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If you are looking for an adventurous destination among the highest mountains in the world then the search should stop at Gilgit, Pakistan. Gilgit is the name of both a district and the capital city of the district.
Gilgit is the administrative head of the entire north western frontier of Pakistan. The valley of Gilgit attracts a huge number of tourists and accounts for a huge annual revenue, the credit of which goes entirely to the unspoilt, virgin natural beauty of the place. The Gilgit city is located at the foothills of the Karakoram range, one of the highest in the world. The city lies at an average height of about 4800 meters to 4900 meters. Being inhabited by an exceptionally small population of just about 50,000 heads, the region is perfect for an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.


Taj Mughal is 14th century monument of be speakable beauty. Situated at a distance of 30 kilometers, it is a few hours drive away from the city of Gilgit. Other places that are usually visited by people from Gilgit are Sher Quilla, Gahkuch, Nalter Valley. The later two destinations are interesting trek routes that offer breathtaking scenic beauty of the mountain valleys.

Gilgit is sometimes called Sargin Gilgit by the locals. Its had several other names previously owing to the historical accounts of the region, Buddhism was once a predominant religion in the Gilgit valley. The Gilgit city is well connected by air route to Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan and Rawalpindi is the nearest city.

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