Ghizer (Gilgit Baltistan)

Ghizer is the district in the western part of Gilgit-Baltistan in the range of Hindukush and Karakorum. It is the gateway to Chitral from the Gilgit side via Shandur Pass. Gahkuch is the capital of Ghizer at a distance of 72km from Gilgit City. There are all types of accommodations including PTDC hotel for tourists.

The Koyo Zom is the highest peak in Ghizer in the Hindukush Range on the boundary of Ghizer and Chitral. Shandur festival is one the famous cultural event in this area at the beginning of July every year.

Ghizer Map

Tour places in Ghizer


Chatorkhand is the main town in Ishkoman Valley along the Karambar River. It is a deep valley with high mountains. Along the Karambar River, greenery provides a very wonderful view with brownish mountains and snow-capped peaks at the distance.

Tourism in Chatorkhand


Gahkuch is the capital of Ghizer at the distance of 72 km from Gilgit City on Shandur Gilgit Road. It is surrounded by mountains on the bank of the Gilgit River. There are all types of accommodations including PTDC hotel for tourists. It is a lush green valley with high mountains. The view of the Gilgit River in Gahkuch is very of beauty due to the wideness of the river in this area. Another wonderful view is the confluence of the Gilgit River and the Ishkoman River.

Tourism in Gahkuch


Ishkoman valley is located in Ghizer district, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan, at a distance of 140 km from Gilgit City. It will be accessed on the right of Gahkuch along the Karamber River on Karambar River Valley Road. It is a high mountain valley surrounding by snow-capped peaks at an altitude from 7,000 to 12,000 feet in the Hindukush and Karakorum Range. The highest peak near Ishkoman is Shiniki peak, which can be visible from Ishkoman valley.

Tourism in Ishkoman


Shukargah is one of the beautiful valleys in Gizer near Chatorkhand in Ishkoman Valley. Along the Hayool Gol, there broader and deeper valley with lush green meadows and streams. There is also a number of beautiful and attractive lakes in this area.

Tourism in Shukargah

Shukargah Lake

Shukargah Lake is a beautiful lake in Shukargah Valley in Ishkoman near Chatorkhand on Hayool Gol. It is a very attractive place for a peaceful, calm, and romantic environment. From Chatorkhand, you have to turn on right along the Hayool Gol to access the lake.

Tourism in Shukargah Lake

Yasin Valley

Yasin Valley, Babaye-e-Yasen, is a valley in Hindu Kush Range at an average altitude of 26,00 meters, in Ghizer district, Baltistan, at the distance of 128 km from Gilgit main city and accessible through Chitral Road from Gilgit along the Gilgit River, at Gupis turn right on Yasin Valley Road along with the Yasin River.

Tourism in Yasin Valley

Ghizer Photo Gallery

Ghizer full of lakes

Ghizer is high mountain valley, therefore it is full of lakes and adventurous treks in Hindukush and Karakorum ranges. There are number of un-named lakes, those can be accessed through difficult and dangerous treks, but their beauty is so attractive, you can forget the sufferings during trek.