Anamoly of Karakorams
At an altitude of 2800m, Naltar is an anomaly of Karakorams, hidden in the mountains- up a dramatic, barren gorge 19km long as you start from Nomal; is suprosingal green and lush. Climate is some what alpine thus valley is wooded with pine, spruce, birch and juniper trees. Some climatic quirk gives it three times more rainfall than Gilgit, thus in winters Naltar Ski slope attracts lots of tourists and Ski-Lovers. Naltar is also famous for its colourful lakes like Satrangi and Blue Lake. A short hike from Blue Lake to Shingu Meadows and Lake is quite worth the hike and is an ideal camping site in summers.