At an elevation of 4,900 feet and 365 miles Northeast from Rawalpindi lies the splendorous Gilgit Valley. This unique little town of Gilgit is blessed with spectacular beauty. The city had been a central point of trade and political activity as early as 1st century AD. Since then it has always been a very strategic point for the neighboring countries. Surrounded by the massive mountains of Karakorum, Gilgit is a small valley blessed with rugged mountains and colorful orchards.
Hunza is probably Pakistan’s most visited valley by the tourists. It is a fairy tale land surrounded by beautiful rugged & snowcapped mountains. Only at 100 Kms. from Gilgit Hunza is a small town on Karakorum Highway. At the altitude of 7000 -8000 feet it is the first main town if you are entering Pakistan from China.
Surrounded by Mountains known to be the highest and mightiest around the world, this region is the home of K-2 (2nd highest peak in the world) and 5 of the World’s top 15 Mountains with over 8000 ft. height and over 50 mountains 7000 ft. and above. It is here that the world’s three famous mountain ranges meet -the Himalayas, the Karakorum’s and the Hindukush. This valley also hosts the great Pamir Plateau,” Bam-e-Dunya” (the roof of the world) , an apex of six of the mightiest mountain ranges of the world.
The road to Gilgit is an another adventure and beauty filled experience, The Karakorum Highway built Between 1966 to 1978 by the Chinese and Pakistani engineers, above the shoulders of gigantic mountains of Himalayas, Hindukush & Karakorum ranges. Its beauty and variation in terrain and culture can easily mesmerize you.
The peak tourist season is from May to mid-October nevertheless, tourists keep pouring in all year round. The maximum temperature in May is 33 C whereas the minimum goes down to 16 C, while in September, temperatures show a maximum 28 C and a minimum of 11 C. Such pleasant temperatures make Gilgit & Hunza a must-visit place all year long.
Gilgit and Hunza valley is home to some of the most extra ordinary tourist and adventure destinations. From sheer sightseeing to tracking the K-2 and Nanga Perbat Mountain base camps, this valley offers loads for opportunities for the travelers. Here are some of the famous destinations, please feel free to contact us and customize a trip based on your own preferences and areas of interest.