Gilgit

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Gilgit (Gilgit-Baltistan)


Gilgit is splendid place for tourists, situated at the altitute of 4800 feet in the southwest of Karakorum Range in Baltistan Province, an administrative territory of Pakistan. The weather condition of Gilgit is normally dry and hot due to the blockage of moonsoon wind and rain by Nanga Parbat Mt. Due to this climate effect, it shows an entirely different scenery in the mid of snow covered mountains and green fields.

One of the best beauty of Gilgit is the Karakoram Highway along the Gilgit River in Gilgit area, one can find number of rock carvings and drawings from the Buddhist time period along the road, especially in Passu village near Hunza Valley.

The main attractins of the gilgit are the beautiful vallies of its surrounding such as Juglot, Danyore, Naltar, Nomal and Bagrot Valley. Distaghil Sar at the alevation of 25,869 feet is the highest peak in gilgit district, that is 19th highest peak in the world.

Gilgit is administrative capital of Gilgit-Baltistan Province, so it is considered as an hub for tourist to visit various valleies in Northern Areas.

Gilgit Map

Main Locations in Gilgit

Danyor

Danyor

Danyor is a tehsil in Gilgit District in Gilgit-Baltistan and located at the distance of 9 km from Gilgit City via Nomal Road. It is located on Karakoram Highway on the opposite side of the Gilgit River, and at the distance of 19 km via Karakorum...

Jaglot

Jaglot

Jaglot is situated in the Gilgit District at the distance of 45 km from Gilgit city on the Karakoram Highway. It is very important town in Gilgit as it is a junction point of three main mountain ranges, the Hindukush, the Karakoram, and the...

Jutal

Jutal

Jutal is situated in the Gilgit district on the opposite side of Hunza River at the distance of 44 km from Gilgit city. Karakoram Highway passes through Jutal and crosses a bridge over Lowaji Gah Nallah. It is a beautiful green valley along the...

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Sakwar

Sakwar

Sakwar is small town and gateway to Gilgit City on the bank of the Gilgit River. Sakwargah Nallah is merged at Sakwar with the Gilgit River....

KKH in Gilgit

KKH in Gilgit

Karakoram Highway is one of the main road crossing throughout the Gilgit-Baltistan from the Hassan Abdal to Khunjerab Pass.

Minawar

Minawar

Minawar is located at 8 km from Gilgit City on Karakoram Highway after Chhamugarh in Gilgit District.

Parri Tunnel

Parri Tunnel

The Karakoram Highway, also called National Highway 35 (N-35), is a 1300 km long highway from Hasan Abdal in Punjab to Kunjerab Pass in...

KKH in Chillas