Yaseen Valley Ghizer

Ghizer valley is the most beautiful valley of Gilgit Baltistan. It is paradise on earth and is a land of colorful water, dotted with trees, deep blue sky, and green fields. The people of Ghizer valley are peaceful, hospitable, and polite. It is a multi-ethnic district, and three major languages are spoken: Shina, Khowar, and Broshaski. Apples, apricots, and grapes are grown abundant. A snowfall is higher in winter. It is proposed to divide into two districts:

  • ·         The actual Ghizer district includes Phander, Gupis, and Yasin.
  • ·         Punial and Ishkoman district.    

Ghakuch is its capital. It shares its border with Kpk. Numerous small and large valleys are spread over this region.

 Gupis valley

Gupis Valley is a junction between Yasin and Phundar valley and is a crossroad between Gilgit and Chitral via the Shandur Pass. It lies in the southern part of the Gupis Yasin. There is heavy rainfall which takes place from January to the end of February. Major tourist attractions include Gupis fort, Khalti lake, stone circles of megaliths, and Shingalote village. Khalti lake is a 20-30 min drive from Gupis. This lake was formed when the river water stopped at the plain. This lake is famous for being the habitat of trout fish. The military once used the Gupis fort for defense purposes. Two major languages are spoken here Khowar and Shina. There are many villages in Gupis valley like Yungal, Sumal, Hakkis, Jindrote, Dahimal, pingaal, and Khasundar.

 Punial valley

Yaseen Ghizer

It lies in the southern part of district Ghizer. It produces most grapes in the region. Villages of the Punial valley are Gulapur, Sherqilla, Dalnati Gitch, Ghakuch Bala, Ghakuch pine, Silpi, Hopper, Hatton, Hasis, Damas, and Bubur. Punial is a mountainous valley, and Ghakuch is the main town. Sherqilla is the second largest village in the Punial valley. Shina is spoken here.

Phander valley

 Phander valley is a paradise on earth. It is well known for being a trout fish. The natural beauty of the different places of Phander attract peoples towards itself. It is located in the northwest of Gilgit city. And on the main Gilgit Chitral route. Gilgit river has beautiful turquoise blue water in this area. Surrounding mountains are high. There are four lakes, of which phander lake is the largest. As the river enters the valley, it is divided into several pieces and finally merges as it exits the valley. Phander includes Shamarn, Chachi, Dalimal, Gulagmuli, andTeru. The primary language of the people of the Phander valley is Khowar.

Umelsat Yaseen Ghizer

Ishkoman Valley

It is located north of the district Ghizer and shares its border with Afganistan and Pamir Wakhan Corridor. It is a stunning valley having glaciers and mountains .it is also famous for trout fish. It consists of more than 30 villages, including Chatorkhand, Ghotolti, with 30,000 inhabitants. Four major languages are spoken here, Wakhi, Khowar, Shana, and Burushaski.

 Yasin Valley  

Yasin Valley is also called a land of martyred, situated in the northern part of Gupis Yasin district. This valley is about 148 km from Gilgit city. The people of Yasin are honest, brave, straightforward, hospitable, and hardworking. Two major languages are spoken here, Burushaski and Khowar. Hawaldar Lalak Jan Shaheed, given the Pakistani military’s highest award Nishan-e-Haider for his bravery in the Kargil war, belonged to Hundur Yasin. Villages of the Yasin Valley are Gindai , Bajyot, Chaliharang, Thodas, Manich, Taus, Sultanabad, Huwalti, Thoi, Barkolti, Sandi, Darkot, Hundur, Qurqalti, and Gojalti.

Darkot Pass connects Yasin with Chitral and Wakhan. The major attraction includes points such as Mudori fort, Darkut, and Makkoli. Apricots, Cheery, and Apples are grown abundant in this valley. The people of Yasin are brusho original; however, here are migrants from different parts of the country.

Darkut Yaseen Ghizer

 Ghizer valley is not only the most beautiful valley in Gilgit Baltistan but also in Pakistan. This region is known for its lakes and landscapes.


Beautiful picture of phander lake-Ghizer

Summer does not comes here, because this beautiful valley(phander) is 9855 feet above sea level. Understand that every summer is a beautiful place, so every part of the country is beautiful.

From the blue waters of the beach to the snow-capped mountains of Gilgit and Chitral and the Phander lake, every scene invites you, but the northern regions of Pakistan are a great attraction for tourists from all over the world because of their unparalleled beauty. Enjoying the serene atmosphere of these areas every summer has been part of our routine for years and so far 42 such trips have become part of our past.

