Gilgit valley of Pakistan situated at an altitude of 1,454 meters is the capital city of Gilgit- Baltistan. It is one the main cities of Northern mountains. It has an early name of Sargin, but now it is known as Gilgit valley.
At a distance of 2 miles out of Gilgit valley there are a pair of Budhha’s carved on high rock. Tourist loved to hike at this point. Naltar valley at the south West of Gilgit is a picturesque valley. Lush green pastures of this Naltar Valley attract the tourists.
Bagrot valley, undamaged by modern civilization is located at a distance of 43 Km from the valley of Gilgit. This valley provides you a stunning view of splendid mountains. Local inhabitants of this valley have very simple traditional way of living.
Tourists visiting Gilgit valley can enjoy fishing. As the lakes and streams of Gilgit, are full of trout fish. Fishing can be enjoyed at Kargah Nala (10 Kms from gilgit), Gakuch (73 Km), Singal (56) and Phandar (117 Km). But to enjoy fishing first you have to take permit issued by the government of Pakistan, Gilgit.
We can reach vale of Gilgit either by Karakoram Highway (KKH) or by air. There is an airport present here. Gilgit is present at 10 Km distance from KKH. Through air, Gilgit is connected with the Islamabad. Gilgit valley is located in Karakoram Range. Ideal time to visit this valley is from May to mid-October.
Summer season is short and warm. Amount rainfall from Monsoon is very low because these winds get blocked by the Huge Karakoram Range and was unable to reach Gilgit valley. Winter season is long and extremely cold and it spread over a period of seven to eight months. People of Gilgit are mainly Shia. Growing of crops is their main economic activity.