Location of Astore Valley
A world of discovery awaits the people who love to travel. Astore valley is one of the most eye-catching tourism districts in Gilgit Baltistan. It is spread over 5029 sq. of land and lies on the East Nanga Parbat. It is notorious for its lush green valleys, meadows, alpine trees, and much more. This valley offers a pleasant sight, sitting amongst some of the phantom and roughly textured peaks.
Shina is the primary language spoken in Astore valley. People in Astore valley can also speak English quite well. Besides Shina and English, Urdu is also expressed in Astore, which is also the national language of Pakistan.
During summertime, Astore valley has a moderate climate, but during wintertime, Astore valley has a chilling and breathtaking experience where snowfall occurs up to 6 inches deep within the central valley and a minimum of two to three feet of snow on the mountains of Astore valley
How to get to Astore?
You can reach Astore from Gilgit via renting a jeep or via public transport. If you can bear the cost of it, then renting an automobile (a vehicle, preferably) is considered the optimal solution. Else, you can take public transport, which will take around 4-5 hours and will save you some extra bucks. If you are a travel geek and are young and fit for it, then you can opt for hitchhiking, which is the most suitable choice to make amongst all.
List of top 15 places to visit in Astore Valley
Astore valley is home to one of the best tourist places to visit in Gilgit Baltistan. The valley is remote and a medium-sized town as it does not house many facilities in comparison to Gilgit Baltistan and Hunza. Yet, this scenic valley holds the most beautiful and abundant tourist resorts in its heart. The self-centred valley satisfies much of a tourist’s needs as it provides immense historical places to visit. The tourist can pay a visit and quench the thirst of the eyes by looking at the beautiful sights, snow-capped mountains, and tall pine trees spread around to add to the beauty of nature. The excellent tourist spots to visit in Astore valley are:
- Rama Astore
- Qadri Astore
- Astore Rainbow Lake
- Astore Rama Lake
- Allah Wali Jheel
- Gutumsar Valley
- Brazil Pass
- Daas Khurram
- Banak La
- Mazino Pass
To cherish every moment amongst the bold places, here is a list of proposed actions that you can enjoy in Astore Valley:
- For the young enthusiasts, the beautiful peaks of the Astore valley hold major attractions for climbing. Some of them are Royal Peaks, Nanga Parbat, and Chong. The climbers can benefit from their mountaineering and hiking skills here.
- As a trekker, you can take advantage of some of the famous trekking routes ranging from Rama Pasture and lakes, Fairy Meadows, Deosai Plateau, etc.
Jeep ride from Astore valley to Neelam valley
- Besides Trekking and mountaineering options, the tourists can also enjoy a thrilling jeep ride through the Astore-Shounter valley road. This road is named as such due to the exciting journey it presents to its visitors. The Counter valley comes to its destination at the Counter Pass, which dissevers Astore from Azad Kashmir.
Once you are in the lush green fields and fairy meadows, you can also make yourself comfortable in the hotels that this place offers. some of the hotels are:
PTDC Motel Rama
When it comes to staying in Astore valley, there are very few options available in terms of hotels, but the PTDC model is considered as one of the best and cost valid locations when it comes to a hotel in Astore. This motel has a moderate price range when in comparison with other hotels. The PTDC hotel is spacious and offers quite many things in a place where there are not many facilities like gas heaters, which are considered a luxury at that place. Other than heaters, this motel offers a nice meal that a customer can order. Besides the facilities, the hotel itself has a breathtaking view surrounded by mountains and lush green grass fields.
Kamran Hotel comes in as a category B hotel, according to the Astore Administration. Kamran hotel is a beautiful hotel to stay in a while being in Astore. This type of hotel can cater to different kinds of customers and their needs. The hotel being right on the way to Rama Meadows has newly constructed beautiful rooms for customers with exquisite taste when it comes to living. The hotel provides multiple facilities like complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi service as well as hot water for taking a shower. The hotel also provides laundry services. When it comes to the price of this hotel, they have a fixed rate as made by the administration. The hotel also offers jeeps to travel to Rama Lake and Desai. This hotel also has a high cleanliness level.
Madina Green Palace Hotel
Green Palace Hotel is a great hotel. The riverside situates this hotel makes everything much more beautiful and breathtaking at Astore valley. This hotel provides the ultimate low-cost budget travel solution for tourists who also want to enjoy a memorable experience in a limited budget. Being present in a valley, the hotel offers fresh and thorough cooked foods that make your taste buds always wanting for more. The hotel offers a wide range of options to live in, from hotel rooms to accommodations in the cottage. The green palace hotel provides a great place and experience for those who are visiting as passing by tourists or who wish to see the beauty of the Astore valley and nearby popular areas like Rama Lake and Devasai with their families for days. This hotel takes pride in providing its accommodation as a luxurious commodity at a moderate price range.
You can book from a range of many travel packages offered by different travel agents. They help you to provide the premium travelling experience at a minimal cost.