Ultar Glacier

Ultar Glacier - The Glacier covering the mighty Ultar Peak

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Ultar is the southeastern significant height of the Batura Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram range. It lies around 10 km (6.2 mi) upper east of the Karimabad, a town on the Karakoram Highway in the Hunza Valley, some portion of the Gilgit District of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. This precarious, yet short, journey prompts a dazzling glacial amphitheater underneath the snowy summit of 7388m Ultar. Ultar top in the cloud, with Ultar Glacier lying underneath, as seen during Ultar Meadow journey in Karimabad, Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan area, northern Pakistan. The climbing is steep, hot and dry and as a distinct difference is the cool cloudy breeze that ascents from the outwash stream of the Ultar Glacier. Ultar glacier is the core channel for irrigating the entire central Hunza.

The magnificent highest point of Ultar (7388m), transcending significantly above Hunza, is accepted to be the place where a fairy queen once lived in a precious crystal castle. It's from this consecrated mountain that Hunza's water system waters streams. Baltit Fort protects the passage to the precarious, narrow Ultar Nala, which opens in its upper ventures into a field encompassed by a course of glacial glaciers and granite. The stroll to the meadows and back is possible as an exhausting day climb, however spending a night is a life-changing experience. On twilight evenings, Ultar is sublime. Successive landslides slide off the icefall, spread the tranquility and echo off the pinnacles and bluffs encompassing the meadow.