Kharmang Valley

Kharmang Valley

The Kharmang valley means valley of forts  is one of five main valleys in the Baltistan region of Pakistan. Kahrmang is a Balti word that consist of two parts (khar means “fort” and mang means “abundant”). The name Kharmang was given to the valley in the era of Ali Sher Khan Anchan, who built many forts in this region because of its strategic importance.

The area became a district in 2015, with temporary headquarters at Tolti.The valley sits about 100 km from Skardu.

Kharmang valley is a populated area. The approximate population is about 20,000 households (Approximately 60,000 people); most of the population resides in scattered villages. Natives of Kharmang Valley speak Balti.

Kharmang Valley Tourist destinations

include Manthokha Waterfall, Khamosh Waterfall, Mehdiabad valley. Kharmang is where the Indus River enters into Pakistani territory from Kargil District in India.

Kharmang Valley Map