Gurez Valley

Gurez Valley

Gurez is a valley located in thehigh Himalayas, about 86 kms from Bandipore and 123 kms from Srinagar innorthern Jammu and Kashmir, India. At about 8,000 feet (2,400 m) above sealevel, the valley is surrounded by snow capped mountains. It has diverse faunaand wildlife including the Himalayan brown bear and the snow leopard. TheKishanganga River flows through the valley. The people of Gurez  speak Sheena language and have theirancestral connection with Gilgit valley now in Pakistan.  Ultimate adventure destination to thenorth of Kashmir, Gurez, is a gateway to the famous silk route across centralAsia. The pyramid shaped peak named after famous Kashmiri poetess Habba Khatoonis most fascinating peak of Kashmir. The roar of mighty Kishan-Ganga riverflowing across the valley, resonates with surrounding mountains that lulls avisitors to sound sleep.The traditional log wood houses make Gurez no less thana European country side. Trout fishing is a frequent sport among locals whothrough in a line to get descent meal for the day. Anglers con be delighted tocatch a brown trout in the Kishen Ganga River or the streams coming down fromthe mountains

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