Kartakhsha in Baltistan

Last week, we travelled extensively in the valley of Kharmang. The visit was full of experiences as we travelled to the remotest parts of the district. The features and landscape change as you travel deep into the valley. We started from the convergence-point of Sheyok and Indus rivers through Sermik, and entered Parkuta (now Mehdiabad from where the boundaries of Kharmang start).  Mehdiabad is one of the largest villages in the district with distinct features – in contrast with the numerous other settlements which are high…