Thursday, January 1, 2009

Gilgit travel

Gilgit is the capital city of the Northern Areas, Pakistan and a tehsil (headquarters) of Gilgit District. Its ancient name was Sargin which later on came to be known as Gilit and it is still called Gilit or Sargin-Gilit by local people, in the Burushaski language, it is named Geelt. Ghallata is considered its name in ancient Sanskrit literature. Gilgit city is one of the two major hubs on the Northern Areas for all mountaineering expeditions of Karakoram to the peaks of the Himalayas, the other hub being Skardu.
Gilgit has an area of 38,000 square kilometres (14,672 sq mi). The region is significantly mountainous, lying on the foothills of the Karakoram mountains, and has an average altitude of 1,500 metres (4,900 ft). It is drained by the Indus River, which rises in the neighbouring regions of Ladakh and Baltistan.

Gilgit River Phundar
Giglit View
Giglit View


Abid Shahzad said...

Good article. Pakistan is very beautiful country and the Northern areas of Pakistan are heaven on earth. Pakistan travel is great fun.

faisal said...


Pakistan is so beautiful country in this world. There are so many places for traveling. Gilgit is one them. I think real estate of Pakistan is also beautiful. which real estate is best in the market? gives better informations about the real estate of Pakistan.

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