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Naltar is a valley near Gilgit, Hunza and Nomal, Gilgit Baltistan in the Gilgit–Baltistan province of Pakistan. Naltar is 40 km (25 mi) from Gilgit and can be reached by jeeps. Naltar is a forested region known for its dramatic mountain scenery.
Ski competitions are held at Naltar ski resort. Naltar Bala and Naltar Pine are two villages of Naltar valley. N.Pine Is at a distance of 34 kilometers (21 mi) and Naltar Bala at 40 kilometers (25 mi) from Gilgit. There is a main village known as Nomal between Naltar valley and Gilgit. A road from Nomal goes to 'The Silk Route' to China.
Naltar Hydropower Projects (I, II, IV)
Recently government has constructed an 18 MW hydropower plant, Naltar Hydropower Plant-IV (operational since October 2007), near Naltar Pine, in addition to two smaller hydel power generating plants (Naltar I, II of 2.28 MW combined) already there, to fulfill the power requirement of the area as well as Gilgit. Naltar-III and Naltar-V Hydropower Projects of 16 MW and 14.4 MW generation capacity respectively are under construction.
Education rate in this valley is very poor. A government high school and an NLI public school is there at Naltar Bala and a middle school for girls is under construction. Provincial Government is not taking the issues serious. Although Naltar Valley has a good potential of tourism therefore it is the demand of local people to run a skill development institute which will produce skilled labor for tourist industry in the valley.
Naltar Wildlife Sanctuary
There are three lakes in the Naltar valley known as 'Bashkiri Lakes' at a distance of 13 kilometers (8 mi) from Naltar Bala. The road from village to the lakes is nonmetallic and narrow alongside a stream throughout this road coming from the mountains. In winter it is almost impossible to reach the lake through any vehicle due to the snow (10 to 15 feet high) on the road.
Naltar Lakes are locally known as "Chimo Bari(fish Lake)", " Chakar Bari(Multi Ends lake)' & "Bodolok Bari(Turbid Lake)".
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