Prime Minister Imran Khan shared breathtaking pictures of Deosai ski traverse on Twitter and said that his government is working to promote winter tourism.
“Exploring winter tourism and ski resorts feasibility, Deosai plains first-ever winter ski traverse,” the prime minister said in a tweet.
Imran Khan mentioned that Deosai plains – the high altitude plateau in Gilgit Baltistan, had turned out to be the country’s first winter ski traverse.
He shared a number of pictures of the local and foreigner skiers traversing in the snows of Deosai.
Recently, a ski traverse event was held by the Tourism Department of Gilgit Baltistan at Deosai National Park to encourage tourism in the area.
Deosai is located on the boundary of Karakoram and the western Himalayas. It remains covered with snow for 8 months. The rest of the year, it hosts a range of beautiful flowers of all hues and colours, but not a single tree is found in this plateau spread over 3000 sq. km.