|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. 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.
Most of the people in the town speak Balti language.
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- 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))