A report on Yasin Valley

Yasin Valley in Summer
Sandi Village
thumb|Darkot valley areal view form Attar pass side Yasin
thumb|River Yasin cross Barkolti
The lands of Yasin

High mountain valley in the Hindu Kush mountains, in the northern part of Gupis-Yasin District in the territory of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

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Gilgit-Baltistan

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Region administered by Pakistan as an autonomous territory, and constituting the northern portion of the larger Kashmir region which has been the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947, and between India and China from somewhat later.<ref name=britannica-jammu-kashmir>The application of the term "administered" to the various regions of Kashmir and a mention of the Kashmir dispute is supported by the tertiary sources through (d), reflecting due weight in the coverage.

Region administered by Pakistan as an autonomous territory, and constituting the northern portion of the larger Kashmir region which has been the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947, and between India and China from somewhat later.<ref name=britannica-jammu-kashmir>The application of the term "administered" to the various regions of Kashmir and a mention of the Kashmir dispute is supported by the tertiary sources through (d), reflecting due weight in the coverage.

Photograph of Kargah Buddha in Gilgit; "The ancient Stupa – rock carvings of Buddha, everywhere in the region, point to the firm hold of Buddhism for such a long time."
Map of Tibetan Empire citing the areas of Gilgit-Baltistan as part of its kingdom in 780–790 CE
The princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, (National Geographic, 1946). Shown are the Gilgit Agency, consisting of subsidiary states of Jammu and Kashmir, and the Gilgit wazarat, including the Gilgit Leased Area (shown in white). Baltistan was part of the large area of the Ladakh-Baltistan wazarat in the east.
The last Maqpon Raja Ahmed Shah (died in prison in Lhasa c. 1845)
Flag of the Gilgit-Baltistan region
Gilgit Baltisan assembly located in Jutial Gilgit
Gilgit-Baltistan is administered as three divisions
Fourteen districts in 2019
Mountains covered in snow, as seen from the Raja Bazar Road Gilgit
Montage of Gilgit-Baltistan
View of Laila Peak, which is located near Hushe Valley (a town in Khaplu)
The Trango Towers offer some of the largest cliffs and most challenging rock climbing in the world, and every year a number of expeditions from all corners of the globe visit Karakoram to climb the challenging granite.
Cold Desert, Skardu is the world's highest desert
Rush Lake, Nagar, Pakistan
Sheosar Lake is in the western part of Deosai National Park
The Karakoram Highway
National Highway N-15 has abrupt direction changes which is a challenge for drivers who use this route to reach Gilgit
ATR 42–500 on Gilgit Airport. Picture taken on 10 July 2016
A pie chart showing the Sectarian divide of Gilgit-Baltistan
Dance of Swati Guests with traditional music at Baltit Fort in 2014
Wakhi musicians in Gulmit.
One of the poplular dish of this region is Chapchor. It is widely made in Nagar Valley and Hunza Valley
Polo in progress with the shandur lake in background, Shandur, Gupis-Yasin District.
Satpara Lake, Skardu, in 2002
Upper Kachura Lake
Shangrila Lake, Skardu
Manthokha Waterfall

According to various scholars, the people of Gilgit as well as those of Chilas, Koh Ghizr, Ishkoman, Yasin, Punial, Hunza and Nagar joined Pakistan by choice.

Enthroned Buddha of the Patola Shahis, Gilgit Kingdom, circa 600 CE.

Gilgit

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Capital city of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan.

Capital city of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan.

Enthroned Buddha of the Patola Shahis, Gilgit Kingdom, circa 600 CE.
The Kargah Buddha outside of Gilgit dates from around 700 C.E.
The Hanzal stupa dates from the Buddhist era.
Devotee in Central Asian dress with a Sanskrit name, venerating a Buddhist stupa, Thalpan-Ziyarat, circa 7th century CE.
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British Westland Wapitis based in Gilgit around 1930
Gilgit is situated amongst some of the world's most dramatic mountain scenery
CAA Park Gilgit
Jama Mosque located in Raja Bazar Road Gilgit
ATR 42-500 at Gilgit Airport
"Jeep" used to be the widely used vehicle in the region till late 2000s
National Highway N-15 has abrupt direction changes which is a challenge for drivers who use this route to reach Gilgit
One of the most renowned institutes in the GB Region, Public Schools and Colleges Jutial Gilgit
thumb|Route of the Karakoram Highway
thumb|Tunnels are common in Gilgit
thumb|This statue is made to show the spirit of the Polo Sport. It is located at Jutial. Polo is played every year in the valley Shandoor.
thumb|I Love Gilgit sign made to show patriotism towards the region
thumb|Dumplingsm a.k.a. manto, are a widely eaten dish in the region

After the death of Abas, Sulaiman Shah, Raja of Yasin, conquered Gilgit.

