WHERE IS

GILGIT BALTISTAN

LOCATED?

Gilgit Baltistan region has a total area of 72,496 sq km with around 2 million population and lies at extreme north of Pakistan. It is bordered by China Republic on the north, India on the east, and Afghanistan and Central Asian states on the west. Gilgit Baltistan is considered to be the most spectacular region due to it’s diverse natural beauty. Unique landscapes, evergreen forests, cold deserts, snowcapped mountains and great cultural heritage are the attractions. It is a famous tourist place and has always been a paradise for mountaineers, trekkers and landscape loving people. You can experience a cool weather over there throughout the year. It is surrounded by highest peak of the world and is famous for trekking, climbing, rafting, camping and paragliding.

EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

 OUR PICK OF THE MONTH 

GINANI FESTIVAL AT HUNZA & NAGAR (20TH TO 30TH JUNE)

Ginani is observed as a celebration of crop that has came into a position to be harvested. Hunza/Nagar valleys were once remote moutainious valleys, that was subjected to sporadic famines. So the farmers celebrated that their crops are not damaged by extreme weather conditions and they can survive the harsh seasons coming their way.

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TOUR DE KHUJERAB CYCLE RACE (27TH JUNE TO 30TH JUNE)

Tour de Khunjerab Cycle Race is culminated every year at Khunjerab Pass, which is the highest paved international border between Pakistan & China at an altitude of 15300 feet to promote tourism in the region. This year (2019), the event is being organized from 27th June to 30th June by the Gilgit-Baltistan government in collaboration with Pakistan Cycling Federation. About 500 local and foreign cyclists are expected to participate in the said event.

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