Phandar Valley


Phander Valley is located in District Ghizer of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan at 1,454ft above sea level. Phander Valley is famous for its most beautiful and attractive valleys, lush green fields, deep blue lakes, and the river flowing across it; which is commonly called “Little Kashmir”. Phandar Valley is easily accessible from both from Gilgit and Chitral sides. It takes 5 to 6 hours from the main city Gilgit to reach Phander Valley. Phander Lake is one of the most famous tourist spots in the entire region. The name of Ghizer also comes from the name of a village ‘Ghizer’ which is situated in the locality of Phander. The deep blue Phandar Lake is beautifully landscaped and is primarily a habitat for trout fish. The people of Phander Valley are simple, peaceful, and hospitable. The people of the valley speak Khowar language.

A large number of tourists visit Phandar Valley every year to enjoy the beautiful view of nature. PTDC, Phandar Rest Rest House, and various other hotels are existed here to provide accommodation facilities to visiting tourists.