The people here are very peaceful, hospitable and polite. Numerous small and large valleys are spread over this region of the earth. Each valley has its own unique place and identity. Some valleys are higher than the sea level. Some are lower, so apples are grown more, grapes and apricots are abundant, and snowfall is higher in winter.
Mention is made here of Phandar valley where the beautiful color lake Phandar invites you. Phandar Valley is an area of ​​Gopis Tehsil, Ghazar District, Gilgit. To reach the Phinder Valley, you must first reach the city of Gilgit.

Watch the above video of Phander Lake

From Rawalpindi via Abbottabad and Hazara, you will travel on the Silk Road, where the Lion River (Indus) flowing between the highest mountains of the world will be your companion. You reach Gilgit, the largest city in the northern region, via Besham, Kohistan Waso and Chilas. Before reaching the city of Gilgit, you can see the unique place where the highest mountain ranges of the world meet, here the Hindu Kush, the Karakoram Mountains and the great mountain ranges of the Himalayas stand side by side.

The high mountains of Karakoram are standing around the city of Gilgit. There is no heat in the plains here, but the weather is very pleasant. When we reached Gilgit, grapes, apples and pomegranates were selling very cheaply in the market. The markets were bustling. The city of Gilgit is very beautiful. The river Gilgit is flowing along with the city and now there is a lot of population across the river. Assume that the river is now almost in the middle of Gilgit city and there are old wooden swinging bridges and modern bridges to cross.

All types of transport are available from Gilgit to Phandar Valley. Taxis are available for travel at any time and can reach the destination in less time. Wagons also go to almost all valleys. Funder got into the wagon and the wagon left. From Gilgit to Phandar, you will pass through the beautiful valleys of Ghizr, Ponial and Gopis. In Gopis, drivers usually park the car.

We had lunch at a hotel in Gopis, then drank tea and left for the charming valley of Phinder. It takes about 6 hours by wagon from Gilgit to Phinder. However, if you have your own car, obviously the journey is cut short. Phinder is located on Chitral Road. The same road passes through Shandor Top and enters the Chitral Valley.

Shandor Top is located at an altitude of 12,500 feet and this is the beautiful valley where there is a lot of open space. Glaciers are spread on one side, there is a small beautiful lake with blue water glistening. It is also the highest polo ground in the world where the Shandor Festival is held every summer. Polo teams from all over the country come here, especially the Gilgit and Chitral teams. The borders of Chitral and Gilgit meet at the same Shandor Top.

When Phandar arrived, it was September, and winter had begun. The wheat had been cut. Thrashers were engaged in separating the wheat from the straw. Wheat fields looked like gray stripes from afar. Sometimes small groups of people were digging potatoes in the lush fields. The corn crop was also seen in some places, indicating that the autumn season was about to begin.

Center Phander is spread over about 5/6 km. My local friends were waiting in the Phander Valley. During the journey, every 15/20 minutes, the phone would ask, "Where did the wagon arrive?" The P.T.D.C Hotel is located on a hill very close to Lake Phinder, and this is where the Center Phinder begins. In some places, people park their wagons near their homes and get off.

At one place, the wagon stopped and two boys started asking the driver in the local language if there was any guest from Punjab. Before the driver could speak, I immediately replied, "Yes, I am." The boys' faces lit up with joy, saying, "I've checked enough wagons waiting for you." '

I met him very warmly and happily. His parents were waiting for me near his house. My room was well decorated and every pillow was hand embroidered on the bed seat and curtains. After the evening prayers, the cold began to grow. First the door is closed then the blanket is covered, the day is pleasant but at night it gets colder. My hosts also put a new quilt with the blanket. Probably needed at night. At one o'clock in the morning, my eyes were opened due to cold. My body was shivering with cold.

The people here are very friendly and hospitable. People from Gilgit, Baltistan, Chitral and other hilly areas are generally friendly and hospitable. Tourists coming to these valleys from outside are called by the name of guest. After breakfast the next day my host told me that his cousins ​​and some other relatives were coming to visit. ا

1999 was an unfortunate year for Pakistan in general and Gilgit-Baltistan in particular. This year, Gilgit-Baltistan was witnessing spring and autumn. The Kargil War had broken out and the children of the Mother Earth were being martyred in the line of duty. The period from May to August was very difficult. There was sadness in the area. Mothers waited frantically to hear the news of the well-being of their livers. Fathers would either go to a post office to look for letters of their livers, or they would always be in a central bazaar. Sisters and brothers never tire of praying for their brothers. Wives were eager for their husbands to come. There was no special means of communication in Ghazir district, especially in Yassin Valley in those days. Rumors were spreading and even seeing a small crowd, people were afraid that some bad news might come to them. From the end of May to the first week of August, the young men of our land sacrificed their lives for their country.

