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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.

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.

                                                                     ( Kurumber Lake)

District Ghizer has four Tehsils, Punial, Gupis, Yasin, and Ishkomin. Ishkomin Tehsil connects Gilgit Baltistan with the Wakhan corridor via Kurumber pass. The beauty of Ishkomin is iconic and stunning. The valley is gifted with beautiful lakes, glaciers, and mountain peaks. It is one of the favourite places of tourists who come for adventurous sports such as hunting, hiking and climbing. Kurumbur river is the primary water source for the community; it is a tributary of Ghizer river joins it in Hatoon Punial. 

Ishkomin valley has the most diverse population both in terms of ethnically and linguistically. Apart from the native people like Sheens, Yashkuns, Doms, and Kamins, there are other ethnicities present in impressive numbers, such as Gujjars, Pakhtuns, Kohistanis, Pamiris, Kyrghyz, and Tajiks. Similarly, the valley is also diverse linguistically; the people are multilingual and speak different languages. The tehsil's main languages are more than any other tehsil or district of the entire Gilgit Baltistan. The languages include Shina, Khowar, Burushaski, Wakhi, Tajiki, Gojjari, Pashto, Khyrghyzi, etc. 

Ishkomin valley is very famous for its fruit production; the apricot of the valley are very renowned in the Gilgit market. All the tehsil villages produce delicate quality apricots; the villages such as Pakora, Dain, Chatorkhand, Immit, and Ishkomin Proper are very famous for their dried apricots. However, the farmers had to go to Gakuch or Gilgit city to sell their products because the market and traders in chatorkhand Bazar does not pay them enough. The reason is, Gilgit is the capital city of the province where traders from different areas and pays the farmers a substantial amount of money. Apart from apricot, walnuts, almond, pears, the cherry of Ishkomin are also famous. Other agricultural products are wheat, maize, and barley. Yaks of Ishkomin are very famous in the entire Gilgit Baltistan. During the festival of Nasalo, people from Punial would flock to Ishkomin to buy Yaks, and even traders from Punial and Gilgit would come to Ishkomin and buy herds of Yaks and then resell them in Gilgit and Punial. 

For the local tourists of Ghizer district, a hot spring of Immit is a peculiarity of Ishkomin valley in general and Immit in particular. It is widely believed that a bath in that hot spring cures the person of many diseases; women, children, and men used to come here to take a bath with their families.  The hot spring has become a tourist hub, and people use to come here for leisure activities. 

Ishkomin offers multiple tourism activities; the mighty Kurumber Lake is at the top of them. As discussed above, Kurumber Pass connects Ghizer with the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan and the Yarkhun valley in Chitral. The adventure lovers could go for hiking and other extreme sports activities. In the east, the Pakora pass connects Ishkomin with Naltar of Gilgit district, and Ko Sar pass connects Chipursun valley of Gojal, Hunza district. These passes and other pastures offer a variety of sceneries with beautiful lakes in the high altitudes. There are many hotels and guest houses in the entire tehsil, apart from renting hotel rooms, tourist can easily find locations to set up their tents and enjoy their stay without paying a penny.

                                                             Written by Qaisar Iqbal 


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, formerly a princely state, now is one of the four Tehsils of District Ghizer. The district headquarters, Gakuch, was also the capital of the formerly princely state. The word Punial in the Shina language means "a bucket of fruit," the valley is very famous for its fertile lands and orchards. Punial holds a unique position in Gilgit Baltistan because of its orally transmitted history in the shape of folklores and poetry. There are many poets in the valley, but among them, the prominent Poets of the valley are Khalifa Malang of Cherqillah, Aziz ur Rehman Malangi from Gullapur. The two are hailed across GB.

Punial is a transit between Gilgit and the valleys north to Punial such as Ishkomin, Yasin, Koh (Gupis), Ghizer (Phunder), and Chitral valley. Being the transit, the valley plays a key role in the regional trade, and the valley earns its livelihood through the trade of agricultural and pastoral products. Many villages are famous in Punial valley, but some of them are prominent such as Cherqillah, also spelled as Sherqillah, Singul (the tehsil headquarter), Bubur, Gakuch, Hatoon, and Damas.


Punial is currently the economic hub of the district. People from all four Tehsils come to Gakuch for trade and employment opportunities. Apart from the locals from Ghizer districts, Punial currently hosts emigrants from Kohistan, Diamer, Hunza, and Gilgit. These people have migrated to the region for a better life and good economic opportunities.

