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Gilgit Valley

Gilgit Valley At an elevation of 1,454 metres lies the Gilgit Valley. The quaint little town of Gilgit has spectacular scenic beauty. The peak tourist season is from April to October though you can visit the valley round the year. The maximum temperature in May is 33 C and the minimum 16 C and in September, maximum 28 C and minimum 11 C. Places to visit Gilgit Bridge: The bridge over the fast flowing Gilgit ...

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Gilgit-Blatistan Sports

Gilgit-Blatistan Sports The favourite sport in Gilgit is polo which local folks claim originated here. It's more rugged, free-style version than the sedate variety known in the plains. The polo tournament held from 1st November to 7th November is a festive occasion and draws a large number of visitors. Angling The streams and lakes of Gilgit are full of trout. These are at Kargah Nullah (10 km, from Gilgit) ...

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Gilgit-Blatistan How To Get There

Gilgit-Blatistan How To Get There BY Air: PIA operates three daily flights between Islamabad and Gilgit. All flights are subject to good weather. The flying time is one hour and one-way fare is approximately US $ 44 for foreigners. By Road: Gilgit is also accessible from Islamabad/Rawalpindi by the Karakoram Highway. Rawalpindi to Gilgit via Swat is 704 km and takes 19 hours by bus/van; Rawalpindi to Gilgit ...

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Gilgit-Blatistan Where To Stay

  Gilgit-Blatistan Where To Stay Gilgit has a number of comfortably furnished and reasonably priced cottage-hotels, motels including PTDC's Chinnar Inn, and rest houses. For assistance, please contact: Tourist Information Centre, PTDC Motel, Chinnar Inn. (Tel: 05811 – 54262, 52562). ...

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Gilgit-Blatistan Useful Information

Gilgit-Blatistan Useful Information Temperature Maximum = 10 C Minimum = 40 C Rent-A-Car Service 1. PTDC Motel, Gilgit. Tel: (92-0572) 2562 2. Travel Walji’s, Airport Road, Gilgit 3. Pamir Tours, JSR, Gilgit. Tel: (92-0572) 4100 5. Hamila Nature Tours, Airport Road 6. Glolden Peak Tour, Link Road, Gilgit 7. Mountain Movers, Airport Road, Gilgit 8. Adventure Tours, Airport Road, Gilgit 9. Paradise Tours, Air ...

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About Skardu

About Skardu Skardu, capital of Baltistan is perched 2,438 metres above sea level in the backdrop of the great peaks of the Karakorams. Balti people are a mixture of Tibetan and Caucasian stock and speak Balti, an ancient form of Tibetan. Due to the similarity of its culture, lifestyle and architecture with Tibet, Baltistan is also known as the "Tibet-e-Khurd" (Little Tibet). It borders on the Chinese provi ...

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Hunza Valley

Hunza Valley The visitors to Hunza are overwhelmed by the rugged charm, the fragrant breeze singing through graceful Poplar trees and the velvet-like green carpet of wheat fields, set against the background of snow-covered mountains. Situated at an elevation of 2,438 metres, Hunza Valley's tourist season is from April to October. The temperature in May is maximum 27 C and minimum 14 C. The October temperatu ...

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Chitral Valley

Chitral Valley Area And Elevation Area: 14504 square meters (5,600 square miles). Elevation: 1278-7700 meters (3700-25264 feet). Climate Summers are generally pleasant but the winters are extremely cold. Chitral has unpredictable during spring with frequent rains and snowfall. Autumn is pleasant with mild temperatures. Tourist Season Ideal time for visiting Chitral is from June to September. Population 1,59 ...

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Kalash Valley

Kalash Valley Elevation: 1670-2309 meters (5,476-7,576 feet). Distance: 32-36km. (20-22 miles) south of Chitral. By jeep: 2 ½ hours These are a group of three small valleys: Brir, Bumburet and Rambur. Brir lies at the southern most tip of Chitral at a distance of 34 km (21 miles) and is easily accessible by jeep-able road via Ayun. It is especially ideal for those not used to trekking. Bumburet, the largest ...

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Garam Chashma (Hot Springs)

Elevation: 1859 meters (6,100) feet). Distance:45 km, (28 miles) north-west of Chitral. By jeep: hours. This un-spoilt enchanting valley of orchards, verdant fields and snow clad peaks is renowned for its boiling sulphur springs which are famous for healing effect on skin diseases, gout, rheumatism and chronic headaches. For the convenience of tourists “humans” (baths) have been constructed near the springs ...

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Karakoram Highway

A new all-weather road, the Karakoram Highway connecting Rawalpindi/Islamabad with China's Xinjiang Province runs through the Northern Areas.   The 805 km. dual carriage metalled road starts from Havelian 100 km. From Islamabad and winds through Abbottabad-Mansehra-Thakot-Besham-Pattan-Sazin-Ghils-Gilgit-Hunza to the Chinese Frontier across the 4,733 metres high Khunjerab Pass. The road built by the Pa ...

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About Gilgit Baltistan

The Gilgit-Baltistan is the most spectacular and fascinating region of Pakistan. It is here that the world's four famous mountain ranges meet - the Himalayas, the Karakorams, the Hindukush and the Pamirs. The whole Gilgit-Baltistan has come to be known as a paradise for mountaineers, climbers, trekkers, hikers and anglers of the most famous “Trout fish”. In Gilgit-Baltistan, at a stone's throw from the Amu ...

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