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8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Gilgit Baltistan Once?

The beauty of Gilgit Baltistan can not be summarised in just two sentences. One of the most beautiful places in Asia, Gilgit Baltistan has so much to offer. You’ll find pristine mountains and nature that will make your heart sing! Here are ten reasons why you should book a vacation with family or friends now:

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8 Reasons Why you Should Visit Gilgit Baltistan

Here are the 8 top reasons why should you visit Gilgit Baltistan once in your life. The most existing is the people and culture that motivate the tourist to explore the beauty of this land and the cultural values teach them how to serve in a peaceful environment.

1. Peaceful Environment Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan is not much crowded as the major cities of Pakistan. The region is below the stage of industrialization and therefore you will not encounter pollution and a noisy environment.  The number of vehicles and automobiles is also very few to keep mother nature safe and clean. Due to these reasons, the environment here is very peaceful and I guarantee you will not regret it at all.

2. Lovely People and CultureGilgit Baltistan

A nations culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people Mahatama Gandhi

The very first thing that happens is that you will most probably create contacts with a local to have an idea and make plans about your trip. The people of this region are very polite, gentle, well-read, rational and very hospitable with cooperative nature in dealing specially with non-locals.

You can imagine the culture after having any conversation with locals therein. The very mistake that non-locals make is that they treat the locals like an alien due to their very nature of living and speaking. It’s not the fault or mistake of the tourists because they face daily incidents in cities with nature just opposite to the people of Gilgit Baltistan.

3. Many Historical/ Archeological Sites Gilgit Baltistan

There is an abundance of sites that are historical in nature and demands more archaeological research and explorations with proper maintenance from the concerned departments. I will just be providing a few of these sites here.

4. Stunning LakesGilgit Baltistan

The number of lakes in Gilgit Baltistan is countless. There are lakes in every corner of this region from Hunza to the other side of the region. some of these lakes are mentioned here

  • Sadpara Lake
  • Sheosar Lake
  • Atabad Lake
  • Naltar Lake
  • Shangrila Lake
  • Phander Lake in Ghizer
  • Rainbow Lake In Domail Astore

5. Beautiful Meadows and Plateaus Gilgit Baltistan

The meadows and lush green fields of Desai, the second-highest plateau in the world catch everyone’s attention. Then the tales of Fairy Meadows will take you to another world of beauty and nature’s gift. The attractiveness of Fairy Meadows is more important because of the high peak of Nanga Parbat (8k+ ASL) present nearby which provides a more exquisite observation from the meadow.

Then the road to the meadows will be another level of experience for the tourists. The last meadow which is more important to mention here is the Basho Meadows. Basho Valley is up in the mountains of the Gilgit Skardu road which recently expanded in size and reduced travelling time.  It is just explored by the local photographers and therefore a must-visit to this valley is needed.

6. Cold Deserts of Skardu and Shigar Gilgit Baltistan

The experience of witnessing snow-capped mountains with river and sand dunes surrounded by lush green fields of Skardu Katpana and Shiger will hack you within their arms. On the outskirts of Skardu city, you will witness the Katpana Cold Desert which stretches alongside the river Indus around Skardu city till Ladakh and Leh in India. You can have fishing near the Katpana Cold Desert and have some tea and food there inside any of the affordable and customised restaurants. The Shigar cold desert gives you the way to enter the mountains of mighty Karakoram. The Gateway To K2.

7. High Mountains

The real adventure of mountains lies in the Karakoram here in Gilgit Baltistan. We have the 5 highest mountains in the world. The three mountain ranges of Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindu kush meet here in Gilgit Baltistan.

  • K2(8611m)
  • Nanga Parbat (8126m)
  • Broad Peak (8051m)
  • Gashabrum 1 (8080m)
  • Gashabrum II (8035m)
  • Mashabrum (7821m)
  • Rakaposhi (7788m)
  • Trango Towers (6286m)

8. Breathtaking Valleys

When you visit this region of the country then you will have a chance of engaging with the locals so that you can know their culture and practices. The valleys to mention are quite high in number but to keep in mind the length/time I prefer to include a minimum number of valleys that are astonishing and stunning.

  1. Hunza Valley
  2. Shigar Valley
  3. Nagar Valley
  4. Astore Valley
  5. Basho Valley
  6. Kharmang Valley
  7. Khaplu Valley
  8. Sadpara Valley

Top Reasons to Visit Gilgit Baltistan

When the question is about finding a reason to visit Pakistan then there are hundreds of reasons to present. To cut the long story short following are the few:

  1. Beautiful landscape of Pakistan
  2. Most Hospitable nation
  3. Happiest nation in South Asia
  4. Very economical country to visit
  5. Beauties throughout the length and breadth of Pakistan
  6. Closeness to China and India
  7.  Cultural diversity
  8. Mouthwatering cuisines
  9. Safe to travel

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Ali k2
Ali k2
2 years ago


Muhammad Nawaz Hamza
Muhammad Nawaz Hamza
2 years ago

very attractive

2 years ago

It is massive diversion of positive political status of Pakistan. Glad to read this informative blog. Thanks for sharing

2 years ago

Very helpful article.