Gilgit is a main city of Gilgit-Baltistan region. Every year millions of tourist visit this place to see the beautiful scenic views. Gilgit Baltistan culture is much different from other places. There are plenty of tourist points to visit. This region is famous for the Karakorum Highway, which is longer and going to China. Gilgit is full of lakes, waterfalls, glaciers, beautiful landscape, cold deserts and rivers. This region is hub for tourism in Pakistan. This area have covered with highest number of mountains around the world. You can see three mountain ranges Himalaya, Hindu-Kush and Karakoram in this area.
Gilgit Baltistan have variety of outdoor opportunities for tourist. You will see carpeted road on Karakoram Highway. There are different tour package for Gilgit Baltistan. You can reach by air from Islamabad, Pakistan. You can hiking, trekking, climbing and mountaineering in this area. The valleys and lakes are amazing and serene locations that capture everyone who visit these places. You can travel through Karakorum highway to explore these places. Mostly visitor cover these areas in summer season, because in winter season plenty of places are covered with snow.
Gilgit city is a base station for traveling around whole region. You can see nearest places to this city like Buddha, Nalter Valley, Yaseen Valley, Phander Valley, Chillas and Fairy Meadows. The Nalter Valley is 35 KM away from Gilgit city. This valley is beautiful due to charming scenery and lush green pastures in summer season. You will see pine village in Naltar Valley which is most famous. Every year foreign tourism is increasing day by day.
Polo in Gilgit
Shandur Polo Festival is held on the second week of July every year. Polo is a traditional event in which two teams of Chitral and Gilgit plays. If you interested to see this polo festival than go and participate. Thousand of tourist went to see this game.
Sher Qilla is near to this city about 38 KM. You can enjoy trout fishing in Sher Qilla and small lake.
List of Cities and Valleys in Gilgit-Baltistan
Places to visit in Gilgit are as follows.