Punial offers mesmerizing scenery for tourists, starting from Gullapur and Cherqillah, every village of the valley is filled with natural beauty. Streams from the mountains and the clear glacier water of Ghizer River on the other side offer a stunning view. The valley is still unexplored by tourists, but now the valley started getting a tourist attraction. Foreigners visit the valley for extreme sports and hiking to the lush green pastures of Punial.

Being the cultural hub of the region, there are many festivals celebrated in the valley. Heymass is the first festival of the year, which is announced by the Numberdar of every village, starts from the first week of February and ends in the last week of the same month. Heymass marks the end to free animal grazing in the village; people after Heymass start to clean their fields for cultivating and water channels for watering the fields. The next Festival is the Nowruz; Nowruz is the new year in the Persian calendar; it marks the beginning of spring. The festival of Shesho Goth is celebrated in the last week of May till the first week of June. The Numberdar of the village usually announces the date, the date of the festival is subject to the crops. In Shesho Goth, people would bring their crops, usually barley and wheat, and mix them with milk. The head of the house would provide it to every member of the household. Special food is cooked and is distributed among kith and kin. The next day crops are harvested.


The festival of Duman Khia is celebrated in November, and as usual, the Numberdar announces the date. The people gather all their crops and fodder for the animals. All the members of the household would eat together in the Duman Khia.At night after dinner, the household head gently hit the main wooden pillar of the traditional house and utter a few words in shina, which translates as “you ate well,drinked well,now leave our house," the head repeats these words. Then he would say, “return when peshon (a native flower) flowers grow," he means Heymass. Then the women of the household would do the dishes. The dirty water is taken out by the head and throw it away by uttering the same words “you ate well, drink well, now leave the household and return when the flowers grow” in the myths of Punial, the man is addressing a demon that occupies his house. The man would himself dress as a demon in order to drive away the demon. The final festival is Nasalo; people would slaughter an animal, dry the meat, and eat it during the snowy winters.


Written by, Qaisar Iqbal

There is also a valley in Ghizer district of Gilgit-Baltistan which people call a piece of paradise. In the beautiful Phnder Valley, at an altitude of 10,000 feet, the heat does not last for a moment. The color-changing lake here is so clear that everything is reflected

Phander Ghizer in summer

Among the 10 districts of  Gilgit-Baltistan the district Ghizer is one of the most beautiful District. Fruit orchards, beautiful waterfalls, towering mountains and lakes invite tourists, and the dozens of varieties of cherries found here are the hallmarks of the area. While the gardeners have different species of apricot trees in their gardens and this apricot has a special place in terms of taste. 

Millions of tourists camp in the beautiful valleys every year to see the area and visit the area with fond memories of the peaceful atmosphere and hospitable people of the area. Phander, the most beautiful valley of Ghizer, is a piece of paradise on earth and tourists stay here for many days in this beautiful valley. Phandar is a remote area of ​​Ghizer but the beauty of this valley relieves the fatigue of the tourists. 

Phander Lake Ghizer

The tragedy of the area is that the dilapidated condition of the road from Gilgit to Ghizer is the biggest obstacle for tourists. Nine years later, the main highway, which was destroyed by the 2010 floods, has not been repaired, and the one-hour journey from Gahkuch to Gilgit is now completed in two hours. 

The provincial government had given this good news to the people of the region a year ago but the construction work of this road has not started yet. If Gilgit-Chitral road is constructed then this road can be an alternative to Karakoram highway. If a tourist travels from Islamabad on the Karakoram Highway to Gilgit, he can reach Chitral via Ghizer and from there to Islamabad.

 Ghizer district of Gilgit-Baltistan is a district where millions of tourists visit on one hand and thousands of tourists from Ghizer Road on the other hand. To pass through this area. In addition, this road is also used as an alternative to the Karakoram Highway. But its construction is also delayed. 

On the other hand, the performance of the tourism department needs attention. Ghizer, whose population has reached 200,000, has a very weak tourism sector. Tourist picnic points offer an archeological view. There is also a need for an information center for tourists. However, the most beautiful region of Gilgit-Baltistan is Ghizer which invites tourists for its beauty. 

Phander lake GB

The world's freshwater fish trout are abundant in its clear waters, and every farmer here has dozens of cherry trees that are a delicate fruit. But due to the dilapidated condition of the roads here, local gardeners cannot reach their cherry market. Every year domestic and foreign tourists visit this area but if there is any complaint of the tourists about this area then it is the dilapidated roads here. 