Among the mothers and sisters who were going through this difficult phase was my mother, whose cousin Ibrahim Khan was martyred in Kargil and my mother's younger brother Lalak Jan was also present in their unit. During this time I always saw my mother in a state of anxiety. Whenever I inquired about the cause of my mother's distress, she either avoided me or told me that your uncles Lalak Jan and your cousin Wali Khan were in Kargil and no letter came from them. Also pray for their well-being. There were days of my childhood, I was in a bad mood, sometimes I prayed and sometimes I ran to see all the army vehicles in which the corpses of our beloved martyrs were being brought.

The moon came out that night too, but its existence

There was so much blood, like the corpse of an innocent

It was July 7. Lalak Jan was alone in the mountains of Kargil, the high Tiger Hill and one of his posts. His other comrades and friends were martyred. The sounds of ammunition and heavy weapons echoed in the Kargil Valley. He did not care to return until he had done his duty well. According to the Pakistan Army, they defeated hundreds of enemies. A lone brave Sput surprised and disturbed his opponents. Despite two to three days of continuous attacks, it was not possible for the opposition to capture Lalak Jan's post. Eventually, with the help of heavy weapons and helicopters, the Indian Army martyred these spies of Gilgit-Baltistan and by then they had made a lasting story of bravery. In recognition of his bravery, the Government of Pakistan awarded him the Haider Award.

Lalak Jan Shaheed, the great hero of Kargil, opened his eyes on February 19, 1967 in the remote village of Hondor Morang in the Yasin Valley. He got his primary education from the village and after that he started helping his parents. My mother says that her younger brother Lalak Jan was also very interested in studies and used to come back and teach his sisters what he used to do in school. But due to limited resources, he dropped out of school and started helping his parents in farming and raising livestock. Later in the army, he studied up to Matriculation and FA. Lalak Jan Shaheed's uncle Kharwar Khan took part in the 1948 war and his uncle Panin Jan took part in the 65 and 71 wars. After hearing stories of military life from his mouth, one day he reached Bunji Gilgit and joined the army. From 1985 to 1999, he was promoted from soldier to hawaldar, making the Kargil Hills the last place of his military duty, and after his martyrdom became Pakistan's highest military honor.

He earned a lot of respect in front of his village and relatives for his social service, philanthropy, and caring for relatives. It took a lot of hard work to get everyone to like him. Whenever he came home, he would see the happiness on my uncle's face. He would slaughter the most special rooster in his stock and arrange food for him. All the relatives heard stories from him. He is also credited with teaching me spelling and encouraging me to study. He was a fourth grader at the time of his last visit. As usual, he insisted on better reading.

In his hometown of Hundur Yaseen, he, along with other like-minded people, founded the Al-Muddad Welfare Organization, which helped the poor. He also worked with high school students in Hundur to facilitate the post office in the area.

He wanted to do a lot for his area but due to limited resources his dreams were not coming true, but his passion was young and his determination was strong that he performed his duty well and won the highest honor of the army. After which a lot of development work took place in the area. The paved road from Ga Hokoch to Hondur was built, schools and colleges were built, various free medical camps were organized in the area and thus much work was done in recognition of the bravery of Lalak Jan Shaheed for the improvement of education, health and communication system. Dedicated to the spirit of social service, Lalak Jan Shaheed is fast asleep in his native village of Hondur. People from all over the country come to Honduras to see his final resting place and to pray at his shrine and to salute his bravery. 

Naveed Hussain


Modori Fort Dalsandi Yaseen

Modori Fort; located at the confluence of Asumbar and Qorqolti at the end of Sandi Yaseen valley, at a height of one and a half hundred meters, consisting of a rocky and rugged rock which corresponds to the fort of Alamut in terms of its defensive structure. Who had the privilege of being invincible of his time, but when the ugly Lanka of the house is demolished, the gates are helpless, the steel walls are also a wall of sand.

Today I am sitting on the ruins and rocks of Modori who have seen the ups and downs of the times up close. They are familiar with the good and bad days of the times. Eyewitness to the innocent blood that was shed by one's own people for the sake of others.

January's chilly, rustling icy winds also feel the heat. For a person with an aesthetic sense, a magical and legendary place where time stops, the rotations stop, during grief, and all the struggles of life lose their existence. It seems that all the philosophies of annihilation and survival are useless here. Sitting here, a person can feel the pain of the past with the help of imagination and imagination

The faint whispers on this quiet rock include the screams of children, the sobs of women, the last hiccups of the dead, the clangs of swords, the howls of horses, the laughter of the conqueror and the decades of conquest. The shadows dance on these innocent martyrs in the gusts of wind coming from the nearby mountains.

