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Kaobal Gali-Mushkoh Valley

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Source: TH

 Context: The Kaobal Gali-Mushkoh Valley, which was once a battlefield during the Kargil War, has now opened up for tourists.

This transformation is attributed to the 43-month-long ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan, the enthusiasm of the local population, and efforts by both the administration and businesses to capitalize on the tourism potential.

 

 

About Kaobal Gali-Mushkoh Valley:

It is located in Kargil’s Drass Sector and was a battlefield during the 1999 Kargil war between India and Pakistan. The region includes the Gurez Valley in north Kashmir, which was previously inaccessible to civilians due to shelling from Pakistan but now connects with the Mushkoh Valley in Kargil’s Drass Sector. Kaobal Gali, the highest pass at a height of 4,167 meters in Gurez, connects Gurez to Mushkoh Valley.

The Gurez Valley is close to the Line of Control (LoC)  and is also home to ibex, musk deer and marmots, Himalayan brown bear and snow leopard. The Kishanganga River flows through the valley.