Entry of Tourists Banned in Gilgit-Baltistan Due to Landslides Damage

Karakoram Highway, the Tata Pani area, and Babusar Top road leading to Gilgit-Baltistan were closed down to clear the damage from landslides.

Entry for tourists is banned in Gilgit-Baltistan while the government is trying to clear the Babusar top and the Karakoram Highway from the damage caused by landslides in the region.

On Monday, Diamer Commissioner issued a notification of closure of the Karakoram Highway and Babusar Top which leads to Gilgit-Baltistan for 48 hours.

Severe landslides have been experienced in previous days on the roads leading to Gilgit-Baltistan. These landslides were caused by heavy rain and are still going on in the region of Tata Pani. So for the safety of the tourists, the commissioner has asked for all the roads leading to Gilgit-Baltistan to be closed and cleared from the landslide damage and to make sure that tourists are safe from landslides that can still happen.


Karakoram Highway was blocked due to landslides but was opened for light traffic flow on Sunday but ended up being getting blocked due to heavy traffic flow to Gilgit-Baltistan. There were long lines of vehicles seen on Karakoram Highway.

Tourists are advised by the Gilgit-Baltistan government to plan their trips for after the clearance of the roads from landslide damage and after the possibility of landslides is less i.e. after Wednesday.

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