Khaplu valley is the administrative capital of Ghanche District in Gilgit-Baltistan situated to the east of Skardu. It was the second-largest kingdom in old Baltistan of Yabgo dynasty. It guarded the trade route to Ladakh along the Shyok River.
Forbes Magazine says
According to Forbes Magazine, Khaplu is the coolest place for tourists. Anuually approximate 100 thousand tourists visit Khaplu to see Siachen Glacier and 1st,2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th and 6th highest peak of the Karakorum. Khaplu has a mosque naming Chaqchan, a 700 hundred years old mosque, founded by Ameer Kabeer Syed Ali Hamadani(RA). Tourist Places. Hanjor, ThoqsiKhar, Kaldaq, Chaqchan Mosque, and Shyok River view are known tourist places in Khaplu town.
Khaplu known as the Heart Of Karakorum
Khaplu valley lies in the heart of Karakorum Mountain Ranges. It takes two hours by jeep from Skardu. There is a sprawling village perched on the slopes of the steep mountains that hem in the river. Many famous mountains, such as Masherbrum, K-6,K-7, Sherpi Kangh, Sia Kangri, Saltoro Kangri, laila peak, Amin Brakk and Siachen etc. are located there. The town is a base for trekking into the Hushe valley which leads to Masherbrum mountains.
Blossom in Khaplu region
Khaplu Blossom Starts near the beginning of April while the peak is After Mid April till 20th of May around Khaplu region. The lush green tarraced fields surrouded by blooming trees and the village itself guarded by snowbound sky kissing mountains displaying scene enough to overwhelms visitors. Moreover, the fragrance emanating in the villages add charm to the visual beauty. This breathtaking tour in beautiful spring in the north gives you the huge variety of natural splendors. You can see the panorama throughout in the North along the KKH and off the road.
Khaplu Palace locally known as Yabgo Khar (meaning “The fort on the roof“), is an old fort and palace located in Khaplu, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. The palace, considered an architectural heritage and a tourist attraction, was built in the mid-19th century, replacing an earlier fort located nearby. It served as a royal residence for the Raja of Khaplu.
Spring in Khaplu region offers the unmatched and bewitching picturesque beauty of the nature to the travelers