Gilgit is the Capital city of Gilgit-Baltistan Province and the main hub of the tourist and nature lovers. It is also the commercial center of the region being the nearest city to the China Border as Karakoram Highway passes through Gilgit City.
How to reach by road?
If you want to visit Gilgit-Baltistan and you want to go there by road then the Gilgit city is where you would make your first entry. From here you would make your plan and disperse in different directions depending on the tourist spots you want to visit. Like if you want to visit, Hunza, Nagar, Ghizer or Astore then you can choose the mode of transport, public or private whatever you want to choose, and head towards the destination.
You can visit the Skardu city from Gilgit as well but keep in mind that Skardu and Gilgit are two different destinations and public transport from Islamabad operate separately for both of the cities. Vehicles going to Gilgit would not go to Skardu and you need to go there by yourself if you have bought a ticket for Gilgit. It takes about 5 hours from Gilgit to Skardu and vehicles going to Skardu from Islamabad head towards Skardu without going there in Gilgit city.
By Air travel
If you want to visit Gilgit-Baltistan then there are two options. There are two airports in Gilgit-Baltistan, one in Skardu and Gilgit each and flights from Islamabad operates daily flights to both cities. The flights are also weather dependent.
Following is the list of hotels along with contacts. But don't forget to dial the city code of the Gilgit City ( 05811).
The given prices are not the final but may vary. The contact details and the addresses are valid.
|Hotel name and Address||No of Rooms||Rs.||Contact|
|Snigle Bed||Double Bed|
|Gilgit Serena Jutial||42||5500||8500||Tel.||55894-9|
|Rupal Inn Shahrah-e-Quiede Azam, Khomer||55900,|
|GILGIT CONTINENTAL, RIVER VIEW ROAD CHINAR BAGH||Tel.||55471|
River View Road,
Domyal Link Road
Near PIA Booking Office
PIA Office, Airport Rd,
|Taj Madina Market
Jamat Khana Bazar
Centre, Airport Road
Link Road, Kashrot
Link Road, Domyal
|NEW KASHGAR INN||Tel.||53602|