Gilgit Baltistan

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Located in Gilgit Baltistan in northern Pakistan the Shigar Valley is watered by the Shigar River, and positioned on the town of Shigar. The valley extends around 170 km from Skardu to Askole and is the doorway to the great mountains of the Karakoram. The town of Shigar is the biggest settlement in the valley. Despite the fact that the Shigar Valley is distant and to a great extent difficult to reach, there are a few towns in the valley. Askole is the last settlement in the Shigar Valley, which is still a long way from the high mountains. Shigar was a managerial sub-division of Skardu District that is presently a locale in its own right.

This Valley is a stream of the Indus River, which is close to the town of Skardu. It is a renowned place for climbing, trekking and mountaineering, notwithstanding the extreme conditions there. Additionally, the valley is a fascination for the sightseers as it is a passage to Karakoram Hills, one of the world's most noteworthy pinnacles is K2.

North side of Shigar Valley shares a pegmatite complex facilitated in gneiss with Braldu Valley which is the wellspring of fantastic examples of greenish blue, topaz and other pegmatite minerals. The delightful Shigar valley is celebrated for its natural products. Products of Shigar Valley are famous around Pakistan. The Apricots, Peaches, Plums, and Apples are glorious tasty. One can appreciate the flavor of these organic products while visiting. Maize, Wheat, and Barley are some basic things with which the fields of Shigar Valley are normally loaded up with.