is the capital city of the Gilgit
Baltistan Province Areas,
Pakistan and a tehsil (headquarters) of
Gilgit District. Its ancient name was Sargin
which later on came to be known as Gilit
and it is still called Gilit or Sargin-Gilit
by local people, in the Burushaski language,
it is named Geelt. Ghallata is considered
its name in ancient Sanskrit literature.
Gilgit city is one of the two major hubs
on the Northern Areas for all mountaineering
expeditions of Karakoram to the peaks of
the Himalayas, the other hub being Skardu.
Gilgit has an area of 38,000 square kilometres (14,672 sq mi). The region is significantly mountainous, lying on the foothills of the Karakoram mountains, and has an average altitude of 1,500 metres.
Lowari Tunnel to Chitral
Lowari Tunnel to Chitral. Lowari Tunnel is an 10 kilometres long tunnel under the Lowari Pass of the Hindu Kush mountains, on the entry of Chitral city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.
Attractions in Pakistan
Kaghan, Abbottabad, Bhurban, Murree, Patriata, Naran, Kaghan, Swat, Chitral, Fort Munro, Gilgit, Ghora gali, Hunza, Kalash, Kalam, Khyber pass, malam Jabba, Thandiani, Skardu, Swat, Ziarat, Nanga Perbat
Gilgit Baltistan was formerly known as
the Northern Areas of Pakistan, is located in northern Pakistan. Gilgit
Baltistan borders Afghanistan to the north, China to the northeast, the
Pakistani administrated state of Azad, Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) to the
south, and the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir to the
southeast. The territory of Gilgit-Baltistan consists of seven districts
namely Gilgit, Ghezir, Hunza Nagar, Diamar, Astore, Baltistan (Skardu)
Gilgit Baltistan has the unique distinction of being the convergent point of the three mightiest mountain ranges in the world, namely, the Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindu Kush. These ranges have many of the world's highest peaks and the world largest concentration of glaciers outside the Polar Regions.
Nature has given Gilgit Baltistan with perfect beauty, high peaks, snowy mountains, fresh water lakes, lush green fairy meadows, at the same time this area is also blessed with unlimited and heavy deposits of precious and semi-precious stones, precious & semi-precious metals,.