Hot Springs near Shigar valley

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Balti

Taking note of the above we now shift our attention to the north, towards the Himal and there is nothing beyond the Gilgit-Baltistan Territory, a piece of pakistan which fits inbetween the Pamir / Wakhan corridor, Kashmir and China.
Chutran Hot Spring
Choutron (Chu Tran, Basho valley, Chutung) contains a hot spring which can be described as follows:

‘The name literally means “hot water” in the local Balti tongue. In Chutran, there is a medicinal hot springs. Over the decades, the spa has become popular with the local people, who are even coming from beyond Hunza (15 hours by road) to soak in the 40-plus degree Celsius water. Nestled at the base of the northeast side of the Haramosh Range, Chutron is partially shaded and thereby relatively cool. Its scalloped terraced wheat fields are intercrossed by footpaths and stone field boundaries, all of which conspire to provide beautifully pastoral views and retains a primitive charm, seemingly stuck in in the 19th century’. source

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