Reasons to Visit Gilgit Baltistan; The World’s Most Beautiful Region

Sumera Saeed

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Reasons to Visit Gilgit Baltistan; The World’s Most Beautiful Region

Reasons Why you should visit Gilgit Baltistan before you die?

Reasons to Visit Gilgit Baltistan; The World’s Most Beautiful Region. If you are a Pakistani and want to explore the beauty of the world due to your expenses you are unable to fulfill your dream. So if you really want to see the beauty of the world just visit the Gilgit Baltistan and you will find here the complete beauty of the world. There are a number of tourist places in Pakistan that have their own beauty but the natural beauty of Gilgit Baltistan is unbearable.

It’s a land of valleys, mountains, and glaciers and holds many other natural scenes.  You should pay a visit to Gilgit Baltistan once in your lifetime either with your family or friends just to capture the beauty of nature in your eyes. You will find here the true beauty of nature.

Gilgit Baltistan is located in between the world’s highest mountain ranges Himalayas and the Karakoram in Northern Pakistan. It borders Azad Kashmir to the south and the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west.

Today we will tell you reasons to visit Gilgit Baltistan before you die.

Snow-covered Mountains and Glaciers

it’s home to the world’s highest mountains including the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush range. These mountains are covered with snow and 14, 8000m high from the earth. The Himalayas cover the third-largest deposit of ice and snow in the world, after Antarctica and the Arctic.

Snow-covered Mountains and Glaciers in GB

There are more than 2000 glaciers in the Karakoram and the Himalayas, the extensive glaciers outside the polar region are found in Gilgit Baltistan. The 63-long Baltoro Glacier is an extensive glacier in Pakistan.

Here are some of the famous glaciers in Pakistan:

  1. Siachen Glacier
  2. Biafo Glacier
  3. Hispar Glacier
  4. Gondogoro Glacier
  5. Abruzzi Glacier
  6. Rupal Glacier
  7. Kabiri Glacier
  8. Kondus Glacier
  9. Hussiani Glacier
  10. Choglolisa Glacier

Breathtaking Lakes

Gilgit Baltistan is also a region of beautiful breathtaking lakes, the Himalayan range is dotted with hundreds of lakes. Most of the larger lakes are on the northern side of the main range. These lakes are full of trout fishes. Some lakes are sources of drinking water and electricity. The most renowned is the blessed freshwater Lake Manasarovar in this region.

Attabad Lake

Here is the list of lakes that are enhancing the natural beauty of Gilgit Baltistan;

  1. Attabad Lake
  2. Borith Lake
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  4. Handarap Lake
  5. Kachura Lake
  6. Karambar Lake
  7. Khalti Lake
  8. Khukush Langar (Baha) Lake
  9. Kutwal Lake
  10. Lake Kharfak
  11. Lower Kachura Lake
  12. Naltar Lakes
  13. Phander Lake
  14. Rama Lake (Pakistan)
  15. Rush Lake (Pakistan)
  16. Satpara Lake
  17. Shandur Top
  18. Sheosar Lake
  19. Snow Lake (Pakistan)
  20. Zharba Lake

Lush Green Valleys

Gilgit Baltistan has a wide range of lush green valleys, the districts of Astore and Diamer is greener than other districts.

Arandu, Gilgit-Baltistan

Here is the list of lush green valleys of Gilgit Baltistan

  1. Arandu, Gilgit-Baltistan
  2. Bagrot Valley
  3. Chiporsun
  4. Chorbat Valley
  5. Gilgit Valley
  6. Gojal
  7. Gorikot Valley
  8. Gupis (Goopechh valley)
  9. Haji Gham
  10. Hispar Valley
  11. Hisper Valley
  12. Hopar Valley
  13. Hunza Valley
  14. Hushe Valley
  15. Ishkoman Valley
  16. Juglot
  17. Kharkoo
  18. Minimerg
  19. Misgar, Gojal
  20. Nagar Valley
  21. Naltar Valley
  22. Nomal Valley
  23. Roundu Valley
  24. Rupal Valley
  25. Saltoro Valley
  26. Shigar Valley
  27. Shimshal
  28. Skardu Valley
  29. Stak Valley
  30. Surmo
  31. Taisot
  32. Thalay
  33. Thowar
  34. Tormik Valley
  35. Yasin Valley

Four Seasons

It’s a land where you can clearly differentiate the four seasons. The spring season begins in March-April, the summer season in April-May, the autumn season starts in October, and winter starts in November.

spring in GB

In the months of December and January, the winter remains too cold with a temperature of minus 15 in Skardu, Hunza, Ghizer, and Ghanche.

Meadows and Plateaus

Besides lush green valleys, it’s also the region of naturally green meadows.  Gilgit Baltistan also has the world’s second-highest plateau called Deosai. It is also the center of attraction for the tourists.

Meadows and Plateaus

Deosai Plains are situated at an average elevation of 4,114 meters (13,497 ft) above sea level. It takes 1 hour to reach Deosai top via Sadpara Skardu.

Region of Coldest Deserts

It is also the region of coldest deserts in the world Gilgit Baltistan has the cold desert Shigar in Skardu. Shigar desert is covered by the snowcapped mountains of the Karakoram and the Himalayas.

Region of Coldest Deserts

Land of Rock Mountains

The Himalayas and Karakoram mountains range are in Gilgit Baltistan and are covered fully with snow. The Trango Tower of the Karakoram Mountains is the world’s longest vertical cliff. Hushe Valley is home to sandstone towers and this valley is a fantasy destination for every rock climber in the world.

Trango Tower of the Karakoram Mountains

Gilgit Baltistan History and Culture

Gilgit Baltistan is rich in history and culture. Major cultural festivals such as the Shandur Polo Festival, Babusar Polo Festival, Jashn-e-Baharan, or the Harvest Time Festival (Navroz) are held here every year. They also perform their traditional dances including Old Man Dance, Cow Boy Dance (Payaloo), and the Sword Dance.

Shandur Polo Festival,

The people of Gilgit Baltistan speak different languages including Balti, Shina, Brushaski, Khwar, Wakhi and Domaki.

Historical Monuments

You can also explore here the history of old civilizations such as the prehistoric rock paintings in Chilas, Hunza, Skardu, and Khaplu. Forts and palaces by the rulers such as Khaplu Fort, Shigar Fort Baltit, and Altit Fort Hunza are famous forts. In Khaplu and Shigar there are centuries-old Mosques and Shrines including 700 years old Chaqchan Mosque Khaplu is an ancient mosque in Gilgit Baltistan.

Skardu and Khaplu

So visitors these reasons are more than enough to drag you to visit and explore the beauty of Gilgit Baltistan once in your lifetime.

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Author Bio:

Hi, this is Sumera Saeed: A seasoned content writer with 12+ years of experience, I craft compelling content across diverse platforms. My expertise covers e-commerce, finance, news media, and currently, the vital Pakistani blogosphere. As Managing Editor and Content Writer at, I am passionate about creating engaging content. I am always excited to discover new trends and writing techniques. Feel free to connect at [email protected] to discuss content tips, write-ups, or potential collaborations.

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