Gilgit

Gilgit, Pakistan

Description

Gilgit or “Asia's Wonderland” is located at an elevation of 1,500 m in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. The city dates to 1st century AD and is the capital of the Gilgit Baltistan region. It is a small beautiful valley which lies in the lap of the mountains and is home to half a million people.

Gilgit mostly remains dry as Nanga Parbat and other high peaks block the monsoon clouds. It is one of the most significant regions of Pakistan as it links the country with China and a route way to Central Asia. Millions of tourists visit this mesmerizing place making it a popular tourist destination.

 

Routes

1
  • Islamabad to Mansehra
  • Motorway and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 160km

2
  • Mansehra to Besham
  • Excellent Road and it takes about 3 hrs 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 120km

3
  • Besham to Chilas
  • Rough Road (good road clearance cars recommended) and it takes about 7 hrs to travel
  • Distance: 200km

4
  • Chilas to Raikot Bridge
  • Rough Road (Suitable for all cars) and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 57km

5
  • Raikot Bridge to Jaglot
  • Excellent Road and it takes about 45 min to travel
  • Distance: 30km

6
  • Jaglot to Gilgit
  • Excellent Road and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 55km

1
  • Islamabad to Murree
  • Excellent Expressway and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 65km

2
  • Murree to Muzaffarabad
  • Good Road and it takes about 2 hrs to travel
  • Distance: 70km

3
  • Muzaffarabad to Balakot
  • Good Road and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 40km

4
  • Balakot to Naran
  • Good Road and it takes about 2 hrs 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 80km

5
  • Naran to Babusar
  • Good Road with few rough patches and it takes about 2 hrs to travel
  • Distance: 60km

6
  • Babusar to Chilas
  • Good Road and it takes about 1 hr to travel
  • Distance: 50km

7
  • Chilas to Raikot Bridge
  • Some Rough Patches (Suitable for all cars) and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 57km

8
  • Raikot Bridge to Jaglot
  • Excellent Road and it takes about 45 min to travel
  • Distance: 30km

9
  • Jaglot to Gilgit
  • Excellent Road and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 55km

1
  • Islamabad to Mansehra
  • Motorway and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 160km

2
  • Mansera to Balakot
  • Excellent Road and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 44km

3
  • Balakot to Naran
  • Good Road and it takes about 2 hrs 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 80km

4
  • Naran to Babusar
  • Good Road with few rough patches and it takes about 2 hrs to travel
  • Distance: 60km

5
  • Babusar to Chilas
  • Good Road and it takes about 1 hr to travel
  • Distance: 50km

6
  • Chilas to Raikot Bridge
  • Rough Road (Suitable for all cars) and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 57km

7
  • Raikot Bridge to Jaglot
  • Excellent Road and it takes about 40 min to travel
  • Distance: 30km

8
  • Jaglot to Gilgit
  • Excellent Road and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 55km

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Places to see

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Gahkuch
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Haramosh Valley
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Kargah Budha
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Naltar Valley
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Rakaposhi Basecamp
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Sher Qilla
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Tri Mountain Intersection

Weather

Months

Weather Details

November to March

Winters are cold in Gilgit and some tourist sites around Gilgit remain closed due to snowfall. It is not recommended to travel during this time.

April to May

April and May are ideal for trips to Gilgit and its surrounding areas. The weather is pleasant and cherry trees are harvested during this time of year.

June to September

In Gilgit, the summers are hot with the scorching sun but all the surrounding areas are open and evenings are pleasant.

October

This is also a lovely time to travel and enjoy the magnificent colors of autumn in Gilgit and its surrounding areas. 

Activities

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Cuisine

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Culture

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