Gulmit, Hunza

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  • Breath-taking view of Gulmit Village
    Breath-taking view of Gulmit Village
    by WAHEEDASLAM
  • The Kids
    The Kids
    by aukjejetty
  • House in Gulmit Village
    House in Gulmit Village
    by WAHEEDASLAM
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    Beautiful Village

    by besal Updated Mar 4, 2007

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    A quaint little hamlet about 20 minuted further north from main Karimabad. Nice place to go for a short hike that takes you to an old fort, as well towards Gulmit Glacier, and you end up near Borith Lake.

    Very quite and serene surroundings, and early in the morning you can view the sunrise over Gulmit/Passu cathedrals.

    Manager at the hotel told us that in 2000 several Germans visited who went high on the Gulmit tower and para-glidded back

    There are various options avaiable in almost all small hamlets for one to trek/hike.

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  • Gulmit Village

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Oct 23, 2005

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    Breath-taking view of Gulmit Village
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    Moving along KKH towards china a sharp turn left will take you to Gojal After crossing the river, there is a monster glacier extending from the mountains to the river.To cross it there was a large path bulldozed, on the other side of which the buses from the north waited. This is a common efficient practice, allowing rock and snow falls to be crossed by foot with passengers trading buses.From here you can go north toward Gulmit.The apricot trees were will be in bloom, covering the village with pink petals and a lovely fragrance. Lying in the center of the main town, this gravely field serves as the pitch for the rare polo games as well as the nightly cricket matches by the village boys.Terraced fields just sprouting and scattered houses in Gulmit. While there is a concentration of houses and a few shops near the KKH and around the polo grounds, residences surrounded by fields make up the majority of the settlement.

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    Friendly Gulmit.

    by TOOCOOL Written Apr 30, 2003

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    A waterfall in Gulmit

    Eight kms (five miles) past the bridge, is a fertile plateau 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) high, with irrigated fields on either side of the road. This is a good place to spend a night or two, marking the halfway point between Gilgit and the Khunjerab Pass. The small museum here belongs to the prince, Raja Bahadur Khan, and is full of interesting ethnic artifacts. And two of the hotels here belong to Mirzada Shah Khan, hero of the 1947 mutiny.

    Gulmit has some of the most friendly people in the whole Hunza Valley. There is also a medical clinic to treat the ill.

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    Friendly Gulmit.

    by TOOCOOL Written Apr 30, 2003

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    A waterfall in Gulmit

    Eight kms (five miles) past the bridge, is a fertile plateau 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) high, with irrigated fields on either side of the road. This is a good place to spend a night or two, marking the halfway point between Gilgit and the Khunjerab Pass. The small museum here belongs to the prince, Raja Bahadur Khan, and is full of interesting ethnic artifacts. And two of the hotels here belong to Mirzada Shah Khan, hero of the 1947 mutiny.

    Gulmit has some of the most friendly people in the whole Hunza Valley. There is also a medical clinic to treat the ill.

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    • Camping
    • Photography

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    Tajik Family (2)

    by aukjejetty Written Apr 16, 2003

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    The Kids

    We met the most wonderful people here in the Gulmit region. While we were walking up to a village we saw a bunch of kids playing crickett under the apricot-trees, and while we talked a little to them, some parents came to join us and some older kids. We were invited by one boy to come to his house. There we were treated as special guests and we were introduced to the whole family. When I met grandma she gave me a firm hug, and really surprized me with that. It was all so heartwarming, and when I think back now I get chills all over.

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