Rattu is a small village town located at the Astore district in the Northern Areas now known as Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan. Rattu has been traditionally used as a route for traders going to Kashmir from Astore, Gilgit and others parts of present-day Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan. Rattu is famous for its delicacies: cumin (zeera, jeera, zira) and trout fish. It is well known for its beautiful scenery.
Rattu is a busy town with good cattle, pastures, and an abundance of dairy products. Its people speak the Astori dialect of Shina.
Rattu is home to adventure sports too, with a natural skiing slope and facilities for training in winter sports. Fishing and trophy hunting for markhors are still common in the area.
The Pakistan Army’s High Altitude School is located in Rattu.
The Rattu are a gotra (clan) of Jats found in the North-East districts of Punjab, India and Sialkot district of Punjab, Pakistan.