Naltar Valley is in the North West of Gilgit Baltistan. It is a lush green gorge 19 kilometers up and behind the mountains and 40km away from Gilgit. It is an amazing place and the valley is greatly wooden with the trees of pine, spruces, birch, rowan, and juniper. This place is famous for the snow-capped mountains, beautiful summers, Naltar Lakes, the longest chairlift in Gilgit Baltistan, peace, wildlife, and the amazing winter skiing slopes.
Naltar valley has many adventurous eye-catching sights and magical beauty. Naltar valley is famous for its lush green sceneries and famous lakes and the world’s most organic potatoes fields. It attracts tourists through the green forests, natural wildlife, unique birds, and the peaceful and pollution-free environment.
Reaching to Naltar Valley
If you want to take a trip to Gilgit Baltistan, visiting Naltar is the best place for you. To start your journey, you have to leave behind the Karakoram Highway at Gilgit. It will take two hours via jeep ride to reach via the west back of the Hunza River to Nomal Village. You cannot drive your car because the track is bumpy, uneven, and dangerous. So, a jeep ride is the only safe ride if you want to reach Naltar from Gilgit. The total distance you need to cover is about 47 kilometers. Naltar is also the starting point for two longer treks. One trek starts across the Naltar Pass and it is about 4,600 meters and it stretches to Ishkoman. The other trek crosses the Daintar Pass to Chalt.
Naltar Valley is an all-weather tour destination. The summer season welcomes the tourist with fresh air and ornament beauty and the winter season has the attraction of skiing. Each season has its activities to enjoy. The only thing that is not good there is the roads to reach there. After almost two hour drive from Gilgit, you reach this magical place. It is recommended to hire a 4 x 4 jeep due to its bumpy and non-even roads. The whole journey is full of adventure and thrill especially after the zero point as you travel on the paths of rocks and stones with the thick forest around and an attractive river.
The captivating views after the bumpy drive make you realize the worth of this place. This place has a
chairlift attraction for its tours that goes up the mountains where the beauty of heaven can be seen and
Sightseeing and Activities at Naltar
Winter in Naltar
Naltar Valley in winter is full of adventure. You will find snow everywhere and the trip is so amazing that we cannot describe it in words. You can only feel the majestic beauty of the place once you reach there. However, it is also very important to exercise caution when you are in this area.
During the winter Naltar valley offers you the experience of skiing. This attraction has made this place even more charming for the visitors. The ski resort is run by Pakistan Air Force. It offers ski lifts that are an exceptionally amazing lifetime experience. This valley is developing at a rapid pace and many hotels and guest houses are being built for accommodation for the tourists. Read all details before you start your journey. It is more important that you follow your guide instructions when you are in that area.
If you are a nature lover and love to explore the natural beauty, far from the urban life then you must
take out some time and dare to travel on somehow roads of stones and rocks. This will take you to the
rural and the close to natural surroundings.
Things to bring with you during winter:
- Clothes : Warm inner dress/ thermals
- Jacket : Parka + Fleece - Loose trouser & T shirts
- Socks – Tropical + Warm - Warm Cap - Warm Gloves
- Foot wares - light Chapel - Trekking Shoes
- Backpack –Rucksack - Water bottle
- Torches/ head lamps with extra batteries
- Sun glasses - SunBlock Cream - Lip Balm + Petroleum Jelly
- Camera with power banks