If you’re looking for a destination with natural pleasures and beauty, consider Gilgit! It offers you a combination of spectacular beauty and breathtaking vistas in a perfect harmony. Many of its parts such as Hunza and Skardu remain tourist’s hub throughout the year, but still Gilgit has much to offer. Here is a list of some awe-inspiring valleys of Gilgit you should visit before you die!
1. Rupal Valley
The Rupal valley is located in the Astore District of Gilgit about 8,126 m to Nanga Parbat. Due to its proximity to one of the highest mountain ranges of the world, Rupal is popular for trekking trails and mountain face.
2. Nagar Valley
The Nagar valley is situated at the picturesque elevation of 2,438m. The whole area of Nagar was declared as a community park to prevent the hunting of endangered animals.
3. Yasin Valley
It is a high mountain valley situated in the heart of Hindu Kush Mountain. Yasin valley has a spectacular natural beauty with glistening lakes, snowy peaks and breathtaking landscapes.
4. Phandar Valley
Phandar Valley is situated 61 km from the valley of Gupis. A twisting road passing through lush green fields and forests with a view of flowing river and icy peaks will lead you to this charming valley.
5. Gupis Valley
Gupis Valley is located on the bank of River Gilgit. The turquoise water of river flowing along the road, surrounding fields and trout fish habitats are endearing for tourists.
6. Bagrot Valley
Bagrot Valley is located in Karakoram Mountain range about half an hour’s drive from Gilgit city. It is a tourist pivot, where they love to visit in summer to observe its vegetative, lush green scenic fields.
7. Chiporsun Valley
Chiporsun valley is a cluster of some eight villages in Gojal, bordering Afghanistan and China. Chiporsun is magical scenery that is fascinating at first sight.
8. Chorbat Valley
Surrounded with high rising grey mountains of Karakoram, The beauty of Chorbat is enhanced with the flickering Shyok River.
9. Gorikot Valley
Locally known as “Gue” – Gorikot is the largest valley in the Astore District of Gilgit-Baltistan. The valley has an unparalleled beauty, seductive appearance and captivating details that attracts.
10. Hopar Valley
The Hopar Valley is a scenic portion located 10 km away from Nagar Khas, the principal city of the Nagar Valley. Hopar Valley will give you the stunning glimpse of the Spantik peak and Hopar glaciers.
11. Kharkoo Valley
It is located in the series Karakorum Mountains, off side of Siachen Road. The charisma of Kharkoo is amplified with some high mountains and scenic plains.
12. Ishkoman Valley
The Ishkoman valley lies in the north of Pakistan in Gilgit-Baltistan, bordering Afghanistan.
13. Khaplu Valley
Khaplu Valley lies 103 km east of Skardu town. The town is a base for trekking to Masherbrum and Siachen mountains.
14. Kunar Valley
Kunar Valley is steep with rugged mountains on both sides. Nature has crafted Kunar with captivating geographic feature of Kunar River.
15. Haji Gham Valley
Haji Gham is the second highest valley of the Skardu district of Gilgit–Baltistan in Pakistan. Haji Gham will lead you to Deosai which is the second highest plain in the world.
16. Hispar Valley
Set in wonderfully curved mountainous path, Hispar is the last valley of Biafo Glacier and first From Skardu.
17. Naltar Valley
Magnificent for its wildlife and mountain scenery Naltar is located at some 40km distance from Gilgit.
18. Shigar Valley
The charming Shigar Valley is endued with Shigar River. This largest settlement of Gilgit is your gate way to the high mountains of Karakoram