Gilgit-Baltistan

Gilgit-Baltistan

Things to do - general

Gilgit-Baltistan (Urdu: گلگت بلتستان‎), formerly known as the Northern Areas of Pakistan[7] is the northern most administrative territory of Pakistan.[8] It borders Azad Kashmir to the south, the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west, the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan to the north, Xinjiang, China, to the east and northeast and Jammu and Kashmir to the southeast. The region, together with Azad Kashmir, Aksai Chin, Shakshagam Valley of China and Jammu and Kashmir, is disputed between India, China and Pakistan.[8][9]

Gilgit-Baltistan is an autonomous[10] self-governing region that was established as a single administrative unit in 1970, formed by the amalgamation of the Gilgit Agency, the Baltistan region and the former princely states of Hunza and Nagar. It covers an area of 72,971 km² (28,174 sq mi) and is highly mountainous.[11] It had an estimated population of 1,441,523 in 2011.[2] Its capital city is Gilgit (population 216,760 est).

Country Pakistan
Visa requirements

No Visa for locals

For International Visitors Pakistani Visa Required

Languages spokenShina, Balti, Burushaski, Burushaski, Wakhi, Punjabi, Pashto, Kashmiri, Domaaki
Currency usedPKR

Sports & nature

polo

Every year, many tourists visit to enjoy polo in Gilgit-Baltistan. "Polo" is a Persian word which means "ball".

Other games such as cricket, tuksori of Nagar, gulli danda, kabbadi, and volleyball are also played.[56]

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Culture and history info

Gilgit-Baltistan is home of diversified cultures, ethnic groups, languages and backgrounds. It is home to people belonging to all regions of Gilgit-Baltistan as well as other areas of Pakistan.[73] Major Cultural events include:[73]

Shandoor Polo Festival
Babusar Polo Festival
Jashn-e-Baharan / Harvest Time Festival (Navroz)

Following are the dances of Gilgit-Baltistan:[73]

Old Man Dance: In this dance more than one person wears old-style dresses.
Cow Boy Dance (Payaloo): In this dance a person wears old style dress, long leather shoes and a stick in hand.
Sword Dance: In this unique dance the participants show taking one sword in right and shield in left. One to six participants as pair can dance.

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PTDC Hotel Naran

PTDC Hotel Naran

Hotel Name : PTDC Motel Naran Address : Kaghan Valley Naran Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan
Price from Rs 2,000
The PTDC Hotel, Naran is located on the banks of the Kunhar River, known for its Trout fishing. The More info
10 Days Gilgit Chitral via Shandur pass Jeep safari Tour

10 Days Gilgit Chitral via Shandur pass Jeep safari Tour

Gilgit-Baltistan
Shandur Top (el. 12,200 feet (3,700 m)) located in Chitral District, Pakistan. Shandur is often call More info
10 Days Hunza Honeymoon Package

10 Days Hunza Honeymoon Package

Gilgit-Baltistan
This Honeymoon tour is specifically designed for honeymooners and their group membersMore info