A group of Burusho women in the Hunza Valley, Pakistan

Burusho people

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A group of Burusho women in the Hunza Valley, Pakistan
Flag of the Hunza princely state
Coat of arms of Hunza

The Burusho, or Brusho, also known as the Botraj, are an ethnolinguistic group indigenous to the Yasin, Hunza, Nagar and other valleys of Gilgit–Baltistan in northern Pakistan, with a smaller group of around 350 Burusho people residing in Jammu and Kashmir, India, as well.

Burushaski

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Language isolate spoken by Burusho people, who reside almost entirely in northern Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, with a few hundred speakers in northern Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Language isolate spoken by Burusho people, who reside almost entirely in northern Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, with a few hundred speakers in northern Jammu and Kashmir, India.

In Pakistan, Burushaski is spoken by people in Hunza District, Nagar District, northern Gilgit District, the Yasin valley in the Gupis-Yasin District and the Ishkoman valley of the northern Ghizer District.

The Gilgit Agency at the northern periphery of Jammu and Kashmir under the British Raj (1946 map)

Gilgit Agency

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Agency established by the British Indian Empire over the subsidiary states of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir at its northern periphery, mainly with the objective of strengthening these territories against Russian encroachment.

Agency established by the British Indian Empire over the subsidiary states of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir at its northern periphery, mainly with the objective of strengthening these territories against Russian encroachment.

The Gilgit Agency at the northern periphery of Jammu and Kashmir under the British Raj (1946 map)
Present day Gilgit-Baltistan
British Westland Wapitis based at an airfield in Gilgit around 1930

Kuh-Ghizar and Yasin regions (present day Gupis–Yasin district)

Lalak Jan was recipient of the Nishan-e-Haider Award

Lalak Jan

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Soldier of Pakistan Army belonging to Northern Light Infantry regiment.

Soldier of Pakistan Army belonging to Northern Light Infantry regiment.

Lalak Jan was recipient of the Nishan-e-Haider Award
The place where Lalak Jan was buried.

Lalak Jan hailed from Yasin Valley, village name Hundur, in Gilgit-Baltistan which is a province of Pakistan.

Katoor dynasty

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Dynasty, which along with its collateral branches ruled the sovereign, later princely state of Chitral and its neighbours in the eastern Hindu Kush region for over 450 years, from around 1570 until 1947.

Dynasty, which along with its collateral branches ruled the sovereign, later princely state of Chitral and its neighbours in the eastern Hindu Kush region for over 450 years, from around 1570 until 1947.

Under Shah Katoor the II, Mastuj and the Yasin Valley also came under Katoor domination.

Ghizer District (1974–2019)

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Westernmost part of the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.

Westernmost part of the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.

Tehsils of the Ghizer District
Phandar Valley
Bridge over the Ghizer River
The Seling Valley
Ghizer River
Phander Valley
Khalti Lake in the Ghizer District, Gilgit
Tehsil map of Gilgit-Baltistan
Bubur Bridge connects Gulmuti to Bubur Valley.
Statue of horse at Gahkuch
Hatun Valley

Some of the main places in the district are Koh-i-Ghizer, Golaghmuli Valley, Ishkoman and Yasin valleys.

Khowar language

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Indo-Aryan language primarily spoken in Chitral and surrounding areas in Pakistan.

Indo-Aryan language primarily spoken in Chitral and surrounding areas in Pakistan.

Another name, used by Leitner in 1880, is Arnyiá or Arniya, derived from the Shina language name for the part of the Yasin (a valley in Gilgit-Baltistan) where Khowar is spoken.

Thoi Pass

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Thoi pass ( تھوئی) (el.

Thoi pass ( تھوئی) (el.

16,420 ft.) is a high mountain pass that connects Gazin in Yarkhun River valley in Chitral to Nialthi in the Yasin Valley in Guips-Yasin District in Pakistan.