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Gilgit (Gilgit Baltistan)

Gilgit is a splendid place for tourists, situated at the altitude 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 monsoon 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 the Gilgit area, one can find a number of rock carvings and drawings from the Buddhist time period along the road, especially in Passu village near Hunza Valley.

The main attractions of the Gilgit are the beautiful valleys of its surroundings such as Juglot, Danyore, Naltar, Nomal, and Bagrot Valley. Distaghil Sar at an elevation of 25,869 feet is the highest peak in the Gilgit district, which is the 19th highest peak in the world.

Gilgit is the administrative capital of Gilgit-Baltistan Province, so it is considered a hub for tourists to visit various valleys in Northern Areas.

Gilgit Map

Tour places in Gilgit

  • Danyor

    Danyor is a tehsil in Gilgit District in Gilgit-Baltistan and located at the distance of 9 km from Gilgit City via the Nomal Road. It is located on Karakoram Highway on the opposite side of the Gilgit River, and at a distance of 19 km via Karakoram Highway. It is also a point of confluence of the Hunza River and the Gilgit River. After crossing Danyor Nala, Nagar district is started, which is separated from Hunza-Nagar.
    Tourism in Danyor

  • Jaglot

    Jaglot is situated in the Gilgit District at a distance of 45 km from Gilgit city on the Karakoram Highway. It is a very important town in Gilgit as it is a junction point of three main mountain ranges, the Hindukush, the Karakoram, and the Himalayas. It is also the confluence point of the Gilgit River and the Indus River. It is also a gateway to the Gilgit district as well as the Skardu district.
    Tourism in Jaglot

  • Minawar

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

Gilgit Photo Gallery

  • Jutal

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

  • 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. Karakoram Highway is turned toward Hunza from here and Gilgit Road moves toward Gilgit City, Ghizer and Shandur National Park.


  • KKH in Gilgit

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


  • 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 Gilgit-Baltistan. After crossing Khunjerab Pass, it becomes as China National Highway 314. Road is constructed on high elevation and is crossing from high mountains where landsliding and earthquacks are common, to avoid such thing, the Government of China has constructed five different tunnels, known as Pak China Parri Tunnels, at different places in Gilgit-Baltistan as a friendship between Pakistan and China. One of these tunnel is located just after crossing Jaglot.