If Gilgit-Ghizer Road is built to a better standard, not only the people here can earn millions of rupees by selling their fruits, but also, millions of tourists can flock to this paradise-like valley. The present government is taking important steps in the field of tourism which is a welcome development and the people of Ghizer are right to be happy that the days of their region are also worth visiting. ۔


Gilgit-Baltistan, is still unfamiliar for the world-in terms of tourism, if we see its unbelievable potential for the tourists .It is not an exaggeration to say that ,Gilgit-Baltistan is inclusive in terms of tourism. Apart from famous peaks and camping sites, mountain ranges ,hiking tracts, resorts, snow covered glaciers, beautiful lakes and rivers, cultural diversity Gilgit-Baltistan also attracts religious tourism towards it. When we talk about tourism in Gilgit-Baltistan , people generally think of Hunza. No doubt ,Hunza valley has attracted tourists towards it from decades. It is due to its tourist friendly environment and comparatively good infrastructure. But, most of the places in Gilgit-Baltistan are still waiting for tourists. Ghizer district, is among one of them. Ghizer district, also known as “the land of rivers”, is potential region for tourism. The people of Ghizer are so hospitable that when a tourist visit  first time he/she  will not miss the chance to travel again. Below are some tourists destinations in Ghizer district :

Punial Valley

Punial valley is  known as “the land of lakes”. It is a culturally rich place. For tourists , Punial valley, is a best place for  beautiful landscapes  , river, lakes, trekking routes, mighty mountains, fishing  and camping sites .Punial valley is also the headquarter(Gahkuch) of the district. Punial valley starts from Biarchi Gulapur and it also includes Haim in it. Another beautiful places   are Hamuchal , Sherqila, Singul, Hasis, Hatun, Ayshi, Gahkuch, Dalnati, Damas, Gitch, Goharabad, Jhapukay, Haim, and Bubar.

Ishkoman Valley

Due to its geographical location., Ishkoman valley has significant importance not only local level but also globally.  This region has always being discussed on the global power corridors. Ishkoman valley has its borders with Afghanistan and Tajikistan ,it also connects Ghizer district with Hunza and KhyberPakhtunkwa .One of the beautiful lake in Pakistan, the Qurumber lake is also situated in Ishkoman valley. Ishkoman valley is famous for its unique beauty , lakes and diverse culture.

Yasin valley

Yasin valley is historically important region in Gilgit-Baltistan. Historically it has been the battle ground for outsiders .Havaldar Lakik Jan shaheed ,who was awarded with the Neshan e Haider for his courage and bravery also hailed from Yasin valley(Hundur) .The famous darkut pass is also located in yasin valley. Yasin valley is comparatively plane area from other regions of the district.Some beautiful places of yasin are Sandi, Gojalti, Hundur, Karkolti, Thoi, Naszbar, Begeyot, Darkut  and Barandas.

Gupis Valley

Gupis valley has a beautiful landscape .Famous Khalti lake is also located in Gupis. Khalti lake is best tourist spot both in summer and winters. Due to its fresh water, This lake is also the habitat of  delicious trout fish. In summer you can ride a boat in the lake and enjoy the landscape. Khalti lake has a potential of attracting  winter tourism(Winter sports festival,khalti frozen lake).

Phander Valley

Pander valley is considered as most beautiful place in Pakistan. Due to its fresh and clean  water ,phander river is full of trout fishes. The area of shandur pass is also located in phander valley-bordering with Chitral. Khukush lake is also located in this region ,which is a good camping site for local and foreign tourists.

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


Shandur Polo Festival

Shandur(Shandur Pass) is a common land between Ghizer District(Gilgit-Baltistan) and Chitral Distrist(Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).Polo also known as king of games and game of kings. Shandur polo festival is a free style polo game held annually from 7 july to 9 july between different teams of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).Shandur polo festival has been organized with the collaboration of GB(Gilgit-Baltistan) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments.

Shandur polo ground is considered as the highest polo ground in the world (3700 meters high). 


Shandur polo festival is also highlighted earlier by Michael Palin in Himalaya with Michael Palin.


Historically, it is said that Ali Sher Khan Anchan (Ruler of Baltistan) ,build the shandur ground and initiated the polo tournament. (Free style polo is said to be the polo in its purest form).After Anchan, British Occupiers payed attention toward different events especially polo and folk dance .It is said that Britisher’s did not  want the local people to actively participate in political matters ,so, they used to engage people in these type of activities i.e in Ghizer, Diamer, Gilgit, Nagar, Astore and Baltistan. It is said that UK Ambassador for Northern Areas (Gilgit-BaltistanNorthernEvelyn Hey Cobb played key role in the promotion of polo festival.



