"Gilgit Valley...spectacular science beauty." Highest Mountain Ranges Tip by WAHEEDASLAM

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  Scenic Beauty from outskirts of Gilgit Valley
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  • Scenic Beauty from outskirts of Gilgit Valley - Pakistan
      Scenic Beauty from outskirts of Gilgit Valley
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  • Gilgit Valley.. - Pakistan
      Gilgit Valley..
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At an elevation of 1,454 meters lies the Gilgit Valley. The quaint little town of Gilgit has spectacular science beauty. The peak tourist season is from May to October though the tourist season is round the year. The maximum temperature in May is 33oC and minimum 16oC and in September. Maximum 28oC and minimum 11oC.10 kms. from Gilgit town is a beautiful rock engraving of Buddha of 7th century A.D. at the mouth of the Kargah Nullah. A victory monument of Taj Mughal, built 700 years ago, is 30 kms. jeep drive from Gilgit town.
The bridge over the fast flowing Gilgit river is the largest suspension bridge in Asia(182 meters long and 2 meters wide) permitting enough room for one jeep at a time to cross.
40 kms. from Gilgit - Trekking route links with Nathar valley. Trout fishing in Sher Qilla Nullah and a small lake.The favorite sport in Gilgit is polo which local folks claim originated here. Its more rugged, free-style version than the sedate variety known in the plains. The polo tournament held from 1st November to 7th November is a festive occasion and draws a large number of visitors.Trekking and hiking in the rugged mountains and verdant valleys of Gilgit are allowed only in the "open zone" which extends upto 16 kms. short of the control line with Indian held Kashmir and upto 50 kms. short of the Afghan border.Around Gilgit are towering mountain peaks, waiting to be scaled. Permits for mountaineering are issued by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad

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  • Updated Oct 23, 2005
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