Kharmang District

Introduction

Kharmang is one of the 14, Pakistan’s territory-administered districts of Gilgit-Pakistan, lying on the borderlines of the country. The exact location of Kharmang district is where River Indus enters the premises of the country from Leh Deh district in India. Kharmang is a Balti word that consists of two parts (Khar means “fort” and mang means “abundant”). The name Kharmang was named in the era of Ali Sher Khan Anchan, who built many forts in this region because of its strategic importance.

Distance From Skardu:

Skardu is the capital of the Baltistan region, Pakistan. This is the only city in North that has an Airport to facilitate tourism and provide a gateway to other districts of Gilgit-Baltistan. The distance of Kharmang from Skardu is 127 km, usually takes around 45 min via Airport road, Skardu.

Weather:

The best time to visit Kharmang, Pakistan is from July to September, when the weather is very pleasant, not too cold and not too hot. In winters, the temperature level drops to -17C while in summers, it’s 5C.

What clothes to Pack?

The nights are colder in Kharmang while the days are pretty- pleasant and very refreshing. The must-haves for this station are:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy socks

While to keep the beauty ever-living, don’t forget to take a pack of polybags to avoid any litter or disposing of cans while trekking, walking, boating, or hiking.

The place to Visit in Kharmang

You wouldn’t skip the panoramic waterfalls and Vallies, closely located in Kharmang. The list goes like this:

  • Manthoka Waterfall
  • Khamosh Waterfall
  • Hushe Valley
  • Barah Valley
  • Nubra valley
  • K2
  • Mehdiabad Valley

Activities in Kharmang

The Valley situated in between the huge Karakoram mountains exhibits extraordinary and mystic waterfalls, which one cannot afford to miss the sight of. 

-Manthoka Waterfall

-Khamosh Waterfall

Both these waterfalls have their importance for the tourists visiting them as, being the highest waterfalls in Kharmang, they provide the freshest, mesmeric scenes. The sides of these waterfalls offer a good eatery to tourists by offering them freshly caught and cold trout fish.

  • The main source of income is livestock and agriculture. Tourists can enjoy the livestock freely roaming around the farms with great agricultural land spread across the region, especially in Khamosh Waterfall area.

Apples are very famous in Kharmang, with the local name ‘Saspolo’, So when you go, don’t miss getting your hands on this special, organic, and juicy fruit.

Hotels in Kharmang

There are no hotels in Kharmang. The place has rest places for short time stays. Visitors leave Skardu early in the morning, drive to Kharmang to explore its beauty, and return by sunset to their hotels in Skardu.

Caution!

You should take your CNIC (if nationals) to visit Kharmang district since the location is borderline of the country while a valid VISA and a passport are must-bring-along for tourists.

Please keep Kharmang clean, as the government is taking a strict stance on maintaining the hygiene standards of the area. 1422 is a tourist place guide. Always feel free to contact for help, guide, and information about land routes, hotels, transport, and traffic situation on highways in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.