Naltar Valley- The Land of Fairies
The Naltar Valley is isolated from the bustling life of the other cities of Gilgit Baltistan. It is located 19 kilometres away in a barren gorge and is heavily wooded with juniper, birch, spruce, pines and other trees, you name it.
Naltar Valley is in the northwest of Pakistan's fifth province, Gilgit Baltistan, which is also known as the township of the mountains. The valley lies 40 km from the city of Gilgit at an evolution of nearly 15000 feet.
The valley is frequently visited by tourists travelling through the Karakoram Highway. What is called a true paradise by many is visited by over 50,000 people every year. Both local and foreign tourists are attracted to explore the beauty and charm of this valley.
Being nestled among towering forests and snow-capped mountains, the Naltar Valley is also well known to produce the tastiest potatoes in the world.
If you are an adventure-seeking tourist, then the Naltar Valley has a lot in the house for you. A Ski tournament is held every year in February in the valley at the Naltar Valley ski resort, which is among the main attractions.
For trekkers, Naltar Valley serves as the starting point for two long treks, where the first one is across the Daintar Pass to Chalt, and the other one goes from Naltar Pass to Ishkoman.