How to reach Siachen Tower?
Saltoro valley is the border village of Pakistan and India. It is the home of the Siachen glacier and is located in District Ghanche, Gilgit Baltistan. Skardu to Saltoro village is around 4 to 5 hours of travel. Then to kiss the mighty rock ‘Siachen Tower’, about 3 hours of trekking from the Saltoro Sait. The pastureland (Broq) of the Saltoro village comes across the way.
The breakdown of 3 hours trekking is; 2 hours from Sait village to lush green meadows Saltoro Broq. Ample natural foods as refreshment to energize for the next hour of trekking which cost you a smileJ. Another 1 hour from the pastureland (Broq) to Sky touching rocky tower.
All you need to know about Siachen Tower
There is no travel restriction to Siachen tower and no NOC is required for traveling. The total expense to visit this tower is around 1000 PKR per head from Skardu. It includes fuel cost only, you don’t need to worry about refreshment, put this burden over the shoulders of the people of Saltoro. They are very famous for the hospitality of their guest in the region. Saltoro is the last village of Pakistan’s territory. Siachen tower’s height is almost 60 feet from the ground.
This high wavering tower is surrounded by lush green fields and clouds beneath it. Siachen tower is a must-go destination for explorers and adventurers. This valley is the bordering village of Pakistan and India. It was first discovered by Ramzan Siachen in 2019 via his social media page RAC Photography.
The best things to do at Siachen tower are:
- Book reading
- Music to peace the inner soul
- Viewpoint of Saltoro Kangri Peak (7742m)
Saltoro valley is very next to Mighty Siachen Glacier. The cold wind and icy river from the Siachen glacier flowing down in the middle of Saltoro valley throughout the year. In mid-summer, the temperature of Saltoro valley remains around 15°C to 20°C and 10°C to 15°C at the hill top.
In the mid of the winter, it remains below -20C for more than three months. Siachen tower is not accessible in winter due to heavy snow.
Title picture courtesy goes to RAC Photography. Reach at @ramzansiachen.