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Khaplu Valley

Khaplu District
ཁལུ་
Khaplu District is located in Karakoram
Khaplu District
Khaplu District
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates:
Country  Pakistan
Province Northern Areas
District Ghangche
Elevation 8,400 ft (2,560 m)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) GMT+6 (UTC+6)

Khaplu District (Balti: ཁལུ་) is a valley in the Ghanche District of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Lying 103 km (64 mi) east of Skardu town, it was the second-largest kingdom in old Baltistan. It guarded the trade route to Ladakh along the Shyok River. The town is also known as Khapalu.

The town is a base for trekking into the Hushe valley which leads to Masherbrum and siachen mountains.

Most of the people in the town speak Balti language.

See also

References

  • Shridhar Kaul: Ladakh through the Ages, towards a New Identity. Indus Publishing 1992, ISBN 81-85182-75-2 (resricted online copy (Google Books))
  • Sarina Singh, Lindsay Brown, Paul Clammer, Rodney Cocks, John Mock, Kimberley O'Neil: Pakistan & the Karakoram Highway. Lonely Planet 2008, ISBN 1-74104-542-8, p. 292-293 (resricted online copy (Google Books))

External links

  • Khaplu in the Tibet-Encyclopaedia (German)
  • auf archnet.orgFort Khaplu
  • Photo of the Khaplu place complex
  • Photo of the mosque in Khaplu
  • View of the village at panoramio.com
  • Photos from Khaplu by Atif Khan Youguvi
  • http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Khaplu-Baltistan/153825868009140
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