Tourists at Modori Fort

There is neither present nor past nor future. Here all the times are confused and merge into corpses. Here comes the festival of ideas. Immersed in the world of these ideas, I felt that fog spreads in all directions and some invisible things are seen. Time goes back very fast. Running, I too, barefoot in pursuit of these shadows, get lost in the fog of the reverse past. I enter this turbulent time on the strength of my imagination. Surrounded by all the restraints of solitude and solitude, escaping from prejudice, I find sparks in the history of Modori incident, then it becomes associated with the story of oppression, my hair stands on end. I get entangled in solving these confusions and confusions. How to find the strings of truth? Separating lies and truth becomes a disease of life for me. I wish ! If I had, I would have presented the bitterness of the past as a lioness.

Live from Modori Fort

When the fog clears, what I see is the time of 1860 when Gohar Aman, after 23 years of domination of his great empire, was buried in a peacock after 51 years of death. This great king who had crushed the power and pride of Dogra government Dogra Rajdahni is happier. Even more so are the marriages celebrated by the so-called local kings who were looking for an opportunity to lure the feudal lords and humiliate each other and the happiness of the people who were persecuted by Gohar Aman does not last long. In the court of Maharaja Kashmir-Ranbir Singh who wants to settle the account of the wounds, wow guru. The calves of those who chanted the slogan "So Nihal" are opened. The goddess of fortune is kind to them. Some local kings Asa Bahadur, Azmat Shah, who had taken refuge in Swat, fell at the feet of the Maharaja of Kashmir, laden with gifts, and returned to the snatched manors of Gohar Aman. It takes three months to convince them to take it and get rid of it 

Zorawar Singh led by Asi Bahadur, Azmat Shah, Abdul Samad Khan, Wazir Rozi Khan, Saif Ali

4,000 Kalashkars stay in Astor for a month. As soon as the conditions are favorable, they reach Gilgit with more reinforcements from Bunji, burning in the fire of revenge. At that time, Malik Aman (Matam Tham) was Brahman on the throne of Yasin. They go to Chitral with their close relatives of the heavy Lashkar-e-Kasan and thousands of helpless people of Yasin are left unattended. Then "Raja Dariman" and "Mehri Beagle" take command of the fort

Seeing the fort and hearing of Malik Aman's escape, the enemies become helpless. After a few days of siege, they find some snakes in their sleeves and lure some special servants to tame them.

I saw the characters like Arsala Khan, Nowruz and Abdullah up close who are being shown the dream of the future. Those who were aware of the secret routes to the fort, the underground water tunnel is captured at their behest. From here Doomsday is apparently the catalyst for a united Khundia and their subsequent emergence as a galactic power

The door is opened by their conspiracy

The united forces go to the fort with their relatives

Before the soup at the door of the nation: "A young man named Miss sacrifices his head in the homeland.

I am a shrewd warrior and general "Raja Doriman"

 Fighting valiantly with his two sons, Jam is martyred. I see the never-to-be-lost swordsman and wrestler "Mehri Beagle" defeated by death. His decapitated body is lying on the ground and The head is beheaded and kept for the court of the Maharaja of Kashmir.

I move forward and see what happens. Mirzaman and Mirwail Sharifi are fighting with great bravery. One loses his leg and the other loses his life.

Special Thanks to Adnan Ali correspondent Yasin


The debate across the world on Covid-19 pandemic has predominantly focused challenges caused to human lives and global economies than it opportunities .It is a causal effect; Covid-19 has limited the life’s and opportunities of people. Stories of fear, suffering, injustice and lack of trust rose during this period. In contrast, the accidental benefits of the novel coronavirus outbreak are already quite visible. The lockdown around the world has limited cars on the road, airplanes on the sky and also limited industrial activities .It has also given an unplanned chance to the planet earth to breathe some fresh air and some sort of healing. Scientist has reported the improvement in the quality of air and also the recovery of ozone layer. So, we can hope Now that post pandemic world will be able to meet some goals set in the Paris Climate Accord. It is said that, the improvement caused by the dreadful pandemic in our environment and eco-systems will now save millions of lives in the post-pandemic world.. Rich countries would somehow stabilize their economy, but, the poor countries can’t. Emerging countries cannot afford fiscal and monetary encouragements those deployed by the United States and Europe. Moreover, developing countries that are highly dependent on tourism and migrant remittances will be even hit harder.

Keeping all the above discussion in mind, we can say that post Covid-19 will have more challenges in the region of Ghizer, Gilgit-Baltistan. Being the remote area and least access to basic health facilities people of this region are more vulnerable to pandemic challenges. It is the time that government has to pay special attention to the people out there.  It is said that, a world of greater inequality is a world of greater tension. This tension is mostly conducted through hatred, and hatred is something that leads to violence.

