It is the highest village in the once extremely remote and impoverished Hushe Valley. It is the tallest town in the Hushe Valley, which was historically incredibly isolated and destitute. The valley is made by the Hushe River and goes from Masherbrum Mountain (7,821 meters) and the nearby glaciers south to the Shyok River, which is across from Khaplu. The village of Hushe is right in the middle of the valley. The valley is known for the high Karakoram range mountains that surround it, including Laila Peak, K6, and K7, which are all over 6,000 meters high. Just behind the K6 base camp, at 5100m, is Murtaza peak, which is where most trackers and beginners start. Hushe is no longer the poorest village because it is becoming more popular as a place to go trekking and climbing.