Astore

Ancient route to Srinagar

Astore naming both the town and valley, was the original route between Central Asia (via Yasin-Gilgit) to Srinagar in Kashmir. Astore town at 2400m lies in a 30km long gorge in north-east to Karakoram Highway; is a journey of about two hours from KKH.

In ancient times this was the most difficult section of Gilgit-Srinagar route, specially the Burzil Pass which till date receives highest precipitation and is only open for 5 summer months. 

Valley ahead of Astore town is fairly wide and features the ultra blue Chilam Stream on route to Deosai in east and Nanga Parbat hidden in a sub valley of Tarashing in its south-west. 

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