Khaplu Valley

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Khaplu District
ཁལུ་
Khaplu District is located in Karakoram
Khaplu District
Khaplu District
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 35°10′N 76°20′E / 35.167°N 76.333°E / 35.167; 76.333Coordinates: 35°10′N 76°20′E / 35.167°N 76.333°E / 35.167; 76.333
Country  Pakistan
Province Northern Areas
District Ghangche
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, Pakistan. 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.

The town is a base for trekking into the Hushe valley which leads to Masherbrum and siachen mountains.

Most of the people in the town speak Balti language.

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