Monday, February 6, 2012

Gilgit Baltistan - a Heaven on earth as captured by a photographer

Gilgit-Baltistan, formerly known as the Northern Areas is a region that attracts the world  of mountaineers, trekkers, holidaymakers and fun lovers. The region is home to five of the fourteen eight  thousanders and dozens of peaks above 7,000 metres besides the unbelievable and beautiful  Deosai Plains. The region is also home to the near extinct Snow Leopard, the Brown Bears of  Deosai and Marcopolo sheep, besides many other species of beautiful animals and birds.

Spread over an area of some 72,971 square kilometres, Gilgit-Baltistan borders Pakistan's Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province to the west, Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor to the north, China  to the east and northeast, Azad Kashmir to the southwest, and Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir to the southeast. The region is a meeting point of three great mountain ranges; namely the Himalayas, the Karakoram and the Pamir. 

Explore more and see more photographs: Jaho Jalal [ A photographer's capture of Gilgit Baltistan]

Also Read:
Virgin lakes of Gilgit-Baltistan.


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