8 days in Gilgit-Baltistan Itinerary

8 days in Gilgit-Baltistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Gilgit-Baltistan route planner
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Fly
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Karimabad
— 1 night
Drive
2
Naltar Valley
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gilgit
— 1 night
Drive
4
Skardu
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Shigar
— 1 night
Fly

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Karimabad — 1 night

Karimabad is the capital of Hunza Valley, in Pakistan's northern Gilgit-Baltistan territory. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Passu Glacier and then explore the striking landscape at Batura Glacier. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Hunza River, admire the verdant scenery at Hunza Valley, and then explore the historical opulence of Baltit Fort.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Karimabad visit planner.

Lahore to Karimabad is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. In August, Karimabad is much colder than Lahore - with highs of 20°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Naltar Valley.
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Naltar Valley — 1 night

On the 12th (Fri), appreciate the views at Naltar Valley.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Naltar Valley trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Karimabad to Naltar Valley in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Gilgit.
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Gilgit — 1 night

Gilgit is the capital city of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, an administrative territory of Pakistan. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): cruise along Karakoram Highway and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kargah Buddha.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gilgit trip maker website.

Drive from Naltar Valley to Gilgit in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gilgit are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Skardu.
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like K2 Museum and Manthal Buddha Rock. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rainbow Lake and Katpana Desert. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Deosai National Park. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Kachura Lake.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Skardu travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Gilgit to Skardu by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Shigar.
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Shigar — 1 night

Shigar is a town in the Baltistan division of Gilgit–Baltistan near Skardu in northern Pakistan. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Shigar Valley and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Khilingrong Mosque.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Shigar trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Skardu to Shigar takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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