Ishkoman Valley is a valley in the Wakhan Corridor of the Pamir Mountains near the Afghan border in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It has an altitude of 7,000 to 12,000 feet (2,100 to 3,700 meters). The valley consists of 20 villages, with a total population of 30,000. The main languages are Vakhi, Khowar, Sheena and Broshki.

                                                                     ( Kurumber Lake)

There are many tourist destinations in Pakistan which are famous not only in Pakistan but all over the world for their natural beauty. One such land is part of our country, which has dozens of canals, waterfalls, waterfalls and meadows rising from the snow-capped mountains.

The mountain cliffs are full of mineral wealth. Cerro visitors find themselves in a new world after arriving here. Its uniqueness is that twelve languages ​​are understood and spoken here at the same time.

This is the beautiful valley "Ashkuman" which is located in the northern region of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan. It is also known as the "Qarambar Valley". The area covers an area of ​​129 km from the Karakoram Mountains to the Himalayas. Gilgit is 65 km northwest of Gahkoch, while Afghanistan's Wakhan border is 50 km above sea level at an altitude of 7,000 feet.

Filled with lush green plains and lakes, the temperature in the Ashkuman Valley drops below zero in the winter. Winters get very cold from November to February and there are several feet of snow these days. March to May is the spring season with heavy rainfall. People grow their crops this season.

From June to August the weather gets very hot due to which glaciers start melting and rivers start rising. Sometimes they even get flooded.

Wildlife in these streams including markhor, nail, cheetah, wolf, duck, ram chakoor, foxes and birds like coyote, pigeon, eagle and other birds make their home here in different seasons.

Gilgit-Baltistan is also unique in that there are about a dozen languages ​​spoken, including Wakhi, Khwar, Shena, Pashto, Persian, Kajri, Kyrgyz, Broshki, Kelly, Urdu, English and Arabic. People of different races and regions have settled here in different periods, who have adopted their own languages ​​here.

It is said that in the first half of the first decade of the twentieth century, it was one of the vast pastures of Gilgit, which was famous for its abundance of forest, grass and vegetation.

Due to the flood in Qurambarnala in 1905, the geographical shape of the valley changed drastically.

In the past, this area was hidden from the eyes of the world. Its population is 30,000. During the Gandhara civilization, Chinese Buddhists used it as a passage and from here they used to go to Gilgit from this valley via Wakhan, Pamir and Yasin.

At first, the valley was also called Eshqman, which is a word in the language of Thabroshsky, which means lush fields and lush green plains. In the present era, the word has become corrupt. Krishnakuman. Broshki is a sweet but anonymous language spoken in Pakistan, spoken by the Broshu people of Nagar, Hunza and Yasin. This language is very ancient and no one knows its origin. (Adapted from the February 10, 2016, issue of Dasht-e-Darya, published by Jang Midweek Magazine)


It is said that man lives his life according to his own thinking. And it is a habit to think in a positive way. If our thinking is positive and we know the art of looking at the world with love, then this world will make us feel as beautiful as heaven. There are thousands of opportunities to fill human life with beautiful colors, but we miss them. Another  opportunity is in front of us in the form of Nawruz.

Nawruz is a Persian word that literally means "new day" and that is why this festival is celebrated at the beginning of the ancient Persian calendar. In Pakistan, Nawruz is celebrated every year on   March 21. The United Nations approved the observance of World Nawruz Day on March 21, a decade ago at the request of countries such as Iran,  Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan. That’s why On  March 21, International Nawruz Day was celebrated under the banner of the United Nations (UN). It is also celebrated around the world at the beginning of spring.

In many countries of the world, spring starts in the month of March and that is why people celebrate the festival of 'Nawruz' in March every year as a celebration of spring. .According to some historians, Nawruz has been celebrated for 3,000 years.


"World Nawruz Day" aims to keep the oldest civilization alive, and since the United Nations declared March 21 as Nawruz Day, so, it is now celebrated around the world every year.

Nawruz Day is also celebrated annually in Ghizer Valley,Gilgit-Baltistan. Every year on “Nawruz Day” Musical programs, Polo matches and other cultural events are held in every district of Gilgit-Baltistan. People of Ghizer valley celebrate this day with special cuisines like Deran and different types of dry fruits. Children do visit their neighbors and relatives to meet with them and exchange greetings.


Punial is a transit between Gilgit and the valleys north to Punial such as Ishkomin​, Yasin, Koh (Gupis), Ghizer (Phunder), and Chitral valley

Gahkoch is a city area of ​​Ghazar district. The distance from Gilgit city to Gahkoch is 70 km. All the central departments of the government are in Gahkoch. Gahkoch has dozens of picnic points on the right and left where all the natural beauties of life are present. But there is a place called Hopper. This is a short place. A hotel called Hopper Garden has been established which is considered as one of the best picnic spots. Domestic and foreign tourists must stop here for tea. We also had tea at Hopper Garden many times. An excellent two-story seat is built on the trees, which are isolated in nature. Tourists enjoy sitting here, after Hopper is the beautiful village of Raushan. There is a distance of 10 km from Gahkoch to Haim and 30 km from Raushan. All these canals and valleys are also exemplary in their beauty and natural beauty. If you go from Gahkoch to Gilgit, then at a distance of 4 km, Kanche, 5 km Bobar Single at 5 km, Shir Qila at 29 km, Glapur and Biarchi at 34 km. All these areas are also ideal.