Shandur polo is a free style polo game that, it  has no specified rules ,no empires .it is six(6) a side match with three(3) to four(4) reserve players. Duration of one match is usually one hour with ten minutes of a break .Different teams of Giltit-Baltistan and Chitral participate i.e Gilgit A,B,C,D and Chitral A,B,C,D in the tournament. Final match is played on 9 july between both the teams. Horses were brought to Shandur top a month before the festival to acclimatize them with the hard climate .


Apart from polo match, this festival also includes paragliding training and tournament, folk dance, folk music, traditional foods and camping sites. Tourists from all over the world participate on this is also consider as one of the biggest festival in Pakistan. 

Shandur polo festival played a vital role in promoting the soft image of Pakistan all over the world due to the hospitality of people especially locals(Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral).This festival attracts thousands of people annually from all over the world. Moreover, the unique beauty of the region force tourists to visit these places every year. To attract more and more tourist toward it government has to pay attention to the damaged roads and tourist facilities in the region.






Ghizer valley (District Ghizer) ,also known as the land of lakes. It is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Gilgit-Baltistan(GB),which is located in north  of Pakistan and western most part of Gilgit-Baltistan, with capital at Gahkuch(city).

Ghizer is also a junction between Gilgit and chitral(Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) via Sandor pass ,and also to China to Tajikistan from Broghol pass(Ishkoman valley).

Ghizer district mainly composed of yasin, gupis ,phandar,punial and ishkoman regions.

The Ghizer valley comprises of world's greatest mountain ranges; Hindu Kush and Karakorum.

Some of the main tourists locations(points) are Hopper garden(located in punial region),Green palace (hotel, in gahkuch city ),fish farm(in Ishkoman ),Sherqila Fort(punial,Ishkoman),brogal valley(ishkoman),Immit valley(Ishkoman),Madhuri fort(Yasin region),Dongra(buber, punial region),Ali Muhammad house(Ayshi,punial region),Hamuchal Lake(sherqila,punial region),Qurambar lake(Ishkoman ) ,Phandar lake(phandar region),Khalti lake(Gupis region),Khukush lake(phandar region),Shandur lake(phandar region),upper Gahkuch fort (punial region),Gupis fort(gupis region),Lake view Hotel(punial region),blusoom in hotel(Gupis region),the tomb of Lalik jan shaheed (yasin region),Darkut valley and darkut pass(yasin),thoi valley(yasin), Nazbar Valley(yasin) and Hundoor valley(yasin) etc.


Following are the main passes which connect Ghizer District to other regions :

Shandur Pass (Ghizer and Chitral District),Qurumbar PassChillingi Pass,Chumarkhan Pass (Ghizer and Chitral),Hayal Pass and Naltar Pass (Ghizer and Gilgit Districts),Bichhar Pass (Ghizer and Gilgit Districts),thoi Pass (Ghizer and Chitral Yarkhon) and Darkot Pass (Ghizer and Chitral).



·         The main river in the district is the Ghizer River, other includes the Yasin River, Phakora River, Hayam River, Singul River and Qurumbar River and Phander river .




Palagah (singul,punial region),Saragah(singul),Ayshi sar(punial region),Gulmuti gah,Hamuchal lake,Sherqila gah(punial region),kjukush lake(phndar region),khalti lake (Gupis region),Phander lake(phander region),Handarap lake(phander region),Shandur lake (phander region),


  • Ghizer is distributed among the following Tehsils;
  • Punial ,Iskhoman ,Yasin ,Gupis and Phander.


Famous Festivals:

    Shandur Polo festivals:

It is an international and one of the biggest event held in northern part of Pakistan (Gilgilt-Baltistan,usually held from 7 to 9 july every year on Shandur pass ,Ghizer valley.


   Winter Support festival in Khalti Frozen Lake:

Helds every year in winters from 29 January to 2 February .

   Nauroz festival:

Nouroz usually referred as the beginning of the new year .it is celebrated every year on 21st of march


It is the oldest  tradition in the region to welcome the grains of weat at is celebrated when the weat is ripened and ready to harvest. People celebrate this festival  by making different kind of dishes.



It is also considers as the first festival of the year and also, beginning of the year.



Maize is cultivated in the mid of the may and harvested on,when the crops are harvested completely and the fields are empty ,this is the time for the festival of Dumankhiya ,where gumphulaye is the main dish of the festival.