Gilgit Travel Guide

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Gilgit Things to Do

  • Biking in Chitral and north Pakistan

    Hi,Things after the establishment of the new governement, in Pakistan, getting better and change in the situation's visible.I’ve done the Jeep safaris and trekking trips, all over north Pakistan and Chitral, beginning from the south, but I don’t have any experience of doing any biking trip, but I’ve done something in Chitral and across Kalash...

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  • Travel to north Pakistan

    Bonjour mon ami,If you're going to Gilgit-Baltistan, then you'll have to make it from Islamabad,Rawalpindi there are buses and coaches by NATCO, from Pir Wadhai bus station leave for Gilgit and there are flights from Islamabad airport to Skardu and Gilgit.Ground realities are different from the spicy media updates and I'm here in...

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  • Shandoor Polo Festival

    This Traditional Festival is held every year 2nd week of July, Tug of War between the Teams of Gilgit and Chitral and game of Polo and lots of other activities like folk music and dance of the warriors at the highest play ground of earth (3700+ meters above sea level) on the last day attended by 1000's of peoples from Pakistan and Abroad, an un...

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  • Full Day Excursion to Hunza

    Best outing from Gilgit Hunza is 100 Kms. Depart early morning from Gilgit take a slow drive stopping at different places for Photos and short walks. Also stop at the memorial of Pakistan army's Mortals who gave their lives for the Karakoram Highway, stop at mark where The two continents collided ( Collision of Asian and Indian tatanic plats which...

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  • Naltar Valley

    Naltar is probably one of the most spectacular Excursions in Pakistan, for those who like a little bit of adventure. The road to Naltar is pretty but Very dusty until the village of Nomal after Nomal you drive along the side of mountains and the climb is quite steep. At the upper Naltar you will see the beautiful meadows, the temperature is also...

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  • Go for fishing guyssss

    Just 2 days after i arrived here, my friend ask me to follow him to this area called PHANDER VALLEY for fishing. He said TROUT FISH can be easily found there and the taste is good. So hmm......whenever anyone say about good food, i wana try them so we hire a car with a driver and went up to PHANDER VALLEY. Its taking 1.5 hours to GHIZER and about 3...

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Gilgit Restaurants

  • Fruit stalls

    Many fruit stalls in the town centre, many cheap guesthouses, many shops, many silk shops, etc. Many Japanese tourists too. Gilgit is very easy for beginners, everything is in one road, simple. There's a cinema here, only one I think, many peoples standing outside to wait.

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  • Big beard chef

    Where I eat, the chef is a big beard, typical Middle Eastern guy, big broad in size. At first I thought he was very special but slowly I found that chef in Pakistan are mostly this look...hahaha. I met a chef later who can speak Malay, big surprise and he also look like this guy.

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  • Mutton

    Inshallah...this black plate is my dinner in Gilgit the first night, it is mutton or beef, not sure, it taste good, I just eat and eat until I have nothing left on the table and was thinking to eat more but better control, don't over eating.

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Gilgit Transportation

  • Airport to Town

    Gilgit Airport is located at a small ground very close to the center it takes 5 - 10 Minutes from Airport to any hotel in town

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  • Gilgit-Kasghar daily bus service

    Pakistan & China have started daily serive from GILGIT to Kashgar starting from today (15h June 2006). The bus will take 14hrs to reach the other town. It is a significant move as now the travellers do not have to go town by town in order to cross the Pak-Chinese border at the Khunjerab pass. Also today Pakistani President Pervaiz Musharaf...

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  • The bus ticket

    Mashabrum bus ticket, we bought the ticket in Mansehra, 430Rs each to come here. 16 hours + in total on the Karakoram Highway along with the Indus River. Breathtaking scenery, only one stop at midnight, at a restaurant unknown. I ate some chapati there and tea, couldn't recall the place name.

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Gilgit Shopping

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  • SHOES... anyone???

    This particular shop is so special because of its good products carrying some good quality leather products and the price is oooh soo muchhh reasonable..Now if you think of going for some long walk, should consider their joggers collections and if you wana buy something for special events or daily wear, they have it too...jus check it out and u...

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  • Home Decor's best collection

    This shop is nicely decorated, clean and alive, with so many product ranges and the owner , Mr Bilal is a very warm and nice person. He understand his customers well....and he can give good suggestions too. Home decoration items, like a wall clock, or small vases or the flowers price varies for example for a wall clock with some picture frames...

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  • Gilgit Hotels

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Gilgit Local Customs

  • Tying goat part 2

    Picture is a goat being tied by the our van driver and friends, I was standing beside them watching this, it was the viilager's goat, they probably want to carry the goat to another town to sell or what? Anyway, after tying this goat, another goat has to put underneath our seat, a goat is tied under my seat, the legs are in contact with my legs...

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  • Tying the goat

    What you see here is our mini van in Gilgit, this is a van we are sitting later to Minapin. Three guys were actually using their strength to tie a goat on top of the van, they use rope, string, whatever possible way to tie it there. The goat was tied up there many hours and was crying but who cares. Not only on goat, please read the other tip,...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Gilgit Warnings and Dangers

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    by ifam Written Dec 3, 2005

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    Dear all, please note that as much as any govt try to keep all happy, there are some others who are extremist and destroy each others relationship. Here in Gilgit, 3 main groups, majority is shia, then sunni and aga khan.Because of some sensitive issues, the shia and sunni are not in good terms which lead to several shoot out and some killings. So guys, if you happened to be in Gilgit, be sure to have close connection to your guide and ask for more information on how to keep safe in this area. Most shops belongs to sunni so whenever any shootings occured nearby, all the shops will b closed so suddenly and making it difficult to get any cab to go home. Sometimes the government imposed curfew as well and therefore make sure you aware of what to do in this situation ok...

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Gilgit Off The Beaten Path

  • Some local Gilgitians

    Here you can see some Pakistanis standing to wait for the foods, we were waiting too. They Pakistanis all or almost all the men are wearing this way, only change in color of the cloth, all of them look quite same to me.

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  • Bald with them

    The bald boy insisted to join them, he just can't wait, he wants to be included. After this, he wants a photo of him alone.

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  • Mother refuse to come out

    Who else, who else wants to stand here for photos? The mother is still missing, she won't step in, eventhough the husband encouraged her.

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Gilgit Sports & Outdoors

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    by l_joo Written May 24, 2005

    Akhtar told us, if we want to climb the Nanga Parbat, the cost of climbing is a massive amount, need at least 15000 USD per person for all the equipments, arrangements and permit. But going to the base camp is average price, around 300 USD +- for 3 days 4 nights.

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Gilgit Favorites

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  • Travel to Gilgit, Hunza

    Bonjour from Chitral,I agree with the post above, NATCO is the best option to travel on KKH, very convenient buses.The main hurdle was Atabad lake but now it's been turned into a boat safari in the highlands of Hunza so I hope you'd enjoy that in order to reach Passu.Good luck ..

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  • Travel to Gilgit, Hunza

    Bonjour from Chitral,Last year, it took some 20 hrs to reach Gilgit from Rawalpindi, the road is under maintenance so as the road to Hunza.There is a boat service across Atabad lake so you can reach Passu from there.June, July, the best time to be there, due to very pleasant weather conditions.Bon voyage ..

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  • A backyard

    Just to show you the look of the backyard of a house in Gilgit. The overall ambience is quite dry, grey tone, less greenery, dusty but healthy fresh air, very comfy.

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