The customer coach consists of two parts. Customer Coach Top and Customer Coach Payne. The old population is in Gahkoch Bala, but now a large number of people have moved to Gahkoch Pine. There is also a village called Aishi adjacent to Gahkoch Bala. Aishi is a very large and sprawling village. Accompanied by my friend Hakeem Javed Sahib. A huge ground in Aishi Thoko (mound) has been built by Sultan Madad, which is a fine yen ground built on a mound of its kind. The best seats are being made for thousands of spectators. From the luxury polo ground, Gahkoch and all its suburban picnic spots are visible with all their scenery. Hakim Javed Sahib and his uncles walked the streets of Aishi or the journey from the graveyard to Thoko doubled the fun.

The larger the population in Yeshi, the more barren the land. Hakim Javed's entire family belongs to the Ismaili community. Nanhial is still in Ishi and is Ismaili but Javed Sahib joined the Ahl-e-Sunnat community with his family 22 years ago. Javed Sahib has an ideal relationship with his Nanhial and Dohial. He takes full care of the rights of his relatives and family. Are His life is full of bitter and bad memories. He has a barber center in Gahkoch City where he treats patients in the light of the Prophet's medicine. He has also written two books on medicine. He is a very sociable and humble person, he is a scholar of medicine as well as religion. A large "Deedar Gah" for the Ismaili community has also been built in Gahkoch Bala in collaboration with the Aga Khan Foundation and the government.

There is also a two and a half thousand year old fort in Gahkoch Bala. It was a huge fort but over time it has risen to prominence. Gahkoch Fort was built in a very suitable place in ancient times for security reasons. According to Mumtaz Gohar, this fort had four towers. There is only one left. I am very sorry for the decay of the fort. There is also an old polo ground in front of the fort. Many of the fort's buildings are still standing. We tried our best to find the past in the multi-canal fort but the memory of the past remained a torment. Doomsday is apparently the catalyst for a united Khundia and their subsequent emergence as a galactic power. Even today, if the Aga Khan Foundation pays a little attention, like Baltat Fort, Gahkoch Fort can be turned into a great tourist destination which can also earn millions of foreign exchange. From Gahkoch Bala, many villages are clearly visible.

In Gahkoch City, Mufti Sherzaman Sahib and his comrades have set up an excellent and spacious Darul Uloom in 1998, known as Darul Uloom Ghizr, where more than 400 female students and more than 300 male students are always engaged in religious education. Darul Uloom Ghizr arranges their accommodation and meals. Regarding the educational and training matters of Darul Uloom, meetings are held with Mufti Sahib and his comrades especially Maulana Shah Abdullah and Maulana Abdul Razzaq Qazi. Darul Uloom Ghizr. It is the second largest religious education institution in the whole of Gilgit-Baltistan and Kohistan where the best educational arrangements are being made free of cost. Darul Uloom also has a beautiful library which is open to the public. There are several educational institutions in Gahkoch City including Aga Khan High Secondary. Schools and Iqra Hafiz Rawdat-ul-Atifal Schools are very well known and well known for their quality.

There is a huge network of Aga Khan High Schools in Ghizr district where modern and western style education and training is being provided on a large scale while Iqra Roza-ul-Atfal Trust also has several schools in Ghizr where students can memorize the Qur'an. There is still a lot of educational reform in the school. It is hoped that the readers will immediately implement the positive reforms for the betterment of the school. There is also a park which is managed by the Forest Department. Many new hotels have been built in Gahkoch City which are always waiting for the arrival of tourists. Along with the park there is a municipal library where a lot of excellent books are available. Borrow for study which is still under study. After some discussion, the librarian presented the books with a smile. There are a large number of literary and religious books which are always inviting the readers to read.

Along with Gahkoch is Salpi which is a very small village where a large number of Kohistani community live. Opposite Gahkoch is Hatun area. This area is the largest village in Ghazar district in terms of length. The campus of Government Degree College and Karakoram International University has been constructed in Haton. Nowadays, Karakoram International University has been entrusted with the responsibility of conducting graduation exams which I am handling in a cheerful manner. Mixed with The Salpi Bridge was built during the Hafiz period which covered a wide distance. Adjacent to the Salpi is the area of ​​Golodas. The majority of the population has migrated from Hunza. Glodas has the Burlab River Glodas Park which is very attractive due to its natural beauty. This park belonged to a drunken kebab man who started the renovation of the park. He guided him to the right path and he would go out with the Tablighi Jamaat for four months and then he became dear to Allah during the Tablighi journey.

