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Top 15 Places to Visit in Gilgit Baltistan

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Gilgit Baltistan is a very sparsely populated high mountain area in the north of Pakistan. Its natural environment is usually described with superlatives, the longest glaciers, and the famous peaks. It considers the most fascinating and impressive region of Pakistan. Gilgit Baltistan is a largely mountainous desert.

Geographically it spread over three famous mountain systems; Himalayas, Hindukush, Karakorum. Based on its geology, it is considered the capital of tourism in Pakistan. The natural beauty of Gilgit Baltistan it attracts more visitor towards its valley. Gilgit Baltistan Is placed which welcome its guest in 4 months with a different kind of beauty. The People of Gilgit Baltistan are more humble, polite, kind hearts, Educated, and well civilized. Different languages were spoken according to their areas. Move over here are some tremendous places that a to the beauty of Gilgit Baltistan.

  1. Hunza
  2. Deosai Plains
  3. Rama lake
  4. Katpana Desert
  5. Fairy Meadows
  6. Sadpara Lake
  7. Khapulo Palace
  8. Attabad lake
  9. Naltar Valley
  10. Rainbow lake
  11. Rakaposhi Base Camp
  12. Phander Lake
  13. Shangrila Resort
  14. Gojal valley
  15. Duikar


Hunza is a massive area having numerous valleys and villages. It is the central part of the Northern Areas of Pakistan. The villages are embedded with colorful and amazing views. There were different mountainous ranges, wooden bridges, rivers, glaciers, and meadows are present in the beautiful valley of Hunza.

Cherry blossom in garden Hunza Valley

It is known as one of the wondrous places of Gilgit Baltistan. It is considered one of the most ethical, historical region of Gilgit Baltistan. People of Gilgit were always welcome visitors in a more humble way. Everyone plays their role to sustain peace and to enhance further development in the area.

There is some fantastic area which is considered as the leading factor of attraction.

  • Karim Abad
  • Altit Fort
  • Baltit Fort


Karimabad is known as the capital of Hunza. The valley is famous for its historical houses the former of the Royal family. Once people enter the valley it gives a glimpse of history. The House and streets are made of stone.

Royal Garden karimabad Hunza Gilgit Baltistan
Royal Garden karimabad Hunza Gilgit Baltistan

The majority of houses were decorated stones. Both males and females work hard for their survival. Different programs are arranged for the development of their area. All people take interest in developmental activities that take place in their area. Karimabad is famous for its handicrafts.

Baltit Fort

Historicalplacesrevealthelifeoftheearlyera.Itpreservedthememorieswhich has a deep connection with our Ancient. Baltit fort is one of the historical places in Karimabad.

The fort is about 600 years old, due to rebuilding and alterations it looks the same as it has been before. The fort builds by the royal family. The houses around the fort are made up of clay and in sequence.

Altit Fort

Altit Fort is the ancient fort of Karimabad. It is a historical place which is made by the Royal family. Due to high altitudes, it gives tremendous look over the area. Altit fort has the impressive architecture of its time.

Deosai Plains

Deosai plains are another glorious place having a high altitudes alpine plain of Gilgit Baltistan. It is considered as roof of the world. The name came from the folk tale immortalized by main Muhammad Bakash. The word Deosai is derived from two words. The word Deo means “the shadow of Giant” the word sai means “saya’. The snow had covered the valley over the right months of the year. The sprawling meadows and the snow kept peaks stolen the hearts of visitors.

Deosai Plans Skardu Gilgit
Deosai Plans Skardu Gilgit

The most interesting and amazing feature is the flow of water through the plains. Some wild animals like brown bears are also found away from the road, and tourist staying areas. August is the most appropriate time to visit the fresh air and flowers are in full bloom.

Rama Lake

One of the most wonderful places in Astoria is known as Rama lake. Although it is difficult to reach Astore due to bad condition or route. The Valley is full of greenery of the area give pleasant look to our eyes. The mountain is covered with evergreen plants. The destination is incredible and glamorous.

Sunset on Nangaparbat in Rama Astore Valley
Sunset on Nangaparbat in Rama Astore Valley

The people of Astore always warmly welcomed its visitors. Rama is also considering a good place for food. From Rama lake, people observe a clear and beautiful view of Nanga Parbat. It makes the scene more mesmerizing. The places also serve as pasture by local people.

Katpana Desert

Katpana desert also known as the ‘Cold Desert’ is the highest desert in the whole world, Located in Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan. Katpana is known as a cold desert because of the high sand dunes which shift continuously because of the hard winds. Visitors always fascinate by the scene of high altitude and hard winds which hits the sand dunes so hard. It has unique weather just like its other unique features, as it has cold nights and sandy views because of the sand dunes and recorded as the top desert of the world to visit.

Sheosar Lake in the plains of Deosai Skardu
Sheosar Lake in the plains of Deosai Skardu

Fairy Meadows

Fairy Meadow is locally known as ‘Jaugth’ is grassland near the base campsite of Nanga Parbat in Diamer district, Gilgit Baltistan. It is the launching point for trekkers of Nanga Parbat. In 1995 government of Pakistan declared Fairy Meadows a National Park.

Reflection Lake Fairy Meadows
Reflection Lake Fairy Meadows

Fairy Meadows – the place attracts tourists not just because of the meadows but because of the marvelous view of Nanga Parbat from the site. For Adventure lovers it is the most amazing site to visit and to track on Nanga Parbat known as ‘killer Mountain’, one of the most dangerous tracking mountains.

Sadpara Lake

Sadpara Lake also falls on the premises of Skardu. There is this medium-sized damn build on that downstream from Satpara Lake on the Satpara Stream that produces hydroelectricity for more than 30,000 households and fulfills the other needs of Skardu city as Well. Sadpara Lake is surrounded by mountains while the stream of water flows amidst it, which is serene imagery to view.

