Mountaineering, Trekking and Hiking
The area is ideal for mountaineering, trekking and hiking. Permission for
mountaineering and trekking for restricted zone is issued by the Ministry of
Tourism, Government of Pakistan, Pakistan Sports Complex, Kashmir Highway,
Aabpara, Islamabad (Telephone: 92-51-9203509). Fishing permits are issued by
the Fisheries Department at Gilgit and Skardu.
Satpara Lake (8km) and Kachura Lake 932km) from Skardu abound in trout.
Fishing permits are issued by the Fisheries Department.
Flora & Fauna
Roses, lilies, pansies, willow, pine and fir trees are found in abundance.
Apples, apricots, peaches, plums mulberry, walnuts and grapes are available
from June to October and almonds from October to March.
Baltistan boasts of wildlife like Markhors, ibexes, snow leopards and birds,
namely Chakors, partridges and ducks. Most of the animals and birds are
protected but limited shooting is allowed. Hunting permits are issued by the