There is a "Bergel Fish Point" at a distance of 32 km from Gahkoch City. Several parties have built dozens of large and small ponds for trout here. These trout are growing with the help of the Fisheries Department. They are fed. We saw trout in thousands of different ponds. Early stage fish in the form of baby is purchased from the Department of Fisheries and put in these ponds, then three months later in another pond, then for three months in a larger pond and reared through their feed. Thousands of fish of the same color and size are reared in the same pond and sold in bulk to large hotels. This farm trout is much less palatable than the original trout of Ghizr. According to the officials of Mountain trout fish farm Bergel, it is estimated that this point will be developed very soon. One is the natural location is beautiful, the other is the clear water of a spring here


It has been two years since this fish farm was built. If the pace remains the same, the farm trout will soon be available in GB at cheaper prices. One kilogram is made of four trout. At a distance of 34 km from Gahkoch city is Chatur Khand where the palace of former governor Pir Karam Ali Shah is located. This ceremony is a masterpiece of its beauty and abundance of flowers and modern architecture. We met Pir Karam Ali Shah Sahib with specialty. He was visiting a crowd of patients. There were five books of amulet hooligans in front of him. He was suffocating a patient and writing amulets for someone. It was a Friday, the rush was heavy, so we immediately asked for permission and the car started filling up on the road from Ashkuman Valley's Main Road to Pir Sahib's Palace. I wish the magnificent and wide road from Main Road to Pir Sahib's Palace was the same road in the whole of Ashkuman, thousands of people would have been saved from the troubles of the road.

My friend Maulana Nadir Shah has established an excellent Darul Uloom in Ashkuman. Adjacent to Darul Uloom is the ancient Jama Masjid, where I have had the opportunity to visit many times. At a distance of 67 km from Gahkoch City, Ashkuman Proper. Basically, all these areas belong to Ashkuman. Among the famous valleys and canals of Ashkuman are Nala Pakura, Nala Asmber, Nala Dalit, Nala Thapashkan, Nala Ashqamtar, Nala Barugaha, Nala Manthantar, Nala Glugha, Nala Chhantar, Nala Shams. Abad and Nalla are Qarambar. All these Nalla-like valleys have all the treasures with invaluable treasures of nature. There are glaciers, high peaks. In winter, the beauty and splendor of these small canals wrapped in beautiful greenery is enhanced and tourists come from far and wide to enjoy these places. We also visited the river full of these natural wonders as much as possible. Tried to enjoy canals, waterfalls, springs and forests and wildlife. Go around and meet sweet-spoken people, but the truth is that the heart is not full.

The distance from Gahkoch City to Qarambar Lake is 142 km. Qarambar Lake is located in Nala Qarambar. The Nala-e-Qarambar, which extends from Amat to the Pamir Plateau, is also called "Bam Dunya". The Pamir extends to Chitral. There are also several passes in Ashkuman, including the Asbar Pass which connects Ashkuman with Yasin. Javashkoman to Hendriasin, Dara Attar Pass to Darkot, Dara Chattar to Yarkhon Chitral, Dara Qarambar to Yarkhon Chitral, Dara Shenj to Wakhan, Dara Khora Borth to Amit, Dara Qalandario and Dara Challenge Pass. Ghandi connects Chapusan while Pakura Pass connects Ashkuman Valley with Gilgit Naltar. Most of the Ashkuman valleys belong to Ismaili community while very few Sunnis also live there. Ashkuman comes from Diamer, Hunza, Yasin and Pamir. People have settled in ancient times. Ashkuman has had a long Rajagi system. Even today, people are not free from the influence of kings.

There are also Buddhist influences in the ancient Ashkuman civilization. In Ashkuman, at the behest of Prince Aga Khan, the first DJ school was established in Ashkuman Centercourt in 1948/1947, where a teacher named Mir Ahmad Khan came from Hunza to teach. They will also build government schools. Now, in the Ashkuman Valley, there are schools of AKESP, a subsidiary of the Aga Khan Foundation. Iqra Roza-ul-Atifal has also set up two or four small schools. Sheena, Gujri, Broshki and Vakhi languages ​​are spoken in the Ashkuman valleys adjacent to Gahkoch. I have also visited the Ashkuman valleys in 2013. Even now I am wandering around full of life, but the truth is that my heart is not full. My heart is not full. Beauty is attracting towards itself. And beauty is the weakness of man. Man bows before his weaknesses. Then human beings have to come here and come again and again. May Allah be our supporter and helper.




