Gilgit Baltistan is loaded with so many heavenly spots and beautiful tourist points that it might be difficult for you to select a visiting place – and that’s why we have put together this short tour guide on the best places to visit in Hunza and Gilgit Baltistan. So, read on!
GB Tour Guide: Best Places to Visit in Hunza and Gilgit Baltistan
Gilgit Baltistan shares borders with Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province to the west, a tiny section of Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor to the north, China’s Xinjiang to the northeast, India’s Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to the southeast, and Pakistan’s Azad Kashmir to the south.
Five of the “eight-thousanders” and more than fifty peaks above 7,000 meters can be found in Gilgit Baltistan. Some of the world’s tallest mountain ranges are also found in this region, particularly the Karakoram and the western Himalayan mountain ranges.
Here are a few places you should visit if you are planning a trip to Gilgit Baltistan.
1. Fairy Meadows
Fairy Meadow is a stunning meadow in the Diamer district of Gilgit Baltistan. A German climber named it Fairy Meadow – and that name has been popular ever since.
In front of Fairy Meadow sits Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth tallest peak.
Fairy Meadow is a wonderful spot to visit, with Mighty Nanga Parbat, beautiful green meadows, lakes, and lush green surroundings.
2. Deosai National Park
The Deosai Plateau is situated between the Gilgit Baltistan districts of Skardu, Astore, and Kharmang. The Skardu District contains the majority of Deosai National Park.
Because Deosai is only accessible during the summer, Balti people refer to this 3000 square kilometer plateau as Ghbiarsa, which means “Summer’s Place.”
Deosai was designated as a protected area National Park by the Gilgit Baltistan government in 1993. The endangered Himalayan Brown Bear can be found here.
3. Naltar Valley
Naltar is another lovely pine-forested valley in the Gilgit district, famous for having a lot of snow in the winter.
The valley is known for its lush greenery, lakes, and a ski resort – which receives skiers from all over the world. The Pakistan Air Force PAF has also constructed a ski chairlift in the valley.
4. Hunza Valley
Hunza is one of Gilgit Baltistan’s most beautiful destinations. The valley is known for its tranquil beauty, ancient sites, and diverse culture.
Attabad Tunnel on the Karakoram Highway, Khunjarab Pass, Altit fort, Baltit fort, Gojal, and Attabad Lake are all worth seeing in Hunza.
5. Upper and Lower Kachura Lakes
The Kachura Lakes are one of Gilgit Baltistan’s most popular spots. Upper Kachura Lake and Lower Kachura Lake are among the most favorite tourist hotspots in Kachura, Skardu.
The famous Shangrila Lake is also situated nearby, just beside the lower Kachura Lake.
GB is loaded with beautiful tourist points and heavenly spots. We hope you like our tourist guide on the best places to visit in Hunza and Gilgit Baltistan.
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