Boating in upper Kachura lake Skardu
Boating in upper Kachura lake Skardu

Khaplu Palace

Khaplu palace is another glorious place for tourists to visit. It is rich in its heritage and has its mid-19th century spark serving as a royal palace for the raja of khaplu. ”

Khaplu Palace
Khaplu Palace

This palace in its local language is called ‘’Yabgo Kha’’ which means “The fort of Doqsa’’.This fort is unique as it was constructed by the Kashmiri and Balti craftsmen with clay, timber, mud bricks, clay, and soil mortar. Every brick and gate of this palace has a historical event behind it. This fort along with other forts is the best example of history and its heritage that encompasses throughout generations and preserved, to maintain that real charm of their culture.

Attabad lake

Attaabad is another impressive lake in Gojal Valley. The impressive feature of this place is its history. The lake is formed in 2010 due to a mishap of Disaster and becomes the biggest tourist attraction point. Before the construction of the tunnel, people used it for traveling. It offers beauty as well as recreational activities like boating and shipping.

Attabad Lake Hunza Gilgit Baltistan
Attabad Lake Hunza Gilgit Baltistan

In the beginning, local people faced difficulties but due to modification, it becomes more profitable and beneficial.  In winters it serves as a skating point for people.

Naltar Valley

Naltar valley is an amazing place, which is found behind the Karakoram Highway Gilgit. It’s fact that car can’t be reached their due to bumpy and rowdy track. Jeep could be easily reached over there, once tourist meets their destination the glamour views Inspired them. The most interested and unique thing about the valley is it’s a forest that covers a vast area.

The night in Naltar valley had its own significance Milky Way emerges from behind the mountains. The view becomes extraordinary. Naltar valley is famous for cultivation; the major is potatoes which are delivered to other places in high range. The winter offers different wonderful experience skating the area ski area is under the control of the Pakistan Air Force.

Naltar Valley
Naltar Valley

The different competition was held for enjoyment and refreshment. Naltar valley has many places that were famous for their beauty like Satrangi Lake, Pari Lake, Bashkiri Lake, Firoza Lake. Tracking in Naltar and exploring places is an amazing feature for tourists. Once they enter the valley the beauty and the peaceful environment give a pleasant scene.

Rainbow lake Astore

Rainbow lake is another blessing of God. Rama lake gives incredible and attractive sight. The beauty of the lake fascinates more people. The uniqueness of the rainbow lake is its Crystal clear water that changes shades during different times of the day.

Rainbow lake is situated in the very far-flung area of Astore. It’s a small lake but the surroundings and the beauty make it valuable. The beauty and lush green Meadows are the core characteristic of Rainbow lake.

Rakaposhi Base Camp

Rakaposhi is one of the most attractive places in Gilgit Baltistan. Rakaposhi had a beautiful view on its peak they reflect the sunlight and shine like gold. The surrounding gives complete and impressive view.

Rakaposhi - A view from Aliabad Hunza Valley
Rakaposhi – A view from Aliabad Hunza Valley

The cold water came from the glacier and runs through a stream which makes the environment more Sensible. There was a small cafe which is famous for serving healthy tea. The setup around it increases the beauty of nature.

Phander Valley

Phander Valley is a lovely and stunning place in Ghizar valley. It is located in Phander valley and famous for its natural beauty and greenery that gives an adorable view. The surrounding is filled with green trees and fresh air.

Phandar valley Ghizar
Phandar valley Ghizar

Phander Lake has undefined beauty and glory but still a majority of tourists unaware of it due to its unmanageable route. The valley is full of orchards and green fields. The place is more flat and plain. It has no specific altitude and changed with time.

Shangrila Resort

Shangrila resort is a famous and beautiful place in Skardu. The road is full of adventure and thrilling but the destination is amazing. It’s a beautiful and perfect place for family visitors. It provides numerous benefits like the restaurant in Shangrila is the best part of this place which is the built-in structure of an aircraft, where a variety of foods are served on their demands.

Shangrila resorts Skardu
Shangrila resorts Skardu

The beauty makes it more valuable and considers heaven. The area is surrounded by flower gardens and fruit full orchard. The place gives a feeling of peace.

Gojal Valley

Global is a fantastic valley having high altitude. Its geographical location makes it more efficient. There is too much cold that affects human life and their survival. The weather amused the visitor. The dense green field is covered with snow, life becomes more blessed to save such places. Once tourists visit this place it will convince them to spend their entire life in Gojal and never think to go back.

The natural charm attracts people towards it. People of Gojal are stronger as compared to others. They face harsh weather but still survived and enjoy the beauty of nature. Day by day it becomes famous due to its natural beauty.


Basically, Duiker is a village, at an altitude of 9043.3 feet (2850 m) and is the highest village in Hunza Valley. It is just a few minutes away from karimabad Hunza, above Altit valley. The route to Duiker is very beautiful with trees and water streams going side by side. The road passes through the Altit village and is ascending up on the mountain. There are some famous resorts and hotels for the tourists as well with varying charges and standards.

The antique and wood shops are always accompanied by the road. If you are found of antiques then you will find so many shops by side you.

Tourists often go hiking in duiker on the DUIKAR STONE, they climb up this steep hill to view the breathtaking view of the entire Hunza from the top of the mountain.

Overall Duiker is a must place to visit if you are an adventurer inside.


Gilgit Baltistan is a very attractive, mixture of different colors with a variety of features and a highly mountainous area. It has a unique geographical location with all four seasons and with a variety of such fruits which not even grown in other parts of the world. The people and cultural heritage depict the nature of the area. The place makes the area more Valuable. The beauty realized us the blessing and gifts of God. Every place has its beauty which makes it unique and special from others.

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