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The Stunning Phandar Valley: Gilgit Baltistan

If you are looking for a pleasant place in Gilgit Baltistan to put your feet up, Phander Valley is exactly the place. The stunning Phandar Valley in Gilgit is one of Ghizer District’s most attractive and prominent places to visit. The picturesque Valley is situated about 6 hours from Gilgit City. The Stunning Phandar Valley

The Stunning Phandar ValleyThe valley is known for its most picturesque gorge, the deep blue lake and the Ghizer River that flows through the town.

The Stunning Phandar Valley
The Stunning Phandar Valley

This valley’s very first glance will eliminate all the tiredness of the journey and re-energize you with its fascinating vistas. River Ghizer peaceful deep blue waters and lush green and golden fields surrounding them are breathtaking.

The Stunning Phandar Valley
The Stunning Phandar Valley

Phandar Valley is an important destination along the route to Shandur, considered the highest polo ground in the world. The Valley has often narrated itself as Gilgit-Baltistan’s most beautiful valley.

The Stunning Phandar Valley

The beautiful Phandar Lake is the most desirable tourist spot in Phandar. The deep blue lake with crystal clear water, greenery, trees and rocky as well as snow-capped mountains at the eastern end of the valley offers a magnificent view that makes one adore nature in its most original form.

The Stunning Phandar Valley

Between June and July, the weather of this beautiful valley remains very pleasant and this is the best time to visit this valley, as this valley ‘s beauty goes to its peak during these months. Phandar Lake is renowned for its stunning beauty and its delicious trout fish.


There are a number of PTDC Motel and Rest Houses in the valley to promote tourism. Shandur guest house and Wali hotel are the most popular hotels in the area, though, among those motels.

When to go:

The best time to visit the valley in the month of June and July.


The valley is easily accessible from Chitral as well as Gilgit. From Gilgit, it takes about 4 and a half hours to reach the valley.


The total distance from the Islamabad to the valley of Phandar is 671 km by road.

Read also: Pakistan tourism industry and Gilgit Baltistan


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