The most beautiful area of ​​Gilgit-Baltistan is Ghizer with its lush green valleys, sky-scraping mountains, blue skies and the trout fish found in its clear and transparent waters invite the tourists. In the most beautiful area of ​​Ghazar district, Phinder, which is a piece of paradise on earth, thousands of tourists camp in this paradise-like valley every year. Phunder is a three-hour drive from the Ghazir district headquarters, Gahkoch. Located at an altitude of 8,500 feet above sea level, this most beautiful area is also called Chhota Kashmir. 
In addition to PTDC hotels, there are government rest houses and about half a dozen hotels in the valley. In addition, more than a dozen guest houses have been built by the people here for the tourists so that the tourists who come here do not face any difficulty in terms of accommodation. The people of Ghazar district are very naive and hospitable. The crime rate in this district is almost non-existent while the literacy rate is over 90%. This valley is also called the land of martyrs and conquerors. Thousands of Sputs are defending the country. 

Phander Ghizer in summer

Kargil hero Shaheed Lalak Jan (Nishan Haider) also belongs to the same district. Due to the pacifism of the people here, millions of tourists visit this area every year and after staying here for many days, they return to their areas with good memories. Another special thing about Phandar Valley is that About half a dozen lakes enchant tourists here, and tourists enjoy the world's rare fish, the trout, found in these lakes. Most tourists come here and spend time by the river in tents brought with them instead of staying in hotels. If the federal government improves the condition of the Gilgit-Ghizr highway, millions of tourists can flock to the area every year and our country can be on the path of development in the field of tourism.

Phander lake GB

Apart from Ghizer district of Gilgit Baltistan, there are other areas besides Phandar Valley which invite tourists but due to poor condition of roads, the tourists face difficulties for which Gilgit-Chitral Road Construction time is of the essence. Another special feature of Phinder is that most of the tourists reach here via Gilgit and from here they reach Peshawar via Chitral and from there reach Islamabad. If any tourist reaches Gilgit from Islamabad, he returns via Gilgit. He said that he would not go to Islamabad but would reach Islamabad via Ghirr via Chitral and Peshawar, which would give the tourists a chance to see Gilgit-Baltistan as well as Chitral after staying in the most beautiful valley of Ghirr. ||

Phander Lake Ghizer

Thousands of years old ritual "sowing ritual" was celebrated with enthusiasm in the village of Salgan in Yasin

 The beautiful and heavenly valley of Gilgit-Baltistan "Yasin valley" which is famous not only for its natural beauty but also for the bravery and hospitality of the people living in this valley. However, a good habit of the people here has always been that they are always attached to their culture. In keeping with this tradition, today, on March 11, the thousand-year-old ritual of "sowing ritual" is in full swing in the village of Salgan 

The program was celebrated in Barkalti Shagitan under the supervision of Nambardar Mehboob Shah in which all the commentators of the area participated. The special guests of this program were Mr. Abdul Hameed Khan Sahib and Mr. Ghulam Muhammad Member Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly Everyone danced and everyone enjoyed the day.

Some more pictures of the celebrations


Chitral: Shandor Polo Festival has been set up on the highest ground of the world. The colorful festival will continue for three days. 

In the Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a beautiful greenery located at an altitude of 12,200 feet above sea level is going to be decorated with the Shandor Mela, which will also feature polo competitions. 

In the Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a beautiful greenery located at an altitude of 12,200 feet above sea level is going to be decorated with the Shandor Mela, which will also feature polo competitions. All arrangements for the festival are complete and there will be a polo final on July 9, the closing day of the festival. The festival will also feature music and fireworks

According to the details, the Shandor Polo Festival was organized on the beautiful weather of Chitral, beautiful scenery and the height of the high mountain. Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan inaugurated the Shandor Polo Festival. The colorful festival will continue for three days. 

Thousands of tourists flocked to Shandor to watch the competition at the world's highest polo ground. The first match of the festival was played between the teams of Ghizer and Chitral and after an interesting contest, the team of Ghizer defeated Chitral.

A total of six matches will be played in the three-day festival, which will also feature cultural shows from Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan.

It may be recalled that this festival held in Chitral is steeped in centuries-old traditions in which the local population takes full part.

Gilgit and Chitral teams participate in freestyle polo and the game is as interesting as if there is a Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan.

The Shandor Polo Ground is located 168 km from the beautiful valley of Hindu Kush in Chitral and 211 km from Gilgit in Chitral District.

Apart from polo, traditional cultural shows of Gilgit and Chitral will also be held at the Shandor Festival. Domestic and foreign tourists have started arriving in Shandor, located at 12,000 feet, to enjoy freestyle polo.