Road To Kalapani – Reasons To Visit Breathtaking Lesser Known Dirlay Valley Astore, Gilgit-Baltistan

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Dirlay is a small valley in the Astore District, Gilgit-Baltistan. It is 2 hours from Astore town. It is famous for crystal clear streams, river, lake & mountainous-scenery.

Following are the reasons one must visit Dirlay Valley:

1. Dirlay Lake
In 2010 an avalanche destroyed huge land and blocked the river, eventually formed the beautiful lake named as Dirlay lake. The place where now is a lake was named as Sarato before. The land too was famous for its lush green scenery. There is a small portion of Sarato now. After lake formation that portion has a green land and a deep well kind of body, locally known as Kaimosar.

Dirlay lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Gilgit-Baltistan. It enthrals people with bluish water surrounded by beautiful mountains. It is shaped like a small snake in a wavy motion.

The glistening surface of a lake is especially beautiful as the sun rises in the morning.

2. Eye-catching Landscape
Its serenity, calmness and captivating beauty is beyond words. Just imagine how it would be when you have captivating view of white gushing river, bluish beautiful lake and green mountains.

3. Fishing
Dirlay river is renowned for its excellent trout fishing. People come from all over the country just to taste the delicious trout of Gilgit-Baltistan, but catching a trout is not a kiddish task, you definitely need some expertise in fishing.

4. Wooden Bridge
There is a small wooden bridge from where the Dirlay Lake starts. If you haven’t crossed a wooden bridge you can try here. You can sit on middle of the bridge by hanging your legs to experience a  coldish fresh air, though it’s risky a bit. You can also take amazing photos & thrilling selfies here as well to make your journey more exciting and worth memorable.

5. Aerial View Of  Dirlay Valley
Hunza Valley is widely famous for its aerial view, Dirlay Valley’s aerial view is not bad either. You can ascend a nearest mountain and witness an amazing aerial view of Dirlay Valley.

6. Thrilling Drive
Road to Dirlay Valley will offer you a thrilling drive particularly from Dirlay Valley to Kalapani. The unmetalled road is so narrow that there would be hardly a place for one vehicle at a time, but with fear & thrill you will get eye-catching landscapes as well.

7. Kalapani
If you manage to reach Dirlay Valley early you can visit Kalapani as well, basically a pasture named after its blackish looking river water. It’s only 2-and-a-half hours from Dirlay Valley by a land cruiser. This place is simply heaven on earth. Not too many people have visited this place because of the bumpy road and lack of promotion.

In between Dirlay Valley and Kalapani drive, you will have a view of bewitching small villages.

Small ponds, streams, mountains, snow & river.

The article is taken from Agencies like Meers World.


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