May 2001 - Travel Pakistan

Kel Valley Azad Jammu Kashmir

Hunza Valley in Autumn

K-2 Siren of the Himalayas

Malam Jabba Swat Valley

Shangrilla Resort Skardu

Kohe Safed FATA

Passu Cones Gilgit-Baltistan

May 13, 2001

Tourist Guide in Gilgit-Baltistan

Gilgit-Baltistsan Tourism has dedicated professionals and explorers to provide quality oriented services to adventure seekers and cultural enthusiasts. Besides routines trip our emphasis has always been on genuine exploration of new and untouched areas for nature lovers from the four corners of the world. Our team members are natives of Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan; Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Astore, Chilas, Ishkoman, Yasin and Chitral with a vast experience in their profession.
For detail information and guidance contact our managing director at any of the following network:

Phone:       +925831482271
Cell:           +923005674589


May 2, 2001

Naltar Ski Resort Gilgit-Baltistan

Naltar is a spectacular, breath-taking and picturesque valley near Gilgit and Hunza in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan. Naltar is 40 km (25 mi) from Gilgit and can be reached by jeeps. Naltar is a forested (pine) village known for its wildlife and magnificent mountain scenery. There are ski lifts under the 'Ski Federation of Pakistan'. Transport is available from Gilgit to Naltar but during a specific time after that own arrangement.

There is a base camp of 'Pakistan Air Force' at Naltar. Ski Competitions are held at Naltar under the supervision of PAF. Naltar Bala and Naltar Pine are two villages of Naltar valley. Naltar Pine is at a distance of 34 kilometers (21 mi) and Naltar Bala at 40 kilometers (25 mi) from Gilgit. There is the main village known as Nomal between Naltar valley and Gilgit. A road from Nomal goes to 'The Silk Route' To China.

Vans and Suzukis

Vans and Suzukis

The Suzuki and vans, locally known as wagons, in Gilgit-Baltistan, have fixed stands and follow the fixed routes. These connect different parts of the city. These are the cheapest means of transportation and carries to long distances in very less amount of fare i.e it takes only 20 PKR to cover 5 or 6 kilometers. But it is somewhat time-consuming in some areas because it does not move to the destination until all the seats are taken by the passengers.

Taxis in Giligt-Baltitan | Public transport in Gilgit-Baltistan | | How to hire a taxi in Gilgit-Baltisan

Normally in other cities of Pakistan, there are other modes of public transportation too, like Chingqui and Rickshaws etc. But in Gilgit-Baltistan, there are no such kinds of vehicles and Taxis are commonly used here. It is used for intra-city transport but you can hire a taxi for inter-city transport as well if you are moving from one city to another, like from Skardu to Gilgit or Gilgit to Hunza etc. In short, hiring a Taxi is a useful decision if you are visiting nearby tourist destinations like you can visit Shigar Fort, Manthokha Waterfall from Skardu by hiring a Taxi. But for longer destinations like Deosai or remote areas of Shigar and Roundu it is better to hire a Jeep or any other kind of vehicle, Taxis wouldn't be a good choice for those dilapidated roads. 

Taxis are plentiful, clean, safe, and inexpensive in Gilgit-Baltistan. They can be found at taxi stands, airports, in markets and in front of hotels etc. The fare of the Taxis is not fixed, it changes from time to time and region to region. Note this in mind and make sure to have some cash ( in PKR) because there is no any system of credit cards or pre-paid public transportation cards system.

May 1, 2001

Vehicle rentals in Gilgit-Baltistan

This site is under construction. Be a regular visitor, soon new updates will be provided about vehicle rentals please. 

Deosai Sheosar Lake

Deosai Lake, or Sheosar Lake is in the park. The lake, at an elevation of 4,142 metres (13,589 ft), is one of the highest lakes in the world. Its length is 2.3 kilometres (7,500 ft), width 1.8 kilometres (5,900 ft) and average depth 40 metres (130 ft). It is located near the Chilim Valley on the Deosai Plains.Tourist can also enjoy fishing at the lake.It is also famous for Brown Bear which is the only species found in the world here. There are also other kind of wild animals among them Markhor is famous.

Waterfalls and Plains in Gilgit-Baltistan

Gilgit-Baltistan has a number of beautiful, spectacular, breathtaking and picturesque plains and waterfalls, such mesmerizing kind of landscapes you would observe in the G-B only. The plains having flora and fauna, beautiful natural springs, snow-capped mountains and blooming flowers welcome you with fragrance.  

Deosai Plains (Deosai National Park)
The Deosai National Park is located in the Skardu District of Gilgit-Baltistan province, in northern areas of Pakistan. Deosai means the "Land of Giants". 
Deosai National Park is at an average elevation of 4,114 meters (13,497 ft) above the sea level, making the Deosai Plains one of the highest plateaus in the world. The park protects an area of 3,000 square kilometers (1,200 sq mi). It is well known for its rich flora and fauna of the Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe ecoregion. In the Spring season, it is covered by sweeps wildflowers and a wide variety of butterflies.

There are a number of waterfalls in Gilgit-Baltistan, but most of the waterfalls are hidden from the tourist due to lack of road network. The Mantokha waterfall is famous and easily accessible too. In summer the Mantokha Waterfall becomes home to the thousands of visitors.

Manthokha Waterfall Kharmang, Skardu:
Located in the village of Manthokha Kharmang in District Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, this waterfall is famous for its picturesque and spectacular landscape. This is one of the main tourist destinations of the district Skardu, welcoming the native as well as international tourists. 
The waterfall is in the village Manthokha which can be accessed from Skardu city. Heading towards Manthokha Waterfall one has to follow the Kargil-Skardu road from Skardu city. While moving to Manthokha the following villages come on the way on Kargil-Skardu road: Hussainabad, Thorgo, Parkuta, Ghasing and Manthokha. 
A stream running downstream falls into the Indus River at Manthokha village. On the east side of this stream is Madhupur and a road Manthoka-Madhapur road shall lead you to your final destination, Manthokha Waterfall.