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Why Visit Gilgit Baltistan?

Gilgit Baltistan is considered to be the World’s most spectacular region due to it’s diverse natural beauty. Unique landscapes, evergreen forests, cold deserts, snow-capped mountains and great cultural heritage are the attractions. It is a famous tourist place and has always been a paradise for mountaineers, trekkers and landscape loving people. You can experience a cool weather over there throughout the year. It is surrounded by highest peak of the world and is famous for trekking, climbing, rafting, camping and paragliding.

There’s so much to do in Gilgit Baltistan. No matter what time of year you visit, you will find there is never enough time to enjoy all the fun. Spring bursts forth with tree blossom, making it one of the best time to visit beautiful valleys, hill stations and lakes. In summer, you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, swimming or climbing. Autumn brings the falling of leaves from trees and the white of the birches in contrast with evergreen conifers. In winter you can enjoy snow activities like snowboarding or skiing . For every season in Gilgit Baltistan, there is plenty to see, lots to do, and everything to enjoy!

TOP DESTINATIONS IN HUNZA & NAGAR DISTRICT

Khunjerab Pass

Khunjerab Pass is located in the Karakoram Mountains in a strategic position on the northern border of Pakistan’s Gilgit–Baltistan Hunza-Nagar District on the southwest border of the Xinjiang region of China.

Duikar Valley

If you are looking for the best place to view sunset and sunrise, Duikar village provides the best views anywhere in Pakistan. On a clear dark night, you can see once in a life time view of galaxies in the clear and pollution free sky. it is a great photo-taking spot with magnificent view of the whole Hunza Nagar district.

Attabad Lake

Attabad Lake is a lake in Gojal Valley, Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan, an administrative region of Pakistan. The lake was created in January 2010 as a result of the Attabad Disaster. Attabad Lake has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in Gilgit-Baltistan offering activities like boating, jet skiing, fishing, and other recreational activities.

Passu Valley

Passu lies between Batura & Passu Glaciers. The famous natural beauty of Passu is Tupopdan Peak, also known as “Passu Cones”, having picturesque shape is one of the most photographed peaks in the region.

Gulmit Village

Anybody who wants to take the experience of looking at the best landscapes, must visit Gulmit. A walk through the valley exposes you to over 100 varieties of flora and fauna all of which are pervasive through this region.

Chaprote Valley

Chaprote is one of the earliest villages in the Hunza–Nagar District in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. It is a scenic area, in which the literacy rate is more than 80%.

Rakaposhi View Point

Rakaposhi is a mountain in the Karakoram mountain range in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan It is situated in the middle of Nagar Valley Nagar District and Danyore and Bagrote valley approximately 100 km (62 mi) north of the capital city Gilgit of the semi-autonomous Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.

TOP DESTINATIONS IN GHIZER DISTRICT

Hundarap Valley

Hundarap is a small beautiful village to the west of Phander. Hundarap Lake is famous for trout fishing and is a good camp site which has been selected as high altitude wetland by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Langar Valley

A magnificently beautiful valley surrounded by mighty mountains and filled with numerous streams. The valley great spot for trout fishing and camping, especially during the summer season.

Yasin Valley

Another most spectacular scenic valley of Ghizer is Yasin just 137 km from Gilgit and 62 km from Gahkuch. Its attractive villages carefully cultivated fields’ orchards offering to the visitors a blend of life time experience in remote valleys of Hindukush.

TOP DESTINATIONS IN ASTORE DISTRICT

Rama Valley

Rama is thickly forested valley with huge pine, cedar, fir and juniper trees. Rama lake is peaceful and beautiful lake located near Rama village. The lake is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Gilgit Balistan.

Minimarg Valley

A scenic beautiful valley close to the Indian border. Minimarg river flows through the valley and the area is covered with the grass slopes, thick pine forests, fertile fields, blue water streams, lush green grasslands and tiny colorful flowers.

Rupal Valley

Rupal Valley is located in the Astore District of Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Rupal Valley is on the south side of Nanga Parbat, is accessed via the Astore Valley, which leaves the Karakoram Highway at Juglot 60km south of Gilgit.

Sheosar Lake

Sheosar Lake means ‘Blind Lake’, as ‘Sheo’ in Shina Language means ‘Blind’ and ‘Sar’ means ‘Lake’. (Also called Shausar Lake) is a lake situated in Deosai National Park The lake is at an elevation of 4,142 meters (13,589 ft) in the Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe.

TOP DESTINATIONS IN  SKARDU & SHIGAR DISTRICTS

Skardu Valley

Skardu is surrounded by dry rugged, snow-capped mountains and sand dunes. The place is famous for trekking and adventure spots. The near by Satpara Lake and Shangrila resort are attraction spots for tourists.

Satapara Lake

Satapara Lake is on the way of Deosai Plains. Raja Ali Khan is credited with the construction of an embankment around Satpara Lake to provide water to the settlements in Skardu and 2,636 meters from sea level.

Deosai Plane Skardu

There are endless gentle walks along the streams of the Deosai. There are several 4-6 day treks that lead to the plains from both Skardu (Burgi La & Shagarthang Valley) and Chilim Astore.

Askole K2 Base Camp

One of the main trekking of the Park, probably the most famous, is the K2 trek.From Skardu, hiking up the Baltoro glacier, with the logistic support of the local tour operators providing food and tents, it is possible to reach the K2 base camp, in 7/8 days.

Basho Valley

Basho Valley is located on way t of Skardu and on the way of Gilgit. The area is rich in fauna Trout fish available in Basho Valley (Sultan Abad) but fishing license is required from Fisheries Department Skardu.

Sarfaranga Cold Desert

The Cold Desert, also known as the Katpana Desert or Biama Nakpo, is a high-altitude desert located near Skardu, in Pakistan’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region. The desert contains expanses of large sand dunes that are sometimes covered in snow during winter.

TOP DESTINATIONS IN GHANCHE DISTRICTS

Khaplu Fort

Khaplu Fort also known as Yagbo Khar, is a fine example of a royal residence in Baltistan. Raja Daulat Ali Khan built it in 1840. An earlier fort existed 600 meters above the present location in Thogsi Khar, of which little now remains.

TOP DESTINATIONS IN KHARMANG DISTRICT

Manthokha Water Fall

Manthokha water fall is located on way of Kharmang. The area is rich in fauna and flora specially Trout fish is available in whole Valley. The picturesque Manthoka waterfall is fed by crystal water.

One Reply to “Why Visit Gilgit Baltistan?”

Ammy
2020-02-21
Beautiful Valley
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