Chorbat Valley is a valley in Khaplu tehsil, Ghanche District, in Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. The valley is surrounded by high rising peaks of the Karakoram mountain range and the bank the Shyok River. The climate is hard with little rain and extremely cold winters due
to proximity to Siachen Glacier and other peaks and glaciers. The mountains and surrounding have generally no forests however there are some shrubs and herbs available which are generally used by the local communities as medicinal herbs, there is also a human made forest in the saling which the largest forest in the whole district.
The Shyok River passing nearby the valley is one of the important resources of the area, irrigating the whole lands. However the same river sometime creates havoc during summer through its unpredictable floods.
The natural resources of the valley include agriculture, horticultural resources, the shyok River, mountains and peaks.
The agriculture in the Valley is only summer based due to extreme cold in the winter where temperature goes to minus 10. The crops include some beans, maize and other food crops however communities have experimented less with the agriculture due to the natural limiting factors i.e. extreme cold.
Chorbat valley consists of more than 13 villages in Pakistan and 6 villages in India, in Pakistan villages of Chhorbat is Dawou, Marcha, Kuwas, Hassanabad, Partuk, Piun, Siksa, Kalaan, Sukhmos, Chhowar, Thongmus, Siari, & Franu, and in India, the villages are, Doethang, Tyaqsi, Turtuk, Chhulunkha, Beyoqdan.
As the war of 1971 rapidly escalated, the Indian army crossed the Line of Control (LoC) that divides the Himalayan region into Pakistani and Indian territories, and occupied Chulunkha, Tyakshi, Thang and Turtuk of Chorbat village in Ghanche district on the Pakistani side. The morning came and people who used to live in Pakistan were suddenly a part of an area controlled by another nation.