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)




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