Baltistan is a mountainous landlocked region between China and India, commonly referred to as ‘Pakistani Kashmir.’ A place virtually isolated from the rest of the country where 96% of the area is composed of mountains between 4,000 and 8,000 meters. A region where the presence of the Pakistani state since independence from Britain in 1947 has been minimal.
Baltistan is for many, the most spectacular region of Pakistan due to its impressive geography and scenery.
The three major mountain ranges in the world converge in this area: the Karakoram, the Hindu Kush and the Himalaya, making this region a paradise for mountaineers, trekkers and adventurers.
The Hushe Valley, where the Felix Baltistan Foundation works, is a high mountain valley in the northeast corner of Baltistan, located between 2,500 and 3,400 meters.