Gilgit Baltistan was once known as the most self-sufficient area of Pakistan. It was a piece of a huge territory of Kashmir and Jammu in 1800s and later rented to British, then freed after an a freedom movement driven by Gilgit Scouts. Gilgit Baltistan is perhaps the most astounding area of Pakistan as far as its geology is concerned. Here world’s three mightiest mountains: the Karakorum, the Hindukush and the Himalayas meet. The entire Gilgit Baltistan is a heaven for mountain climbers, trekkers and fishermen.
Districts of Gilgit Baltistan
• Astore District
• Diamir District
• Ghanche District
• Ghizar District
• Gilgit District
• Hunza-Nagar District
• Skardu District
• Shigar District
• Kharmag District
The Must-See Places in Gilgit Baltistan
Fairy Meadows is much-admired for its lovely rich green planes and World’s ninth greatest mountain Nanga Parbat. Fairy Meadows are exceptionally beautiful especially if the sky is clear and it is a full moon night. The cool moonlight reflecting from the immense glorious cold peak reveals the genuine significance of nature’s magnificence and peace.
Phandar Valley is located 61 kilometers from the valley of Gupis. A contorting street going through lavish green fields and woods with a viewpoint of streaming waterway and frosty peaks will lead you to this enchanting valley.
Gupis Valley is situated around 112 kilometers in west of Gilgit on the bank of River Gilgit, in District Ghizer. The 35 kilometers street between Gahkuch (capital of District Ghizer) and Gupis Valley is loaded with wonderful scenes and amazing views.
Shandur Top located at an elevation of 12,500 feet above ocean level is well known for having the most remarkable polo ground. It is called the Roof of the World. It is situated in District Ghizer.
Satpara Lake is regular lake situated at around 9 kilometers north of Skardu (the capital of Baltistan). Located at an elevation of 2,635 meters the lake is within 20 minutes of jeep drive from Skardu.
Naltar is thick pine timberland valley with heavenly scenes, green vegetation, natural life, blossoms, snowy mountains, lakes, streams and reverberating with the chirping of various feathered creatures. Naltar is 40 km from Gilgit city and can be reached by jeeps and furthermore celebrated for skiing exercises in the winter.
Kargah is at departure of 10 km from the Gilgit city, a stone divider cut Buddha going back to eighth century AD can be seen here. A waterway streams between mountains and offers astounding views, if you like angling then it is the correct place, as there are loads of trout in the waterway.
Travel Cost for Gilgit Baltistan
PIA charges locals (Pakistanis) about Rs 7800 for economy class and for Economy plus Rs 9500. and for foreigners the cost will be little more about Rs 2000 more from Karachi.