Khaplu Valley (Urdu and Balti) also spelled Khapalu, is a town that serves as the administrative capital of the Ghanche District of Gilgit-Baltistan, in northern Pakistan. Lying 103 km (64 mi) east of the town of Skardu, it was the second-largest kingdom in old Baltistan of the Yabgo dynasty. It guarded the trade route to Ladakh along the Shyok River.
Khaplu is a very beautiful and scenic place in Gilgit Baltistan, Northern areas of Pakistan. Khaplu has many picnic spots and tourist points. Khaplu is also rich in cultural places and spots as well. If you are planning a visit this summer in Gilgit Baltistan, you must not miss an adventurous tour to Khaplu district of Gilgit Baltistan. Khaplu is famous for its cultural beauty, natural feel, and diverse tradition.
Gilgit-Baltistan’s Ghanche district stands almost aloof with its beautiful valleys and settlements inhabited by the most hospitable locals and river irrigated lands.
The central location in the district is Khaplu, which is a beautiful landscape with high summits, flowing blue waters, and waterfalls.
The people of this small settlement on the bank of River Shyok, are warm and loving, as they were centuries before, when travelers, wandering through Yarkand and Saltoro, first arrived here.
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