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Gilgit Destination Guide

Touring Gilgit in Pakistan

Gilgit in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan with its 9,892 citizens is located in Pakistan - some 168 mi or ( 270 km ) North-East of Islamabad , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Gilgit

Time in Gilgit is now 08:02 AM (Sunday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Karachi " with a UTC offset of 5 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Jalalabad, Peshawar, Pahot, Minawar, and Jutal. Being here already, consider visiting Jalalabad . We collected some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Check out our recommendations for Gilgit ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Islamabad - Gilgit landing イスラマバード 〜 ギルギット

8:21 min by takadakz
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1992/09/17 ..

Hunza Dance by my friends..

0:54 min by phprealm
Views: 7644 Rating: 3.00

I visited the Northern Areas of Pakistan (Gilgit & Hunza) this year with my friend Armaan (Who is from Nasirabad, Hunza but studies in Karachi and is my class fellow). Armaan (in blue jacket) and Deed ..


0:50 min by shafqatalibagoro
Views: 3477 Rating: 5.00

gilgit city park, junaid, kamran and faizan. ..

Nanga Parbat's Rupal Face Lraleigh's photos around Tareshing, Pakistan (rupal face pictures)

1:53 min by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu
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Preview of Lraleigh's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these vid ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Gilgit Airport

Gilgit Airport is a small domestic airport situated 1.25 nm (2.3 km) east of Gilgit, a city in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. The city of Gilgit is one of the two major hubs for all mountaineering expeditions in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. Many tourists choose to travel to Gilgit by air since the road travel between Islamabad and Gilgit by Karakoram Highway takes nearly 15 hours, whereas the air travel takes only about an hour.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.92 74.33 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Airports in Gilgit-Baltistan


Gilgit is the capital city of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. It is the fifth but non-constitutional administrative province of Pakistan. The Gilgit–Baltistan, formerly known as Northern Areas, consist of seven districts, namely Gilgit, Skardu, Diamer, Ghizer, Astore, Ghanche and Hunza-Nagar. The Major and most dominating tribe of Gilgit-Baltistan is 'Shin' while Shina is the language spoken by majority of the population from Ghizer of Gilgit–Baltistan to Kohistan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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Located at 35.92 74.29 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Hill stations in India, History of Buddhism, Populated places along the Silk Road, Populated places in Gilgit-Baltistan

Hunza River

Hunza River is the principal river of Hunza, in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. It is formed by the confluence of the Kilik and Khunjerab nalas (gorges) which are fed by glaciers. It is joined by the Gilgit River and the Naltar River before it flows into the Indus River. The river cuts through the Karakoram range, flowing from north to south. The Karakoram Highway crosses the Hunza River near Hunza and Nagar valleys. It has a mean annual flow of almost 320 cubic meters per second (740mm).

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.92 74.37 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
Tags: Rivers of Pakistan, Tributaries of the Indus River


Sakwar village is near to Jutial, Gilgit city, village population is about 300 families. Water shortage is the big problem of Sakwar village.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.88 74.38 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: Populated places in Gilgit-Baltistan


Minawar is a village located 8 km from Gilgit city. One high school and middle school for about 500 students. Population of Minawar village is about 300 families.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.87 74.45 (Lat./Long.); Less than 14 km away
Tags: Populated places in Gilgit-Baltistan


Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Gilgit