Gilgit Town Travel Guide

Confluence of mountain ranges

The Gilgit Town is situated at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level. The weather is hot in June to August and freezing from December to end to February. Shina is the local and common language while Urdu and English languages are also spoken in the urban areas. Gilgit offers all kind of utilities, health, business, education, communication and transport related facilities. Tourism is the vital source of business for local economy. Other significant local sources of income include agriculture, fruit farming, mining and handicrafts. Gilgit is the mountaineering paradise with exceptionally vast variety of climbing and trekking possibilities. …

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Fairy Meadows – Nanga Parbat Base Camp

fairy meadows

This legendary name ‘Fairy Meadows’ was given from the early western tourist who visualized this real paradise crowded by fairies. Fairy Meadow offers superb views of the Nanga Parbat (8125 m) the highest mountain in Pakistan Himalayas. Islamabad/Rawalpindi is typical starting point for heading up towards the northern heights. Due to the uncertain road conditions and convoy arrangements at Mansehra and Chilas, the travel time has been extended. In current situations, it takes about 15 hours to reach Chilas or Raikot by a public bus. The famous Raikot bridge is the last stop on the KKH from where a sky …