10 days in Gilgit-Baltistan Itinerary

10 days in Gilgit-Baltistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Gilgit-Baltistan trip builder

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Make it your trip
Fly to Gilgit Airport, Drive to Naltar Valley
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Naltar Valley
Drive
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Hunza
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gilgit
— 1 night
Drive
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Astore
— 1 night
Drive
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Skardu
— 3 nights
Fly

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Naltar Valley

On the 17th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Naltar Valley.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Naltar Valley road trip planning site.

Karachi to Naltar Valley is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hunza.

Things to do in Naltar Valley

Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Hunza

— 4 nights
A tour of Hunza lets you discover a mountainous valley surrounded by massive snowcapped Himalayan peaks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tagafai Base Camp (in Minapin) and Passu Cones (in Pasu). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Hunza Valley, make a trip to Sacred Rocks of Hunza, take in the views from Hussaini Hanging Bridge, and explore the activities along Borith Lake.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hunza online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Naltar Valley to Hunza takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Hunza are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Gilgit.

Things to do in Hunza

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:

Gilgit

— 1 night
Gilgit is the capital city of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, an administrative territory of Pakistan. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kargah Buddha and then admire all the interesting features of Karakoram Highway.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gilgit sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hunza to Gilgit in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Astore.

Things to do in Gilgit

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites
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Astore

— 1 night
Astore, also spelt Astor, is a city and the capital of Astore District in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Nanga Parbat and then don't miss a visit to Astore Valley.

To plan Astore vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Gilgit to Astore in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Skardu.

Things to do in Astore

Nature · Parks
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Skardu

— 3 nights

Little Tibet

The notable peaks that surround Skardu may be rugged, daunting, and otherworldly, but the imposing reputation of its most famous natural attractions belies the more fertile, diverse, and homely aspects of the town.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Kharphocho Fort and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Katpana Desert. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Satpara Lake and then examine the collection at K2 Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Skardu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Astore to Skardu takes 3 hours. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Skardu

Nature · Parks · Museums
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Gilgit-Baltistan travel guide

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Valleys · Bodies of Water · National Parks
Gilgit-Baltistan, formerly known as the Northern Areas, is the northernmost administrative territory in Pakistan. It borders Azad Kashmir to the south, the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west, the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan to the north, the Xinjiang region of China, to the east and northeast, and the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir to the southeast. Gilgit-Baltistan is part of the Kashmir region that is disputed by India and Pakistan, along with Azad Kashmir, Aksai Chin, the Shaksgam Valley, and Jammu, Ladakh, and the Valley of Kashmir.The territory of present-day Gilgit-Baltistan became a separate administrative unit in 1970 under the name "Northern Areas". It was formed by the amalgamation of the former Gilgit Agency, the Baltistan district and several small former princely states, the larger of which being Hunza and Nagar. In 2009, it was granted limited autonomy and renamed to Gilgit-Baltistan via the Self-Governance Order signed by Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari, which also aimed to empower the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. However, scholars state that the real power rests with the governor and not with chief minister or elected assembly.

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