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Baltistan, or Little Thibet, often called Iskardoh, from the name of the chief town, is an administrative district in the north-east of Kashmir, containing the valley of the Upper Indus, and having a mean elevation of 11,000 feet on the flank of the Kara Korum mountains. One of the loftiest peaks in the world is within its borders. The inhabitants are of Mongolian race.