At an elevation of 1,454 metres lies the Gilgit Valley. The quaint little
town of Gilgit has spectacular scenic beauty. The peak tourist season is
from April to October though you can visit the valley round the year. The
maximum temperature in May is 33 C and the minimum 16 C and in September,
maximum 28 C and minimum 11 C.
The bridge over the fast flowing Gilgit River, at the end of its traditional
bazaar, is the largest suspension bridge in Asia (182 metres long and 2
metres wide) permitting enough room for one jeep at a time to cross.
Located on a rock near Kargah Nullah (ravine), 10 km. from Gilgit town is a
beautiful rock engraving of Buddha from 7th century A.D.
Monument of Taj Mughal:
A victory monument of Taj Mughal, built 700 years ago, is 30 km. jeep drive
from Gilgit town.
It is 38 km. from Gilgit - Trekking route links with Naltar valley. Trout
fishing can be enjoyed in Sher Qilla Nullah and a small lake.
About 61 km from Gilgit - Trekking route links with Chilas and Kohistan
Headquarter of Ghizer District - Ideal place for trekking, good fishing
sports and duck shooting in season. It is the gateway to Iskoman Valley.
Government rest house and private hotels are available (73 km from Gilgit).
Archaeological sites in village and a near by village Hatoon.
Two hours jeep drive from Gilgit link rod. Government Rest house, Private
hotels and a Ski slope, lush green Alpine forest with small lakes and
glaciers, trout fishing in lake. Trekking routes link with Iskoman, Chalt
and Punial valley.