Shigar Valley

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Shigar
وادی شگر

شگر
District Shigar
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Shigarوادی شگر‬ is located in Karakoram
Shigarوادی شگر‬
Shigar
وادی شگر
Hassanabad on Pakistan Map
Coordinates: 35°25′32″N 75°43′59″E / 35.42556°N 75.73306°E / 35.42556; 75.73306Coordinates: 35°25′32″N 75°43′59″E / 35.42556°N 75.73306°E / 35.42556; 75.73306
Country  Pakistan
Autonomous region  Gilgit-Baltistan
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) GMT+5 (UTC+6)
Website www.skardu.pk

The Shigar Valley (Urdu: وادی شگر‎) is a valley in Gilgit Baltistan in northern Pakistan that is watered by the Shigar River, and centred on the town of Shigar. The valley stretches about 170 km from Skardu to Askole and is the gateway to the high mountains of the Karakoram. The town of Shigar is the largest settlement in valley. Even though the Shigar Valley is a remote and largely inaccessible place, there are several villages in the valley. Askole is the last settlement in the Shigar Valley, which is still far from the high mountains. Shigar was formerly an administrative sub-division of Skardu District, but is now a district in its own right.

This Valley is a stream of the Indus River, which is very near to the town of Skardu. Geeks of hiking, trekking and mountaineering love to visit this beauty, despite of the tough conditions there. Also, the valley is an attraction for the tourists as it is a gateway to Karakoram Hills, one of the world’s highest peaks.[1]

Shigar is famous for its minerals

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