Places of Interests in Gilgit Baltistan
Just 10 kms from the town of Gilgit, is a Buddha carved into a stone face. Buddha is a victory monument of Taj Mughal, built 700 years ago. The beautiful valley of Naltar in the south eastern side of Gilgit is 35 km away from the main town. Its lush green pastures and green carpeted ground make it a jewel of the Gilgit. It is a forested (pine) village known for its wildlife and magnificent mountain scenery.
Ghizer is north most part of Gilgit Baltistan. It is multi ethnic district and four major languages are spoken. Shina, Khowar, Burushaski and Wakhi. Ghizer offers scenic beauty is famous for treking & trout fishing.
Diamer is the district where the Karakoram Highway enters to the Gilgit from the NWFP. Chilas is the capital of Diamer district. Diamer is famous by its pine forest. Pine wood is used in good quality of furniture.
Hunza Nagar one of beautiful place in region. It offers historical view of Altit Fort, Baltit Fort, Ganish fort and Skyscraper Mountains. It’s covered by high peaks namely Rakaposhi (7,788 m), Ladyfinger (6,000 m) and Darmyani Peak (6,090 m) and Lady Finger Mountains. In Hunza three major languages are spoken, Shina in Lower Hunza, Burushaski in Central Hunza , Wakhi in Upper Hunza and Burushaski in Nagar..
Nager Valley is very famous for hunting animals such as Marco Polo sheep, brown bears, show tigers etc. Gulmet, Faker and Bar are the popular tourist attraction places in Nagar. Golden peak Rakahposhi is situated in the Nagar Valley.
Ghanche is the easternmost district of the Gilgit.The capital of Ghanche District is Khaplu. This is the coldest place in Pakistan. Ghanche borders the Ladakh region of the Indian-held Kashmir and has two military fronts Siachin and Kargil.
Astor lie at the junction of several mountain routes, providing ample and varied trekking opportunities, including many short walks through this beautiful area. Tracks head eastwards from the Bulashbar area, up towards the wild but beautiful Deosai Mountains and Plains. To the North West, a trekking route leads to the Muthat Pass and continues on to Fairy Meadow. In the southwest, Rupal valley provides numerous opportunities for short and long treks. Rama lake is a must see!
Baltistan is extremely mountainous region. The second highest peak K2is situated in Baltistan. In Baltistan are fourteen highest peaks which attract tourists. Glacial lakes are abundant in Baltistan and are of high touristic value.