Astore Valley is situated in Astore District in the Pakistani area of Gilgit-Baltistan. The valley, connecting the eastern side of mountain Nanga Parbat, is around 120 km (75 mi) long, having territory of 5,092 km2 (1,966 sq mi).
The passage of the valley is situated around 60 km southeast of Gilgit with four side-valleys. The valley has in excess of 100 towns with an all out populace of 71,666 (Census 1998), including Gudai, Shekong, Dass Kariam, Loas, Louze, Chilm, Bubin, Gorikot, Parisheng Eid Ghah, Fina, Bulen, Chongra, Tari Shing, Rattu, Kamri, and Minimerg. Rama lake and fields are the most popular vacation destination in the district. Most of individuals practice subsistence agribusiness and animals is the principle wellspring of business supplemented via occasional work in down regions of the nation. Because of its different scene and climatic conditions the valley gives amazing natural surroundings to an assortment of monetarily significant restorative plants.
As indicated by the Imperial Gazetteer of India, around 1600:
Ghāzī Mukhpun, a Persian swashbuckler, is said to have hitched a princess of the Skārdu ruling family. The four children conceived of this association moved toward becoming Rās of Skārdu, Astor, Rondu, and Kharmang individually, and from them are dropped the groups of the present head of those spots. The autonomy of Astor stopped at the Dogra success.
Astore valley has a moderate atmosphere during summer. In winter it can snow up to 6 in (150 mm) in the principle valleys and up to 2 to 3 ft (0.61 to 0.91 m) in the mountains. In Mirmalik valley it snows up to 6 ft (1.8 m) in February.
The fundamental language spoken in the valley is Shina. Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, is the second most much of the time communicated in language. Shina has many sub-tongues particularly huge in Bunji, Dashkin, Doyan, Praishing, Gorikot, over the Burzil and Rattu areas. Shina is mellow phonetically and utilizes the Arabic content. Verse isn’t recorded, rather it is transmitted by means of people melodies and part of stories described by society vocalists and craftsmans. Astore, a passage to Dardistan, has a rich etymological foundation because of its hundreds of years old associations with the remainder of the Indian subcontinent. Individuals living in this district were visit guests to India for exchange and training and approached the maharajas’ regal courts. English officials visiting and studying prompted an admixture of remote words in the neighborhood language.