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The Gurez Valley

The Gurez Valley

The Gurez Valley

The Gurez Valley is a productive, fifty-mile crevice shaped through the Himalayas by the great Kishenganga River. It assembles directly below the sky-scraping Line of manage that separates Indian and Pakistani areas of Kashmir and is one of the main edgily protected frontiers in the world. Thanks to its geography, Gurez, which is on the Indian region, has long been a famous entry for Pakistani militants challenging to slink into Indian region. Hence, for safety purposes, Gurez had been shuts off for the outdide visitors by the Indian army from 1987 to 2007, when it was believed secure enough to release it up to visitors.
Those who live in Gurez belong to the Dard Shin family. Apart from the major town of Dawar and most of the timber villages that have no, plumbing, electricity or telephone. For half the time, the tribes are totally stacked off from the rest world, as the one street in and away of the valley is buried deep below snow.