GILGIT-BALTISTAN

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GILGIT-BALTISTAN, PAKISTAN

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Gilgit-Baltistan is a remote mountainous area. Book a Holiday Houseboy, a private gay friendly tour guide to show you around and make the most of your vacation. A local guy who will look after your safety and welfare at all times. Indeed you will get a different insight to its culture and traditions.

Sajjad

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Sajjad is a student at Karakurum International University in Gilgit. Gilgit is the main city within the Gilgit-Baltistan territory. He is studying media and communication, in his 3rd semester. His main interest is photography, especially landscape photography. He will be able to show you some great places to go with a camera. His other hobbies are riding a bike and listening to music. Whilst his guide experience is limited, Sajjad looks forward to showing you his region. Especially if you come equipped with a camera.Sajjad is 22 years old, covid vaccinated, does not smokes and speaks English and Urdu.

Total cost for the guide services of Sajjad for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50  in cash to Sajjad after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

Alternatively the total cost for the guide services of Sajjad for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30  in cash to Sajjad after his services. Total 50 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.


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Highlights of Gilgit-Baltistan

Located in between the mighty mountains of Himalayas, Hindukush, Karakoram, and Pamir, Gilgit-Baltistan is the northernmost territory administered by Pakistan. The area is a part of the greater Kashmir region. Subject of a long-running conflict between Pakistan and India. The estimated population in this region is 1,800,000 in 2015. Nevertheless it includes many diverse ethnic, linguistic and religious sects.

Gilgit-Baltistan has many titles. Furthermore all its names refer to a place of strength, character, beauty, and boldness. The region was also called Yaghistan. Meaning “land of the untameable or unruly people”. Especially by the Kashmiri neighbours during the British rule in India. Northern Areas was the name given to Gilgit Agency and Baltistan in the 1970s. Then eventually it changed to Gilgit-Baltistan in 2009 after much struggle by the region’s indigenous people.

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Travel back in time and discover Gilgit-Baltistan’s rich history. Do this through its historical landmarks. Khaplu Palace, locally known as Yabgo Khar,  is an architectural heritage. Consequently it is a popular tourist attraction. Built in the mid-19th century, this old fort served as a royal residence for the Rajah of Khaplu. Meanwhile, The Baltit Fort in Hunza Valley is another one of the region’s iconic sites. The fort was once a former seat of the Hunza kingdom. It has seen different empires through time. With a history spanning over a millennium,  it is Altit Fort that holds the record for the oldest monument in Gilgit-Baltistan. This ancient fortress served as home to Hunza’s original rulers, the Mirs. The stronghold protected them against invaders from neighbouring countries.

Gilgit-Baltistan is a region of many natural and awe-inspiring wonders. Resting by the bed of one of the world’s mightiest peaks is the Danyor Rock Inscriptions. This archaeological museum features a gigantic boulder. There are inscriptions dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries A.D.. Another archaeological site of note is the Kargah Buddha. Where a carved image of a large standing Buddha resides on the side of the cliff. According to urban legends, the carved figure is actually a man-eating giantess who terrorised local residents. She was finally pinned to the cliff by a Pir (holy man) as punishment.

The main tourism activities in Gilgit-Baltistan are trekking and mountaineering. Bordering in with Afghanistan and China, Hunza is a mountainous valley that is popular for its majestic sceneries. Drop by local shops like Karimabad Bazaar. Here you can find souvenirs including Pakistani handicrafts, weaved clothing and gems among others.

Gilgit-Baltistan is home to eighteen of the fifty highest peaks in the world. It has three of the seven longest glaciers outside the polar regions and some of the world’s majestic lakes. You have Rush Lake. A high altitude lake in the Nagar Valley. The Nagar locals have created the Rakaposhi mountain range as a community park. Home to the snow leopard, wolves and Marco Polo sheep. Also visit Deosai Plains, the second-highest plateau in the world, to see Sheosar Lake. With an elevation near 10,000 feet, Duikar Village offers scenic views of several snow-capped peaks. Then hike to Eagle’s Nest to catch a breathtaking sunset.


     

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